2020 Quilt block 16

I had fun with my 2020 quilt block 16 as I tried another new technique on it. Can you spot it? I will tell you about it in  a minute. An unembellished block and finished block looks totally different. As you work a block it changes and many beginners get …

Drizzle Stitch Tutorial

Drizzle stitch is fun as it stands free from the fabric. In other words it is a 3D stitch. It always makes me smile when ever I see it. It is mainly used in Brazilian embroidery worked in rayon thread but you can use any thread with a good twist such …

Colonial Knot Step by Step Tutorial

Colonial Knot is sometimes called Figure Eight Knot and it is often used in candlewicking embroidery so is also called a Candlewicking Knot. This surface embroidery stitch at first glance  looks very much like a French knot but it is worked slightly differently as you create the knot by looping the …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 521

This seam on block 79 started of a Cretan stitch worked in a chainette thread. The fabric is quite bulky as it is a vintage piece of silk with a heavy slub woven through it as part of the pattern. So I chose a heavy thread so that is would not …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 520

This hand embroidered detail is a seam on block 79 on my I Dropped the Button Box Quilt This seam is covered with a commercial braid that is about half an inch wide. I stitched it to the block then along each edge I worked a series of straight stitches in …

Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 518 + 519

This hand embroidered detail is a seam on block 79. The area of the patch is covered with Silk Ribbon Embroidery. I filled the area with woven roses and leaf stitch, then sprinkled French knots throughout. The French knots are worked in hand dyed rayon ribbon floss Along the edge of …