When I wrote last time I had done my test out and was in the process of improving the Romantic Crazy Quilt block which has a sewing theme. I have now embroidered it out again with the cameo and was delighted with the result. May I stress that it is essential to use the same shades… Continue reading perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt
I am currently digitising another Crazy quilt block with a vintage sewing theme. In deciding the elements for this block I have considered all the notions we use when we sew and given them a neutral colour scheme to make them appear vintage! This is my largest block as it is rectangular rather than square.… Continue reading a Romantic vintage sewer’s crazy quilt block
I just adore paisley (boteh) designs which probably originated in Persia. The East Indian company imported Kashmir shawls and other luxurious silk products with these designs printed on them and they have never gone out of fashion. Where better to start than with a paisley themed crazy quilt block incorporating two large paisley appliqués to… Continue reading a paisley crazy quilt block
Easter has caught up with me and so today I tested out the Crazy quilt block I had designed to capture all the wonder of this lovely time of year. There are two crosses, one very simple and a more elaborate cross with some Celtic strippling. I have added white lilies, a beautiful hint of… Continue reading a Crazy Quilt block for Easter!
Sometimes a project just comes together and the results are delightful. Recently I sorted out my remnants basket which was full of many shades of silk dupion. I arranged some in clusters that looked good together for when I next stitched out a crazy quilt. One of the beauties of silk dupion happens when two colours are woven… Continue reading A Valentines Crazy Quilt block!
This is my Christmas 2014 Crazy Quilt block! To create the block I have used elements from several of my Christmas collections, choosing a Graceful snowflake as the central point around which the segments of the block are positioned. You will find hellebores from my Celtic Christmas collection, a dove and bows from the 12… Continue reading Romantic Crazy quilt for Christmas