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Archive for September, 2011

More Blackwork

I’ve been doing some small blackwork motifs as well, with the idea of mounting them on crazy quilt blocks as well. Here are some of those pieces.

I haven’t yet decided exactly how I’ll mount these and the other small motifs on the crazy quilt blocks, but when I do, there will, of course, be pictures. I’m also thinking about doing another large blackwork piece, but I haven’t decided yet what form that will take.


Crazy Blackwork

I decided to add the blackwork heart to my crazy quilt project. I sewed four of my crazy quilt blocks together, and mounted the heart in the middle. Then I embellished some of the surrounding seams. I haven’t decided yet whether I will do more embellishing on this block set.

Blackwork Closeups

Here are closeup images of the sections of the blackwork heart sampler.


I’ve also been very into blackwork lately, and made a heart-shaped sampler of different fill stitches.

This is what the whole heart looks like.


Crazy Quilting

I’ve decided to go ahead and post some pictures of things I’ve been working on, so here are some of the blocks from my crazy quilt project.

I have about 40 blocks embellished, so I’ll be sharing more pictures of them with you.  I’ll also show you some closeup views of the embellishments. I have over 200 blocks made for this quilt, but it’s taking me some time to embellish them all, probably because I’m also working on other projects as well. Most of the fabrics in these blocks are batiks, with some feature prints thrown in. I included some other fabrics on a few blocks, but they just didn’t feel right for this project. I may use some of those fabrics on the back when I start assembling the quilt.

A Sentimental Quilter: Primitive Doll Bed

A Sentimental Quilter: Primitive Doll Bed.

It’s a beautiful bed, and so many beautiful little quilts! I hope that someday I’ll have made so many quilts!

Crochet Headphone Covers

The foam covers on my computer headphones were completely worn out, so I made some new covers.