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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email annie@loopylace.com
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My Band Sampler 207 – TAST II stitch 06 Eyelet Buttonhole Flower Stitch – Details 1081 to 1082 May 5th, 2010

Eyelet Buttonhole Flower

Eyelet Buttonhole flower on my box top
I didn’t do very many of these Eyelet Buttonhole flowers, I love how they look but I realy do not enjoy doing Bullion stitch…On the few I did do I tested out different thread types…The dark pink flower is a fine silk thread, the light pink flower is a soft cotton pearl twist thread, the gold flower is a Rayon Pearl twist thread.

Box for my crazy quilted box topOn My Box top I did a cluster of 3 eyelet buttonhole flowers and finished them with detached chain stitch leaves.

My Band Sampler 206 – TAST II stitch 05 more Knotted Buttonhole – Details 1078 to 1080 May 1st, 2010

Knotted buttonhole stitch and easter

or Easter I used the knotted buttonhole stitch as a needle weaving fill to make a basket….I cut the eggs from a CD, drilled holes near the bottom to stitch them on below the line of the basket and painted them with acrylic paint.

Box for my crazy quilted box topbelow is knotted buttonhole stitch on done on my boxtop.

knotted buttonhole on crazyquilt

My Band Sampler 205 – TAST II stitch 05 Knotted Buttonhole – Details 1071 to 1077 April 27th, 2010

Knotted buttonhole stitch

These are my first lot of Knotted Buttonhole stitch

For the second band I added 2 extra buttonhole stitches to each step.

For the third band I added 2 extra bottonhole stitches and flop flopped the stitches from side to side.

For the fourth band I did the buttonhole stitches in clusters of 3 before looping them together.

The change of background colour is for the change of the month.

For the fifth band I added the extra 2 buttonhole stitches and flip flopped the stitches so that they also topped and tailed along the line.

The last band is the basic stitch flip flopped, with the stitches topped and tailed.

My Band Sampler 204 – TAST II stitch 04 Portuguese Border – Details 1065 to 1070 April 23rd, 2010

Portuguese border stitch

These are my Portuguese Border stitch Variations.

The third band is what I was trying to do in the second band but instead of doing the second colour nwxt ot the first colour I found that I had to put the needle over and then under the thread of the first colour (see image below).

The third band has the foundation stitches with alternating narrow and wide spaces (see image below).

for the bottom band I did alternating foundation stitches as 2 smaller stitches.

Portugese border stitch how to a variation Portugese border stitch how to a variation

To use this stitch on a crazy quilt I have done it on a Beret that is a slow work in progress.

Portugese border stitch on a beret

My Band Sampler 203 – TAST II stitch 03 used on a crazy quilt- Details 1062 to 1064 April 9th, 2010

start panel eleven with beaded hedebo edge

When I was starting this Panel a friend showed me sorbello stitch so I used it to hold down the hem of the panel and to stitch the P of panel.

For the row of Beaded Hedebo Edge I have to thank Smockerytast….Instead of doing 2 rows side by side I did one row of the base stitch and then added a second cross on top of each long cross, you need to be carful when taking the first stitch, that you catch just the threads of the top cross after the first stitch the rest stitches up the same as normal, I liked the way this worked and used this variation on my Box top

Beaded Hedebo edge used on a crazy quilt

My Band Sampler 202 – TAST II stitch 03 Alice in Wonderland – Detail 1061 April 8th, 2010

I did this detail after seeing the 3D Alice in Wonderland…I used the setup stitch for beaded Hedebo edging as the frame, I painted the Teapot Pink and Blue and used pins and beads to make hat Pins for the Mad Hatters Hat.

Alice in Wonderland

LINC is for Living in networked community, a supported independant accommodation program that my daughter has applied for, the interview went well and all I can do now is cross my fingers.

My Band Sampler 201 – TAST II stitch 03 – Beaded Hedebo Edge inspired by others – Details 1055 to 1060 April 6th, 2010

I did these variations of Beaded Hedebo stitch after looking around the blogs to see how others used this stitch

For the top one the stepped one and the squares I have crazyqstitcher to thank.

For the circle on the right I have silver sisters studio to thank.

I thank Smockerytast for the line across the bottom.

M20M60B is code for on March 20 a friend had his 60th Birthday.

Beaded Hedebo Edge - inspired by others

My Band Sampler 200 – Detail 1054 – Rockwiz, A Night to Remember March 26th, 2010

Rockwiz - A Night to Remember

Rockwiz is a Rock Music Trivia Quiz produced by SBS TV, you can watch episodes here…Rockwiz is currently doing a National Tour of Live Shows and we had tickets to last Friday’s Show in Canberra…It was a fabulous show…For the quiz they have 2 teams, each team has an invited guest and 2 audience members, the audience members are selected by quizing 24 audience members (who got wild cards) and the 4 answering the most questions are in the show…I have explained the process so that you can understand why it was an extra special night for us as a family, my daughter has a huge musical knowledge and was absolutly thrilled to get a wild card to be one of the 24 and after all the problems that she has overcome in her life we her family where thrilled to see her confidently buzzing in and answering questions correctly, she didn’t make the final 4 but that didn’t matter, just having the experience made it a night to remember for us all.

My Band Sampler 199 – TAST II stitch 03 – Beaded Hedebo Edge – Details 1047 to 1053 March 24th, 2010

These are my first Beaded Hedebo Edges. Every time I do the base of cross stitches for this stitch I think how pretty it is, so when I used it as a frame I added only the beads to it.

Beaded Hedebo Edge

My Band Sampler 198 – TAST II stitch 02 – Knotted Loop Stitch, inpired by others and on crazy quilting – Details 1043 to 1046 March 19th, 2010

Again after doing variations of the stitch that seemed obvious to me I had a look around the blogs linked to Sharon’s comments and found a few ideas that I liked.

I found the top detail on Doreen’s blog.

I found 2 Blogs who saw fish in the knotted loop stitch and was interested in how differently they used the stitch to make there fish skeletons. both stitchers have also used the knotted loop stitch to make seaweed with there fish.

The fish on the right is a Stitchinwomen skeleton fish

The fish on the right is a Caro-Rose-Creations fish skeleton

knotted loop stitch inspired by others

I saw similar variations to the bottom detail on several blogs and it is the variation that I have used on a crazy quilt.

knotted Loop stich on my box top