It has been a little time since I have blogged my progress with these blocks!
I stalled blogging these blocks in April. I know it’s only last month but … I stalled because I was working on the samples for my Silk Ribbon Embroidery class which could have blogged but I did not think about it. I am still writing the lessons but they are in the last draft stage.
A personal challenge
While I was stitching, I decided I needed to challenge myself to blog what ever I have been working on. I need to do it at least once a week. Lots of things get done around here, which never see the light of day. I have had a sampler on the go all year and not taken any photos! A visual journal is constantly tinkered with and of course there is these crazy quilted blocks which are slowly getting done.
I am fine once I establish a routine but hopeless at picking it up again when a pattern gets broken. So I have decided even if I just do an hour’s stitching on my latest sampler I will get out the camera (not difficult) and share it (also not difficult) under the title (read habit) Work in Progress Wednesdays (not a new title but it fits). Every Wednesday I will aim to have something on the blog that I have been working on that week
I know often – particularly with a crazy quilt block I will push to get it done if I want to share it online in the morning. So I was wondering if others are the same? Do patterns and regular deadlines in your life make you more productive? Does the public nature of blogs push you to finish? Leave a comment I would love to know.
If anyone wants to share what they have been doing feel free to leave your blog URL in a comment. To qualify all you need to have done is something in the week towards a larger piece, slow stitching goal, UFO list, stash reduction, you name it! If you feel sharing your little steps will hell propel you towards a larger goal feel free to leave a comment directing us to your blog. No need to sign up just join in. If you get stuck on what to blog about or if you put off writing about a project feel free to join in. If you are new blogger or want to de-lurk and join in here is your opportunity.
As a sign of my commitment to this challenge and personal goal I have even created a category “Work in Progress Wednesdays”. Yes I laughed too! A category in my blog is a commitment to an idea … shakes head in dismay at myself but hay if it works …
I hope you enjoy these two latest blocks.
The blocks measure 15 cm (6 inches) across the middle on short crossing and 27 cm (10.5 inches) across the long section and I plan to set them in a tumbling block pattern
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.