Work in Progress – more crazy quilt diamond blocks

Work in Progress – more crazy quilt diamond blocks

I have worked 2 more blocks done for my Diamond block crazy quilt to show you.


This is a detail of the hand embroidery from the first block.


In this seam embellishment chevron stitch was worked to couch down ribbon. I then laced the chevron stitch with another ribbon.  I added some detached chain, straight stitch and ribbon stitch to each bar of the chevron and finished it off with a few beads.

This is a variety of single feather stitch topped off with silk ribbon roses.

The other seam is a type of stepped threaded running stitch with beads in the gaps created by the lacing.

This is the second block completed this week. As you can see this is quite a simple crazy quilt block and sequins are stitched to the middle of lace flowers. The stem is scroll stitch.

As usual if you click on the images you can go to a larger version and when on that page click on the magnify glass icon in the top right to see things even larger.

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. Gayle
    I don’t sleep under these quilts but then crazy quilts were always made for display not to be used even in the Victorian days they were draped over chairs etc.

    They were made to display the fact that the lady of the house was not only a good needlewoman but also was wealthy enough to delgate the mundane stitching to servants which gave her time for purely decorative pursuits like embroidery.

    Unlike regular quilting which had a very practical use crazy quilting has always been a display of creativity and needlework skill. This means I have no hesitation is simply hanging them on a wall and that is that.

  2. These are yummy seam treatments, Sharon! I especially like the stepped threaded running stitch with the beads interspersed. I thought it was braided trim until you stated that it was a stitch. Very cool… this one I have to remember!

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