I love crazy quilts!
I feel fortunate to have won these Block-of-the-Month quilt blocks at my quilt guild's monthly raffle. The first block (top left) I sewed; and since I needed one more block to complete the setting, I sewed the middle block in the second row. Star fabrics (one green and one black) form the inner lattice and outside border. I tied the layers together with three-generations of buttons -- my grandmother's, my mother's and my own. The buttons make excellent conversation starters. It's amazing how many people love buttons or have collections of their own.
Below are close-up photos of some of the quilt blocks. The fabrics vary from square to square: cotton, faux leather, brocade, velvet, silk, satin. Some quilters preferred to embellish their blocks with metallic thread or hand- or machine-embroidery. Other quilters used ribbons, lace, beads, buttons and even satin piping.