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 …

2020 crazy quilt block 2

Here I am waving frantically as I am excited to be sharing my 2020 Crazy Quilt block 2 today. I loved stitching this hexagon. It is winter in Australia and I think I was dreaming of spring when I pieced this.  As regular readers know this hexagon is part of …

2020 crazy quilt block 1 It all starts here!

I said the other day that hopefully this week I will have my 2020 crazy quilt block 1 done. So here I am to share it. The hexagon when finished and bound has 4 inch sides and is 8 inches from point to point across. I thought today I would share …

Crazy Quilt Block 99 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 99 is another favourite from my I Dropped the Button Box quilt. Regular readers will know that when I made this quilt one of my personal challenges was to use up some of my stash and since it is a Y2K quilt I wanted to find and use 2001 unique pieces of …

Block 82 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 82 on my I dropped the Button Box quilt is another block which I describe as a stronger ‘jewel tone’ blocks. The jewel tone blocks form the diagonal band pattern that runs across the quilt. These colours can appear to very bright on screen, in fact a bit too bright …

Crazy Quilt Block 78 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

 Crazy Quilt Block 78 comes from a quilt called  I dropped the button box quilt, which you can see on the left. (If you click on the image of the quilt you will see a larger photograph of it.) I have written an article on each block and the series has become a …

For the Love of Stitching Sample 597

Stitching Sample 597 is found on part 42 of The for Love of Stitching Band Sampler. It is a section of freeform embroidery in which I also added beads to a mix of hand embroidery stitches. Stitches Used: Straight stitch, Satin stitch, French knots, Cross stitch, Rice stitch, Square Boss, Bullion knots …