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!
You’ll have to do something special with this block when you are done, so far it is looking great!
Maybe this “practice block” can become a cute little pillow! I love it! Cannot wait to see the true crazy quilt. 🙂
Ooh, this looks like a fun project 🙂
I love it! Has an Asian feel to it, for sure!
This looks so fun… I love crazy quilting!
A beautiful block…so pretty!
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!! 🙂
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!
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?
It’ll be exciting to see how these. One along in silks 🙂