Another Work in Progress Report

Another Work in Progress Report

I have another work in progress report! (I am secretly aiming to write at least one every 10 days but don’t tell anyone)

As you can see another couple of diamonds have been stitched.

Here is a detail from this block. I first stitched a scallop of chain stitches. I used a coin as a template to trace the curve. The flowers are made of cast on stitch and the leaves are created using detached chain stitch.The central stem is a single straight stitch

As usual if you click on the images you can see larger versions.

Below is an embroidery detail from this block. The flower like clusters are created by working three oyster stitches and two straight stitches topped with a bead

The last detail was made by first embroidering two rows of herringbone then lacing them like you do in twisted lattice band. I then topped them with three  detached chain stitches. I completed the row with a line of square metal beads.

As usual you can click on the images to go to larger versions and click on the magnify glass icon to see closer details again. If you want the whole back story you can see/read  all my work reports file under that category Wips and  Wisps

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.


  1. Lesa
    The diamond blocks are not worked close to the edge. They just look that way. I just cropped the photo.
    I started doing it a few blocks back and people responded. It was as if they saw what I was doing for the first time. So from there
    on in I cropped off the seam allowance

    So the short answer is I have included a seam allowance

  2. I love these blocks but have a question. I’ve seen your layout on how they go together — are these going to be pieced like regular quilt blocks? If so, isn’t some of your stitching and embellishments awfully close to the edge? Or are they to be appliqued together? Thanks Sharon!

  3. Sharon, I really like that colour palette. It seems to me I may be missing something really good by not making CQ patches, everyone seems to be doing them so well. I’ve tried a few on my own, without much success, I think I need a group to bounce off. Might investigate the Embroiderers’ Guild group if I can fit it in.
    Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see your progress on this from time to time, very inspiring.

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