I have a work in progress report two more Diamond quilt blocks. I start a little happy dance with each one of these posts I write as it means I am getting closer to completing this quilt. I feel getting a couple of more blocks done is quite a feet as Christmas preparations and activities does slow me down. Next week I get to be Mum again as Eve is home for Christmas.
I broke with routine a little this week and chose a light diamond to work on. This first detail is a seam which I have worked Detached chain stitches in a silk thread which is the the same thickness of perle 8. The small floral motifs are completed with a bead in the middle.
I also used detached chain stitch to secure the scallops of the doily to the block. This detail also shows a cluster of vintage buttons.
Straight stitch and detached chain form little motifs that edge a folded ribbon braid running down a seam. These are also stitched using a hand dyed silk thread.
This is a simple block for me yet is it made up of strong dark colours.
I have been asked how I do this beaded feather stitch.
Stay tuned for a tutorial in the next 10 days. Well thinking it it through sometime before Christmas I will photograph it and write it up so stay tuned as I will illustrate it.
As usual click on the images and it will take you to a larger version. Once on that page if you click on the magnify icon in the top right hand area of the picture section, it will often take you to a larger image 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.