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    Are there any crazy quilters here?

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    yes!!!!, I LOVE IT, MADE A AFEW PILLOW OUT OF MY SONS BABY JEANS AND STUFF, I LOVE THE EMBROIDERY AND THE BEADING. I'M THINKING OF MAKING A BRIGHT CRAZY QUILT, SINCE THAT'S ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW IN MY STASH. AS A CRAZY YOURSELF, HOW DO YOUTHINK A BRIGHT WILL TURN OUT. YOUR OPINIONS PLEASE, I DON'T HAVE A WORKING CAMERA RIGHT NOW, BUT PLEASE SHOW ME THE STUFF YOU'VE MADE. i love it!!!!!

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    Do you mean are we crazy or do we make crazy quilts? Some would think we are crazy for cutting up fabric into little pieces just to sew them back together again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda
    Are there any crazy quilters here?

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    LOL I was going to add "or just crazy"!! LOL

    I really enjoy doing crazy quilting. I have done just a little of it though. I just recently joined a group in my home town that meets once a month and we are going to be doing a round robin. I have never done one before and I am really excited about it.

    Each woman make her own block 12 1/2" Square with a 2" muslin border and embroiders the center. Then it goes to each person to work on. Each woman will get her own block back with other women's work on her block. I think that is just so neat. We start next month bringing in our blocks. I can't wait!!



    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Do you mean are we crazy or do we make crazy quilts? Some would think we are crazy for cutting up fabric into little pieces just to sew them back together again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda
    Are there any crazy quilters here?

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    I'm both a crazy quilter and I love to make crazy quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Do you mean are we crazy or do we make crazy quilts?
    lol that was my ?? too. After all - look at my username.

    I may be mad, but sorry not crazy (quilty-speaking).

    Tried to put together a crazy patch with cotton fabrics, and I don't know if the colors were too bright, or what - but it just didn't work out.

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    Well, I don't know if I would call myself a crazy quilter or not since I have not actually made a crazy quilt yet, but I have put 4 blocks together. Still have alot more to go, then all the embellishments that goes with it. That is the scary part for me, and the most important part. To me, at least when I look at other's quilts, that is what really makes the quilts so beautiful. I just don't have all the stitches mastered yet, but working on them. Now, just if I'm crazy or not, the gkids think I act like that sometimes, but that's how I entertain the little buggers.(They are all under the age of 4)LOL

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    I haven't done a complete crazy quilt but have done some pillow covers and decided, at least for me, that the success may be in the prints, bold and soft, and the use of color value. In other words don't put too much of the same thing together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda
    Are there any crazy quilters here?
    Well, I quilt and people tell me I'm crazy... does that count? Actually, I've done a few small crazy quilt style projects, but it isn't my first love.

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    I am planning to make a crazy quilt, using the scraps from PJ's that I made my sisters family the last two years.

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    Donna Jean, "Do you mean are we crazy or do we make crazy quilts? Some would think we are crazy for cutting up fabric into little pieces just to sew them back together again."


    You gals ALWAYS get me laughing!

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    I've done a few crazy quilts, I'll post one I did a few years ago.

    Burgandy Crazy Quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.P.
    I've done a few crazy quilts, I'll post one I did a few years ago.
    K.P. Your quilt is beautiful! I love, love, love red and yellow combinations.

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    It is on my "to do" list. Now I just have to live to 150 to complete everything.
    Colleen

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    Welllllll, I'm crazy although not certifiable and I started a crazy quilt patch in summer. Does that count?

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    K.P. I really like your red crazy quilt. Beautiful color and the diagonal setting. I'm making one with 17 shades of green and beige for GS.

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    I started my first Crazy Quilt last Oct. for myself and I'm still not done it's going to be a king size. but I haven't been able to climb stairs for awhole has I had a knee replaced in Nov. last year and then broke that same foot going thru therapy and then I had selective surgery on my right foot in July just got the cast off,but anhow after all that I have a question for the crazy quilters is it better to frame the blocks or just put them together,It's actually a stack-n-whack multi colored. sorry this is so long but i hoping to get back to working on it in the next few weeks.

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    Now that is really Beautiful. I love the red. How big are your squares? How many did you use?
    That is just lovely.

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    yes, i'm crazy, and i do crazy quilts,wellll,i do small projects.btw, KP your crazy quilt is adorable. from one crazy to another.....molly
    ps.. we should start a little R.R. of crazy quilting, ourselves, what do ya think????/mp

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    Like everything else, I have purchased the fabrics to make a crazy quilt - but I've yet to start. My favorite quilting friend does crazy quilts 24/7 and they're beyond beautiful. I couldn't come close. I admire anybody with such patience.

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    Lynnie, I think you should do bright. I think it would be beautiful especially when you get embroidery on it. Emmy


    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie
    yes!!!!, I LOVE IT, MADE A AFEW PILLOW OUT OF MY SONS BABY JEANS AND STUFF, I LOVE THE EMBROIDERY AND THE BEADING. I'M THINKING OF MAKING A BRIGHT CRAZY QUILT, SINCE THAT'S ALL I HAVE RIGHT NOW IN MY STASH. AS A CRAZY YOURSELF, HOW DO YOUTHINK A BRIGHT WILL TURN OUT. YOUR OPINIONS PLEASE, I DON'T HAVE A WORKING CAMERA RIGHT NOW, BUT PLEASE SHOW ME THE STUFF YOU'VE MADE. i love it!!!!!

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    I think it is funny that people say that! I think "well someone has to do that for the clothes you wear!" Of course it is not little pieces but still....


    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    Some would think we are crazy for cutting up fabric into little pieces just to sew them back together again."

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    I'm working on a crazy crumb quilt! Oh, and last year for my little brother's birthday I made him a crazy quilt, too.

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    My squares on the burgandy and gold quilt are 11X11, as a matter of fact, I used Bounty paper towel sheets as my foundation, works beautifully, and you don't take them out. with foundation sheets, you can plan on it being a heavier quilt, especially with all the top stitching dover all the seams of each block. I'm not sure how many blocks there are, but it works on my king-size bed with about 5 inches of overhang, so it's pretty big. It's shown in the picture I posted over a queen size bed. I did it over a period of time, it's a true crazy quilt, I didn't plan the patterns in the squares (probably no 2 exactly alike) or the colors... I wanted it red/burgandy, and I use a lot of fabric with burgandy in it, so every time I had scraps left over, I'd make a few more squares; pretty soon, I had it all done. There just happened to be a scrap I used a lot that had some gold/yellow in the background, so that's how I picked the contrast color; I wasn't pleased with the outcome at first, but it growing on me...
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    Your quilt is beautiful.

    Won't the paper towels bunch up when the quilt is washed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K.P.
    My squares on the burgandy and gold quilt are 11X11, as a matter of fact, I used Bounty paper towel sheets as my foundation, works beautifully, and you don't take them out.

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