Embroidery band sampler detail 722 is an example of Woven Cross stitch. This sample is worked in hand dyed wool which is actually a fine knitting yarn.
The next band on my sampler, band 723 is a filling stitch created by working rows of Chevron stitches back to back before tieing the foot bars of each row, with a single straight stitch. I also worked single straight stitches in the space of the chevron pattern which I then tied with a cross stitch.
The next ample is worked in a hand dyed silk thread. It is a type of Eyelet stitch called Algerian overlapping border.
Sample 725 also features this stitch worked in blocks as a fill. I used a commercial dyed variegated cotton perle #8 thread.
The last sample is band 726 which as you see was stitched on the anniversary of the day the two halves of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was joined.
I hope you enjoy seeing these are details of my hand embroidery sampler. These details are part of an on going story. The sampler is only 6 inches wide but it is 96 feet 5 inches or 29.3878 meters long you can read about why it exists on the Sampler FAQ page
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This 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.
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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Today I would like to share another crazy quilt seam embellishment which is on block 71 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. This is what the block looks like. The thumbnail will take you to a larger image of the block. I hope these little details gives readers a few ideas of how to decorate seams on a crazy quilt.
This seam is covered with a ribbon which is couched down using chevron stitch. I used a perle #5 cotton thread and then laced it with a knitting yarn that is like a ribbon.
Detail 474 is of feather stitch worked in perle #5 cotton thread. After working the stitch I added a bead to the end of each of the arms.
Under this spray of buttons is a piece of lace which I hand dyed and then secured it to the block with lots of French knots. The buttons are all modern and there is a coffee cup and pot as over coffee a friend challenged me to use ugly cheap stuff on a block. It felt appropriate to use them there.
This article is part of a regular series which illustrates the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. If you want to read more articles like this look under Crazy Quilt details category
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
For each block on this quilt I have given away the pattern. I hope readers enjoy them. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.