Crazy Quilt seam detail 510

This series highlights the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail. This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block …

Detail 670 and 671 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Today I have two details from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler Stitches Used This detail is a battlement type pattern stitched in back stitch using  hand dyed #8 cotton perle worked row upon row. Then between the rows I added lines of tied herringbone. The herringbone is …

Tutorial on how to work Beaded Herringbone Stitch

Beaded herringbone is a variety of Herringbone stitch which makes a very attractive border stitch and is an ideal to use in crazy quilting to decorate a seam. With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The trick is use a size 26 tapestry needle. …

Crazy Quilt seam detail 509

This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block 77. This series highlights the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern click on the block thumbnail. In a hand dyed cotton thread that is the same thickness as perle #5 I worked …

Detail 669 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

This is a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler. As readers will remember this part of the sampler is a patchwork of fabrics that I pieced together in band. Stitches Used This detail is simple pattern darning using a variety of threads. I used cotton perle and silk …