I Spy with My Little Eye – Closeups of the Steampunk Crazy Quilt

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With everything that’s going on in the Steampunk Crazy Quilt, I’ve had several requests for some closeups. But before I share those closeups, here’s a reminder of what the entire quilt look like.

steampunk crazy quilt


And from the back, because I love the way a quilt top looks from the back with the sun shining through it.



Now for those closeups.  For a little fun, I thought we could play an adult version of  “I Spy” with the photos.

I spy with my little eye roses pink as blush.


I spy with my little eye a lady in a fancy dress and a jester hat.


I spy with my little eye baby eagles in a nest of gold.


I spy with my little eye fairy men on bicycles.


I spy with my little eye a man riding a buffalo.


I spy with my little eye a vintage car.


I spy with my little eye a whale in a blue balloon.


I spy with my little eye tiny silver deer next to a trumpet woman.


I spy with my little eye sea turtles giving rides.


I spy with my little eye little bronze spiders near the lighthouse.


I spy with my little eye an old wooden steam engine.


I spy with my little eye a crocodile ready to fly.


I spy with my little eye jesters on boars and whales in balloons.


I spy with my little eye a rhinoceros in a flying machine.


I spy with my little eye a woman with a bird on her head.


I spy with my little eye pretty flowers, sweet.


What do you see?


  1. Jill on October 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Wow!!!! I see an amazing quilt!!!! That us absolutely gorgeous. How long did it take you to make this beautiful work of art?

    • Andrea on October 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Jill, I have roughly 170 hours in the quilt top. I’m planing to send it to someone for some VERY basic machine quilting, and then it will take me another couple hours to bind this one, and figure out how to add a sleeve to the back.

      • Jill on October 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        Andrea, it is a beautiful work of art. I love it. I have been saving velvets, satins, and similar things in clothes that I find at yard sales, planning on making a crazy quilt some day. I really love what you did. Also watched your tutorial. Thanks for that. Very helpful.

  2. Linda P on October 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    LOVE this quilt!! I adore hand work and fancy stitches, this is beautiful. Not sure I would send it off for quilting. So many of the old crazy quilts were tied. I’ve seen some very funny like tiny puffy looking balls, and not sure how to tie those. I made a crazy quilt once and strategically made some machine straight stitches so it could not be seen.

  3. Samantha H on November 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I LOVE crazy quilts and this one is a stunner! Love it!!

  4. Rhoda on February 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Your “QUILT” is really a work of art. I couldn’t see it anywhere else other than on display for all to see. Never, never on a bed..I wouldn’t want anyone to handle it…I would have a shadow box, made esp for it ,glassed of course to display and show it off. This would keep it dust etc free.. Just my thoughts.

    • Andrea on February 9, 2014 at 12:47 am

      Thanks for the ideas. For now it’s hanging on a curtain rod in my living room. I might eventually get a big frame for it, but right now I don’t have a good place to hang it.

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