CQR Crazy Quilting Revisited

Two blocks are completed. My intention is to have a sunflower theme. I have two sunflower blocks started but I need to do the crazy quilting for the foundation. I actually did them first but of course don’t know where they are at the moment.

Weaving thread and spools purchased at a thrift this past week
Weaving thread and spools purchased at a thrift this past week. I was wondering if I had some golden embroidery thread and then I remembered I purchased these spools. The yellow works perfectly and gives the project a wonderful texture.  I want to use thrifted  items in this project.  It is uncanny because I just thrifted Thursday night and had the good fortune to find  two packets of needles, a packet  of rick rack,  and some thimbles  all for  29cents and 39cents.  I love it!

This is my revisiting of Crazy quilting.

I took a 1 1/2 inch strip that I work with so often. I had washed a bunch of fabric that had fallen on the floor so the strip had this nice soft fringe. I sewed it down twice so the fringe overlaped.  I then took the remaining fabric and rolled it back over the seam. I took the weaving thread and crisscrossed back and forth over the ridge. I was able to sit in a chair by the front window and soak in the sun while stitching. This is the stitchwork I have been longing to do. I hope to do more and more. It is one of the reasons I enjoy looking at Jude’s work. I can see the hours and hours of handwork she puts into her project.

Thank You Jude. Thank you for starting this group and encouraging quilters to work outside our comfort zones. I have seen so many wonderful projects already on the Flickr site and I look forward to seeing more.

I go through my day and keep coming up with more WHAT IF. I have a few I am very excited to get started on.

College Football

College Football - My older son is a sophomore at Minnesota State Mankato University on a football scholarship. He had his second game on Saturday up at Bemidji State. We picked up grandma and headed up to the game. I sewed my 1 1/2 inch squares together while grandma knitted.

I was at my quilting group’s gathering on Tuesday after my little one fell asleep so early. There were 11 out of 12 of us there. I showed the group my Scrappy Bargello I have been working on. The last few meetings I sewed together 1 1/2 inch squares for another Triple Irish Chain. Many of the gals said it looked just like a project I would work on since I enjoy working with the small squares. My favorite member said it looked like “idiot” work. What is her problem? To top it off a few days later my significant other commented in a fit of anger that all I work on is sewing stupid 1 1/2 inch squares together. Of course so while he drove to the football game on Saturday I did my idiot work and hand sewed on my stupid squares. It felt great. I just have to chuckle. Why are people so mean. Why do people have to say things in an attempt to hurt another. Life is tough enough without someone trying to take away from me one of the rare things that give me pleasure.

7 x 7 patch in golden tones

7 x 7 patch in golden tones

First Day of First Grade

I was off to work before he even got out of bed. I got daddy to take a quick shot once we got home. This little guy was so exhausted he had a splitting headache and couldn’t even eat dinner. He took a quick bath and by 6pm he was sound asleep. That was quite a first day! (Tuesday after Labor Day) As you can tell I like this golden color. We ended up wearing the same color on the first day of school and we didn’t even know it.

  • I am trying to use scraps throughout this project. This is a challenging project for me because I have usually worked in a very structured environment. I will end up combining structure with free piecing.

CQR Crazy Quilting Revisited

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I finally did it. The 7×7 in yellows and golds I hand sewed in the car to the football game yesterday. Today I put together my CQR.

  • What if… I took scraps from the ends of the strips used for the 7×7 and sewed the various sizes together.
  • What if… I took a 1 1/2 inch strip that I work with so often and sewed it down twice so the fringe overlaps and then take the remaining fabric and roll it back over.
  • What if… I then took the weaving thread and crisscrossed back and forth over the ridge.
  • what if…I took fabric with the x imprint and put it with the block.
  • what if…I used the shape of the fabric scrap I used and sew the next piece on following the curve of the piece. I like letting the fabric speak to me.
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6 Responses to “CQR Crazy Quilting Revisited”

  1. Jane Says:

    I popped over from Judes blog to see how you’re coming along with your CQR… I like how your combining it all and the raggy seams are great. I’ll be checking back to see how you’re doing… PS Good luck to your son for his football season !!! Minnesota , huh ?? How fun and you must be proud! You’re other guy is a cutie as well!

  2. quiltedthrifted Says:

    Thank you for the comment. Jane, you are my first one. I am progressing in the Blog world! I am learning by default both with crazy quilting and blogging. I enjoy your site and can not wait to take some more time to absorb it all. I also can’t wait to get the sunflower blocks to a point where I can post them… works in progress…as usual. I would love to work with thread like you do. I have been saving every little scrap to use one way or another. Keep on doing what you’re doing! This is so much fun!

  3. Kathy Says:

    Hi quiltedthrifted, I’m very pleased to find your blog. I really like the style of the things you make and thrift, your photos and it’s great that your talking and sharing a bit about them. (Piece Play-Kathy)

  4. Kathy Says:

    I’ve been thinking about the comments you have received fromTWDNU (Those Who Do not Understand). If you have the energy you could try to explain that as well as for relaxation, meditation, and creating lasting works of art and love for your home and family your are in continuation of a great cultural tradition. You are maintaining and stretching the links with the, mainly women, of the last 300 years who have made such beautiful quilts, often with tiny little squares often travelling and I guess, often with TWDNU.

  5. Theresa Says:

    I do like that. TWDNU. Luckily I don’t have too many of them in my life. I have read numerous times that people who have a passion for something live longer! This is an article about my children’s Great Aunt
    http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=310170&paper=69&cat=104
    She will be 110 years old on October 26th 2008. I consider my life better because I know her. I hope someone can say that about me some day. I just don’t know if I want to live to be 110!

  6. Sunflower CQR What If… « Quiltedthrifted’s Weblog Says:

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