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Crazy Quilt Pillow III

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Crazy Quilt Pillow III

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Standard quilting materials. Paris Flea Market fabric collection offered for course. 16" pillow form.

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What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed searching for ways to embellish the traditional embroidery stitches. I also added more yellow to this piece and think it gives it more balance than the other pillow using the same fabric collection. Also, in one of the blocks I had a pretty white satin-like material. It is actually in the block I posted with a tip. Anyway, I must have ironed it too hot because I noticed that it had a ragged tear right in the middle and this occurred after I had already finished a lot of embroidery! So I took a piece of pretty pink material similar in texture to the white, and appliqued it over the torn area. I then added some lace and it looked fine. The little pieces of lace were cut from old doilies that belonged to my Grandmother - so happy to use them in this way!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it! It's really much easier than it looks. There are plenty of tutorials on making the envelope - here is just one:

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Beautifull embroidery hope mine turns out half as nice.

08/31/2013 Flag

Thank you Connie! I found lots of great ideas on Pinterest and other websites!

08/31/2013 Flag

Very nice. I need to get back working on mine.

09/01/2013 Flag

I just found your projects, or just realized you had others, and loving them. We have similar tastes in projects and color, It was nice to see these on craftsy =) Thanks for sharing!

12/31/2013 Flag

Well thank you and Happy New Year!

01/03/2014 Flag

I love the colorsq , I,ll make one, thanks for the insp.

05/18/2014 Flag