I called it "Intuitive Applique"; it is Method 4, in Lesson 5.
This is my all time favorite way to work, making up each block as I go along. And I don't get to do it all that much! Because while a crazy quilt's blocks' construction goes quickly, embroidering and embellishing them takes weeks if not months. The "piecing" part---working with fabrics and the blocks' compositions--is just a small part of the process of making a crazy quilt.
Not this time! My goal was to make a bona fide crazy quilt with no embroidery at all. The only handwork involved sewing on some pre-made fabric flowers from those folks I love at M & S Schmalberg. Otherwise, everything was done on machine, including quilting and binding the quilt at the end. The intricate patterning in the laces and all their variations would fill the role that embroidery normally does.
And this quilt was completed quickly. I started it on April 25th, and finished it on May 3rd. What a deliriously fun time I had!
I took pictures along the way so I could share my joy.....
"Paris Flea Market" fabrics from Moda that my class project used. (The designers are 3 Sisters.) I fell madly in love with these fabrics, and it was extra cool that they are about Paris, where I'll be traveling in September.
I did use a lovely backing fabric and lightweight cotton batting; this is intended to be a functional throw.
This was like a week's vacation for me! I loved working with my lace collection so much that I'm going to have to make another one of these someday. Hope you enjoyed reading about it!