It’s that time of week where I look back and ask myself what I have been stitching lately. So this is another work in progress report. (I know I am late posting this but for some reason my ISP is misbehaving today So I will be brief)
First, as you can see I have another block stitched for my Diamond block crazy quilt to show you.
I wanted to create a spray that was a bit differnet so I used twisted chain stitch to create the linear stem like elements of this floral spray. I used a cotton thread with a gold thread twisted through it. It is not sold as a hand embroidery thread but as a hand knitting cotton. The flowers are either silk ribbon roses or beads. The other foliage like spray is worked in Feather 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;
- 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.