Take a Stitch Tuesday

Next week will be the last TAST stitch for the year as I have decided to take a  break after stitch 140. As I have said before I will return next year to continue the series if there is interest.  With the holiday season nearly here people are busy stitching gifts  and with family. So after next week I am taking a TAST break. If you are worried about losing touch please Subscribe to my newsletter 

Last week I posted instructions for 2 stitches  so this week is catch up time. I am opening up this page so that if you have worked a sample from  ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 540

Crazy quilt block 82This is the last detail found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

Although at first glance it looks like a button cluster it is actually covering a seam. The seam was covered with a black ribbon that has a gold pattern woven into it. the ribbon was very wide, so I decided to turn it into feature and draw attention to it with a few buttons.  They are a mix of modern and vintage buttons. Well…I went a bit mad with the buttons and almost complete hid the ribbon!

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 539

Crazy quilt block 82This detail is a seam of hand embroidery found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. 

Chevron stitch is a popular basic stitch for crazy quilters which is easily worked and lends itself to lots of variation. This is double row of chevron stitch worked in two colours using a cotton perle#5 thread. I then topped it off with detached chain and straight stitches arranged with the aid of a bead to look like little flowers. These were worked in perle #8.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 689 and 690

Sampler section 50This area on  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler is where I experimented with a popular pulled thread embroidery stitch.  This is wave stitch but I did not pull it too hard (so I am not sure that means it is still a pulled thread stitch).  I interspersed it with seed beads. The linen is 25 cnt and the thread is a hand dyed silk that has the same thickness as cotton perle #8.

freeform needlework sampler

The next detail records a trip to Sydney as we took a little holiday.

freeform needlework sampler

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…

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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.