Information

Crazy Quilts

For all Crazy Quilt Enthusiasts!

Do You CQ?

Members: 110
Latest Activity: Sep 23

Discussion Forum

Where do I get inspiration for CQ?

Started by Connie Firestone. Last reply by MaryColgan Apr 3, 2014. 3 Replies

I find that looking at pictures of original CQs made in the 1800s is a wonderful idea find.  But, I also like to put myself into the look of my quilt.  I am working on a king size CQ and I've only…Continue

CQ

Started by Kathy Duwa. Last reply by Linny t Jan 9, 2014. 5 Replies

I love CQ and made my !st one in 2004 with my oldest daughters remnants left from bride and bridesmaids dresses. I used lining fabric for the base.  My embroidery stiches were limited so I finished a…Continue

What kind of CQs have you made or want to make.

Started by Linny t. Last reply by Diana Engdahl Aug 21, 2012. 19 Replies

Welcome to all of you!I thought it would be fun at first to share our knowledge of CQ so we get an idea of where everyone is. Please tell about your CQ experience, and tell what kind of CQ you want…Continue

Tags: Quilt, Crazy

CQ

Started by Kathy Duwa May 18, 2012. 0 Replies

I love CQ and made my !st one in 2004 with my oldest daughters remnants left from bride and bridesmaids dresses. I used lining fabric for the base.  My embroidery stiches were limited so I finished a…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Crazy Quilts to add comments!

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on April 6, 2014 at 1:53am

Mary thanks, but must add that this is something l never ever thought l would do, it looked too busy. But here it is all done and with lots of fun too!

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on March 8, 2014 at 2:32pm

Leslie thanks for the visit and glad you enjoyed it

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on March 8, 2014 at 2:31pm

Mary l made all the blocks up before embroidering. Had them over locked because satins and some of the other fabrics fray a lot. Then embroidered each block leaving areas on the edges open for the joining embroidery. All was done by hand. Use lots of color, even ones you dont like. The more the better it looks much nicer. Just take your time and enjoy working on it. I am putting my charms on slowly. I did not plan this it just went on its own journey. Don't look ahead just get stuck in and Google lots of embroidery sites to help get ideas. And yes l do other project in between. Just to tiring to sit and embroider all the time. I only embroider in day light. Look at nature for use of color, she has interesting combinations! Feel free to ask when you need info!

Comment by Leslie Lacika on March 8, 2014 at 9:45am

Susan, I agree.  Your quilt is just beautiful.  And, I enjoyed your blog.

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on March 8, 2014 at 9:06am

http://susanm-susanm.blogspot.com/ here is a link to my blog, hope it works. Thanks for the lovely comment!

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on March 8, 2014 at 12:36am

My crazy quilt is now completed after working on it for over 3 years. Its just a wonderful feeling to have such a quilt done by myself by hand.

Irmgard Jacob I tied my quilt with a button at the back and a small bead in the front and the thread went through them which wont damage my quilt fabric.

Comment by Irmgard Jacob on February 19, 2014 at 8:32am

Dear fellow crazy quilters, I am working on my first crazy quilt project and I wonder if anyone of you could answer my questions:

a) How do you cover larger areas (such as perhaps a bird, or the trunk of a tree) with satin stitch? Is there something like a layering technique? I could not find this in any of the embroidery instructions I looked at.

b) How do you tie the quilt so that the ties are at the back and it hardly show on the front?

Thank you for your time.

Comment by Leslie Lacika on January 4, 2014 at 7:50am

Love to crazy quilt.  My favorite fabrics are vintage ties, slips, handkerchiefs, etc.  it's a great way to incorporate "family fabrics" into a quilt.  I made each of my granddaughters stocking from my dad's old ties - embellished with fishing lures from my father-in-law and broken jewelry from my mom and mother-in-law.

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on November 19, 2013 at 1:58pm

And another block

This is a block with my daughters wedding photo and she just loves

sunflowers so I have added them to this block

Comment by Susan Croucamp Nieuwoudt on November 1, 2013 at 3:39pm
Hi everyone I am new here and am in the process of completed my crazy quilt top. its 250x250cm and I have divided it into 25 blocks and am now busy with block no 24. So nearly done with all the blocks. I am then going to put them together and embroider an overall pattern to combine them together. I have been working on this for the past 2 years but this last year I have been working full out all the time.
 

Members (110)

 
 
 

Welcome Quilters!

MyQuiltPlace.com is brought to you entirely free as a service of the American Quilter's Society. We hope you enjoy meeting one another and sharing your experience and expertise. Enjoy!

American Quilter's Society

--Advertisement--

Badge

Loading…

© 2017   Created by American Quilter's Society.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service