Work in Progress Wednesday

Here I am, sitting  in my twirly chair waving to all four corners of the globe with my own mini challenge work in progress report. This week I started working on the large outer wrap of the  sewing caddy hussif. It is enjoyable to settle to larger piece after working the the fiddly pockets. I have started to embroider a few sections but as yet have not added beads to them.

To be honest I managed only a small bit of stitching this week as I am working on writing a book and my head has been La-La book land and its turned my brain to mush. Now I know talking about LA-LA book mush brain is probably not a good thing write about when describing writing a book but that is the truth of it.

Work in progress

Anyway here I am sharing my stitching progress as promised and I hope folks find watching the process interesting. The branch of  flowers is created by using a perle #5 cotton in up and down feather buttonhole which was a Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST)  challenge stitch.  Follow the link if you want to know how to work it.

The roses are created in hand dyed variegated perle # 5 cotton using another TAST stitch called Raised Cross stitch flower. These are quick effective and easy to do.

The next little motif is a spray. I marked out the stems using my Crazy Quilting Templates and then stitched the lines in stem stitch. The silk ribbon flowers and leafs are both created in leaf stitch.

They need to have beads added yet. I always work most of my embroidery first then add the beads later otherwise I have the constant frustration of catching my working thread on beads and buttons! It means things always look half done until the end when there is a flourish of beading and its done!

Work in progress

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


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Crazy quilt block 78

The Crazy Quilt details  series of articles each highlight the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on the blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. I hope the eye candy and details give you ideas fro your own crazy quilting projects. 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 detail is a seam on block 78 . I first attached some hand dyed green lace then embroidered French knots using a wool thread. I then added the heart shaped beads along the edge

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Free Crazy quilt block patterns
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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Introducing Block 78 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy quilt block 78Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 78 .

Block 78 is a darker block that is part of the dark diagonal line that runs across the quilt.

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block and share a free pattern with you!

Crazy quilt block 78 diagram

Fabric content:
Piece 1: brocade
Piece 2: Silk
Piece 3: Silk
Piece 4: Velvet
Piece 5: Cotton

Item Count:
Regular readers will know that I made this quilt with the challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles. I guess you could say it my way of making sure I got the count right! (I have no idea what I will do if I get to the end of this exercise and discover a miscount!)

Fabric: 5
Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
Buttons and charms: 7
Total items on this block: 16
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1485

Crazy quilt block 78 pattern

Free Crazy quilt block patterns
There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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Work in progress Wednesdays

crazy quilt PocketI am waving this latest piece about in the air at the same time yelling at the top of my lungs, there is an eye candy warning ahead!

If you click on the image you will see a larger photo.

This is another of my pockets for my sewing roll, or hussif. Yes it is another step along the way to completing this project.

I thought readers would enjoy some close details.

These daisies are made of long cast on stitches. the feather stitch arms are topped off with bullion stitches. Both are worked in silk thread.

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The next detail on the pocket is trail of buttons and beads that spills over the seam.

 

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I used sequin flowers and bullion roses in this area of the pocket. crazy quilt Pocket detail  3

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