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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Crazy Quilt Mystery Announced!

Are you ready ladies?  Here it is:

Yes, it's a tree!  And my photos just don't do it justice!  As good as I've gotten with my camera, I haven't gotten good enough to capture the true beauty of crazy quilting.

The first thing I did was to make a template from the cone.  Then I pieced my block the same way I do all my blocks, with a 1 inch allowance border.  I stitched the block, cut the piece "inside" lines and using my glue gun, glued it to the cone.  I added a piece of cardstock to the bottom of the cone and glued trim over the seam and around the bottom.  I added a glittered glass Christmas ornament to the top and then glued trim over the edge.  Voila!  It looks like a blizzard doesn't it?  As I said, it's much prettier in person than it looks in the photos.  It's very glittery and was fun to do!

So before I do anything else, I need to do something for myself.  I will be starting on Block 2 of my Winter project, my Marie Antoinette quilt:

I'll be starting on this later today.  I need to add some new things to the shop first.  Well, after I run and get some groceries.

As a quick refresher, here is Block #1:

There will be 9 blocks altogether.  My goal is to have all 9 blocks stitched by March and then I will put the quilt together and hang it in my living room.

Before I head out for now, I thought I would ask my crazy quilt followers if there are any techniques that I do that you would like to learn?  Please leave a message for me here or send me an email and I will gladly write up tutorials on how I do things.  I just need to know what you would like to learn.


MosaicMagpie said...

I was right a Winter Wonderland! Beautiful and I love the little bird near the top. Where do you find the cone to make it on? Are they called cones? Will you come to my house and make one with me?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the tree! It is beautiful. As far as technique, I am curious how you did your sequins on the block shown. Are they sewn on individually or is it a pre-constructed strip you attach? Also, what is the technique used on your little pink roses? Those are also very pretty.

Judy S. said...

You're right, I was really far off! LOL Did anyone guess? Your MA quilt is going to be very pretty.

agypsyangel said...

A tree?!?!?! I am suprised it is just beautiful little tree. I certainly wasnt thinking some sort of 3d item. Beautiful, I love the colors.....just peaceful :)

Sheila said...

it's absolutely beautiful. Just gorgeous.

Laurie said...

This turned out just beautiful Pam! I was thrilled to finally see what your mystery project is! I too would love to learn about the little roses, as far as that goes, any of the floral work you've done.

Karen said...

Your tree is just amazing! I love how your mind works and all the beautiful things you think of to Crazy Quilt!!
Big Hugs,

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I never would have guessed a tree! I can imagine a whole forest of these...wouldn't that make a pretty display?

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