The embroidered crazy quilt with photo transfers of my children is finally finished! It was still in progress last August as chronicled here and in January with the help of a few snowstorms and being temporarily snowed in I got motivated to make that final push to finish it. It is small, 16 inches by 20 inches, looks great hung on the living room wall, and makes me smile every time I walk by.
The books I used for crazy quilt embroidery inspiration were: Elegant Stitches, Crazy Quilt Odyssey, Art & Inspirations, and The Crazy Quilt Handbook, all by Judith Baker Montano, along with The Magic of Crazy Quilting by J. Marsha Michler. I used specialty fabrics, mostly satins, silks, brocades, and some shiny fabrics, collected over a period of time. Embroidery threads and silk ribbons came from my local needlework shop, Thistle Needleworks.
The individual blocks with details, shown from top to bottom below the quilt are: my daughter holding the milk snake she pulled out of the water at Highland Lake in Bridgeton, Maine, both of my kids soaking wet in the water play area on a trip to Storyland, New Hampshire, my son driving his uncle’s party boat on a lake near his home, and the Luke and Leia Star Wars costumes that I made one Halloween.
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