Sunday, July 8, 2018

Crazy Quilt Blocks 9 - 11


When it is too hot to hand quilt a large quilt I work on a variety of small projects like these six inch crazy quilt blocks that will someday be a lap quilt. 


I'm using low volumes plus browns, grays and blacks - pretty much every color NOT in the rainbow. 
I have a lot of beads I could use but I'm trying not to use many because this is to be a used and washable quilt.  I do have several T-shirts and sweaters with beads I wear and wash so I figured a few anchored beads will be okay.  I also have several lace motifs. I've been meaning to tea or coffee dye some of them but haven't gotten around to it yet.  

The butterfly applique I cut from a scrap of leftover quilt backing.  And the gray stitches are cast on stitches. I'm surprised I remembered how to make them.  


Cats in the flowers. Yes, they always are. 
 Ok...so I almost ran out of room for the word "begins" so the "e" is kind of squished.  
I have a sign with that saying on one of my walls so it went on the quilt block too. 

And in no particular order - these are the 11 blocks I've completed so far plus one not yet embellished or embroidered. 
I think they might tell a story themselves. 



15 comments:

CathieJ said...

Your blocks are very pretty. I love all the textures and patterns you are using.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love the low volume colors and all your beautiful stitching. It will be very special when you finish. There must be a lot of hours in each block

Frédérique said...

Lovely blocks, I love your stitches!

Connie said...

These are going to made one marvelous quilt.
A true treasure, You and the quilt.
Happy stitching.
Connie :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a great project, inspired by your memories

Quilter Kathy said...

The blocks really do tell a story! Each one is so interesting to look at!
Enjoy your hand stitching today!
Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

Shasta Matova said...

These are all great blocks. The Home one is my favorite one.

Jasmine said...

Dit is fantastisch! :)

gayle said...

I think the photo of all the blocks together looks like a map - maybe a fairy tale village in a forest?
Love all the embroidered details!

Pamela Arbour said...

Those are lovely. I like the creativity. Your days must be different than mine. I only have 24 but you get so much done, you must have at least 48 or more each day!

mangozz said...

You are definitely multi-talented and you certainly get a lot more done than I do. I'm just not very good with time management, I guess. Any tips?

Patti said...

My first thought before I read any of your post was that you quartered some hankies and embroidered and embellished them and mounted them on LV blocks! This is so lovely!

MissPat said...

I second everything everyone else has already said. This is incredibly creative with lovely stitchery. Way beyond my pay scale. It will be a treasure.
Pat

Barb said...

Beautiful! Your quilt will be unique and those are my favorites. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Barb

---"Love" said...

This one intrigues me! I'll enjoy watching its progress! ---"Love"