I have another work in progress report. I am quietly astounded at this as since we went to Sydney last weekend I have been very busy doing things like washing clothes etc in the evening! That said here is my latest block.
Only one block done, but another for my diamond block quilt. I plan to set them out in a tumbling block pattern. Many of the latest blocks are the ‘darks’ or ‘mids’ in the pattern.
They don’t look much on their own but the whole back story is under the category of Wips and Wisps
Since it is such a large project I should possibly make it a category on it’s own but I am not sure many people actually use these. Other than having a nice print out at the end of the project I am not sure how good an idea it is.
Now that I have thought of it, I would love to know if anyone actually uses the categories to navigate back through a topic. Or if anyone has actually traced back a history of a project/challenge etc using the categories.
If you have time leave a comment as I would love to know.
I have cropped off the seam allowances as I found people could ‘see’ better what I was doing when I started doing that.
Below is a detail from this block.
The flowers are little crochet motifs that I picked up at the craft fair. They are tiny smaller than a 5 cent piece. At the base of the scallops which are worked in chain stitch is a threaded chain stitch.
On the other seam is a irregular feather stitch worked in hand dyed pearl silk thread. These are topped with little flowers worked using detached chain and straight stitch. I have topped these off with seed beads to add a little zest to the block.
For those interested in some of the fabrics used in this quilt many of them are mens neck ties and have a paisley pattern on them. In fact if you look back all the patterned fabrics have a paisley design on them.
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.
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.