Crazy Quilt - from Sew Crazy Girls Group - Remember each month we get a color package - bring it home - work it - one month later turn it in - at the end we will each get to chose a color grouping to sew together to have our queen size crazy quilt - or a few smaller ones!
I've done two crazy quilts before - maybe you have seen them posted on here. But I have never embellished one and have collected books for years in an effort to persuade myself to do this.
Last week at my local quilt shop where my sewing circle meets, the owner told me they were forming a group to put together crazy quilts. Ears perked up!
"The kits are FREE", she said.
The kits are free, but you must add the embellishments. We will meet once a month and at the end of a year you will have enough squares (13 x 13) to put together a good size quilt.
Well . . . . really . . . . seriously . . . .
Of course I jumped on this.
So the way it works is every month you recieve a kit with enough fabrics of similar colors and a piece of muslin to use as a foundation for placing the fabics in a scrappy, crazy pattern of your choice. Your square must be 13 x 13.
Then you can add hand embellishments ONLY in the colors that are in the fabric pieces.
Any type embellishments. Any mixture of embellishments.
You recieve points for your progress. The one with the most points at the end of the 12 months chooses the stack of squares in the color (one color only) of her choice! F.U.N.
Here is my first block. I decided to only embellish with embroidery.
My Pot Holder Had a hook on the tab for purposes of hanging. Find the right size button that will fit through a hook like this - no worries if you do not have one. I will tell you what to do if you do not at the end of this project. Sew that chosen button in place.
Because my gray button was so plain and boring for me I decided to add some color with a smaller button that I sewed directly on top of the gray one using the same sewing holes.
Check to make sure it actually works! Yay, it does!
Put your chosen objects in the pocket! Quick and Easy.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A POTHOLDER WITH A HOOK - no problem. Just find a pretty ribbon and sew the top of it where the tab (and hook) would be. Wrap that piece of ribbon (once sewn on) around the button to close your pocket!
I love this sign, and although I believe in it, I must admit I do a lot of work for free. Why you ask? Because it is in my heart to do things that make other people smile. So I do portraits on occassion for my friends.