Still a Little Crazy (Quilting)

I may have used affiliate links for some of the items in this post. Using an affiliate link to purchase an item won't cost you any more money, but I may receive payment if you click on a link and make a purchase. For more information, visit the disclosures page.

I’m happy to say that in the last week, I’ve been rather prolific in creating quilt blocks, at least for me.  I’ve completed 3 more 12-inch crazy quilt blocks, and have am partially finished with another.

The best part about this project, besides all of the fun shapes and colors, has been using up some of my many, many scraps.  I’ve got fabric scraps that are from old projects, discontinued home decor books at the local hardware store and even some vintage fabric that came from my grama’s house.  It’s been really nice to have a use for some of the pieces that I didn’t know what else to do with.  After all, there is only so much I can do with a 5-6in square of curtain fabric, or 1.5in strips of fabric left over from the last project.

I’ve taken the blocks that are finished and done a bit of embelishing on a couple of them.  Nothing too exciting, just making use of some of the cool old accent pieces I had from grama’s house, like the red lace ribbon I used on this block–

–and the decorative lace detailing on this block.

I have also been enjoying the fact that I am getting to use some of the old-fashioned image blocks, like the baking illustration in the first block, and the deer in this one.

I’m working on one now, that has a cat and a goldfish on it.

Anyone have any ideas for what I should do with the blocks?  I’m not sure if I want to sew them directly to one another, or if I should have some sort of border between the blocks.

Also – we’re linking this post over at Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesdays.  Stop by and check out everyone else’s quilt and fabric projects.


  1. Kayla Graves on January 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I suppose it depends on how big you want your quilt and how many blocks you feel like making?

  2. Andrea on January 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I guess I’ll make blocks until I get bored.

  3. Kayla Graves on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    The embroidery you plan on doing shouldn’t be that hard. Consistency is the majority of it.

    • Andrea on January 27, 2012 at 11:07 am

      I hope so…. started a small test embroidery dog…. he’s pretty cute, and I’ve got a decent back stitch — if I can keep all of the stitches the same length.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.