Friday, March 29, 2013

Crazy for Blue


My take on Fun Quilts’ Call Me Crazy quilt has been over two years in the making. I don’t remember exactly when I made the first block, but I restarted this quilt in April 2011. It was my first introduction to improv piecing, and I loved every minute I spent working on it. I found the colors and fabrics soothing to work with, and the technique invigorating.

 


Sadly, progress on this quilt stalled after I pieced the rows together. I looked upon its incompleteness daily until I realized what the hold-up was: I hate borders! Yes, they look lovely on some quilts, but I thoroughly dislike actually sewing them on. Since I intended for this quilt to be a lap quilt from the beginning, in the end I simply left the quilt without borders and moved forward.

 


I quilted Crazy for Blue with straight line quilting, and used blue Aurifil thread on the crazy pieced blocks and white on the sashing. The binding is 2” binding left over from my first ever quilt. (I inadvertently made double the binding needed for that quilt.) Part of me is sad that this quilt is finished, but the rest of me is pleased as punch to be using it.

5 comments:

  1. It is lovely. I like all of the subtle shifting of color on your improv blocks.

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  2. What a lovely quilt! I like how you kept the white out of the blue bands.....it makes the white bands really pop.

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  3. Beautiful! I agree with Sherry in your use of the white.

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  4. This looks great! I love all the different blues, it really gives it depth of color!

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  5. great job! Beautiful colors

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