Pintangle

Basque stitch

Basque Stitch As the name suggests, Basque stitch is found on old embroideries from the Basque region of northern Spain. You also find it used on embroidery from Portugal and southern France. Basque stitch is also known as twisted daisy border stitch. It is a sort of twisted chain stitch, …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Lace crazy quilt block 14

Wednesday is here again and I have another brief progress report. Another block for my next crazy quilt the Lace quilt, is done. This block has some great vintage buttons and also has a lovely hankie which I added a few seed beads to. The paisley shape is bordered with Shaped …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Assembling a crazy quilt, tying the quilt sandwich

Last week, I was at the stage where I was still using herringbone to stitch flat the seams.  This task is now thankfully done. Once I had the the quilt top assembled it was time to add the border. Normally a contemporary quilt is made of quilting cottons. This is not …

Work in Progress Wednesday: Assembling a crazy quilt in sections

As you can see I am still piecing this top together but I thought I would share my progress this week. My key point I want to demonstrate is that I work in sections. First I join a couple of blocks then those blocks form larger units and those units …

Work in Progress and News for the CQ community

News: Bloggers who Embellish Ring is moving First up I have some news for the CQ community online as I had an email from Mary Frances Main of Frequently Wrong but Never in Doubt to let me know she is moving the Bloggers who Embellish Ring The group will still …

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