I've long admired my friend across the water Renee's stunning crazy quilting. I've always fancied a go but hadn't a clue where to start. When she posted, via Facebook, a link to Kathy's blog and a beginners course I jumped in with both feet.
When I saw the picture of the bock we were making I will admit to thinking I'd made a huge mistake, but Kathy held all our hands through the internet and slowly the block emerged.
A plain crazy block started to get fancy stitching on the seams and I lost my fear of French Knots.
The following weeks saw Ribbon flowers and leaves
And finally beads, sequins, buttons and lace bits
The lace butterfly was very white, too white for the block so I ran a lilac wax crayon over it. When I put the hairdryer on it to melt the wax into the lace the wings came up and made it 3D. Total fluke.
And still on the frame, the final reveal.
And here it is now. Bound and sitting up on my sewing room wall.
And as for my future Crazy quilting. Well I've just signed up for Kathy's Intermediate Embellishing with threads course and plan on making a larger wall hanging so watch this space.