I’m Crazy about Crazy Shortcut Quilts

Deb's Crazy Quilt

Deb’s Crazy Quilt

Crazy quilts feed my whimsy gene to a “T,” however, I figured there must be a method to the madness.  I discovered I was right!  And I found the clues in a book called, “Crazy Shortcut Quilts,” which presents some new techniques to get the magic found in the older quilts.  The old crazy quilts used scraps of any size and configuration and color, combining them in random order with no attention to repeating patterns or colors.  Additionally, crazy quilts were the first to be “blinged-out” with exotic fabrics, pieces of ribbons and lace, and even beads and baubles.

My dear quilting friend created this quilt for me.  I had recently gotten a new sewing machine with lots of decorative stitches which were tremendously fun for decorating the quilt.  It is a lovely quilt, as beautiful on the back as the front.  It is dear to my heart.deb deb4 deb2

 

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