Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Crazy Good, Crazy Quilt

I would like to start this blog post with some congratulations to myself. I writing a blog post, which is a win. I only found one tick on myself at work today and we saw no snakes.  I am awake and alive.

Life is awesome.

Today in this awesome successful blog post I am going to discuss a quilt I finished several weeks ago.  

It is a bigger, badder version of this quilt.

My friend Lauren asked me to make her a quilt. Normally, I do not make other people quilts on request. My fellow quilters may or may not agree with me, but quilts are a lot of work and gifting them is not something I do lightly. But something about Lauren's  quilt stuck with me and she allowed me complete creative control and no deadline. Plus she is awesome.

Her only request was green. I think I nailed it.

It only took me a year.

But she loves it.

What do you need to congratulate yourself for today?

Quilt Stats: 
Name: Crazy Good
Size: Approximately 60" x 60"
Fabrics: Scraps! with Ikea fabric on the back
Pattern: Roughly based on Crazy Star (from Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration)
Quilting: Figure eight loops with Aurifil thread
Finished: May 2014


  1. Awesome! What a beautiful quilt! I agree with you about gifting quilts...there is really no rhyme or reason to my gifting...it happens when/if it happens...which always makes it a fun surprise for me as well as whoever is on the receiving end! I've been able to give several lately...and it feels really good to have the abilities to finish multiple (!) quilts for a change! Congrats to me for planting 5 trees before lunch! And no snakes here, either :P

  2. It is a wonderful finish - Fantastic!! It is definitely hard gifting when you make something you love. I did find it hard to pass on the butterfly quilt I just finished - I loved it :-) So I totally know what you mean.

  3. That is a crazy star quilt, I love it!

  4. I am with you. I am very selective when I gift quilts or knitting. A lot of people really don't understand the time and effort it takes to create. I get sooo many people who see me knitting socks and ask for a pair. They do not know how many teeny tiny stitches are in a pair of socks! I love this star quilt!


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