CQ Detail 53

Stitches: This seam is embellished with a line of  stepped and threaded running stitch. When ever I use this stitch I feel it is cheating because it is so easy to do. I further embellished the seam with  long tailed detached  chain stitch which is simply detached chain with a long tie. Its …

CQ Detail 52

Stitches: This seam is embellished with a lace which has been embroidered and beaded. From the top of the peaks I have worked 3  detached chain stitches. At the base of the lace I have worked a line of straight stitches which have been further embellished with beads.  Thread: A hand dyed perle …

Introducing crazy quilt block 8

I would like to introduce block 8 in the I dropped the Button Box quilt . I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so. Fabric content: How I managed a small block like this with 9 pieces of fabric on it I am not sure but …

Blackwork motif on a crazy quilt block

This is a small experiment as on this block I have incorporated a blackwork motif. The story behind this block is that it is one of the many blocks that act for me as a memento of the year we spent living in England. The little blackwork motif I graphed …