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Crazy quilts

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images of crazy quilt "All Creatures Large and Small" by Gerlinde Hruzek displayed at Cactus Needle Quilting Blog

I've taken a lot of pictures of vintage Crazy Quilts, but not very many modern day interpretations. I was especially happy to see 2 contemporary CQ versions at the Arizona Quilters Guild show. All Creatures Large and Small by Gerlinde Hruzek won First Place in the "Other" category. This artist used so many mediums in the making of her quilt: Needlepoint, embroidery, applique, crochet and ribbon work to name a few. The far away picture just does not give justice to how wonderful this quilt…

In their late 1800s heyday, crazy quilts celebrated an age of progress. Today, such fancywork is coming back to life, thanks to a focus on personalization and embellishments.

Crazy quilts, which had their heyday in the late 1800s, celebrated an age of progress. Today, thanks to a focus on personalization and embellishments, crazy quilting is surging in popularity.

Fairy Tale crazy quilt. Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye: Crazy Quilting—Start to Finish

The title of this post sounds a bit intimidating, but it is the goal of a new class Teri and I (Kara) will be teaching at our local quilt shop. We have taught a beginning crazy quilting class that primarily focused on learning the basic embroidery skills needed for seam stitches and motifs; however, we really didn't have time in a one-day class to teach how to piece and embellish the blocks. Quite a few of our students wanted to learn those skills as well, so a 6-month class was born. The…

Deconstructed crazy quilting! Learn all about this fun technique in this how-to video http://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/video/deconstructed-crazy-quilt-technique/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=A219 #LetsQuilt

Deconstructed crazy quilting! Learn all about this fun technique in this how-to video http://www.nationalquilterscircle.com/video/deconstructed-crazy-quilt-technique/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=A219 #LetsQuilt

How to Sew an Easy Crazy Quilt Block: 9 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Sew an Easy Crazy Quilt Block: It is ungodly hot outside, so it seemed like a pretty good day to sit in the basement and play with my sewing machine... and on days like this I tend to go for Crazy Quilt blocks, which look awesome, are super easy, and require very little actual m…

15 minute crazy blocks for quilts THIS IS A MUST MAKE...SO EASY!!!! ALL MY SCRAPS WILL NOT GO TO WASTE!

FREE PIECED FABRIC MAKING OK players! Got your bin of scraps? Here's a step by step of 15 minutes of play... Put those strips of fabric away and dig out all your little bits... This will be 15 minutes of sewing... They go together quickly, Don't think, just sew! I have a box under my sewing table that I put all my itty bits in that I save for making fabric. Grab a handful of various sized scraps. Sew one on, press open. This is a good place to add in angles. Is it looking to straight up and…

All velvet crazy quilt, made c.1930. Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye: Crazy for Crazy Quilts

Well, maybe we aren't CRAZY, but we do have a slight obsession with crazy quilts. Both Teri and I (Kara) are fascinated with crazy quilts of all kinds, and we have our good friend and author Janice Vaine to thank for it. At the end of the 2013 Elly Sienkiewicz Appliqué Academy, Jan showed us her latest quilt purchase and her thoughts and ideas for it to be the subject of her next book. When we saw this quilt, it was love at first sight. Embroidery and Patchwork Revisited, by Janice Vaine…