Quilts can be wonderful, but they can also border on The Granny and be too fussy.
I like the fun, free-form look of crazy quilts.
This isn't trimmed up yet, but it's my first attempt. It's kind of a mess, actually, but I've never made one before and I'm in the process of playing. It's a nice, brainless activity to do at the end of a long day of art or sewing. It lets you just fiddle and let your mind wander. There are no rules or patterns-you just cut and sew and turn it around and sew some more until you fill up a square.
Here is a really cool quilt that went up on Bunte Auctions recently. Isn't it intricate? The color choices seem so unusual to me.
Ooooh....this pretty bird quilt was featured in Vintage Vogue.
The above and below closeups are by Roxanne Langan. Aren't the old velvets and the creative stitchery scrum-diddly-umptious?
This little frog was from a Victorian quilt.
Some of the embroidery on the Victorian quilts was amazing.
Mine won't be that ambitious. Also, I'm going to machine quilt it, and not add all the hand embroidery. It's just going to be a quick (well, hardly) project made of scraps to give crazy quilting a test run. If I enjoy it, I'll make a more detailed one the next go round. I frequently like to do a simplified version of a project first. That way, I can see if I enjoy it, iron out any major kinks, and get a general feel for the subsequent project.