People come to crazy quilting from different directions...from sane quilting, from cross stitch, graphic arts, painting, beading, and of course, from embroidery.
I've heard some embroiderers say that they don't care about the fabrics on their CQ blocks; they just want something there that they can stitch on.
We can't have that!
My goal in putting together the extra fabric packs to make available to sell to my students (and any of you readers who are interested...just contact me) is to demonstrate that a fantastic mix of fabrics can be employed to great effect in their crazy quilting.
I've put together a dozen little collections, 8 fabrics in each and all of them different. There is more than enough for a good sized block.
I put little round warning stickers on the fabrics that would melt under a hot iron. It's such a bummer when that happens, and I don't want my gals to have that wretched experience.
Basically, I picked out a great print and built my palette off of it. I love that shot of red in this one.
Robert likes this one the best.
My favorite border print plus some handpainted wool highlight this bunch.
For those purple/pink lovers....
This Australian cloth has designs taken from their indigenous people's tradition.
Who says CQ has to be Victorian?
It could be French as well. Love that toile from Paris.
French country colors are great, too.
This print is vintage, so I put a vintage quilt block with it. Why not?
Kind of woodsy. Here's a picture of this toile so you can see how cool it is.
I sure do love this stuff!
This is one of my favorite prints of all time. Good thing I bought a lot of it!
You can probably tell, I LOVE putting together fabrics like this.
But occasionally I get interrupted from my bliss at the cutting table by hungry boys...
....begging for food. My son Chad (on the right) is very, very good at this. His friend Kyle picked up the technique right away.
They got fried turkey meatloaf and cheese sandwiches which were delicious.....
Next up....flower petals!