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Crazy Quilts

I love crazy quilts!
I'm fascinated by the creativity, the different fabrics and
enjoy studying the rich embroidery and embellishments.

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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.

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(Close up of some of the crazy quilt blocks.)

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(Close up of some of the crazy quilt blocks.)


Quilted Vest dlstewart.com
(Crazy Quilt Vest / hand embroidered & embellished.)

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