Sunday, November 2, 2014

Crazy Cravings Update



I'm working on quilting my Crazy Cravings crazy quilt. 
I think most of the time crazy quilts are tied. 
Mine, I guess, could be defined more as an actual quilt - front, batting, backing, quilting. 

The problem is trying to figure out how to actually quilt it.  I am using #10 crochet cotton. Fudge brown seemed an appropriate choice. And I'm using a #5 embroidery needle.   I just look at each patch and add some big stitching where it seems appropriate. 



I big stitch around candies, around patches, along seam lines, around cups...

 ...around more cups, more patches, more seams, more candies...



...around more cups, around cupcakes, around circles, along more seam lines...

 ...and all of the big stitching keeps the layers together plus kind of disappears into the backing. 

I'm slow stitching today. Are you? 

14 comments:

Alycia said...

Ohmy gosh!! I love it!! Cravings!! and Fudge thread - you crack me up!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I hope you have a chocolate supply close at hand to keep you fortified as you stitch!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

How did you ever find such perfect backing material for this beauty! Love, love, love seeing the close-up pics. And, yes now I want some chocolate. ;-)

Suzanne said...

Great theme for a quilt and your slow stitching just adds the perfect final touch!

Julierose said...

What a big stitch beauty you've got going...I like that free form quilting a lot! hugs, Julierose

Karen said...

I like the gingerbread man fabric. I have a gingerbread man quilt in the works. Pieced blocks.

Christine Feldstein said...

Beautiful work, enjoy your Sunday stitching!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That quilt makes me want order some John Kelly chocolates! All that quilting could make you work up quite an appetite!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Such a pretty quilt...so much fun to watch your progress :)

CathieJ said...

Your quilt is really making me crave chocolate. I was so careful to only buy candy I don't really like for Halloween and then I see your quilt. Ack! It is beautiful! (Yummy too)

Sue G Johnson said...

It's looking fabulous!

Quilter Kathy said...

Yum! Perfect thread colour and backing fabric!

Kaja said...

A food quilt - what a fine idea! Makes me hungry just looking at your pictures.

Cathi said...

How fabulous! But I have a question - do you get hungry when working on these blocks or does just looking at the fabric satisfy any cravings for chocolate?