Cousin's Memory Crazy Quilt

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with SSimpson

Allie Aller asked:
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!
SSimpson answered:
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.
CamilleFoote asked:
This is a beautiful example of intuitive composition.
SSimpson answered:
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.
veggy asked:
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