100 details for 100 days Day 58

Day 58

Robin of Beadlust indirectly provoked me to highlight this detail, as yesterday, Robin was thinking about the colour yellow. I decided to see what blocks I had worked with a colour scheme in which yellow dominates.

I found a few yellowish blocks in the I dropped the button box quilt. This is the 6 inch crazy quilt block todays detail came from

As you can see it starts with a row of curved chain stitch worked in DMC pearl 8. At the top of each curve is 3 detached chain stitches. At the base of the detached chain stitches a seed bead is stitched.

Between the detached chain stitches is Pistil stitch. I do not have Pistil stitch in my stitch dictionary (it has been on my to do list for ages) but it is basically a French knot with a tail. There are directions on how to do it on the Classic stitches site. I think you have to be a member to use it but membership is free and the directions are here straight stitches and pistil stitches.

I logged into my bloglines account this morning and discovered that Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured the use of charms in crazy quilts

Julia Camille’s Place has been posting details of the work on the Kimono block and another detail is highlighted today.

Rissa of Rissas Pieces is offering tips on creating PDF files using acrobat

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has showed us how she has beaded a print on her crazy quilt block.

Lin of Purple Fan has featured her latest detail.

Debra of Design Studio and has been stitching up a storm and has more details of her latest crazy quilt block on in her flickr album.

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has featured the most delightful pattern for a Christmas tree. For anyone who is organised enough to be starting their Christmas stitching don’t miss this freebie. Pam also visited a huge fabric store in Paducah Kentucky which made me drool all over the keyboard. Wiping up the mess I once again decided I must figure out a way to get to the States.

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100 details for 100 days Day 57

Day 57
These are two simple seam embellishments with a spider in the center. As I am sure most crazy quilters know spiders on crazy quilts represent good luck. This is simply a charm. The web is worked in a metalic thread.

The seam treatment towards the top of the detail is feather stitch topped with seed beads. This is worked in a rayon thread. I thought I would feature it as I was asked if I ever work in rayon. I guess the short answer is that I do as I like to have variety in a block.

Running diagonally along the bottom of the detail is a row of half buttonhole wheels worked on DMC pearl 8

Jo of No Matter Where I Go I Always Meet Myself There has published a handy hint on how to make perfect buttonhole wheels. Jo has card pinned to a seam – a tip from me is that you can do this with quilters tape too.

Susan of Crazy Quilting for fun has just started working some of the details. Pop over take a look at her work and wish her luck.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured a tiny ‘swap bag’ that she has on a block. It is the size of a charm do check it out

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has published another detail from her ribbons and roses block.

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs another delightful free pattern discovered at a flea market

Rissa of Rissas Pieces is talking about pierced eyelets

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What is inside your sewing box?


Darlene of Quilting Daze has asked people to post what is in their sewing box. I took a look inside mine and apart from it being a little clearer, the contents have not really changed since 2004. I still have many of the same things in it, and if you want to know some of the stories behind them pop over to the 2004 entry, but what is added is an ipod, as I like music while I stitch, a notebook, and Carole Samples templates which I have reviewed in the past.