Saturday, July 28, 2012

Another Crazy Quilt Piece

This is my second try at doing a crazy quilt style wall hanging.  For those not in the quilting frame of mind this is a Victorian type of taking miscellaneous pieces of fabric, putting them together like a puzzle, using what ever was on hand.  At times this was done out of necessity to make coats, clothing and blankets. 
Most of these were done by hand and every seam was hand stitched with embroidery thread in decorative or plain designs.  Now, ladies are doing a lot of embellishments on them as I have done here myself.  It would be uncomfortable to make an actual quilt with buttons, pins etc. on them so most are done as wall hangings.  If you are interested in the history of Crazy Quilting google it.  You don't have to be crazy to do one of these.

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