Sunday, March 21, 2021

April Block for the 2021 Crazy Quilt Journal Project.........

 Here is my fourth block. I'm way ahead of schedule but I figure that's a good thing.

And tada..... the project completed.  

Take care and keep safe :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

March Block for the 2021 Crazy Quilt Journal Project.....

I may have lost the plot with this block....that's if there ever was one....but I did learn a few things in the process. One more corner block to go and then I'll put them together.

This is the three I've done so far.

 Take care and keep safe :)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

February Block For 2021 Crazy Quilt Journal Project.......

Here is my fan block for February. I added a heart for Valentines though originally I didn't intend to do one but ya know. It's been a great exercise in doing seam treatments. On to the next block.

Take care and keep safe :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

January Block for the 2021 Crazy Quilt Journal Project......

Here is my January block. I have only done one fan block before in a class I took with Kathy Shaw. I wasn't a fan then (of fan blocks not Kathy) and I'm still not. It's all about seams and trying to harmonize them I guess. I found this really hard to do. So I just did my own thing.

 Take care:)



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Crazy Quilting.........

I was given a gift card at Christmas for Indigo-Chapters which was burning a hole in my the saying goes. Unfortunately the stores are closed here as we are in lock down again so I looked at their online store.

I bought Kathy Shaw's book "Stunning Stitches for Crazy Quilts". Perfect as I had bought her templates a few years ago and this book shows you how to create seams using templates. Here are the templates I mean.

I love CQ but I haven't really done a lot. I took Kathy Shaw's free beginners class in 2015 and messed about a bit but then my efforts fizzled out.

So I decided to join in the 2021 Crazy Quilt Journal challenge. You are permitted to work on small projects instead of one large project. That seemed doable. I made up three groups of four blocks. Four fans, four hexagons and four with "silkies". So a variety to work on. The challenge began right away with trying to find fabric in my very limited stash. I managed though the colours I used for the fans are a bit unconventional for me anyway... and in a different circumstance (sans Covid) I would never have used them.

The bits of embroidery in the centre of each fan are from an older project that I recycled. They are Buttonhole Stitch Leaves. You can find the tutorial here. The templates I used for my hexagons came from the 2020 Crazy Quilt challenge on Pintangle.

Take care and keep safe:)