Buttonhole Wheel Cup

Buttonhole Wheel Cup I discovered the Buttonhole Wheel Cup while experimenting with buttonhole wheels. I am sure I just re-invented the stitch and somewhere another person has had the same thoughts. They make great middles to flowers like daffodils and I use them all over the place in my textured …

Crazy Quilt Detail 415

This seam is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is a small vintage lace motif. 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 dropped the button box. All articles are categorised …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 585

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a sample of knotted loop stitch worked in hand dyed silk thread. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are …

Crazy Quilt Detail 414

This seam which runs alongside some vintage lace is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is made up of a foundation row of arrow stitch which i them laced with knitting ribbon. I secured the hills f the lace with 3 detached chain stitches …

Work in Progress Wednesdays block 27 done

This week my work in progress report proudly boasts that I have completed the 27th block for the lace quilt. Click on the image to see a larger version. The block in the lace quilt are 7 inch blocks and there are 49 to do so I am slowly working …

Italian Border Stitch Tutorial

Italian border Stitch is perfect for borders and edges. You can work this stitch where you would normally use buttonhole to finish an edge. Worked in a compact manner, it forms a neat line, with the knot reinforcing the edge. Since this stitch is actually a variety of fly stitch …

For the Love of Stitching Sampler Band 584

This area is found on section 41 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler.  It is a freeform area of diamond stitches worked in a variety of threads Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are …