Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday Quilt Project Aug. 25

Hello, and welcome to my blog! Here is another little project that may be destined to be a UFO.
I was fooling around with these commercially available templates to make crazy quilt blocks.  they finish at 8 inches square.  I am using 30's reproduction fabrics, and using the specialty stitches on my Janome sewing machine to embellish each seam.

I am using black sewing thread.  This imitates a style of crazy quilt I've seen at antique/vintage shops,and on-line, say, on ebay.

In the midst of this embroidery, I was not happy in how the top was turning out.  Now that most seams are done, I like it better.  Still, it's not a style that most people know, or would appreciate.  My plan is to finish the embroidery and then consider what to do.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects. I am also joining Work in Progress Wednesday - some colorful and interesting projects there!

I have a page on Facebook: keep up with my infrequent quilt posts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Viridian61/347674418583948?ref=hl

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Bernie Kringel said...

Hi: I like the crazy quilt look. I have a Janome with all of those stitches and have been wanting to try something like this too. It is such a traditional style of quilting. I especially like the fact that on the older crazy quilts there would be different types of fabric depending on what the quilter had. I have seen velvets and satins mixed in and it looks so pretty.

Nice job!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

I personally love to crazy quilt, and think that this is a lovely project. I'll be interested to see how you decide to finish it.

Ann said...

Someone mentioned crazy quilt templates last year but yours is the first I've seen. It looks like a fun way to use more of the stitches on your machine.

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