Yesterday, I tried to exclaim again that I am not a crazy quilter. Today, as I finish putting the final touches on this article I’m writing for CQMag Online, I have re-thought that. I could become a crazy quilter…. under certain circumstances.
The first circumstance that would convert me to crazy quilting would be this: that someone out there, somewhere, would take it into their entrepreneurial heads to sell pre-made crazy quilt blocks from fine fabrics, with choices of color scheme. Hahahahha. Yeah, the fabric piecing. My block turned out a mess. Oh, yes – I know. I know what you’re going to say! That’s the wonder of crazy quilting! You get to cover the mess up! Still. It would be nice to have a confidently well-made block! I’d be a faithful customer…
By the way, on that note, I think it does matter whether or not you cut on the bias, even on crazy quilt squares that rely on wonky-shaped pieces.
The second circumstance that would convert me is that I could embellish with gold all the time, forever and ever.
And the third circumstance hinges on the second a bit: that I had a specific use or end product for each piece. Obviously, a quilt isn’t an option. No one would want to sleep with large quantities of bright check purl…..
Anyway, all that being said, here’s another seam treatment for you:
This is rather a little and simple treatment of two seams – but it shows off the metal threads to good effect, methinks.
If you want to see the rest of this square and read some tips and tricks about using goldwork in crazy quilting, check out my article in CQMag Online, titled Goldwork and Crazy Quilting.
Ok. I have to finish!