Work in Progress Wednesday December block complete

I still have my stitching racing fingers on as this is the last block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012. I am doing a happy dance as earlier this year I fell behind in this challenge. Registrations for CQJP 2013  close on December 12th so I have to decide with …

How to Hand Embroider Berry stitch

Berry stitch but is also known as double lazy daisy stitch or double detached chain stitch. It can be worked on any type of fabric and is easy stitch to do and learn. How to work Berry Stitch Start by working a single detached chain stitch. You can work it as …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 595

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: I found this in Marion Nichols Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches It is a form of woven herringbone called German Interlacing. I added beads. Thread: Hand dyed perle #5 perle cotton Fabric: Linda 27 …

Introducing block 63

Block 63 is another jewel tone that forms part of the central band of blocks that run diagonally across the I Dropped the Button Box quilt. Jewel toned blocks are sometimes hard to photograph and I hope you can see this clearly. There is a photograph of the full quilt …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 594

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. Stitches Used: Back stitch and Algerian Eye stitch Thread: Perle #8 perle cotton Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the sampler was worked mid 2009. Size: The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is …

Work in Progress Wednesday

I still have my racing fingers on as I would like share the start of another Crazy Quilt Journal Project block. The block for December is pieced and ready to be decorated. As you can see it is in the Christmas colours of red and green. Since I have caught up – or …

Buttonhole Eyelet Flower Tutorial

I found Buttonhole Eyelet Flower in A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 . It is called Buttonhole Eyelet flower and has a base created by first working a buttonhole wheel, then you add bullion knots around the wheel. Although at first glance it looks quite restrictive you can do quite a bit with …