Hi all waving here with a work in progress report before dashing off to the annual Lifeline book fair. As you can see I have another couple of blocks to share with you. After this they may slow down a little because I am writing a beginners class on silk ribbon embroidery.
I have often been asked for an SRE only class so I decided to do it. It takes me an age to write such classes but I hope to offer it mid year and it will take me a couple of months to get it done. This is good news for those folks who want to learn silk ribbon embroidery but it does mean my personal stitching slows down.
I have tried stretching the days to make them longer so I could do more but not matter how hard I try they just wont. I don’t know why I can’t cram a few more hours into each day can anyone tell me why we cant have 25-27 hours days? Or perhaps just 27 hours days on the weekends? Life is so unfair… Enough of this silliness
If you click on the images it will take you to a larger version.
Anyway back to the diamond blocks. I was asked about their size. The blocks measure 15 cm (6 inches) across the middle on short crossing and 27 cm (10.5 inches) across the long section and as regular readers know I plan to set them in a tumbling block pattern
Wish me luck scavenging old needlework books at the bookfair and meanwhile enjoy the blocks!
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.
Hi Tina – yes the course will offered on Joggles probably mid year
What is it about pattern-making with the hands? I think we enter into a dance with the dancing universe…It’s very satisfying and inspiring to look at your work.
Thanks for the update on the size you choose for the diamond shaped blocks! Thanks for your hard work on the silk embroidery class-will that also be offered on Joggles?
I’m just entering my silk ribbon phase. I think this SRE class is timely and I’m looking forward to it.
That top block is yummy indeed!
Your SRE class will be so welcome. You are a true force for good in our Needle Universe.
HI Elaine that’s great to hear as when writing these classes I sit here wondering if anyone wants them! (I don’t really like writing large extended pieces) That’s why when people ask or give me the heads up that they would be interested I write them.
hi sharon b,
I’m really happy you’re going to offer a silk ribbon class. I’m taking a couple of your classes right now and they are great. You really offer a lot of information in each class. I’ll be signing up as soon as SRE comes out.
Thanks for your blog,its full of info also.