CRAZY QUILTING My new CRAZY QUILTING project, “Black Butterflies”.   I took photos of some of my blocks in the preliminary stages for this project so this is the start of Block #6.  I mentioned in previous posts that I tend to get quite a few crazy quilting questions so thought I would share a bit of my process.

The photo above shows the basic block on the left.  I always start by selecting a group of coordinating fabrics and on this occasion chose my black butterfly fabric as my “focus” fabric.  Subtle prints to coordinate were this came next.  Once the block is sewn I add my trims, laces, ribbons and motifs.  I tend to add these randomly.

You will see the lace added to the bottom then a hand dyed lace applique trim.  The final trim is on the top, a narrow metallic ric rac. CRAZY QUILTING

I finally had some time to experiment with some shibori ribbon on this block – I have wanted to for ages.  You can get mixed packs of bits from Shibori Girl from time to time – they are great!  I started by creating the flowers by gathering hand dyed seam binding.  These were tacked in place with the centers further embellished with French Knots.  Following this I added feather stitch with beads and randomly placed small dyed flowers.  I shaped the shibori ribbon into leaves for my flowers and finally added a ladybug.  I will definitely be doing more with the shibori ribbon in the future.

More of Block #6 later this week.

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