Monday, August 1, 2011

Crazy Quilting

Yesterday I had a ta-da event when I finished a crazy quilt block I've been working on as part of an HGTV Quilting Board challenge. Unfortunately, I can't show photos of that because there will be secret voting beginning September 1.

So for now I'll show another recently finished crazy quilt wall hanging.

It was inspired by this photo of my daughter:

First I traced the photo onto fabric and embroidered it, Jenny Hart style. I used long and short stitches for the face, satin stitches for the lips and eyes, chain stitches for the wrap, and the bullion stitches are in progress for her hair:

Next I pieced the crazy quilt border:

 Then the embellishing began:

 Unfortunately I only got one shot tonight of the finished quilt before my camera battery died. Ugh:

My daughter had a lot of input into the embellishments. Her dog and cat are there, her summer camp logo, her interests in basketball and track and some other fun things.

I have the next one pieced that will incorporate my son's love of nature and the outdoors.

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