Crazy is the word for me, not only for the style of quilting; I'd never seen a crazy quilt in reality, only photos. Now, of course I've seen lots more photos as participants post each completed task on a special Blogger site accessible only to class members.
And I've seen one piece in reality,
Firstly the seams are decorated by sewing a line of basic stitching, like the herringbone on the seam bottom right in the photo above, after marking the exact spot for the stitches using a template. This ensures that you don't run out of space towards the end, and that the row of stitches fits. I'd never used a template for embroidery stitches before, but found it a real asset. After that the basic stitches are further decorated with other groups of stitches, beads, and sequins.
Secondly, what I found to be the most challenging, dauting and exciting new technique was silk ribbon embroidery.
They were followed by a group of silk ribbon woven roses, and bellow them gathered roses (the small dark purple dots)
And more roses on a vine made using fly stitch.
They show up better in the following photo, together with a small butterfly, also in silk ribbon.
And then I added some more embellishments to fill the large gaps:
|cross stitch butterfly|
|spider with web|
|lone flower made from jewellery spacer and beads.|