While I was going through my scraps the other day for my I Spy charm square collection, I realized how many fun brocade/velvet/satin fabrics I have in my scrap stash. So I looked up "crazy quilts" and came across a tutorial at Annie's Crazy Quilt Studio. I was using my phone, so I don't know if this is the best tutorial out there, but it worked for me.
So I cut a piece of linen (I know, very posh of me) into something like a 16x16 inch square and then I started adding my pieces.
It looks pretty wonky without everything fully tacked down, but it's kind of addicting and fun to make. I love the tactile nature of this with the plush velvets, the scratchy 60's shag silver, the slinky satins, and the ribbed brocrades. I also really like that this is one of those projects that reminds me of past endeavors. These fabrics were from things like:
|1971 Simplicity 9645|
|Where did I get this apron pattern? It was such a lovely design.|
And here's a closer shot of the patchwork. I was considering hand-embroidering them all after I'm done machine quilting, but that will take eons. Plus, I found out when one of the heavier brocades would not stay down, a machine embroidery stitch gets down to business and that brocade is forever immobilized.