Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Crazy quilt WIP (work in progress)

Back in August I went to a fellow stitcher's house and learned how to sew my very first crazy quilt block. I have dreams of turning this first block into a whole quilt depicting the seasons. I anticipate it will take me years to finish--especially if I work on it as sporadically as I have worked on this block. But, after a few months of finishing other projects, I am getting back to my crazy quilt. This will be one of four "summer" blocks and it represents summers sailing on Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island.

I am planning to stitch a little sailboat in one corner, but as you can see, I am just about done with my first motif, a crab, which is my zodiac sign. I've been carrying this pattern with me for 20 years and I am happy to have finally found the perfect project to stitch it on.

I intend to have fun with this project and will share it with you as I progress.



  1. Nice crab, perfect embroidery for a crazy quilt block. Looking forward to seeing more progress.

  2. great start to your CQ have fun with it I am sure you will.