Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams, The Beginning

I have always wanted to create a Crazy Quilt and especially so since I joined the Crazy Quilt International Online group about one year ago. The Crazy Quilts that these ladies create are works of art and I have been greatly inspired by them all.

I have been doing embroidery since a young lady and seriously since 1994 but I have mostly added stitching to quilts I have created for family and friends. I have never made a quilt or Crazy Quilt for my home. This is the year for creating "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams". I believe the theme of this Crazy Quilt will be "Hearts and Roses". I having been collecting fabrics forever and so I searched through my old stash for fabrics I could use and have been collecting new ones over the pass year. I have bought new embroidery threads and will use old collections of flosses too. I have also been collecting beads and laces from every where I go.

My DH has drawn out templates from looking at a picture of a Japanese Crazy Quilt ( Top Photo) that I truly admired in a magazine published several years ago. I would not want "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams" to look exactly like the Japanese Crazy Quilt but I am hoping I can create "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams" I will be proud of.

The colors I love are Burgundies to Light Pinks and Creams. I am planning to use fancy fabrics to 100% cottons ones. I have a selections of fabrics I have chosen in the above pictures to start with. I am not sure if I will use all of them or if I will add new ones along the way. The reason why I loved Crazy Quilting is that is NO rules. vbg So today January 22nd 2008, I will beginning piecing my Crazy Quilt. Hopefully before the end of 2008 I will be able to show you all a completed Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams.


Phyl said...

Oh, your quilt fabrics and colors are wonderful!!And the heart motifs and laces!Do you plan to also embellish the quilt w/beads and buttons and embroidery and ribbons?That's what I do and love it....I belong to the CQI also; good luck!It will be

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Judy - this is so exciting! I can't wait to see the next step in making tis Quilt of Your Dreams a reality! You will be cuddled under it next Christmas for sure!!

Gail said...

Judy, this is a beautiful quilt you have chosen for inspiration. It will be fun to watch you progress through this project and see your creativeness come out. It will be very elegant in such pretty colors and design elements.

Gypsy said...

The fabrics are lovely, the laces equisite, and your quilt will definitely be dreamy when done, Judy!

ps as a gardener, have you gone to Jodi in Nova Scotia's blog?
I think you will find somewhat of a kindred Soul, with love of gardening, flowers, and dislike of weather that keeps her from it!

tammy said...

hi judy
mmmmmm what a great stash you have to begin a marvelous quilt with:)
i hope you keep us posted on your journey
hehee our whopping one inch of snow turned into flurries :(
please enjoy yours for me!
have a great day
tammy crookedheartart.blogspot.com

JANE said...

Hi Judy, This will be quite the adventure to watch you unfold. The colours are sure to get you thinking about spring and Lord knows how the Cabin Fever starts in come February!!! I absolutely love your fabric choices.

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