Detail 674 and 675 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. If you click on the thumbnail you can read about this section of the embroidery sampler and how I pieced together different fabrics as a foundation cloth. Stitches  This detail is illustrates an number of canvas work stitches used on Aida. …

Crazy Quilt Block 78 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

 Crazy Quilt Block 78 comes from a quilt called  I dropped the button box quilt, which you can see on the left. (If you click on the image of the quilt you will see a larger photograph of it.) I have written an article on each block and the series has become a …

Detail 672 and 673 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler Stitches Used This little experiment is raised chain worked in perle #5 on hand dyed tea towel linen. The next sample is also raised chain but I elongated the bars and flipped them from side to side. …

Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch Work Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole stitch from left to right and be familiar with the regular form of Up and Down Buttonhole stitch. Starting as you would with buttonhole stitch, and with your needle pointing downwards, wrap the thread under the needle and …

Crazy Quilt details 511 and 512

This series highlights  hand embroidered seams and embellishments on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern click on the block thumbnail. Today we have two details from  block 77. The first is cluster of modern buttons that sit in the corner of the block. The little horse is …