Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 458

This seam is to be found on block 69 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. I stitched down 3 copper coloured beads and added two detached chain stitches to the base. I used stranded cotton floss. What is the story? This regular series illustrates the hand embroidered seams, embellishments …

Detail 633 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

This band on section 47 of my For love of Stitching band sampler which was stitched in December 2009. The sampler is in Christmas colours of reds, greens and gold. Stitches Used: This is a small block of Eastern stitch I was experimenting with. Threads: Silk Size: This area is a section …

How to hand embroider Raised Cup Stitch

Little mauve flowers of raised cup stitch have been tucked in a spray of flowers on a crazy quilt block. The stitch has been worked in a mauve thread that is a mix of mohair and wool. Raised cup stitch is a fun and quick to work. As the name …

Introducing Block 69 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Today I would like to  introduce Block 69 which is a muted colour scheme but I quite like it. As usual click on the image to be taken to a larger version. The top right hand corner has an unusual vintage souvenir. People used to make these slouch hats from …

Detail 632 on the For love of Stitching Band Sampler

This band on section 47 of my For love of Stitching band sampler which was stitched in December 2009. The sampler is in Christmas colours of reds, greens and gold. Stitches Used: This is a very simple band of pattern darning. Threads: Silk Size: This area is a section in my  Love …