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    Crazy quilt i made for Mom, finished...

    Hello all,
    Sorry it's taken so long to post the finished pic. The only other thing I'm debating is adding in some embroidery/embellishments across the sashings.. Though Mom loves it like it is.

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    that is very pretty she will love it!
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    I really love your crazy quilt. they are so fun.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Beautiful work.
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    I love crazy quilts. Yours' is sweet.
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    Wow! It is so pretty. That is on my bucket list.

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    I really like this !!!

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    What a beautiful crazy quilt! I'm so glad your Mom loves and is enjoying it.
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    lots of nice stitching

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    Beautiful. I love it.

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    Beautiful work!
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    I love crazy quilts! You did a great job for your Mother. I have been collecting fabrics like silk, satin, and velvets, etc. to make one. Now you have inspired me to do it...

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    I love your beautiful crazy quilt.
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    Love it! So colorful, so inviting, so beautiful!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I love it too!!! I've been thinking I wanted to make one.....
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    Very lovely crazy quilt!

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    Kiffie, Oh my goodness! What an amazing job. Crazy quilts were my first love. Thanks for sharing yours with us and I can see why you mom loves it!
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    It was made for mom and she loves it the way it is I believe I would leave it that way.

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    It's beautiful Kiffie, I think your Mom is right about leaving it the way it is. Just perfect.

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    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Thank you all kindly for your nice comments.

    Though I know and have been told traditional crazy quilts aren't sashed, I did the sashing because Mom's eyesight isn't the greatest, and it "breaks up" the blocks where she can see each one better.

    I used several pieces of vintage jewelry that were Mom's, some that were inherited pieces from her mom and her grandmother as well. The horse on the Christmas tree block was one of Mom's bobby socks pins. The pendant on the Valentine block was given to her from my dad, it's engraved with their names...etc.
    I originally had 12 blocks, but it was getting so heavy that I asked if she would prefer 9? She really loved them all, but I could tell she did better with the weight of just the 9 blocks, so 9 it stayed.

    The other 3 blocks I'm finishing now, they will be a runner to go on the hope chest my dh made Mom years ago. That way she can enjoy them as well.

    What's funny is prior to my friend teaching the classes on Brazilian embroidery, she asked our lil quilt group who was interested in learning crazy quilting?
    I politely said, "No thanks" as the ones I'd seen in books were just dark and I'm sorry, "unattractive" to me.
    At the next meeting, she brought several of her squares. I had to eat crow with both feet in my mouth (hard to do, but I managed..lol) as the squares were so lovely!
    I signed up for her classes that day.
    I have another set of 12 blocks pieced (machine piecing, but all embroidery and embellishments are by hand), that I had intended to finish for a quilt for myself. I do have the centers on all of them done, but after finally getting Mom's completed, I don't know that I'll ever finish and put them all together into a quilt for myself.

    Kif
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    very nicely done
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    Very pretty!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Beautiful just the way it is.
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    I love this quilt. I myself make crazy quilts and scrappy's. You did a beautiful job and your mom is so lucky to receive this.

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