Here we are with another “smashing” Sunday project! Actually, I did not get as much accomplished today as I had planned. But it was a successful day because I have a BIG FINISH!
A couple of close-ups for you:
Although this page took quite a few days to finish, I really enjoyed the process. I did some reflecting on the whole crazy quilt thing and came up with some things to consider in the future. I am sharing these – not because I think you need the information or even care (!) – but so that I will know where to find it when I venture into crazy quilting again! And I’m pretty sure I will be doing some of this again.
- By embellishing the seams in the order in which they were stitched, cross over places should be easier to stitch.
- Keep reference materials nearby. Stopping to go look for more ideas just doesn’t do it for me!
- Be sure to keep these tools handy: ruler, erasable marker, circle template, add-a-quarter guide.
- Stabilize the ends of loose trims by wrapping tape around the end before cutting. Cut long, so that the taped end will be cut off after a border (or whatever) is sewn.
- Mark outside seam allowance so that I’m not stitching over beads when finishing.
- See if I can come up with some way to contain all the mess!
Well, that’s it. Next Sunday I’ll be ready to move to the next technique – Deconstructed Crazy Quilting. Doesn’t that sound interesting?