Monday, July 28, 2008

My New Crazy Quilt in Progress

I thought I would share a few photos of my new crazy quilt. I gave lots of consideration to the color scheme and decided that peach, olive green, with shades of ecru and gold would be perfect for me.

I also wanted to do everything by hand which included piecing the blocks. It took me about a week to piece all 12 blocks but I'm pleased with the results.

I also want to include hand-dyed lace, motifs, ribbons and thread on each block and I've completed a few. I've pictured some of these here. I love the peach color in the Ranger dyes and all my flowers have this color included. In addition I've used Ribbonsmyth and OzeCraft dyes.

I've been collecting vintage motifs, tatting, lace, etc. for years so I've pulled some of my favorite ones to include on this quilt.

In one picture you can see some dark peach silk thread that I've hand-dyed. This is a 6 ply thread that our local group purchased from Treenway Silks.

I had some old tatting and didn't like the color so I've over-dyed that piece. It took the dye beautifully so I plan to dye others that I have.

I keep trying to finish some projects I have promised before starting on my quilt embellishments. I hope to get started soon and will share the journey with all you you.

My favorite part is the silk ribbon embroidery and embellishments so I look forward to beginning.

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

Your vintage laces are spectacularly beautiful! I love the colors! I love love love the way you've overdyed the tatting....giving me ideas! Your crazy quilt is going to be amazingly beautiful!

Cathy K said...

What lovely colors you've chosen, and the things you've dyed so far are just yummy! It will be so fun watching this lovely quilt come together! Hugs, Cathy

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is going to be another lovely creation from you, Barbara!
I'm with Cathy...it will be so fun to watch you stitch....

Anonymous said...

Love your color choices! Do you always match the color of your embellishments to go with your fabrics? Debbie (Maine) campmoxie@yahoo.com

Barbara said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my quilt blocks. I'll look forward to sharing my progress.

In answer to Debbie's question...I don't always match the color of my embellishments. I had the idea to do it on this quilt and will carry it throughout the 12 blocks. In addition to these colors I will definitely add other coordinating colors.

Barbara said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments on my quilt blocks. I'll look forward to sharing my progress.

In answer to Debbie's question...I don't always match the color of my embellishments. I had the idea to do it on this quilt and will carry it throughout the 12 blocks. In addition to these colors I will definitely add other coordinating colors.