It was a busy weekend but I did finish stitching up my 2nd Watermelon Purse and I crocheted the trim for the outside:
I started on a little Clutch Purse this morning:
I wanted to answer a question that Arlene left for me regarding Crazy Quilts in quilt shows. Arlene was wondering if I have ever entered any of my quilts and the answer is no, I haven't. My personal opinion, like Arlene's, is that Crazy Quilts generally are not given much respect. They're put in the category of miscellaneous quilts. I'm not sure anyone even knows what to base judgement on. I don't think criteria for judging a crazy quilt has even been put together. Art is subjective so how can it be judged other than on perfection in finishing and neatness of stitching and applying embellishments? It's difficult to compare one to another. So no, I haven't entered any of my Crazy Quilts in show competitions and I probably won't.
For me, Crazy Quilting is for my enjoyment and the enjoyment of anyone else who sees them or receives a piece as a gift from me. Honestly, I think us crazy quilters are in a league of our own and that's okay!!!