I really hope people are not as tired of these diamond blocks as I am but have done two more diamond blocks to show you. Click on the images to go to larger size and see them closer.
These are both dark blocks. The first is more complex than the second. It looks a bit fuzzy but that is a feature of the fact that the brown paisley fabric is velvet.
As I have mentioned before the patterned fabrics on all these blocks are a paisley design. I collected paisley fabric for years. Many of the fabrics are recycled mens ties. In the block above the brown paisley fabric is from a mans tie. The orange pattern at the end is silk received from a swap. I hope when the quilt is finished people will enjoy all the varieties of paisley fabrics.
Also there is a definite garden theme running throughout the motifs. This also relates to the Paisley as a pattern coming from India. The shape was adapted from a seed pod motif.
For those who have forgotten how these blocks will be set.
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.
I am on the homeward stretch with this and looking forward to working a square block 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.