Free ebook of Vintage Crazy Quilt Embroidery Patterns

In 1884 Mary Haehnlen wrote  A Book of Fancy Designs for Ornamenting Oriental Work. It’s a little gem because it is full of vintage Crazy Quilt embroidery patterns. I bet she never thought that over a century later, women from all over the globe would be interested in it. To …

2020 crazy quilt block 1 It all starts here!

I said the other day that hopefully this week I will have my 2020 crazy quilt block 1 done. So here I am to share it. The hexagon when finished and bound has 4 inch sides and is 8 inches from point to point across. I thought today I would share …

I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt Block 85

Many Crazy quilt blocks are either brightly coloured or constructed of pretty pastel tones but crazy quilt block 85 is a sober softer coloured block in bronze and brown tones. It is a bit of mish mash of stuff but I like it. When I started this quilt I aimed to …

Block 82 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 82 on my I dropped the Button Box quilt is another block which I describe as a stronger ‘jewel tone’ blocks. The jewel tone blocks form the diagonal band pattern that runs across the quilt. These colours can appear to very bright on screen, in fact a bit too bright …

100 details for 100 days Day 100

  With this post the sample for day 100 is the last in The 100 details over 100 Days for Crazy Quilters. Since this is the finish line today we have a detail that is a little different. It feels like an end of an era! This is a small …

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details another seam which I first covered with a thin, hand dyed, piece of lace. On one side I worked a straight stitch in a groups of three in cotton perle #8 and then added a small flower like shape using caston stitch. This …