Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crazy Quilting Mini

I finished up the crazy quilt mini quilt for AAQI. It is 8.5" x 10.5". It is the first crazy quilt that I have made with such bright fabrics - very tropical.

I decided to just embroider the seams, add buttons and beads, but not to add other little bits of embroidery - the fabric was bold enough. I used #11 seed beads, and think that they compliment the Lola by Edmar thread better.

There was a great response to the tatting (thanks for the ideas too), which surprised me. Someone once said to me, when she saw my work, that her grandmother used to make doilies and she didn't think people did that anymore - made me feel like I was 100 years old! Nice to see that people are still interested!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Joan said...

Someone will be really happy with that Joanne :)

Wendy said...

Very pretty! Happy Easter!

Raewyn said...

Lovely! The tropical colours work well - you must be thinking spring at your place??!! Happy Easter.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Delightful!Also very clever!


Karen said...

Joanne -- the crazy quilt is spectacular ! Love the fabric and the stitching !
Being "old fashioned" or "down to earth" or "loving vintage crafts" is NOT the same as being OLD.

When we do finally get "OLD", think of the wisdom that it brings [wink}.


Judy said...

I love the fabric and the embroidery! I collect old doilies, and one time we had a realtor come over to prepare our house for a showing. She told me I was too young to have doilies and that I needed to put them all away ;-) I still love them....

Barb said...

what a great little quilt for AAQI!