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Crazy Women quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, poly batting, perle #8 thread. For the wall hanging, I also used glass beads and embroidery.

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What are you most proud of? Overcoming my embarrassment at the subject matter! I was rather coy and giggly about it at first, but by the end I was cheerfully sketching and stitching vulva motifs without a second thought. And it's very stylised, after all. I found the pixelated block quite hard to work with, and had to spend quite a lot of time leaving it lying around to glance at, and looking at it from further away. It was very much worth the challenge, however, and I enjoyed learning to superimpose curves onto such a square-dominated design.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're doing a group quilt, be prepared for some of the blocks to turn out rather differently from how you'd imagined, and take that as a challenge. If you put out a request for blocks of different size, you will need to calculate the sashing carefully using graph paper. I think I had to sew around a corner once or twice, which is easy enough with hand-piecing but I gather is more difficult for machine-piecing.

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I love the colors of this quilt. I really like the way you put in the sashing to accommodate all of the different block sizes. I am surprised at the similarity of many of the blocks.

02/10/2013 Flag

Some of the contributors made more than one block, so you'll see a similar style and the fabrics repeated. The sashing involved graph paper and a few Y-seams, since the blocks were all different sizes.

02/11/2013 Flag