Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 47

Thread: Crazy Quilting

  1. #1
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1

    Crazy Quilting

    I just joined a crazy quilt group. I have no idea what subject to do it on. Has anyone done one of these? Would love some suggestions. TY

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    13,232
    Sorry I can't help but I am sure someone will have an answer. I never did a crazy quilt, but I didn't think they had a subject to it.
    SueDor

  3. #3
    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Fox Valley Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,932
    I made a crazy quilt Christmas stocking...it was fun making it...are you using traditional fabrics? or wools? I have seen some wonderful wool-crazy projects and that is on my list to try sometime.

  4. #4
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,981
    I've made a crazy quilt just using up scraps. I didn't get fancy & it was a quilt for a grandson when he was little.
    As far as the subject question do you mean something like, "grandmother's gloves, picture, etc"?
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

  5. #5
    Super Member Daylesewblessed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    West Texas
    Posts
    1,874
    I do sew and flip blocks, which look like crazy quilt blocks. Mine have a theme or a focus fabric in the center of the block. I have done Snoopy, frogs, and other children's fabrics for the focus fabric. Right now I am making a quilt with old embroidery pieces from pillowcases as the focus fabric and vintage fabric scraps all around. This one will definitely have the "feel" of an authentic crazy quilt, but I do not plan to do the embellishments.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    I have made several crazy quilt items. Vests stockings, wall hangings and quilts. I think she means theme. I use cottons and velvets, silks, satins, I have even used fabrics from those big apolstery books, and yes I do use the cottons with them. I use pearls, beads, silk ribbon all kinds of flosses, appliques, doilies, laces and fancy trims. I have bought everything for an oriental themed one but have not started it yet. Beautiful oriental fabrics, oriental charms, sasiko mirrors. Here is a web site for you to browse. You will love it! EveningStar Designs. Have fun!!

  7. #7
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    Jackie, TY so much for that site. Being a newbie to this it sure is a great site for ideas.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    If you google crazy quilting, all kinds of crazy quilting web sites will come up. You will see some beautiful work, and places to get your crazy quilting supplies.

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    You are so welcome. Crazy quilting is my passion, I have been quilting since the mid 70's, and I love it, but crazy Quilting is my favorite.

  10. #10
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    I will do that T so much!

  11. #11
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    My instructor has been doing it for a long time also. She has taken classes from many wonderful instructors. She is leaving on the 10th to go to Williamsburg VA for a class with Ellie Sankievich (Sp) How cool is that!

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,040
    Lucky lady!! Sounds like you will have a good teacher, with lots of knowledge to share. I sent you a PM.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Sewflower's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
    Posts
    755
    Blog Entries
    1
    I not sure what you are asking. I'm working on one that I call "My Life" each block represents something or someone in my life
    Sewflower

  14. #14
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,648
    Name:  Crazy Quilt Top Done 002.jpg
Views: 340
Size:  127.8 KBHere is one I made. I had back then recently purchased an embroidery machine and wanted to use a lot of the designs that I loved. So I used some velvet fabrics etc. I love Victorian things so I was sort of going for that theme. The back of it is a thin weight black courdory fabric that already had red roses embroidered on it!! That was a wonderful "find" for me at the fabric store at the time.

    Be sure and Google Crazy Quilts on images and you'll get to see tons of ideas. There are many wonderful Crazy Quilt books out there too...I have them all.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

  15. #15
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is beautiful!! Kudos to you!

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    2,705
    Crazy quilting was the style that my grandmother used to make utility quilts for the home in the 1800's. She sewed hers to a foundation fabric . This predated Victorian Era quilts and she used it because since it didn't have a pattern and was made from scraps of odd, non-matching left over fabric and went together so fast it was her choice for utility quilts. Of course then all quilts were bedding but the utility quilts went under the pretty ones and since the fire was banked in the stove at night the house got cold enough to freeze water and you slept under several quilts. Just an odd bit of information that I remember her telling me. She was born in 1867 and didn't marry until she was 40.

    The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is to go shopping in England. - Maxine-

  17. #17
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,800
    I think a crazy quilt would make a great memory quilt out of clothes
    Brother (XL-3500i, CV3550, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D), Juki MO-2000QVP, Handiquilter Avante

  18. #18
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    Tanyal, love to hear those stories. TY for sharing.

