Leslie’s BAS Round Robin Blocks

I’m in a crazy quilt round robin and finally finished working on Leslie’s blocks. These were gorgeous blocks to embellish, and I totally relaxed and enjoyed the process this time.

Buttonhole block
This was the buttonhole block and I added a buttonhole wheel, fly stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots, and the Bonnet stitch to this block. I added to the blue on the left seam and started a new section with the green at the top. Tentakulum Chagall, silk buttonhole twist, my hand dyed 100 wt silk, and DMC Perle #8 were the threads used.

Chain block
On the chain stitch block, I wove ribbon through a base row, embroidered two wavy chains and placed woven spider wheels in between, then added detached chain stitch, and French knots using silk ribbon, DMC Perle #8, YLI’s Jean Stitch and DMC #5.

Chevron block
On the chevron block, I added an area of double chevron, closed fly stitch leaves, stem stitch, French knots and half chevron. Threads used were YLI’s Jeans Stitch, DMC floss, Wooly Nylon metallic, and Wildflowers.

Cretan block
On the Cretan block, I added open pyramid Cretan stitch, buttonhole bar, fly, straight and French knot sitches. Threads used were Wildflowers, Threadworx, and my hand dyed 100 wt silk thread.

DYO block
On the do your own thing block, I embroidered all along the top curve trying to make it look like lace. I used stem, straight, detached chain and French knot embroidery stitches with one strand of a fine DMC linen thread.

Feather block
On the feather block, I embroidered 61, yes 61 bullion loops stitches with 15 needle wraps for each stitch, French knots and triple feather stitch, using 12 wt Aurifil cotton thread – 1 strand, DMC Precious Metal 1 strand, and DMC rayon – 2 strands. The bullion loops are on the seam on the left.

Fly block
On the fly block, I embroidered wavy fly, Hungarian braided chain, straight stitches, and French knots, with 30wt Sulky, Silk buttonhole twist, YLI Jeans Stitch, and DMC Pearlescents.

Herringbone block
On the herringbone block, I embroidered detached herringbone, detached chain, oyster and double herringbone stitches with 2 strands of my hand dyed 100 wt silk, YLI’s Jean Stitch, and DMC Perle #8 threads.

Stem block
On the stem block. I embroidered split stem, stem stitch roses, and I crocheted a trim to cover the curved seam. 10/2 cotton was used for the crochet braid, and YLI Jeans Stitch and DMC floss – 6 strands were the threads used for this block.

I hope Leslie will like what I added to her blocks.



5 Responses to “Leslie’s BAS Round Robin Blocks”

  1. maria goumas Says:


  2. Vivienne Garforth Says:

    Everyone of these blocks is a work of art. Your own work is beautiful. Thanks for posting the photos, Diane.

  3. kdeverett1 Says:

    gorgeous blocks. makes want to get some CQing out~!

  4. Donna Garrity Says:

    Beautiful wanted to start a crazy quilt this year 😉

  5. maire courtney Says:

    My favorite is the “DYO thing block” and your lace making stitches–WOW, it’s beautiful…it looks like a fantastic lace…well done, Diane!

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