Embroidery Band sampler details 722 to 726

hand embroidery band sampler detail 722Embroidery 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.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 723The 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.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 724The next ample is worked in  a hand dyed silk thread. It is a type of Eyelet stitch called Algerian overlapping border.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 7725Sample 725 also features this stitch worked in blocks as a fill. I used a commercial dyed variegated cotton perle #8 thread.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 726The 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.

Needlework sampler section 51 dI 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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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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 473, 474 and 475

crazy quilt block 71Today 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.

crazy quilt seam embroidery detailThis 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

crazy quilt seam embroidery detailDetail 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.

Detail 475

crazy quilt seam embroidery detailUnder 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.