For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 123

  This band of stitching is created by working a line of  herringbone stitch and then a line of straight stitches worked in an zig zag line. Thread: Perle thread #5 Fabric: This section of my sampler is worked on cream  dress linen Size: All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide …

Sites worth bookmarking: Annies Attic

Annies Attic is a site for people interested in crochet, knitting, paper crafts, cross stitch and crafts for children. If you are unaware of the  site do swing by and explore the site. At first glance it looks to be a standard commercial site but exploring a little deeper leads …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 122

This band of stitching is similar to band 121 except it is created by working two lines of  herringbone stitch Thread: The first row (yellow) is a perle thread #8 and the second orange row is a  hand dyed mercerised cotton Fabric: This section of my sampler is worked on cream  …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Assembling a crazy quilt, tying the quilt sandwich

Last week, I was at the stage where I was still using herringbone to stitch flat the seams.  This task is now thankfully done. Once I had the the quilt top assembled it was time to add the border. Normally a contemporary quilt is made of quilting cottons. This is not …