Sunday, September 2, 2012

"Pretty Crazy" Class Sample Embroidered

I am home from my trip and my travel preparations of my 4 block class sample paid off...not a single bit of fraying occurred, my blocks stayed nicely sewn together, all was well for the embroidery.

I kept the stitching simple, as this is a sample for the Essential Crazy Quilt Stitches classes that I will be teaching in the next several months.  And you know what?  Sometimes, simple is great!  There is no "bling" on this project, just stitching like in the old days....of course, they didn't have the beautiful hand dyed variegated threads from all over the world to play with like we do....

What was also fun about this project was combining such disparate fabrics: feedsacks, 30's repros, silk brocade, quilters cotton...and of course, the various trims added so much to the mix.
And that is what crazy quilting is all about, for me...the mix.....

10 comments:

Rian said...

More is more! No bling needed here.

Gerry Krueger said...

I just love using trims and then doing the stitching... Trims add just more layers and color and dimension.. These are great... It seems you have been gone more than you have been home. Bet your garden is overwhelming you with produce...
Gerry Krueger.

Monica said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours. Perfect for late summer/early fall.

Ania said...

So cheerful! So crazy! I love it!

Marjolein said...

Simple can also be beautiful!

Marty52 said...

The colors in this piece are so very cheerful, Allie... love it!

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Allie But, as always, everything about you is always beautiful,
I greet :)))

Deb H said...

PRETTY! I LIKE it!

crazypatch said...

gorgeous....

Marie Costa said...

These colours are delicious. This isn't my favourite colour palette yet this piece makes me look and look - so pretty. You have a great eye for colour combos.