Thursday, September 08, 2016

Crazy Quilt -New Beginning

This was a maching embroidery piece that was made by my friend Carol Wight Jones, some time before she passed away. I've decided to turn it into a small quilt for the 2017 quilt auction, at the Log Cabin Quilt Guild.
I thought I would start sharing the process here. I've used some Pigma pens to add some background.

& then freemotion quilted on Hobbs wool batting & a layer of backing fabric behind it, leaving room around the edges for a crazy border.

I dug through some of my silky fabrics, & found some I thought would compliment the piece.

This is how it looked after stitching it down.

Next I am machine quilting. I will post the rest as I get it done. I hope to have the quilting done soon, so I can take this with me as my travel project for our next vacation & get all of the hand embellishing done on it!


The Calico Cat said...

I'm really impressed with how you have truly enhanced your friends project. I can't wait to see it with embellishments.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

A beautiful finishing for your friends piece. How nice to donate the work of you two. Love catching your blog every week!

Michelle Auer said...

I might have to bid on it at the auction :-)

Deb Hardman said...

I'm trying !

Deb Hardman said...

Thanks Dear daughter!

Delighted Hands said...

Nice to let us glimpse the process! Love the colors and content!