Work in Progress

Work in Progress

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;

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. 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?


  2. 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.

    Sharon B
  3. 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.


    Elaine Brown

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