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    Hi, I always wanted to make a Victorian style crazy quilt and today I played with some blocks using Rhonda's 'Confusion' method. It works like the 'crumb' method (tute here on the board) but you make sections and join them together rather than individual pieces. I now plan to embellish them with hand embroidery, silk ribbon, beads and so on. I used lots of different fabrics, silk, velvets as well as cotton. I stabilised the flimsier ones with lightweight Vilene (iron on interfacing, think it's called Pellon in the US). I plan to make more as time goes on but wanted to show you all the beginnings! I'll post pics as embellishments are added. Thanks for looking. :-D

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    your blocks look awesome!!! Now I know what I'm gonna do with my scraps. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks Rachel! Those photos are rubbish though! Here's some better ones, hopefully!
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    I have been wanting to do something like this for awhile. They are great blocks. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    they look terrific K I was going to write a tute awhile back and thought it was too much like the crumb method noone would be interested so I didn't follow through. But I think it is a sister to the crumb in that it has a slightly differant look tho it is the same concept. Just my version of it I call Confusion Crazy quilting. I had an article published on it in the Crazy Quilting online magazine earlier last year.

    I think yours look really terrific!! Waiting now to see the embelllishments! I did embroidery stitches on the checkbook cover I made for my mom and I like that really well. It looks more like a traditional Crazy Quilt that way.

    Now to see more blocks!!

    Another thing I didn't add to the quick tute I did was this is a great way to use any leftover pieces alread sewn together from other projects. If you do any strip piecing where you trim off then if the cut off strip section is at least 1 1/2" you can add them to one side of your confusion piece. And add to it and go on.

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    Looking great.

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    Great looking blocks!!

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    I love them!!! I can't wait to see more :D :D D:

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    What a wonderful job you have done making these great block's!! :thumbup: I just love them. Thank you for sharing.

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    I like your crazy blocks. They'll be even better with embellishments. Nice!

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    Ohhhhh, great blocks, K!!!!!! How fun! I have zillions of scraps (give or take a few) and many pieced scraps. I will definitely try this.

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    neato :-)

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    I love those! I can't wait to see more! Get to work!

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    Very nice!!

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    Those look wonderful. So pretty. Great job.

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    These look great...more pics as you progress please...I love embellished work.

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    they always said you'd try anything once :oops: :oops:

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    Your blocks are very nice. I'm just now finishing a crumb quilt, and must warn everyone: they are adictive!!

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    Looking great!

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    I love them. GREAT JOB!

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    Very nice

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    Way cool Kathryn! I want to try that too. Please post the embellished photos...bet it will be fab baby!

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    Those blocks look great K!!!! Once you add some of your fabulous embroidery and some doodads :wink: ...well, I know I'll be blown away!!! Keep going girl! :lol:

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    These are wonderful. With all the embellishments they will be exquisite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Those blocks look great K!!!! Once you add some of your fabulous embroidery and some doodads :wink: ...well, I know I'll be blown away!!! Keep going girl! :lol:
    Doodads! Hadn't thought of that! Now where did I leave my doodads?! :mrgreen: :lol:

    Thanks everyone, I've started the embroidery on one block - I'm even doing a bit of silk ribbon, learning from a book so it's a bit sloooow! I'll post a pic of the first embellished block once it's done. :-D

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