Crazy Quilt details 511 and 512

Crazy quilt block 77This series highlights  hand embroidered seams and embellishments on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern click on the block thumbnail.

Today we have two details from  block 77.

The first is cluster of modern buttons that sit in the corner of the block. The little horse is a reference to a favourite toy my daughter had when she was a child. The maroon button sits at the very corner of the block and is helping to tie the quilt.

The bottom image (detail 512) is of a very unusual hand made disk like decoration. I think it is made of fimo. I am not sure as I received it in a swap.

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Crazy Quilt seam detail 510

Crazy quilt block 77This series highlights the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.

This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block 77.

As you can see this has a seam that is not embellished! I think it is the only seam on the quilt that was left. I had the lace sitting about a quarter of an inch above the seam and at the time I felt it was enough. The lace is hand dyed and added seed beads after running a line of chain stitch along the bottom edge. The chain stitch was worked in blue cotton perle # 12.

Crazy quilt detail 510
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Detail 670 and 671 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
Today I have two details from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

Stitches Used

This detail is a battlement type pattern stitched in back stitch using  hand dyed #8 cotton perle worked row upon row. Then between the rows I added lines of tied herringbone. The herringbone is worked in wool and the ties are cotton. The fabric is hand dyed linen.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler

The next little detail is journal like in nature as it records that my daughter Eve came home as she was working at the national Folk Festival. The little charm was tied to chocolate rabbit she gave me.

The fabric aida and the back stitched lettering is worked in cotton thread.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler

Date:

This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.

Size:

This area is a section in my  Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or  32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in progress crazy quiltingI have made a little progress this week and started another section on my hussif. As you can see the embroidery is only started but it is a start!

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know.
As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
One of the challenges this year on CrazyQuilting International is to create a hussif you may want to combine the two challenges. If you are a crazy quilter and working a hussif dont forget my give away tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams