Sunday, August 21, 2016

I am still working on my other quilt but its on a large frame in my studio which is not air conditioned and just too hot to work on.
I don't like to start other projects till one is finished but I decided to experiment.

I was inspired by Nicki  Seavey's Crazy Quilting on a damaged quilt top someone had given her.  I have had it in the back of my mind  and finally found one  (not nearly as nice) at the Brimfield Flea Market in July.  It was damaged, reasonably priced and worn  so I  took a chance.  
I don't every cut up items that are intact no mater how much I love them but this had loads of damage around the edges.  A friend cut the Hexies out and I ended up with 85 usable ones.  

This is the end result of my experiment and I like it a lot!  There are definitely things I want to do differently.
the block now measures 10" by 10" and I would make it a little wider.  Its white nylon organza over yellow silk organza and you really can't tell that the top layer is cut out in the 4 hexes at the corners and in the petals around the edges.  I plan on 12 blocks so I will need to find or probably make 48 somethings to go in the empty hexes in the corners.
Hopefully it will cool off so I can get back to "The Witch's Heart".
The name of my quilt from the CQJP 2015 project!


  1. I'm thrilled out the outcome! You did an incredible job of making something old ...something new and beautiful!
    Nicki Lee

  2. WOW! This is fantastic! I like what you did. Way to go!


  3. What a super transformation!
    It would never have occurred to me to do that with the rosettes - love it : )

  4. I love the concept of what you did with the tattered quilt! There are so many possibilities with it. Can't wait to see more!

  5. Beautiful work, as usual. Hope to see it, and you, soon!! xo

  6. That is such a clever and pretty recycling of an old quilt!

  7. Wow! That's so pretty! And just the first of many. I hope we'll see more of these quilt reincarnations in due course.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have many orphan blocks in my cedar chest from my grandma and I've decided to incorporate them into a crazy quit, also. At least this way they'll get used. Otherwise, they'll just sit in the cedar chest. I doubt mine will be as stunningly beautiful as yours, though! I guess this is "upcycling" to the extreme. :-)