CQ detail 370
This button cluster is found on block 54 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 on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.
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All articles are categorised under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting these seam decorations I am diagramming out each block for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed below.
If you click on the thumb nail you can see the whole quilt.
Links to the blocks and the free crazy quilt patterns in the series so far:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 , 38, 39, 40,
41 , 42 , 43 , 44, 45 , 46, 47 , 48, 49, 50 , 51, 52 , 53 and 54
Friday Freebie A hand embroidery pattern
This Friday I have a design that is similar to the one I offered last week which means you could use them as a pair. You could combine it with fused applique, couching and beading to give it a completely different look. It can be embroidered in any of the outline stiches or it could als be used as a goldwork motif. Of course it could be incorporated into crazy quilting too.
This pattern is part of the Friday Freebie series where I offer a free pattern for you to stitch, clean up a free vintage pattern or point out free pattern resources online.
All posts in the series are in the Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them
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These are for non commercial use and I ask you to attribute the work to me, with link back to this blog. You may not republish them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing. So link to them but not re-publish. OK?
For the love of Stitching sampler band 537
This is the last part of section 36 on the For Love of Stitching band sampler. This area is an experiment in Algerian eye stitches.
The thread is hand dyed silk.
Dyed 18 cnt Aida
This section of the sampler was worked early 2009.
The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long band sampler.
The needlework band sampler is currently 74 ft 8 inches or 896 inches (2275.84 centimetres) or 24.8 yards (22.75 metres) long and I have more to add. I will stop when I get bored with playing with it!
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The back story:
This series documents part by part, a hand embroidered needlework band sampler, which is still growing as I still stitch it.
If you are interested in the how and why this needlework sampler came to be made have a look at the Introductory Post to the series. Also I answered a few questions about fabric choice and width.
Also blogging has influenced this sampler.
Here is a list of previous sections:
Sections 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,
Sections 15-24 , 25 , 26 , 27 , 28, 29 , 30 , 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 , and 36
Each section of the sampler is joined to the previous section to form one long strip. In other words, one long band sampler!
If you want to know more about the process you will find information in how I Extended and backed the sampler.