Thursday, December 06, 2007

It's crazy, I tell you

Here's the quilt that was made with the materials I provided for the Scrap Bag activity. It's certainly not what I would have done with them, but I like it.

This style is called a crazy quilt, and it's different from other styles in that it doesn't have any batting inside, and it has prominent hand embroidery rather than any "quilting" per se - quilting being the stitching that goes through all three layers to hold the front, back and batting all together. A crazy quilt is usually tacked or tied at the block intersections or elsewhere to hold the front and back together, but this quilt is small enough (24 inches square) that not even that was necessary.

11 comments:

DCup December 06, 2007 7:58 AM  

Wow. That is really beautiful, Jen.

Phydeaux Speaks December 06, 2007 11:23 AM  

I like it, too.


Not that you need my approval, or anything.

Brave Sir Robin December 06, 2007 1:15 PM  

I like the (is perspective the right word?).

cool

konagod December 07, 2007 3:32 PM  

I like it although it's a bit more modern than I prefer, but I do lover the colors. Still very creative for what was apparently done with just scraps!

gabi December 07, 2007 8:24 PM  

I really like that quilt. Can it be used as a wall hanging? Or is that what it's supposed to be for? If not, what does one do with a 24 inch square quilt that has no puffy stuff in it?

hm, verrry nice.

btw, do you sell any of these not for beds or sofas type quilts? This is all intriguing.

g

Sandy December 08, 2007 4:45 PM  

Beautiful! Who taught you to embroider so well?
Konagod: FYI Crazy Quilting is anything but modern. In the old days, women and or girls from wealthy families were traditionally the ones who quilted this way because they had more leisure time to be creative.
How about that...I know something about something! :)

The Cunning Runt December 09, 2007 7:54 PM  

This quilt twists my mind, draws it in, sends it swirling down The Cosmic Bidet.

I'm moved in a non-bowel-like way.

Very cool indeed!

gabi December 10, 2007 6:21 PM  

If nobody else wants it, can I have it?

Jennifer December 10, 2007 6:28 PM  

Oh, I want it. :)

And, to answer your earlier question, yes, it's a wall hanging. (It's 24x24 inches, by the way). You hang it on the wall just like a photograph or other piece of art. I guess you could put it on a small end table or something, but it would be a little lumpy.

I'm working on getting some things together for sale, but it hasn't happened yet.

And thanks for signing a name, by the way :)

gabi December 11, 2007 6:16 AM  

I didn't know there was a way to put in my name since I don't have a blog or bloggie registration. Then I noticed 'nickname'. hm, what would happen if anything? Something did happen.

Other people know much more about getting around the blogverse/blogosphere.

Heck, I don't even own a cellphone much less a blackberry or any other technological tether.

I still seem to be expected to obtain a digital camera. (sigh)

I just thought, since this quilt was put together in a way you wouldn't have chosen, that perhaps you were not as emotionally or aesthetically attached to it as clearly you appear now to be.

(>drat<)

Jennifer December 11, 2007 7:18 AM  

Never hurts to ask ;)

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