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Cousin's Memory Crazy Quilt

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Crazy Quilts taught by Allie Aller

Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? I used scraps from quilts made for my sister and five cousins from fabrics passed down from my Mom's and aunt's stash. I also used scraps from my sister's and my own quilting projects. Since I had previously cut 7" foundation blocks I did not cut templates made up the individual blocks with the scraps I had. I used the decorative stitches on my machine instead of hand embroidery as embellishment.

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What are you most proud of? I love using fabrics that were stashed away and never used by my Mom and my aunt.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the pattern at first. After I knew the process I could make it work for my materials.

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I so love what you have accomplished here! The connection to the women in your family is so meaningful, learning the techniques and applying them to your own needs, choosing to work by machine to suit your needs....you have done very, very fine work!

01/14/2014 Flag

Thanks Allie, I love the result. I plan to go back to this class and begin a project in which I will use the curved pieces and work on the hand embroidery which I haven't done for a long time.

01/17/2014 Flag

This is a beautiful example of intuitive composition.

03/18/2014 Flag

Thanks Camille. I see on your profile you like scrap quilting too. I still have bunches of scraps that I use for paper pieced cards, strip blocks on foundation, and am hoping to begin to do some art quilting. You've been quilting much longer than I have. I retired not quite 3 years ago and have been immersing myself in classes, a quilting guild and lots of other ways to improve. I love it. But it feels special to use the scraps.

03/21/2014 Flag

Delicious! I'm sure this one will be a cherished heirloom. What a fantastic journey through fabric :D

04/11/2014 Flag