Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop, My Day

Welcome to my day to share on the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop to help celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day.  Big thanks to Marian at Seams to Be Sew for hosting this annual event.  

I just loved the name of this blog hop, Quilt Qwazy Queens, mainly because I AM a Crazy Quilter, in addition to sane quilting.  When I initially started blogging in 2006, I had 2 blogs, one for sane quilting and this one for my crazy quilting projects, hence the name Karrin's Crazy World.  I eventually just started blogging on this one for everything.  

When I started thinking about the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop, I immediately thought of finishing one of my crazy quilt UFO's (which are many).  At one time, I was active in Crazy Quilting International, and took place in multiple round robin type projects.  You would decide upon a theme, a coordinator would send out a list of 5 other participants, and you would send your blocks a participant on the list, they would embellish it, and send it on to the next person.  You would get back 5 embellished blocks, you would embellish your block, and hopefully finish your project.  

I chose one of my unfinished projects which was a wool block, in which I made wool baskets and the other participants embellished them.  These were the other 5 participants' blocks.

This was my block, started but not finished.

I got to work embroidering some flowers.

My plan all along had been to set these baskets on point, so I went looking through fabric, and I had less than 1/2 yard of this linen-type fabric and hoped I could fussy-cut a few of these flowers, and have setting triangles to finish this project.  With the poor light recently due to raining days, I didn't realize till I got it pretty much together that the background was dark navy blue not black. 

This was all I had leftover of that fabric.  

This is the finished project. 

I quilted/outlined the flowers/leaves on the linen type fabric.  Other than that, I just outlined the basket blocks.   My block is the second row, left side.  On the right side is Cathy's block at Cathy's Crazy by Design.

This was the back.  

And label with the group of participants.  This project had participants from Japan, Finland, Japan, 2 from California and one from Utah.  They all did such lovely work and I will cherish this project.  

I thought I would share a few of my other Cwazy projects.  

A CQ vest.  This was another round robin I was in.  We sent around vest fronts and participants worked on them.  This was an under the sea theme.

This was a jewelry roll to use when I travel.  This is the front.

Inside to put  jewlery

And rolled up.

And lastly, I was privileged to take 2 crazy quilting classes from Judith Baker Montano at Empty Spools in Asilomar, CA.  One of the classes was a CQ landscape class.  A year or so after the class, Judith contacted participants in those two classes and asked if they had their projects finished to be able to appear in her upcoming Fibre Art Montage  Book that was about to come out.  I was able to put the finishing touches on my project and was able to appear on page 158 of her book!

This is the rest of the schedule for today: Be sure and stop by and check out everyone's projects.

There are also prizes to be won – two $35 gift vouchers from the Fat Quarter Shop – you can enter here and see the full list of participants.  Thanks so much Marian at Seams to be Sew for this Quilt Qwazy Blog Hop!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I had to go change my shirt this morning and put on something green, although it is more teal green.

It's time to check in again for Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  I continue to appreciate the weekly motivation!

After all my bellyaching last week about getting this block done, and wanting this BOM to be done,
we were watching some good shows this week, and I got motivated.  Plus the flower petals seemed to be going on really easily.  It still has some yellow petals that need to be appliqued, but I should be done this week with this.

The other thing I am working on by hand right now is a tribute piece celebrating the life and work of Cheri Payne, who designed the primitive quilts I love with a passion.  She died last year.   We are working on this through the Facebook group Quilts by Cheri Friendship Group.  It was designed by one of the members.  I still need to attach the angel's head those wool circle pieces and a bunch of buttons.   

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts..  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop Starts Today

Marian at Seams to be Sew is World Wide Quilting Day/weekend by hosting the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop.  She has asked participants to show the craziest thing they have ever made.  I have already seen some great crazy items this morning.  The whole schedule is below. There is also a giveaway.   My day for the Blog Hop is March 20th.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL, Sew Lets QAL

I continue to enjoy working on my Hand-Pieced QAL blocks.  This was a quilt along hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts and Kristin at Simple, Handmade, Everyday.  This week's block was called Bess,  This is the next to last block.  I have really enjoyed making these, and continue to thank Patty and Kristin for the inspiration.  


I'll be joining the link-up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.

Partner's in Design started a new mystery QAL this week called Sew Let's Quilt Along.   These are sewing related blocks this time.  Blocks will come out every 2 weeks.  This week's block was designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs, and you can find the block directions on the  previous link.  I really liked this block, and I have other plans for this one, I'm thinking about what else I will do to embellish this one.  Thanks so much Sandra for such a great block, I absolutely love it!

You might be able to guess my favorite color is blue!

Also this week, in a fit of organization, I organized my threads.  I have quilting threads, applique threads, machine embroidery threads, crazy quilt specialty threads.  At least things are not in 4-5 different places now.   I'm not saying my sewing room is organized, but my threads are!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching

I really appreciate Kathy @Kathy's Quilts for this weekly motivation.  

I've made this my One Monthly Goal this month, to get another one of these Flourishes blocks done. I'm so tired of this project. I just want to get it done, and not to go back in the closet again.  This is the next to last month. I told myself if I did a flower a week I should have it done.  I told myself that this week I would concentrate on the stems and one flower.  I don't know if I will make that goal tonight or not, but will give it a good try.

The other hand stitching I have worked on this week was my project for an upcoming blog hop for 
Quilt Qwazy Queens.  I decided to finish one of my Crazy Quilt UFOs.  

This is a but of the stitching I have worked on this week.  It felt so good to get my CQ threads out again, but I need to organize these better.  I have them in about 3 places.  I have a LOT of specialty threads.  

Thanks for stopping by!   I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts.


Friday, March 08, 2019

I Was Featured\ on Wednesday Wait Loss

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured

In working on my blog hop projects, visiting with granddaughter Kyleigh 2 days this week, I got behind on my blog reading until this morning I got a little caught up.  Thanks so much to Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter for featuring me this week.  It is always so thrilling to see yourself co-featured!  

I found out that I was featured on The Inquiring Quilter's Wednesday Wait Loss here.

What I had  featured this week was my mermaid I shared last week.

Three friends and I each received a FQ of in my case the sky fabric, and were supposed to make a project with it.  This was mine.

Moira's project @ The Quilted Snail is here. Susan @ Desertsky Quilting posted hers during the Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.  This is what Edi did at Edi's Crafting Life

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Hand-Pieced QAL, Upcoming Blog Hops

I've really been enjoying the Hand-Pieced Quilt Along hosted by Patty of Elm Street Quilts and Kristin of Simple, Handmade, Everyday.  This week's block was named Eula.  A couple of my points are cut off where they meet the center block, but I am having a hard time getting them to come together easily and have my points in the end.  

Also I'm in a couple of upcoming blog hops:  Their tentative line-ups are noted below:

The first is the Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop hosted by Marian at Seams to be Sew. I'm currently working on my project for this.  Hope to have it together in the next couple of days,  My day is March 20th.

The second one is All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks.  I have my string project for this pieced, just needs to be quilted.  My day on this one is March 25th.