Annies Crazy World

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February 2007
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Seventh block for my mums memory quilt – Details 158 to 161 February 14th, 2007

Herringbone and buttonhole

Closed herringbone stitch worked with one side forming a straight line and the other side forming a curved line, the curve is then echoed with a row of stem stitch and again with a row of buttonhole stitch.

Variation of Cretan stitch

I was taught this stitch as a variation of Cretan stitch but it is easier to describe as a herringbone stitch variation…when working the stitch instead of taking the little stitch parallel to the seam angle it back towards where it has come from…for this seam I have trimmed it with seed beads and straight stitches.

herringbone whipped with buttonhole

Herringbone stitch whipped with buttonhole stitch…when you do the buttonhole stitch you will find that it twists, you can either go with it and let it twist or you can anchor it with a stitch to the back at the top and bottom of the herringbone stitch.

rouched ribbon with beads

Ruched ribbon stitched on with beads.

fabric paint!

Revealing a secret….when you peek under the ruched ribbon you can see the original yellow colour of the fabric patch, I think that I must have been trying to pick up the yellow tint in the photograph but it didn’t work and the yellow clashed with everything else….solution: Bronze coloured fabric paint applied with a paint brush…

This seventh block for my mothers memory quilt is an old block and white school photo of my second oldest brother.

Seventh Block