In my crochet crystal ball, I foresee these flowers appearing around Christmas. Perhaps they will appear in some presents. That’s all I have for now about the future.
Regarding the past, as promised, I dug out some winter stuff that was packed away in the attic and have taken some photos of a crazy quilt I made about 15 years ago. Keep in mind that this blanket has been well-loved, well slept on by kitty cats, and often used and washed, so it’s a bit “rough around the edges.”
I started with these scrap pieces and worked out from there.
I quilted four large squares in each corner to bring some balance to the crazy quilt.
This is one of my favorite “secret places” on the quilt: a tiny house hidden amongst the fabrics.
This isn’t the proper way to appliqué, but I winged it.
Before I hooked my first crochet stitch, I was a quilter. I bought a cheap Brother sewing machine my freshman year of college and I loved putting fabrics together ever since. Unfortunately, I have not documented this journey as well as I would have liked, and have also given away many projects before I took photos of them. I was able to find a few shots of things I’ve made. Once I dig out the winter blankets, I can show you another “crazy” quilt I made awhile back.
I carried these separate pieces around the country with me when I traveled for work. So the separate pieces were inspired by many experiences over the course of two years.
A closeup of the former piece, which I gave to my parents. I just had to sew this charm onto something. So whimsical!
Yes, this was very much influenced by Harry Potter’s Patronus. My first, and so far, only attempt at embroidery. I didn’t know how to do it, so I drew the stag on paper and then stitched over the paper onto the fabric. Frankly, I couldn’t figure out how else to embroider and I didn’t have any references with me. I guess I know what hobby is next on my list!
Bubble quilt. A lot of fun to squeeze!
Rainbow scrappy quilt.
Not a particularly hard project, but I really wanted to make something in grey, white and yellow for our bed.