Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too
Sponsored by Thearica Burroughs
In the year of February 2006, three ladies started the Vintage Quilting Society at our Senior Center. People were giving us bags of ties and fancy materials for our quilts we were making. I would search the net for new stitches and patterns, perhaps you might see one of your designs, and show the girls how to stitch them. One of my first blocks was the 2006 in satin stitch. All I need now are three more strips to add and the quilt will be completed. There will be a space with the year of completion!!
The jacket is constructed from denim material with a medallion sewn onto the back. It is made with fan wedges decorated in many of the crazy quilt stitches. The center of butterflies are stitched down with the button hole stitch.
Here is a purchased shirt front and back. The CQ material was sewn to a light weight muslin. It has CQ stitches, flowers are Brazilian Embroidery and the bee, heart flag, butterflies and trim are my tatting. This piece was sewn on to the back and front. On the front pocket is a silk ribbon heart with beads. I also scalloped the bottom of the jacket to give it a designer touch.
We all love Christmas Stockings.
Kevin lives in Boston and loves the water. I found this cross stitch of a boat in a bottle. I love adding cross stitch and tatting to my work.
One of my favorite pocket book patterns. It is so easy to piece and add your favorite stitching, tatting and beads. It has a zipper closing and lots of pockets on the inside.
A small pouch decorated in CQ stitches, beading and tatting.
This is my block for "Hearts and Hands for Sendai". It was a project the International Crazy Quilting Group put together after the devastating earthquake in Japan. The blocks were put into wall hangings and were
mailed to Hideko Ishida, our Japanese CQ Sister in Sendai.
These wall hangings will be exhibited in Japan and will raise money by viewing the quilts and auctioned off. All proceeds will be given to a charity designated by Hideko. This is a tiny part Hideko's Quilting Sisters can do for Japan.
Hideko blogged about all the blocks that had cherry blossoms like this one.
The International Crazy Quilting Group are putting together flag blocks from countries around the world. I have chosen the United States and there are over 22 more flag blocks. It will be put together as one big quilt and sent to our CQ Sister, Hideko. Hideko will enter them in Japan Quilt Shows and will be sold. The money will help the victims of the Sendai Earthquake.
My USA flag blocks has lots of crazy quilt stitches, silk ribbon and a tatted eagle. (Pattern by Nancy Tracy)
Crazy Quilt Squares for Tat Days Scholarship 2010
The seams and motifs on this block are all tatted. It was made into a quilt along with many other tatted blocks from other talented tatters and auctioned off.
The proceeds went to the Palmetto Tat Days Scholarships.
The quilt raised over $3,000! It was a magnificent quilt.
A CQ block.