It got my creative juices flowing. I decided to try crazy quilting.
I created this in about 3 hours last night - I really didn't want to stop.
Set on my black chair for contrast.
This type of quilting is just my style - no rules! Anything goes! I am definitely a "No rules" kindo gal.
I can be messy and it works - the seams can be uneven and it works!
Oh I love crazy quilting I tell you!
I have now started adding some embroidery to my crazy quilt block - I haven't really done any embroidery before but that is ok - because with crazy quilts - Anything goes!
I can see this really becoming a problem for me - oh and did I mention - it uses scraps! Yes! Because I have put myself on a fabric diet - no more buying until I use up some of my stash. (I have a fabric stash - how cool is that!)
Oh and buttons - which I have a bunch of - oh and remember all that lace I got at Value Village? I can use that too - oh and beads - which I don't have, but can get a wide assortment of at Dollarama (so not to expensive).
I can add all kinds of things. Silk flowers. All types of fabrics.
I mostly have only cotton right now - I think another trip to Value Village to get some cheap old silk type clothes to cut up.
I think I will turn this block into a wall hanging for my office/sewing room.
I had so many ideas last night - I just couldn't sleep! I will make crazy quilt blocks and then cut them down to 2 inch by 5 inch strips, add a back and quilt them - Bookmarks!
I have a bunch of canvas totes that I would love to recover with crazy quilt blocks! So many ideas!
Can I make a living at this? Anyone know how? Because I can't see myself stopping any time soon. This is way too much fun - it is torture just to put it down to write this post.
Ok back to it - I will post more pictures as I progress. Fun fun fun! At least it is not fattening right?!