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perfecting my Vintage sewer’s Crazy quilt

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

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a Romantic vintage sewer’s crazy quilt block

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

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a paisley 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

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A Valentines Crazy Quilt block!

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!