Friday, 11 May 2018

Gone Crazy and I Like It

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.


  1. Gina, this is terric! Were you excitef yo watch it develop? And what a lovely surprise with the butterfly! A78mandel at yahoo dot com

  2. Wow you did a great job. I also took that class from Kathy.Being a visual learner I thought it amazing how she could teach something through the internet. I also got a laugh from your blog post about the black and white baby quilt you where asked to make. I also had a similar conversation with my daughter about her asking me to make a quilt for her friend. You have a talent for the crazy quilting so I hope you do more.

  3. Wow, thats gorgeous. I love crazy quilting, but have never tried embroidery. It really turns it into a work of art. Well done. :o)

  4. Gina, this is beautiful! I've seen that class before and have thought about signing up. I'm so impressed!


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