Introducing block 44 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

This is block 44 of the I dropped the button box quilt. This crazy quilt block is part of the bright band of blocks that run diagonally across the quilt. Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and I hope you will enjoy the …

Book review: Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting

To my delight a copy of Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting just before I left so I was able to read this book, and write this on the plane! Allie Aller’s Crazy Quilting is subtitled Modern Piecing & Embellishing Techniques for Joyful Stitching. The noticeable key word is modern, as right from when you …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 458

This area on Section 32 of the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler  is a band of tied herringbone that has been laced with a metallic thread and then further decorated with beads. Threads: Metallic chainette and hand dyed cotton #5 Fabric: 26 cnt linen Date: This section of the sampler was worked …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 457

This area on Section 32 of the For Love of Stitching Band Sampler  is an example of what I call the journal aspect of this sampler when I saw the news of Cyclone Nargis  I recorded it in stitch. Threads: cotton perle #8 Fabric: 26 cnt linen Date: This section of the sampler …