this piece was a wedding present for a dear friend who got married
this year the picture is of her daughter on the beach
this second piece is a mourning heart I made for Hidiko Ishida in
and the third is the grey study challenge I completed for CQI.
I finished this last piece last year, when we went to Kona on big
island in Hawaii. we visited the observatory at the summit of
mona'loa saw hula dancers, walked along the beach and had coffee
with gecko's every morning!
Attached you will find an image of Crazy Chroma, a
large crazy quilt featuring black on black crazy pieced "background"
blocks and 120 fan segments curving through the quilt top. A little
over half of the fan segments are tie remnants. The fan segments are
stitched in the ditch with invisible thread and in the background
pieced blocks every seam is machine feather stitched in black perle
cotton. Cotton backing, wool batting. This crazy quilt won 3 blue
ribbons at the Dakota County fair and the Minnesota State Fair.
Cindy Thury Smith
I first saw a pic of a CQ Halloween Hat on Gerry Hoekstra's blog in
2010. That fall I went to the CQI retreat in
Janet Popich from Colorado was also working on one. I thought that
it would be a fun project and started to make one for my daughter's
home this summer. Janet kindly gifted me with a few black cottons
that I could use.
I did purchase a pattern of a child's costume
with the hat and I used the size large from that. It turned out to
be the perfect size for display. Gerry was also at the retreat and
had it with her so I got to see it firsthand.
I am enclosing a pic of the flat hat before assembly and then a
couple of the finished hat. When I gave it to my daughter I also
gave her a small packet of little glittery pom poms that were in the
right color. She glued them on the hat on the inner side of the
brim. The picture of the hat along with other decorations is on her
kitchen sideboard and she was very happy with it. I think I will
make another for myself next year. It was a fun project letting you
use colors, trim, etc. that you would not normally use.
I would like to submit photos of my Bohemian Gathering bags which
have CQ flaps.
Pat Winter....has Boho fever!
This is the block I used for Sharon Boggon's class at the Crazy
Quilt Adventure in Connecticut this spring and her workshop
afterword. I tried to do more encrusting, which is Sharon's but not
my style. I managed it in a swoosh across the block. Lot's of fun.
The block is about 11 x 15 inches.