Crazy Quilt seam detail 502

Crazy quilt Block 76

This series Crazy Quilt details  highlight the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on the blocks that make up 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 hand embroidered seam on block 76 uses a stitch that is one of the favourites of many crazy quilters. It is feather stitch that is further embellished with seed beads and bugle beads.

Crazy Quilt seam detail

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Detail 665 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

Stitches Used

This is a section of pattern darning  which is just a form of running stitch arranged in patterns. I used hand dyed rayon thread on hand dyed linen. I enjoyed regularity of it yet seeing the effects the changing colours of the thread.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler


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


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 Wednesdays

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress I have been getting my next studio class ready and sending our class invitations. If you are enrolled you should have your class invitation in your email. Bookings are now closed for this class.

Anyway in between this admin work  I did find time to finish off  the inside pocket of my Hussif. If you click on the image you will see a larger version of it

Last week I mentioned how this pocket had a small thimble sized “secret” pocket that I found appealing. I thought this week I would share some other close details.

The first detail herringbone stitch which is laced with a metalic thread using the same lacing pattern as Twisted lattice band Down the centre I secured with a seed bead  some little novelty beads that are in the shape of flower.  I added little petals made of  Bullion knots wrapped with a detached chain stitch, These were worked in hand dyed Perle #5 cotton thread. I then added straight stitches in a metallic thread. At the base I added a bead.

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress

The next detail is a floral motif made up of Woven Trellis stitches that have been worked in hand dyed silk thread that is the same thickness as perle #8 cotton thread. The stem is created using Rope stitch 

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

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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

Tast Break week

Hi all, as usual since I wrote about 2 stitches last week it is a break or catch up week. basically it is week that allows people time to explore the stitches

If you have worked a sample from  ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page  tell us about it via the comments.

Once you have worked a sample,  photograph it and put it online at your blog, flickr etc then swing back to the Last TAST post (you will find it under the category each week)  and leave a comment with a link to what you have done.

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