Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Crazy Quilt ATC

After a spell of Blog-hopping yesterday, I was inspired to try crazy quilting with embroidered embellishment. Start small I thought, ATC size, then if you take to it you can try a set of PCs...

This is my first. it is rather like free-form Iris folding in reverse. Start in the centre with a focal point, then stitch strip by strip around the shape working out to the sides. Add embroidery, lace and beads where you think best. On full size quilt blocks, this seems to be over every join and seam, but this would be overwhelming on an ATC, so I just did Bullion stitch buds with space dyed thread on the dotty cotton, and fly stitch with beads over one seam. I used a piece of wide curtain tape as a backing, as it happened to be lying around and was exactly 3½" wide, but next time I think I might use face wipe as a backer and then attach to the tape when the embroidery is finished, to cover up all the loose threads and give me a clean surface on which to write the details. This one will have to make do with a stuck on label. I seem to remember I promised a reader a patchwork ATC, so this one will be put in the post next time I head into town. If you would like to see more crazy patchwork, visit this Blog and follow some of the links.


  1. OoOOooOOohhh, I like this Toots!!! You talented lady you!

  2. It should be on its way to you tomorrow...

  3. OoOOOoOO!!!! Yippeeeeeeee, thanks very much Tooters!! I will let you know the moment it arrives.

  4. Thanks for the link to my groups blog.
    However I must disagree about over embellishing an ATC sized crazy quilt...it just can't be done! LOL


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