Friday, August 19, 2011

Crazy Quilting Friday

I am taking part in a crazy quilt block RR with a few friends so was trying to come up with a block I liked well enough to pass along ,it took four blocks before I finally got one that I wanted to use , the funny thing is I forgot to take a picture of that block but have one of each of the other three so here they are .  A few of my friends know I am not a fan of paper piecing so it may surprise them to see these blocks as each of them has some PP in them . This first one is a rose in the center ,hmm hard to tell huh , but I actually really like this block but just could not see myself finishing around all those seams I created  ;-) So onto block two , ok I think I would like to do a teacup so found a great pp pattern for a teacup in two styles , choose one of those and proceeded to choose fabrics that I liked and this is my first teacup block
Michelle you may just recognize the fabrics I used for the cup and saucer , I loved it but felt I should have added a few lighter fabrics so on to a lighter version of the same teacup pattern .







A much lighter version which I also love but it just wasn't what I was looking for , truth of the matter is I didn't know what I was looking for but this time knew I was on the right track I wanted lighter and I wanted it to be about tea , crazy huh , so I combined the two themes and my last block has a theme of "Tea in my Garden " too bad I was so slack and did not take a picture ,I was having issues with my camera , even when doing the tutorial I nearly drove myself crazy trying to get a decent picture , remember my little camera that I dropped and broke well DH fixed it for me and I have been using it along with another small camera I had replaced it with but the broken camera is just not working the way it use to and the new camera I have yet to learn the proper settings :-(  So DH surprised me yesterday with a new camera , this is more complicated but oh so nice I am really looking forward to learning the proper way to use it but even these pictures are much clearer than any I took with my old camera . I took new pictures of the blocks to try it out and I am really pleased with the clarity .
So enough rambling , I now have three extra blocks to add to my growing stash of crazy quilt blocks , I do need to start sewing them together but it looks like it will be Sept. before that happens.
 Thanks for stopping by today and if you have never tried making a crazy block go ahead and give it a try you just might get hooked .
 Hugs Sheila

11 comments:

  1. Sheila, you have such lovely crazy quilt blocks..I like them all...gotta love those seams....lol

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  2. I always love your crazy quilt blocks! I can most certainly tell the first one has a rose center too.

    Love the teacup! And I am not a big fan of paper piecing either. Somehow ripping that paper off the block just makes me cringe :/

    Happy Friday!

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  3. All so different, all so wonderful.

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  4. All beautiful Sheila. Made me miss working on mine.

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  5. I love your blocks...especially the frist one.

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  6. Beautiful blocks! I really like the first one with the rose in the center.

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  7. Great blocks, love the colours you used for the first one.

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  8. The colors of the first block just sing!!

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  9. Very pretty. I have never made a crazy quilt block before. I think it would be fun especially doing the embroidered designs on them.

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