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    Has anyone tried it? I'd love to see pictures and hear how you got started.

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    I've made a couple of blocks (antique hand method) and have really enjoyed doing all the embroidery and embellishments; the project is on hold at the moment because I'm doing a silk ribbon embroidery course in mid-march and what to incorporate that as well.

    The joy of crazy for me is that it is SO unstructured. I just sat with a box of scraps (all kinds of fabric, not just cottons - DH lost a silk tie :D ) and added them randomly; but it's the embellishment that's the real fun part; I bought one of those cases intended for screws and nails to store all my bits and bobs!

    K x

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    K...those are absolutely beautiful..... :D

    We had a silk ribbon class at our guild a few weeks ago, it is so much fun...and QUICK!!, you will love it. :D :D :D

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    Yeah, I think they're a bit OTT but I never could learn when to stop...

    K x

    PS I'm really looking forward to the silk ribbon...

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    K..Check out this blog...great video tutorials, it helped me get my head around techniques before we had our lessons :wink:

    http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/

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    Oooooh, just had a quick look, lots and lots of lovelieeeees; (and now I can do some homework and not look like a complete twit in the class - speshally as it'll be in French!)

    Ta mate!

    K x

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    Exactamente mi amiga...es mejor aprender antes de el clase!! :roll:

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    Absolument, tu as raison! Je ne veux pas que tout le monde me trouve nul!!!

    K x

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    Si!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    errmm no idea what I am agreeing to tho lol :lol: :roll: :roll:

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    errmm no idea what I am agreeing to tho
    Izy, you just agreed to send me your stash, AND all your quilts, AND Sasha, oh and that I could have free holidays in your villa for as long as I live!

    Cheers Mate :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    errmm no idea what I am agreeing to tho
    Izy, you just agreed to send me your stash, AND all your quilts, AND Sasha, oh and that I could have free holidays in your villa for as long as I live!

    Cheers Mate :wink:

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    Yep, that's exactly what you agreed to Izy. AND..you also said you'd buy me my plane ticket too! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Si!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    errmm no idea what I am agreeing to tho lol :lol: :roll: :roll:
    But you were soooo happy to do it!! :lol: :lol:

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    Thanks for backing me up girls! I owe ya! :D :wink:

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    oh my K, seeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww gorgeous kiddo

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    Thanks Bev!!!

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    start with scraps it's easy
    just like a 9 patch



    frankie

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    K... :lol: I only just saw your posts for a few days ago :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Those are absolutely beautiful K. I started one with silk pieces and old neckties. It was fun and I have'nt even looked at it for ever. Thanks for reminding me! Keep up the great job and keep us posted.

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    One I started with silk and old ties. Have'nt started to embellish it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    K..Check out this blog...great video tutorials, it helped me get my head around techniques before we had our lessons :wink:

    http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/
    Thanks Izy for posting this site. I have been collecting ribbon for a crazy quilt.

    collettekay thanks for starting this thread.

    K3n I love your blocks.

    I have been dragging my feet to start my crazy quilt. I have brought the books, read them. I just need to get to it. I have been collecting neckties for my fabric. I need to get them out and start. I'm thinking I want to washing them first. Distress them and let them shrink. See which ones survive. :-) Does anyone have any advise? I hope mine turn out as pretty as K3n.


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    Janstar I love your block. I posted before seeing yours. Did you washing your ties first? Daffy duck just is too cool. :D

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    Great thread with a lot of good info--thanks!!

    K-I love your crazy quilt blocks--not OTT at all!!

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    Sewsew, no I didn't wash them. I figured it would never be larger than a wall hanging most likely. My DH and I looked at all the thrift stores to collect ties. Was fun! Thank you for the comment.

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    I also used scraps of velvet from some of my daughter's baby dresses, some satiny stuff (sure it's poly) and all kinds of stuff I could forage (DH kindly donated a gold silk tie!) All the usual quilting rules just fly out of the window! Any fabrics I couldn't turn under, eg the velvet, I just covered the raw edge with the next patch or a strip of ribbon. And as for the embellishments - if ever you get fed up with buying fabric (???!) this opens up a whole new shopping prospect! I've even used bits of broken old earrings, and I got a big bag of old beads for next to nothing from a brocante (French jumble sale).

    Have fun!

    K x

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