Saturday, November 26, 2005

Crazy quilting

The next block was made by Kim. She decided her 'uncomfort zone' included blue and orange. Lillian took one look at that and decided that it called for a desert island, complete with palm tree and lazy ocean waves -with an underwater scene that included a seahorse!

I added a sunset, a beaded waterfall, and some shells to embellish a seam. This is going to be a great crazy quilt block!

I was really happy with the waterfall - and I've included a close up of it. I'll include what beads/threads I used later.

I wanted the shells to look as if they were 'settling' down at the bottom of the ocean. I learned to use a dremel drill - I didn't like the way they were drilled, so I redrilled them.

You can also see Lillian's remarkable reef!

Irish Setter crazy quilt

Recently I've rediscovered a love of crazy quilting and quilts. I'm participating in a 'Difficult Color' round robin.

The purpose was to challenge ourselves to think outside our color comfort zones. I chose to use browns, and since I'm in love with Irish Setters, the center of my block was an Irish Setter. You can see a picture here after the first round and Gemma had embellished it some.
I've decided to use this forum to publish pictures of quilts I make, quilts I particpate in making, quilts I like, etc. Also in here will be quilting (traditional and crazy), redwork, and other needlearts; websites that cater to needlearts, and general musings.