Sunday, February 16, 2014

What's Happening on the Crazy Farm?

I just finished block #3 for my Crazy Farm lap quilt. 

It was really difficult to see the stitching lines for this lady her chicks but I guess I managed okay. She's all done in black back stitch. I wasn't sure how well any colors would show up on that egg background.  I used 1 or 2 strands of black DMC.  The seam on the side is done in feather stitch, detached chains and pistil stitches.  I used a variegated cotton floss that changed colors from deep purple to lime green. 

On this seam I used some variegated floss too but it was all shades of green. I added some leaves to the turnips. 

I stitched up this motif in outline stitch using two strands of different flosses. The center to the sunflowers are all french knots. That was a lot of french knots! 

This flower seam is also stitched in two (or was it three?) strands of variegated floss.  I cut the butterflies out of some fabric with about 1/4 inch seam all around and then first appliqued them and then did a blanket stitch all around in one strand of brown. The bodies are all bullion stitches. 

On that long top seam I first did some long running stitches and some x stitches in between. Then I alternated some lazy daisy stitches on the running stitches. I did some back stitching around the seed packets but it was in black so doesn't show.  A couple of short seams have some herringbone stitches and one has a few straight stitch stars/asterisks. 

And so far I have 3 - 12 inch blocks finished out of the 20 I want. 

Doing any hand stitching today? Then head on over to Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday and join the party. 

If you are interested in crazy quilting visit Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014 for some inspiration. 


Julierose said...

Your lap quilt blocks are just so adorable! My wrist won't allow me to embroider yet, so I dropped out of CQ group. I am loving all the blocks I'm seeing tho'. Hopefully, I will heal soon and I can begin slowly to sew again...Hugs, Julierose

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love your theme this year. Thanks for explaining how you did your butterflies. You are right, some of them would look wonderful on my hexie quilt.

Deb A said...

Such beautiful stitches! Thanks for telling how you did them and the names. A crazy quilt is on my someday list.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow, what a lot of work you've done on these!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a FUN quilt with so many beautiful stitches :)

Prima Donna said...

Your quilt looks like fun. That sure is a lot of french knots! Wow!