2020 quilt block 25

The 2020 challenge is to use 2,020 different items on a quilt originally it was to be completed  by the end of the year 2020 but I did not manage to make the deadline. A countable item can be material, lace, braid etc or bead, do-dad, charm etc technique or stitch. Items …

Let the Good Times Roll Stitching my 2021 Band Sampler

For many years, I have been adding a strip of stitching to a long Stitch-roll or what is traditionally called a band sampler.  My sampler is a strip of fabric where I improvise stitches, add bands in a freeform manner and often journal on it too. If you want to …

Tutorial on how to work Ainu Running Stitch

Ainu Running Stitch is a type of running stitch that comes from indigenous people of northern Japan, known as the Ainu. I discovered this stitch via Queeniepatch. Visit Queenie to read more about the stitch. Apart from traditional applications Ainu Running Stitch lends itself to experimenting with different thickness of threads, …

TAST Week 3

TAST week 3 TAST week 3 challenge is Buttonhole stitch – or blanket stitch, as many people call it. This stitch is actually the foundation for a whole family of stitches. People classify embroidery stitches in different ways. I like to classify stitch families according to the hand movement you …

2020 quilt block 24

It has been a while since I have shared the progress for my 2020 project which is well overdue. I am still stitching it and probably it will become a 2021 quilt. I had trouble with my hands and a few other things happened which  stalled the project. I am …