    TY all for your wonderful responses. I am even more excited now.
    Hugs, Ruth

  19. #19
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    2,705
    You're welcome. It was great listening to her tell about growing up during Reconstruction in the South. Her father was a judge who traveled on a circuit and she was raised by a woman who had been a former slave, but stayed with the family when the slaves were freed. Her mother had died at childbirth I think. Her father married a woman her age when she was in her early 20's and the shame of that made her leave home to live with her brother.He was a doctor who had 12 children and don't you know a spinster sister was a welcome help in taking care of those kids. She married my grandfather, a widowed Baptist minister and carpenter, and had 2 daughters. He had 5 children, one fought in WW1. I still have a few of the quilts she made and 2 woven wool coverlets that she made totally starting with shearing the wool! She was a beautiful woman and never, ever said an unkind word about anyone. Sometime before WW1 she caught a stepdaughter coming out of the barn with hay stuck all over the back of her skirt, blouse and hair (LOL!). When grandma was in her last years she would sit and knit and talk to herself and this is when I learned about my aunt. Grandma was SO worried what would happen if her father caught her and her fiance in the barn. Ophelia had long black hair and big blue eyes and was 17. It sounds like a romance paperback novel, but they married and lived together until she died. Grandma and Grandpa had moved from Alabama to Oklahoma earlier and about 1915 they took a trip in a Model A or Model T Ford back to Alabama. There were no paved roads and during a rain storm in Mississippi the car got so stuck grandpa had to get a farmer to pull it with a team of mules. He was so mad he sold the car and bought train tickets! They had camped on their trip so can't you just see that preacher with his family of 7 and their bags and quilts getting on a train to finish the trip.Imagine what the car had looked like loaded with all that.

    You all have a good day. Tanya
    Last edited by TanyaL; 02-02-2013 at 07:45 AM.

    The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is to go shopping in England. - Maxine-

  20. #20
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    That is awesome you found out all this info~

  21. #21
    QM
    QM is offline
    Power Poster QM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Northern California mountains
    Posts
    12,541
    You might enjoy one of Judith Baker Montano's books on embroidery if you are planning a well embellished quilt.

  22. #22
    Super Member marymm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,740
    I plan to finish a nine-block crazy quilt within the week--it's ready for backing. I would suggest that in addition to the web--where there are marvelous crazy quilt blogs--you invest in a book or two (or at least go to your library and try to find one.) Judith Baker Montano is one of the most well known authors. First you need to learn to make a basic block. Then you can learn the different embellishments or motifs.--embroidery, ribbon embroidery, lace, beading, you name it! Most crazy quilters find several they like and some, like me, ignore the ones, they don't enjoy.

  23. #23
    Junior Member Sarint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Central Arkansas
    Posts
    198
    Blog Entries
    2
    Love the story. I wish I could have known my grandparents better but they died when I was young. One of my grandmothers told about traveling with a covered wagon train, walking most of the way to Missouri, as a young child. My other grandmother made me a dutch doll baby quilt and some hand crocheted purses that fit over the cut off bottom of a Quaker oatmeal box. I had an elderly auntie who passed a couple of years ago who started out share cropping with her husband in southern Arkansas. When I first met her they had no electricity, kerosene lamps, drew water from a well, a wood stove, and an "ice box" (block of ice once a week) She saved all her chicken feathers to make feather beds and pillows. I know she did make all her own quilts, mattress ticking etc., all sewn by hand and very beautiful. She would stack about ten or twelve on top of you in the feather bed on a cold night. I could hardly move enough to roll over in bed, but I was warm!

  24. #24
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,711
    Blog Entries
    1
    What wonderful stories.

    QM, I am hoping we learn all of this in class. The teacher is so well versed in CQ. I am so looking forward to this adventure!!

  25. #25
    Super Member AnnT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Posts
    1,899
    I love the look of a Crazy Quilt. I found instructions for a Crazy 9 Patch I've been sitting in the fence about...I'm udecided about that one a a Crazy Quilt Block that I've seen but haven't gotten arudn to finding a tute on yet. I"m trying not to get started on anything new until I finsih the one I'm working on - or atleast until I get it to the LAQ!
    Take time to recharge your batteries. Itís hard to see where youíre going when your lights are dim. Robert H. Connelly

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.