Wednesday, June 06, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I often forget to post a WIP on Wednesday till it's over.  Today I was determined to make a showing on time!

So here's the little stack of crazy quilt blocks I assembled this a.m.-- including thread auditioned for the first one I'm going to embroider, featuring the Take-A-Stitch-(on a)-Tuesday stitch for Week 18, the Crossed Buttonhole:


Aren't they pretty?  They took almost 2 hours to put together (not counting cutting up 4 men's ties, which I did yesterday) -- largely because of the challenge of picking off-setting fabric, deciding what shapes to cut, etc. -- but it's all part of the crazy process.  :-)

Oh, and here's the finished Wheat Ear block (Week 17 of TAST) that I'm submitting to the Crazy Quilt Journal Project for my May sample:

WOW! Wheat Ear!
Gotta love that funky eighties fabric, eh?  Note: the tie fabric in the top left corner is right-side up; in the opposite corner, 'wrong'-side up.  Threads used: hand-dyed silk ribbon from The Thread Gatherer, assorted tapestry wool I found at a thrift store, and scraps of collected cotton floss (likely DMC, but I don't know for sure -- no labels!)

8 comments:

Shena said...

I love the crazy patch blocks! I have those on my someday to do list, but it seems like it gets longer all the time. :) And those ears of wheat are amazing!

elle said...

There is something about crazy patch blocks,isn't there! Nice stitching.

Jeanette said...

The wheat ear block is fantastic, love the thread color, and the stitching looks great.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I love crazy quilts and have made a few in years past, but not recently, I really like the collecting of fancy fabrics and the embroidery -- these are quilts measured in years, tho...

Darlene said...

Love, love, love Wheat Ear! Very pretty!

PrairiePeasant said...

Crazy quilts are so much fun! Lovely work!

Regina said...

Lovely blocks - too bad all that choosing-just-the-right-fabric takes up so much time, same as scrap quilts.

Grandma Coco said...

Pretty Wheat Ear block!