Work in Progress Wednesday: Assembling a crazy quilt in sections

As you can see I am still piecing this top together but I thought I would share my progress this week. My key point I want to demonstrate is that I work in sections. First I join a couple of blocks then those blocks form larger units and those units are joined and so on.

Last week I explained in how I trim and assemble a crazy quilt top and how on the back of the blocks I herringbone flat all the seams to make the quilt sit flat. This post indicates the process takes time!

I am nearly there as you can see with only some large seams to do now. Then the border goes on. I have purchased bamboo batting which is supposed to be better for the environment. Since I have not used it before it will be interesting to see how it handles. I will let you know what I think of it.

I thought I would show you fabric I will use on the border and an inner border and binding.  The border is a maroon and the inner border and binding is a burnt gold paisley.

As I have mentioned before when I chose the fabric for these blocks if it was a patterned piece I chose a paisley design of some sort. So I was delighted to discover this quilters cotton with its paisley pattern. Since it is a quilters cotton and the Maroon fabric is a cotton brocade (curtain fabric) I will have to interface the quilters cotton so both fabrics are the same weight. That is not to big a job to have a paisley in the border!

Anyway all I can show you this week is on the dining room table.  See you again next week with more progress and I will discuss how I include the batting and the back.

Diamond block crazy quilt

Here is the finished quilt click on the image and you will taken to larger photo. I hope you enjoy seeing it.

The back story

If you are interested in the back story of this quilt and seeing photos of each block as it was made browse the posts  in the Diamond block crazy quilt category

Posts on How to assemble a Crazy Quilt which include;

Online Crazy Quilting Classes:

Just a quick reminder for those who are interested in taking a class with me. You will find all my classes listed under the top tab imaginatively titled Classes online you will also find information on how online classes are run.

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6 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday: Assembling a crazy quilt in sections

  1. Conni says:

    This is exquisite in every detail – pure magic!

  2. Allie says:

    This is so incredibly rich looking.
    What a masterpiece……
    Slow Cloth Rules!

  3. Sharon B says:

    Aussie Jo I always back the crazy pieces as I use mainly the sew and flip method to construction a block.

    On this post you can see some of the pieced but yet to be embroidered diamonds on a backing (they are pinned to the design wall 4th image down) I hoop them

    In this post you can see a regular block on the hoop

  4. Natima says:

    Hi Sharon, even though I don’t always leave comments, but you are on my reading list and I see your progress of this most beautiful quilt. It’s going to be stunning. I love you idea. Thanks for sharing and always sharing with us – Hugs Natima

  5. aussie jo says:

    The border fabrics are perfect.
    Just a question re weight and backing, did you back the crazy quilt pieces before embroidering or somehow hoop them??

  6. Aida Costa says:

    This looks so gorgeous! I’m looking forward to reading how you sandwich the quilt, and whether you tie it, quilt it, etc.

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