Another 2 Diamond blocks done

This is a very quick post in order to share my latest diamond blocks, before heading out to do the weekly shopping and jobs around the house like washing and cleaning. How mundane is that?

I went mad on silk ribbon roses this week.

The first block I did a spray of roses then worked over the top with beaded feather stitch. It’s made the same way as feather stitch, but as you work the stitch you thread beads on the working thread each step of the way.

This detail is how treated the ric-rac. It has a metallic thread in it which looks great in life but is the devil to photograph. (For me it is anyway) As you can see I decorated the braid with silk ribbon roses and beads.

The next block with red and gold dominating is slightly more complex and crowded.

This seam is first covered with ric-rac then embellished with various forms of chain stitch.

I started with a foundation row of buttonhole and decorated this seam with silk ribbon roses, chain stitch and straight stitch. Beads were added to give it a little lift.

This last seam treatment is also simple. Beside a braid I stitched a curved line in stem stitch and two detached chain stitches, then placed a flower shaped bead at the end.

As usual if you click on the image it takes you to a larger version and the magnify glass icon in the top right hand of the photo display area will take you to larger size still.

I am off to do my Saturday Jobs then perhaps potter in the garden. Enjoy!

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.

Work in Progress

As some regular readers will know in Australia our teaching year goes from February to November with our summer holidays falling in December and January. That means in late October and Early November is the annual examination period. It is a very busy and stressful time for both students who are of course wanting to do their best and for staff who have to assess them. So Life is busy here.  Regular readers will also know that normally about this time of year I take a week or two off blogging which I am going to do this year as well. I will of course be around to approve comments and will post the November challenge on the first. So don’t fret I am here just busy at work and I will back when it calms down a little

There has been a little stitching activity on the diamond blocks as I have hand embroidered another one. As usual if you click on the image you can see a larger version.

As you can see it is another red and blue one. The first detail is very simple.

Once again this braid has been embellished with bugle beads and a pattern of novelty beads are formed along the edge.

The last seam treatment is a line of chain stitch that has been embellished with beads.

crazy quilt block

For those who have just swung by these blocks will be set in a tumbling block pattern.

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.