2020 quilt block 15

Here I am again waving my 2020 quilt block 15 in the air declaring it done! This is how the block started out. As I have said before, an unembellished block and finished block looks totally different. As you work a block it changes and many beginners get very concerned …

Free ebook of Vintage Crazy Quilt Embroidery Patterns

In 1884 Mary Haehnlen wrote  A Book of Fancy Designs for Ornamenting Oriental Work. It’s a little gem because it is full of vintage Crazy Quilt embroidery patterns. I bet she never thought that over a century later, women from all over the globe would be interested in it. To …

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch Tutorial

Beaded Alternating Feather stitch is a form of Feather stitch that is a fun decorative variety that can be adapted easily to create a variety of patterns and designs. For most beaded stitches I use a #26 tapestry needle which is fine enough to thread a bead, yet the eye is …

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 …

Crazy Quilt Block 98 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 98 is a dark block. If you are a new reader to this site the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is set with blocks that are arranged by colour in diagonal lines. This block is part of a dark diagonal line that runs across the quilt. My challenge with this quilt …

Crazy Quilt Block 97 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 97 is another favourite block of mine. As usual you can click on the photo to see a larger version. See the blue lace in the top left corner. It has a story attached to it. I used some very old piece of lace which in junk …