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.