Work in Progress Wednesday Block 35 started

I have started block 35 in the lace crazy quilt. As you can see I have added a corner of serviette. You will find all the other blocks in this series the Lace Quilt category Join in Work in Progress Wednesdays and leave a comment If you have made progress on …

Fancy Hem Stitch tutorial

Fancy Hem Stitch is a simple quick stitch which I think people will enjoy. Crazy quilters I am sure will see immediately how useful it can be. Embroiderers will enjoy it not only in use on edgings but also work row upon row as a filling stitch. I first discovered …

Crazy quilt seam detail 441

This embellished seam is part of  block 65 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. I covered the seam with a commercial gimp braid and added detached chain stitches in cotton perle #5 thread What is the story? This regular series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered …

Section 45 of For the Love of Stitching Sampler

I stitched this sampler late in 2009 it was done in a couple of weeks. At the time I was experimenting with foundation fabrics and I  patch worked together hand dyed fabrics as the cloth of the sampler. All the fabrics  were hand dyed and painted using procion dyes and …

Coral Stitch

Coral Stitch Coral stitch has several names, including Coral Knot; German Knot stitch; Knotted Stitch; Beaded Stitch; and Snail Trail. It is also — incorrectly — known as scroll stitch.  If you compare the two stitches, you will see that the needle is wrapped in a different manner — producing a …

Crazy quilt seam detail 440

This embellished seam is part of  block 65 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. Below the red lace is a line of bullion feather stitch which is feather stitch with one of the arms worked as a bullion knot. I found this stitch in Creative Stitches by Edith …