Going Crazy!

Ok, so I’m not actually going crazy in the mental sense…well maybe just a little, but what mom isn’t!   In my last post of 2012 I wrote out my goals for 2013, so far I am batting 500. I have been keeping up with A Lovely Year of Finishes. I have done something with my hexies.  AND I finally started my first crazy quilt project!

The idea of busting into my precious saved up fabrics for my actual crazy quilt was a bit intimidating, so instead I started with some of my cotton quilting scraps. Here is what I came up with:

Don’t you just love the center Yuwa Japanese print? I got it from Contemporary Cloth!

Now because I want this block to be true practice for my actual crazy quilt, I am doing some embroidery embellishment. Can you see my first little embellishment?

Can’t see it? Here is a close up:

It’s small but it is a start!

I can’t wait to play more with the embroidery and to learn more stitches. I’m hoping this will give me the nudge I need to break into my fancy fabrics (think silks) and get going on my heirloom crazy quilt!

Happy Tuesday!

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12 Responses to Going Crazy!

  1. Missy says:

    You’ll have to do something special with this block when you are done, so far it is looking great!

  2. Lisa L. says:

    Maybe this “practice block” can become a cute little pillow! I love it! Cannot wait to see the true crazy quilt. 🙂

  3. Katy says:

    Ooh, this looks like a fun project 🙂

  4. Jan says:

    I love it! Has an Asian feel to it, for sure!

  5. This looks so fun… I love crazy quilting!

  6. A beautiful block…so pretty!

  7. Beulah says:

    Hmmmm, this gives me an idea! 🙂 So going to make a set of crazy blocks to have on hand for Fall football games and Cold Winter nights….which are perfect times for embroidery! Thanks for the idea!! 🙂

  8. Connie says:

    What a great block and I love crazy quilt blocks too! Missed the Lovely Year of Finishes this month but I’ll be back next month for sure!

  9. Susan says:

    My crazy quilts use lots and lots of cottons, linens and dupioni silk, and not much in the fancy fabrics. I looked at a lot of antique crazy quilts, and those fancy fabrics, especially velvet and velveteen, are the ones that wear out first. This is a great block, and I know it will be wonderful with your stitching. I told you about pintangle.com, right?

  10. Jeifner says:

    It’ll be exciting to see how these. One along in silks 🙂

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