Showing posts with label crazy quilting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crazy quilting. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Bound and Received

Betsy also quilted this one for me, and I bound it. It's now on Leonora's bed on a regular basis. She loves it. Success!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Done With Part Four

Yay, all the backstitching for part four is done!  Time to start working on the bricks in part five.  I've also got a goodly portion of the second roof done.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Three Small, One Big

Three of the elephants are approximately 2x3 feet, and the one with the red background is about 3x5 feet.  They are all handmade and quilted, with a bunch of stitches and beads.  I am going to have to find places for these in the next place.

Monday, May 02, 2016


A bit more of this done.  I do like the way it looks.  Almost ready for an owl.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Template Gifts

These will make my crazy quilting so much better.  I can't wait to use them.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Crewel and Unusual

My crewel work crazy quilting block is all framed up and looks great!

Monday, September 08, 2014

For Charity

I discovered how hard it is to keep a block from going out of control with color with this block.  Since the Moldovan flag is the three primary colors, I had to use them as the base fabric.  From there, I added things significant to Moldova while trying not to overwhelm things.  The block was done for a charity quilt for Crazy Quilting International.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Moldovan Block

I am making this block for a quilt for a group of quilters who live around the world.  Moldova has such colors outside my wheelhouse that I'm kind of at a loss on how to proceed.  I've got welcome and sunflowers and grapes.  I'll put an orthodox cross and something else on it as I go along too.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Block For Donna

 This was my last block to work on in the country garden round robin.  I didn't have much to fill in because of all the previous work and busy prints, but I managed to add some things.  Below you can see the additions.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Country Garden Sprouted

 This is the block I sent out for my country garden round robin.  The center is the crewelwork pansy I made last year.  On the bottom is what the ladies did to it.  I think it came out pretty spiffy, don't you?  One of my goals for this year is to use more of my embroidery in larger finished pieces.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kathy's Block Done

As I knew I'd be traveling, I had Chris send me this block in the US instead of in Moldova.  That way, I was able to work on it and send it on its way much more quickly.  It was a kind of problematic block for the theme country garden.  It's definitely more country than garden.  To that end, I added a scarecrow.  To balance out the colors and weight of the top, I added ribbons to one of the very patterned blocks.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Be Pillowed

I made up two of my winter crazy quilt squares into an ornament.  I think it came out pretty well!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lots of Backstitching

All that green and such had to be backstitched in the L.  I've gotten that done, and now it's time to finish the border.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Add A Bunny

 When I saw this block, I thought it needed a bunny.  So I added one.  Then I added his carrot patch.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

One Garden Started

While in Frankfurt two weeks ago, I finished Chris F's Country Garden block.  It's on its way to the next person.

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Round Robin Start

Pastel pink is about as far away from my comfort zone as you can get, yet it was the color of the first block I've been working on with the country garden round robin.  She asked that it be tone on tone, too, with green only for leaves and such.  This is what I've come up with so far.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Step Block Home

 I received my step block home and have to admit to some disappointment.  The light colored butterfly patch has absolutely no stitching on it despite being nearly a quarter of the block.  In fact, the block looks somewhat bare overall.  Looks like I'm going to add more embellishment.  I'm not disappointed with the actual work; I'm disappointed with the amount of work.  Maybe I should just stop sending blocks off to round robins.  

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Last Of The Step Blocks

 I was the last person to work on Shelley's step block.  The top picture is how I got it.  The bottom shows what I added.  There wasn't too much to add.  I basically put beads in some of the seams, added a charm (which is flipped over in the photo, and added some definition to the roses in the middle.  I hope Shelley's received it by now.

Monday, July 01, 2013

My Part's Done

I'm finished with my part of the block for Alice.  I added motifs this time, and I hope that she likes what I've done.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Block Progress

Top block is how I received Alice's step round robin block.  Bottom is my progress so far.  I plan on adding something to the top left before mailing it on.