Creamy Lace Crazy Quilt

Crazy quilts are my favorite quilts of all.  I love them because you can use up all your favorite fabric scraps and you don’t need much of any one single fabric, as there usually are not alot of repetitive geometric patterns. I’ve been hankering for a lace crazy quilt for the longest time and although this one isn’t exactly what I had envisioned when I started out, I’m still quite happy with the end result.

I am by no means an expert quilter. Not even close. I think I’ve watched every Youtube quilting video ever made to try and glean tips and tricks from those who are more experienced than I. In the end though, it doesn’t really matter if they don’t turn out perfect or if the binding is a little uneven. My family isn’t picky and they’ve never complained and I only make them for our own beds.

Another thing that I love about crazy quilts is that you don’t really have to quilt them. It’s just a lot of embellishment and embroidery. As much or as little as you want. Another plus is that you can take the quilt squares with you wherever you go. Just tuck one into your purse or bag and work on it whenever and wherever you want to.

I used up a good amount of lace scraps and bits of ribbon that I’d had for years in plastic bags. It was the perfect opportunity to use up extra beads and buttons too.

Here’s a little pearl and seed bead spider lying in wait on golden threads.

I also made matching pillow shams

The ruffle around the edge consists of two layers. A cotton layer underneath and the top ruffle is embroidered tulle in the same design.

Totora kitty found it a comfy place to sleep all day after her spaying surgery at the vet.

 

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After coming to the realization that I have far too many plastic bags full of fabric remnants, I decided that I had better either find a use for them or just throw them out. I guess I must be a hoarder at heart because I couldn’t bear the thought of parting with any of them. I figured a crazy quilt would be a good way to use up even the tiniest of scraps and it would give me a new project to work on and keep my hands occupied. Continue reading