I am excited to be a part of the Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too show over at Pigtales and Quilts. I have never been part of an online show before so this is a totally new experience for me.
I come from a quilting family, both of my grandmothers and my mother made quilts. I am lucky to have quilts from each of them. I made my first quilt when I was sixteen and have been quilting ever since.
A few years ago I made each of my daughters a crazy quilt using corduroy, mach suede and upholstery fabrics in earth tones. I used the herringbone stitch on all of the seams. I thought I was a crazy quilter until I found the Yahoo crazy quilting groups. Now I know I have lots to learn.
I have been working on a quilt for my daughter's wedding, which was almost three years ago. I used vintage linens, and hankies. I have tried to do more interesting seam treatments on it but I still haven't ventured into the squares yet.
I made my daughter some cq pillows for Christmas. I especially enjooyed embrodering on the fabric.
I was showing how to emboss velvet at my quilt guild and was given the idea of using the tool that is used to batik. Several years ago our salvage store got in an interesting lot of copper stamps. We bought several thinking our daughter could use them in her pottery. Later I learned that they were tools used to batik fabrics. We went back and got all that were left at 90% off. I have dozens of them. I went home and tried and here are the results.