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Susan commented on sharonb's group Crazy Quilting
"Congrats Carol and love your work. I am now on block no 21 so 4 more to go and cannot wait to see what it will look like when I have them all together. its a crazy quilt 250x250cm and I have divided it into 25 blocks."
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"I have now completed another block, and those large flowers are Nastutuims."
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What type of textile arts are you interested in?
Anything with fabric and threads.
What's your favorite type of needlework?
Its something that has always been with me, just did not now it, my mom used to make some lovely dresses for me.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I just love to chat and also see what others do and also get inspiration from all of you. I love to embroider the most and quilting second, but combine the two.

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My Crazy quilt basic blocks

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 12:32 0 Comments

I have started with my crazy quilt and have to do 25 blocks 50x50cm each.

I have now completed 18 and need to get 7 more done.

Have decided to do all the blocks and then lay out where I plan to use the lace

and then will start working on each one separately.

I cannot wait to get started but sadly seem to be unable to get to the rest of the

basic blocks. grrrrrr




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At 13:40 on July 12, 2012, Chloe Grice said…

Hello, I've just seen your beautiful crocheted blanket on Hooked on Yarn group, and am inspired to do something similar as my next project! Your work is so colourful :)

At 13:12 on May 6, 2012, Sandra said…

Oh the nervous breakdown meant it didn't want to connect with anybody... isn't that also true of depression  or emotional breakdown??     'scuse my silliness I worked with "diverse" People too long!  (Smile)

At 13:10 on May 6, 2012, Sandra said…

My computer had a nervous breakdown!  For today it feels better.... Is your item  completed? 

When I CQ  I use a printed pattern from the internet, I copy it onto a fusable interface with a grid on it (Squares)  Then as I add the numbered pieces I give them a little pressing, careful not to touch the interface..  This is likely more costly yet my finished product is square.  I have so much downsizing and packing to do, my *reward* is a beautiful quilted table topper in golds and mauves..Happy Colors!    If I don't talk with you before then Happy Mothers Day!  ~~Sandra ♥

At 9:56 on February 11, 2012, Sandra said…

Susan I read in a most interesting blog yesterday to use denim as a stabiliser. How very ideal when using a darker thin fabric..  Would it even need anything else between the backing and the CQ? 


At 23:34 on January 1, 2012, Susan Shufelt said…

Hi Susan, Thanks for your lovely complements. I usually start with the center of the block and work out. I would recommend getting a few books on crazy quilting for seam ideas. I often borrow basic seam ideas and change them just a bit to make them unique and my own. Some of my favorite stitches are the feather stitch, Chevron stitch, and the Cretan stitch. If you are new to crazy quilting I would recommend getting a few books on the subject and look at some of the stitches on some of those quilts. I would also add some laces to your blocks. Hand dye some if you can. Its not really too difficult and adds so much to the quilt top. I will usually sew on lace when I'm tired and don't feel like concentrating on stitching. I take on the most difficult stitching when I'm fresh and focused. Anything else I can help you with feel free to ask...Have fun with your quilt.

At 14:26 on December 24, 2011, Linda Stromberg said…
Thanks for the comment on my box. Looks like you like crazy quilting. Me too. It can be challenging at times to come up with different stitch and motif ideas.
At 9:56 on May 8, 2010, Gina E. said…
Hi Susan, Thank you for joining the Cross stitchin Fingers group; I am sorry to have taken so long to welcome you!
At 1:48 on April 27, 2010, Susan said…
Thank you for the friends request Susan. How nice for the Susan's to stick together. I had another two Susan's in class during my school years. Kind regards from Susan. (And I have just written our name 4 times in this message, never done that before!)
At 18:54 on April 25, 2010, Susan said…
I hope you enjoy your time spent here. You will find we are a very friendly lot, with a love of all things created with thread. So Susan, welcome from another Susan.

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