Sunday, June 8, 2014

Back to the Crazy Farm


I've finished stitching on another 12 inch block for my Crazy Farm crazy quilt. 


A hummingbird in the morning glories. 
(Actually the hummingbirds around here like the fuschia and petunias on my deck and when the trumpet vine starts blooming they will be there). 


Daisies are blooming in my flower gardens and on my block. 


This seam reminds me of the damned  weed Virginia Creeper that winds its way all around the gardens before I can get it pulled up.  I swear it must grow 3 feet each day. 


The seams here are kind of plain and crooked. Must have been stitching them while enjoying a Margarita on the deck. 


Both sets of "flowers" use buttonhole stitches.  


I started on another block.  This is block 7 out of 20 I want for a lap quilt. 
I hope to finish embellishing the seams today. 

(Oops...you caught me...I know I'm not supposed to leave my needle in my project). 

Do you plan on doing any "slow stitching" today? 

14 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

So glad to see your crazy quilt again. This one is really going to be spectacular with all those lovely stitches. You have such a great variety of stitches that really catch the eye.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

So glad to see your crazy quilt again. This one is really going to be spectacular with all those lovely stitches. You have such a great variety of stitches that really catch the eye.

Lisa J. said...

I love these close ups of the crazy farm quilt. It must be amazing in real life.

Terri said...

That was going to be my comment - about the needle, but I want you to know your embroidery is lovely. My Grandma did a lot of E. She made hundreds of pillowcases for the family and the church bazarr. I have one of her early satin stitched tablecloths with crocheted flowers around the edges... a masterpiece made when she was only 18. Thanks for the lovely memory reminder.
Hugs

Quilter Kathy said...

Such gorgeous stitching... love the close up shots that let us see all the great detail! That hummingbird in the morning glory is amazing!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It is fun to watch the progress on this beautiful quilt! :)

I have a trumpet vine too! :)

Prima Donna said...

Such beautiful stitches! Plus, you can't go wrong with hummingbirds. Love it!

Chantal said...

Wow! So much loveliness on that quilt. Love the hummingbird, the daisies, the dreadful Virginia Creepers, the buttonhole stitches flowers ... Everything is just so lovely. Amazing work.

Deb A said...

I love seeing this quilt with all the beautiful stitches. Those flowering vines, the geese, the bouquet of flowers and the hummingbirds..... amazing.

Nell's Quilts said...

What great variety in your stitches. That's my absolute favourite part of crazy quilts. Yours will be quite special with all that attention to fine detail and stories to go with it.

Ellen said...

Fantastic stitching! You pay so much attention to all of the details - wonderful.

CathieJ said...

I love all of your beautiful decorative stitching. You are quite talented and it complements the quilt wonderfully.

Julierose said...

I finally took out my "Ladies" CQ blocks again and am working on them...I love your Crazy Farm--your CQ's are just fantastic--I especially liked that coffee and food one a lot!! hugs, Julierose

Julierose said...

Do you sew your CQ on a foundation? I find it hard to sew through my heavier fabrics (like velvet etc) --maybe I'm using the wrong type needle?? Hugs, Julierose