Posted by: laurawp | March 4, 2013

Crazy Quilting at the Fiber Jam

Crazy Quilt inherited by Julie Neumiller

Crazy Quilt inherited by Julie Neumiller

I’ve always liked Crazy Quilts; the rich mix of velvets, silks and satin stitches. Julie recently inherited this beautiful Crazy Quilt and showed it to the Thursday Group a little while ago. With my interest renewed, I proposed that we have a session on Crazy Quilts at the Fiber Jam. Dianne Yvon graciously offered to share her knowledge of the process.
btw, Dianne creates beautiful purses that you can see on her new website: makerofpursenables.com

It seems that these quilts were popular around the early 1900’s, when dresses were hand made and everyone that sewed had beautiful little scraps to use up. After a presentation about the crazy quilts, 3 of us played around with scraps of this and that to create a square each.

Crazy Quilt square by Michelle Sirois-Silver

Crazy Quilt square by Michelle Sirois-Silver

Michelle used some cotton she had dyed useing rust as her main material. sewing 3 pieces together, she then cut 3 slices and reassembled them. finally she did a little bit of top stitching.

Crazy Quilt square by China Dusk

Crazy Quilt square by China Dusk

China combined a few pieces of silk as a background, then pasted on several cut out pieces of material with fabric glue. She’ll be able to stay stitch the pieces later.

Crazy Quilt square by Laura Pierce

Crazy Quilt square by Laura Pierce

Using the fabrics that were calling out to me, Dianne helped me piece, sew and assemble these pieces together. She suggested the piece of lace which seems to add a nice flourish. I know… not very crazy in regards to colour, but I’m not finished. I’m so glad I experienced the process… Thank you Dianne!

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Responses

  1. I love your crazy quilt blocks. Sounds like an inspiring experience. I own one of Diane’s purses and love it. I use it for knitting projects.
    Gail


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