Thursday, January 8, 2009

Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams Piecing Continues

During the holidays I was so busy that I took a break from blogging. I did miss chatting with all my blogging friends. But despite the hectic pace I found a wee bit of time to do some stitching because to me it is so relaxing and enjoyable. Last year I start, my first CQ which I am calling "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams". When finished it will be 40 inches by 40 inches. Last year I completed the above hexagon part. I am using all kinds of fancy and cotton fabrics.
This is the heart part that will go into the center of the hexagon. The photo is of Me and My Sweetie when he took me to Paducah in 2005 standing in front of their "Quilt City USA" Muriel. It is a truly lovely Muriel. Last Spring for some reason I became stumped on how to Crazy Piece the 6 points to the design. After trying a couple of times I decided to put it away for awhile.
Last September I signed up for a Crazy Quilt Class at our local quilt shop called "Quilted Memories". The class was setup to have one class a month for three months. The teacher went through the whole process of piecing, construction and embellishment. While in the class I crazy pieced 4 of the 6 points to "The CQ Of My Dreams". I put a center silkie in each one. I am now happy with the results of these 4 CQ points and I am hoping to finish the other 2 soon.
I am now very excited about staying focus on this CQ project. During this class I met 6 wonderful ladies and the teacher that was so encouraging and supportive with me while I was working on this project. They are now all my friends and we meet once a month so I will continue to have CQ friends for encouraging words when I get a bit overwhelmed with "The Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams".
This is a photo of the Hexagon, Center Heart, with 2 of the CQ Pieced Center Points added. I still have a long way to go but I feel now I have the confidence and enthusiasm to continue on until I get to the best part of embellishing it.

The photo is of two Crazy Patchwork CD Pincushion I have started. One is of 100% wool which I love working with too and I think I will create a Spring Flower scene on it. The other one is going to be more a rose summer theme pincushion.
I am happy to be back chatting with you all and I look forward to visiting your blogs too because I always learn so much from everyone creativity. Take care Hugs Judy


Maureen said...

Welcome back Judy, your cq work is looking really good.

Miss 376 said...

Judy, these are beautiful. I can't wait to see how they all come together

Art4Sol said...

Glad you're back and well...thought maybe you got buried in the snow.
Looks like you've been productive...lovely work.

Anonymous said...

I love how your dreams piece is coming along. It's going to be so beautiful. I can really see it beginning to come together now.

Genie said...

Happy New Judy,
quilt looks beautiful. so glad you are not giving up on Tricia's group.
I am not a proffesional either lol
just butterfly minded who loves all the beautiful artwork everone out there does.
Hugs Jean

Heather said...

Nice to have you back Judy - missed you!

Your quilt is lovely - I did read your other posts about your quilt, definitely a long process, but worth every bit of effort - an heirloom to treasure for sure.

Hugs - Heather

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone, I am glad to back blogging again. Thanks for the welcome back.

Heather, thanks for the nice comment on my CQ I hope one day my family will treasure it too.

Jean, thanks also for the nice comment on the CQ. I hope Tricia group will give me some direction with it.

Darlene. yes, during Dec. I thought it would never stop snowing. But we've had a few sunny days sooo it really help the spirit allot. VBG

Susan, Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate your imput on my CQ. Hugs Judy

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful project. I just know it is going to be stunning when finished!


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret, Thanks for stopping by and leaving your encouraging comment. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

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