How to work Detached Buttonhole Stitch

Detached buttonhole is a detached filling stitch which produces a solid area in a 3D embroidered shape. You can also work this stitch over forms. The sample above is Detached buttonhole worked over a bead. This stitch is used in needlelace and Stumpwork. It is great to create 3D forms …

2020 crazy quilt block 11

My next block for the  2020 challenge is done!   As you can see, I had fun with 2020 crazy quilt block 11. This was my starting point for the 2020 crazy quilt block 11. As I have said before, I have noticed that beginners often worry over the look of an …

2020 crazy quilt block 3

Time to share my next block I have worked for the 2020 challenge! The aim is make a crazy quilt using 2020 different items by the end of the year 2020. You will find the guidelines, information and a list of free resources are here.  I will start off sharing a photo …

Crazy Quilt Block 95 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 95 is weird mix of stuff! As readers know when I made this quilt one of my personal challenges was to use my stuff on it since it is a Y2K quilt not only was I drawing from stash but I wanted to find and use 2001 unique pieces of …

Crazy Quilt Block 91

Crazy quilt block 91 is a block in shades of blue gold and burnt yellows.  This block sits in the overall diagonal design of my I Dropped the Button Box quilt. On this block I mainly used a mix of quilters cottons.    There is 8 pieces of fabric used in this …

Triangular buttonhole and Beaded Triangular buttonhole stitch

Triangular buttonhole is a version of buttonhole stitch. If you are a total beginner, I suggest that before you attempt this version you familiarise yourself with basic buttonhole stitch first. Triangular buttonhole is an interesting stitch I discovered in an old book by Edith John titled Creative Stitches. In experimenting …