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 …

Crazy Quilt Block 96 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 96 is one of my favourites as I enjoyed the colour scheme. As I have said in previous articles these blocks were all created from fabrics and embellishments drawn from my stash. Sometimes when you have to pull from your stash you end up doing something different …