These work in progress reports do definitely keep me on the straight and narrow. I have two more diamond blocks. Both are of a light tone.
As usual if you click on the images you can go to a larger version.
If anyone wants to share their work in progress for this week please feel free to do so and leave a comment with your blog address.
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.
WOW, your work is always stunning. You are amazing artist. I love your flower arrangement. I am a huge fan of the softer colors and this piece is so lovely. Both of them are truly exquisite. thank you for sharing
Kerri I start with the largest flowers so I establish the key focal points of the spray. Then work to the smaller flowers to lead the eye along the spray and then tuck greenery in behind them.
If you really want to learn another option is to take lessons online. I have just finished teaching an online course of silk ribbon embroidery at joggles.com. I usually announce it in my blog when I have classes running or joggles has a newsletter.
I don’t do a lot of ribbon embroidery because sometimes I am unsure how to start it. In the frist picture, with the spray of flowers, what do you stitch first? The outside stitches or the flowers first?
I love your work. Thanks for sharing it.
These are incredibly pretty!! I love these soft colours. The stitching on the lavender one, especially, looks amazing.