"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Crazy about Crazy Quilting!

I just love messing around with little blocks of fabric that I've pieced together in CQ fashion. I have no intention of making a full size quilt - not even a wall hanging or lap rug. I simply enjoy doing a variety of stitches and beading to embellish the blocks. One of the Groups on Stitchin Fingers are making fabric postcards to swap with each other, so I jumped in there to join the swap. The theme for the postcard is 'Fall' (it was suggested by an American - surprise, surprise!) and I emailed her that Spring has just begun Down Under, and it feels like forever since we had our Autumn, but I didn't mind thinking about Autumn next year! Here is what I have done so far....actually I've done a bit more since I took this photo, but you may be able to see where I'm heading. The green Herringbone stitch will have small gold cross stitches on top of the green, and the ric rac will have another stitch, and possibly some beads worked on or around it. The red and green plain fabrics will have some other kind of embellishment, and there will be some stitching along the borders of those fabrics.
Here is another little block I made up when I was teaching myself the technique of "foundation piecing" from some CQ books I've borrowed from the library. There is no immediate purpose for this one, although a couple of friends have admired it and said they would like to see it in a little frame, so somebody may end up with this for Xmas!
For those who are interested, there are two new aprons on this blog.


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved looking over your past posts. I have always wanted to start a crazy quilt, just never have yet. Blessings, Kathleen

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your CQ piece is looking great. I love the cottage you are stitching for your friend.

Miss 376 said...

I have yet to start my postcard for stitching fingers, though I have some ideas. This looks great, look forward to seeing how it grows

The Lone Beader said...

That is crazy! LOL

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Gina, Its lovely what you are creating! I've always wanted to try CQ but have so many unfinished projects waiting in baskets and boxes as it is. Our spinning guild just had a needlepunch demo Saturday and I told myself no way, I have too much on my plate now and enjoy it all. Meaning, I didn't go to the demo. I loved your comment about your Aunt being a close friend of Beatrice Potter. How exciting is that!!! and how rare? She was a wonderful artist as well as author. So whimsical yet real...her little animal world was and still is. Well, I'd better go, I want to visit just a bit here before getting on with my day. I don't get online near as much as I used to because of the time factor. My cello practise takes a nice hunk of my day plus laundry etc...smile. Wouldn't change anything though...well, hired help would be nice with the ironing...but...grin.