Monday, July 13, 2009

My Vintage Crazy Quilt Project

Allie from Allies in Stitches inspires me daily. Her Blog is my very favorite. She is doing a modern take on an Antique CQ as posted on her blog. Go check it out. She is amazing!

A couple of years ago I started a CQ based upon an Antique CQ that I saw on EBay. This is it. I had hand dyed some silk dupioni in several colors and also some cotton. I used the antique CQ as inspiration to start the construction of a crazy quilt. I Love this quilt! It is so very graphic!

Anyway, I decided to try a Crazy Quilt based upon it. I had put it away for a few years but after watching Allie and her reproduction CQ, I found it and put it on my design wall. This is what I had done. Not much. It is all my hand dyed fabric and the fans are much wider than the original antique CQ. It is probably 2 1/2' wide by 3' tall. The strips are quite wide. I am going to put fans in the corners and Black silk in the center and on the edges of the fans and in the corners of the fans. I tried to dye black silk but it didn't come out black so I will probably have to buy commercial fabric for that part. I am not sure if I will continue with the outside piecing or not. I think I will look at it for a while and see what it says to me. I think that it will need layered stitches on each side of each fan.


Karen said...

That is one beautiful quilt!! Also, love what you are working on now. Lovely fabric.

Aida Costa said...

I love the colours you chose, this is going to be spectacular.

vivian said...

Love your hand-dyed fabrics!

FredaB said...

What a beautiful antique quilt. I am sure you will do it justice. Your colors are great nd your description of what you plan sounds right on.


Kathy said...

Love the design of the antique quilt. The colors you chose are pretty. What is your planned size for the quilt you are making?