Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 429

This is an embellished seam on block 64 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. I covered the seam with feather stitch worked in rayon ribbon floss. What is the story? This regular series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped …

Section 43 of For the Love of Stitching Sampler

I often refer to this sampler as becoming more and more autobiographical as time goes on. When I first started the samplers they were regular stitching samples and just that but gradually over time I added little elements that illustrated my story. Theses stories started to creep in from about …

Stitching Idyllic Spring Flowers by Ann Bernard a review

Stitching Idyllic is an 80 page ebook directed towards new hands to embroidery but experienced stitchers will find good information in it too. Basically you imagine a beautiful garden and with the assistance of Ann Bernard then you set about making it come to life. As the aim is to …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 428

This is an embellished area on block 64 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. I covered the seam with hand dyed lace then embellished it further by adding some seed beads. What is the story? This regular series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and …

Work in Progress Wednesday Block 29 started

I have started another block for my lace quilt. If you look carefully I have started some embroidery but there is still lots to go! I am progressing but it feels slow. The blocks are 7 inches square but I have been doing these for a while and there is …

Raised Herringbone Band

Raised Herringbone Band The Raised Herringbone Band is one of those stitches you look at in a stitch dictionary but don’t get around to trying. And then when you do, you wonder why it took so long to explore! Raised Herringbone Band built up in layers. It looks complex but …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 600

This area is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is the last row in this section Stitches Used: This is 2 rows of Algerian eye stitch. Thread: Hand dyed perle #5 perle cotton Fabric: Linda 27 count evenweave Date: This section of the …