Saturday, January 11, 2014

Crazy Quilt Along 2014......

I joined up with Carli from Good Earth Quilting for her Crazy Quilt Along 2014. We are going to be doing a wall hanging representing Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

I am not a quilter at all....never did one in my life. I love them and admire the work put into them but I'm a small project type of person. So my mindset is that this CQA project has four small pieces and then the finishing to make it a wall hanging. I figure that I can handle that...hopefully:)

I'm very new to crazy quilting so I'm a bit nervous. 

Just deciding on what fabrics to use was my first hurdle. Carli has a free spirited approach to crazy quilting which I like but the conformist in me is really having a hard time putting the crazy into the quilting....LOL

I have a shoebox of small pieces of fabric that I have been gathering up for awhile......satins, brocades, velvets, laces...that sort of stuff. I got some of my bits from Diane's Etsy store when she had a fabulous sale last year. I also won some from her in a blog giveaway too:)



The first square we are doing is winter. So Carli asked us to gather together bits and pieces that suggest the colours of winter to us and build a block to work on.  I have a ton of white pieces......I'm thinking winter is mostly whitish isn't it?


Just for fun...while I was considering my options.... I found a stock photo of winter scenery on Google and  loaded in on Palette Builder at Play Crafts.

Lots of blues and grays. It even gave me the Kona cotton colours!

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Well after fooling around with winter themed pictures for awhile I put some bits together. Lots to ponder:


I think it should have some shades of white, blue and gray.......I also found a piece of bluey purple which is very pretty.......decisions........decisions:)

Once I get it all together I'll post my nude block for you to see. Stay tuned. 

Crazy Quilt Along 2014


8 comments:

Linda said...

What a great start! Love all those blues and greys. I have to start putting together what I am going to use. Should be fun.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Mary Anne, you have nothing to be nervous about, its like this, try something new. I love your color choices for winter! LOL, Carli

www.goodearthquilting.blogspot.ca

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Your fabric collection is beautiful. Love the array of textures and colors. Love the stock photo using the Palette colors.
I'm sure you'll be able to put a little "crazy" in your quilt blocks....just let go and have fun!

Lin said...

Ooooh, can't wait to see what you come up with. I am a quilter, but have never made a crazy quilt. I sorta like order and points and such.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You are a brave woman, I wouldn't even know where to begin! Loving your start and can't wait to see where your muse takes you on this crazy ride :O) Have fun, Deb

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooooh - you're about to be assimilated into the land of crazy quilters! Yay! You are going to like it there.

BumbleVee said...

oh, goody, this looks like fun! And, I'm with you...smaller projects for me too..... that's why I was so thrilled to be able to do the little pincushions. and, now...I've decided to use my quilting or wrapping cloth blocks for a pouch...to hold smaller pieces of pretty fabric. It will be just a fold over pouch if you know what I mean... no zipper closing or anything...just a slit for an opening..to put in my hand and take out pieces ... and to look beautiful just sitting there ..wherever.....

Lesley Reed said...

looking forward to seeing how this comes along :)

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