Tips on how to photograph a quilt

This behind the scenes shot taken while photographing my quilts lead to Jerry (my husband) writing a brief article on how to photograph quilts. I think this information would be handy for many of my readers. He discusses lighting, the set up he used and his camera settings. As you can see our family room …

A closer look at details on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

I had fun experimenting on this particular area of my sampler. The middle is made up of 2 lines of herringbone Cretan stitch. The herringbone feet are very narrow and the beads cover it a little but it is an interesting variety of Cretan stitch. I worked it in a hand dyed perle …

How to work Back Stitch

Back stitch is often used along side cross stitch to define a clean neat line in a design. It is classified as a linear stitch because you can create lines with it! Back stitch is an old adaptable stitch which can be used as a delicate outline or as a …

I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt Block 85

Many Crazy quilt blocks are either brightly coloured or constructed of pretty pastel tones but crazy quilt block 85 is a sober softer coloured block in bronze and brown tones. It is a bit of mish mash of stuff but I like it. When I started this quilt I aimed to …