For the love of Stitching Band 565

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler. For the full story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. This is the last band on this section. It marks Earth Hour and I worked a very simple pattern of back stitch in hand dyed silk, …

Friday Freebie Hand Embroidery Pattern

This design could be worked in outline stitches using back stitch, threaded back stitch, chain, whipped chain, stem stitch or whipped stem stitch. You will find all of these stitches listed in my Stitch Dictionary Click on the thumbnail as it will take you to a larger version of the …

CQ Detail 395

This seam is found on block 59 of the I Dropped the Button Box quilt . I decorated a commercial braid with perle #5 thread using arrow stitches. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I …

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Up and Down Buttonhole Up and Down Buttonhole is a variation of buttonhole stitch which is also known as Mirrored buttonhole stitch. You can easily work the stitch on all types of fabrics. This stitch forms a line made up of a pair of stitches, crossed with a tie at …

For the love of Stitching Band 564

This band is on section 39 of the Love of Stitch Band Sampler. For the full story of this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page. On this area of my sampler I was experimenting with canvas work stitches based on straight stitch and playing with creating patterns using hand dyed thread. …

Introducing block 59 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt

At first glance block 59 looks too bright but on the quilt it sits well but as I worked it I was not so convinced of that. The fabrics used were not the nicest either so I did not like this block until it sat alongside other blocks in the …