Crazy Quilt Block 95 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy quilt block 95 is weird mix of stuff! As readers know when I made this quilt one of my personal challenges was to use my stuff on it since it is a Y2K quilt not only was I drawing from stash but I wanted to find and use 2001 unique pieces of …

Twisted Chain Stitch or Rope Stitch

Twisted Chain stitch and Rope stitch are two very similar stitches. In fact Rope stitch ( as seen in the stems of the floral motif above) is simply twisted chain stitch worked closely together in a compact manner along the line. This is an example of twisted chain worked in …

How to hand Embroider Spanish Feather Stitch

Spanish Feather Stitch is also listed in stitch dictionaries as Spanish knotted feather stitch and known as twisted zigzag chain stitch. It’s an interesting stitch for some a challenging stitch for others. It creates a wide, ornamental line that can look like a braid particularly if you use a thicker thread …

Crazy Quilt Detail 413

This seam is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. It runs alongside some vintage lace. I worked a line of twisted chain stitch in rayon ribbon floss. What is the story? This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and …