Crazy quilt block 89 Pattern

Crazy Quilt Block 89 has been photographed and diagramed so here it is! I have decided to include both pattern and details together. If readers like these longer but less frequent posts let me know. (To see a larger photo click on the image of the block.) As you can …

I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt Block 85

Many Crazy quilt blocks are either brightly coloured or constructed of pretty pastel tones but crazy quilt block 85 is a sober softer coloured block in bronze and brown tones. It is a bit of mish mash of stuff but I like it. When I started this quilt I aimed to …

Crazy Quilt Block 84 in the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy Quilt block 84 is a softer coloured block in pastel tones. The I dropped the Button Box quilt has blocks arranged in colour toned diagonal bands – you can see the quilt here I like this block even though I am not really pastel sort of person. There are …

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 …

Tutorial on how to work Beaded Herringbone Stitch

Beaded herringbone is a variety of Herringbone stitch which makes a very attractive border stitch and is an ideal to use in crazy quilting to decorate a seam. With this stitch the beading is done during the stitching process not added afterward. The trick is use a size 26 tapestry needle. …

Raised Herringbone Band

Raised Herringbone Band The Raised Herringbone Band is one of those stitches you look at in a stitch dictionary but don’t get around to trying. And then when you do, you wonder why it took so long to explore! Raised Herringbone Band built up in layers. It looks complex but …

CQ detail 373

This seam is embellished with threaded herringbone worked in perle 5 thread. I then added bugle and seed beads. It is found on block 55 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations …