Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler detail 686 and 687

Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler The thumbnail will lead you to an article  about this section of my   Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches  29.3878 meters long. It is still …

Knotted Buttonhole Band and Beaded Knotted Buttonhole Band Tutorial

I found Knotted buttonhole band Edith Johns book, Creative Stitches which was published in 1967 and is long out of print. It looks extremely dated and boring now, but it is a real gem as there are some hidden treasures in it. Knotted buttonhole band is interesting textured stitch which produces …

Block 82 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Today I would like to share with you a pattern for block 82 on my I dropped the Button Box quilt. It is another of the stronger ‘jewel tone’ blocks that help to form the diagonal band pattern that runs across the quilt. These colours can appear to very bright …

Block 81 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 81 on the I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt has a marine theme too it. Usually when I share a block pattern I write about that and  then at a later date share the seam embellishments in other posts but with this block I don’t think it will work …