I have a couple of finishes to report. There has been a bit of push on as I wanted to complete this diamond block before continuing work on my band sampler as I know I am going to get obsessed with that for while. As I have said before over on Stitchin Fingers in the Hand Embroidery group we are going to have a “Do it Your Way” stitch-a-long, so I am trying to finish a few things before the 1st of July.
I have done a little more crazy quilting work.
As usual if you click on the photo it takes you to a larger version. Also on that version if you click on the magnify glass there is a magnify option. But here is a detail you might enjoy
The other finish is this sampler as usual if you click on the photo it takes you to a larger version. Also on that version if you click on the magnify glass icon in the top right hand corner you will see a larger version.
The border consists of a number of canvas (needlepoint) stitches and the middle are variations of buttonhole. I found working canvas stitches on linen demanding on the eyes but a technique that I will definitely use again. This linen was 26cnt. If I was going to work a piece that was just canvas stitches I think I would choose 20 or 22 count linen.
The colour scheme was chosen because someone once said to me that orange and blue wont work together.
It will be added to my long band sampler. I have created a category for my band sampler as the more I work and blog it, people are going to need a back story.
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;
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 1 – Trimming the blocks, joining and a construction technique that means the seams sit flat.
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 2 – Working in Sections
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 3 – Tying the quilt sandwich with no stitches visible from the front and adding a border
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 4 – Adding a false back
- Assembling a crazy quilt part 5 – Catching the false back and binding.
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.