Here I am frantically waving the last – yes you hear right THE LAST of the diamond blocks!!! I am doing a happy dance around the kitchen – in fact around the whole house. As I said last week, I have been plodding along with these for so long, I am really looking forward to seeing this quilt assembled and finished.
As usual if you click on the images you can go to a larger version.
These are little plain but once set in the and viewed against the more heavily embellished blocks they will act as a little rest for the eye.
Here are all the blocks set out on lounge room floor. As you can see the blocks will be set in a tumbling block pattern. The blocks measure 15 cm (6 inches) across the middle on short crossing and 27 cm (10.5 inches) across the long section.
I plan to document and blog the process of assembling the quilt. So expect a few work in progress reports as I can’t hang about. I want to put it in the Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition and the form (with description and measurements) is due on the 31st of August. I don’t have to have totally finished until mid September but I do need to have the top done as they need to know the size for the catalogue. So if blogging is a bit slap dash you know why!
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.