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Thread: Crazy Quilting - can anyone recommend directions?

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    this is something i want to try with scraps from the clothes we've been making my daughter. i looked at jo-anns and they had one book, but it was more about the decorative stitching and not actually how to cut and piece the fabrics. i did buy the leisure arts book on crazy quilt stitches, but still looking for directions.

    can anyone recommend a book or website? my local quilt shop isn't having the class until fall and i think i want to go ahead and get starts.

    tia!

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    Did you have a look at the tutorial that I put on the board showing the construction of a crumb/crazy block - if not here is a link for you fabricluver!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6951.page


    Hope this helps :D

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    thanks so much! downloaded it! looks fun! just what i was looking for!

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    I have just started another quilt for my son and his girlfriend who are just setting up there first home together!! Done 2 blocks just another 40 to go.....!! I said I wasn't doing anything else until I finished off the big quilt I have been working on for a year........but needs must lol!!

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    do you have pictures of the completed ones? i'd like to see how you set the blocks.

    thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricluvr
    do you have pictures of the completed ones? i'd like to see how you set the blocks.

    thanks again!
    Heres a couple of pictures
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    These are the new blocks I have just done for Jess n Ryan's quilt -

    Jess loves magenta pink so I just lay it on some fabric that I recycled form a charity shop find dress to audition the colour - she loves it - but not sure what Ryan will think, I might have to make the magenta borders smaller like I did on the first quilt....we will see how it progress lol!!
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    wow! i love it! bright and beautiful! now i'm getting excited! i don't think i have near enough scraps yet, but maybe after next year. we always get 3-4 different tutti frutti prints to make my dd's summer crops and shorts.

    thanks for sharing!

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    I bet you will now be choosing the fabrics and clothes depending if they match your theme for the quilt lol!!! :D :D

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    I love your quilt Izzy, and the one you just started is stunning :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    I bet you will now be choosing the fabrics and clothes depending if they match your theme for the quilt lol!!! :D :D
    how is it you can read my mind from so far away? :wink: :)

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    quilters intuition?????? :lol: :lol:

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    This post is behind by a few days, but we've been out in the woods camping (of course I took some piecework I'm currently working on).

    I did my first crazy quilt a year and a half ago. The best advice I got was that the sky is the limit. I had asked several people whether it was better to do squares and connect or to do one giant canvas and go to town. This is like jeopardy, I gave the answer before my question. Yikes!

    A fabulous resource for me, found at our local library, was a book entitled "The Magic of Crazy Quilting" by J Marsha Michler. I pretty much wore that book out.

    I tried to attach a picture to a post I tried to send earlier. I'll try again in a separate post. I don't want to loose this post and have to retype again. If there is no picture, I was unsuccessful. I share this computer with two teenage daughters who usually use our daily limit of uploads and downloads. Alas, I will try though.

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    Fabricluvr.. crumb blocks are addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!! and soooooo much fun!

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    When I make my big crazy patch blocks, I like to use my rayon embroidery threads and machine embroider over each seam. it looks really neat!!! I have some photos at home I should look for them and post them to show you what I mean. I am making one now for Trevor for his birthday. He is a HUGE HUGE Van Halen fan. He and his good buddy went to see them in concert back in October in Toronto. They took photos of themselves at the concert and the group. So while he was at work one day, I went in on his computer, snooped around found the photos plus other photos of the band back in the 80s and printed them off onto photo transfer paper. Each photo will be in the center of each 14" block and then lots of funky crazy patch fabrics around it. Then embroider them. This will be a birthday gift for him for August.

    I am also planning to make one to teach this coming September. I have made a bunch of them and looooove making them!

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    thanks SallyJo - my library has Marsha's book. i've put it on hold for when we get back from vacation!

    Quilting Aggi - would love to see your crazy quilts! i've never used rayon embroidery threads, but may have to give it a try!

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    Thanks Izy, for your tutorial on this! I wanted to make the pincushion K3n made, and had no idea how to do the block part!
    Got some really cute buttons at JoAnn's sale today to embellish it, and really cute button pins to put in it when I get it done! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Rainer
    Thanks Izy, for your tutorial on this! I wanted to make the pincushion K3n made, and had no idea how to do the block part!
    Got some really cute buttons at JoAnn's sale today to embellish it, and really cute button pins to put in it when I get it done! :D
    I love the crazy pincusions too!1 They are on the list to do for a few xmas pressies, please post piccies when you have made some Diana :wink: :D

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    I found this to be a good instruction for crazy blocks.

    www.quilterscache.com/H/howtomakeFSSCrazyBlocks.html

    try it and see if it makes sense. That is how I made my crazy pillow but I added embroidery to mine

    Jane

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    Hey Izy!! I recognized some of that fabric! lol

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    Most of it probably used to live in your sewing den Terri :wink: :D

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    Thanks for the link, Janedennis! But I don't understand the need for the foundation piece? Why would one use it? That's what's always messed up my head about doing one.
    :-)

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