If you have been following this blog for some time, you may have seen me talk about various crazy quilt techniques to add a bit of “pop” to your project. This is the final post in my crazy quilting class series where I use all of the techniques we have covered – the grand finale!
The series covered the following crazy quilt techniques:
- Fabric selection
- Seam treatments
- Unusual additions
- Button clusters
You can find all the posts if you check in the right sidebar of my blog page – categories – crazy quilting.
Above is a photograph of the grand finale! It measures approximately 12-inches square.
I specifically designed the block for a crazy quilting class I taught many years ago. I chose the grey colour palette because it was neutral AND I had wanted to play with grey and silvers for some time. I will mention that all the participants chose very bright and colourful palettes. It was fun to see the progression each week.
I hope I’ve inspired you to haul out your stash of fabrics and perhaps experiment with a small block using different crazy quilt techniques. It’s the perfect time given that so many of us continue to spend more time at home than usual.
A great reference to start with includes Judith Baker Montano’s books for both her five-sided technique which I use, as well as her stitch books. Crazy quilting offers the opportunity to not only practice your hand stitching BUT to play with the wide variety of threads on the market today. We are fortunate to have such an abundance!
Hope you like the grand finale AND you’ve enjoyed the series. What’s next with crazy quilting? Well, stay tuned!