Wednesday, 31 January 2018

WIPW - Crazy for Crazy

There is still a few minutes left of Wednesday here in Tokyo and I want to post my Work In Progress Wednesday Report before midnight.

With the Mola and reports from the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2018, out of the way it is time to launch a new project.

Crazy for Crazy

I treated myself to Sharon Boggon's excellent book
 and will be using it as a course book while learning to improve my crazy quilting.

My progress so far is to have
set a shape, hexagon as you can see, cut out templates, foundation fabric and

 selected scraps in light blue fabric, ribbon and lace for the first block.

I have pieced the block and
am about to start embellishing it.

20 comments:

Janie said...

I was just looking at that book in the fabric store yesterday!
Great book.
You're off to another fun stitch adventure too.

Rachel said...

It's a good start. Lovely subtle colours...

Linda Calverley said...

That is a book I was thinking of buying. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Julie Fukuda said...

Maybe we should have picked that as our challenge. I don't have that book but I do have a few older ones that might work.

Queeniepatch said...

I bought the book already last year, and have read in it and leafed through it almost every day, but I promised myself not to get started until other WIPs were completed.
Now I am so happy to do something I have been wanting to do for a long time.
BTW, the book is GREAT - one of the best I have ever seen,

Queeniepatch said...

Every block will be monochrome with stitching in a contrasting colour. I started with light blue and the next will be another colour.

Queeniepatch said...

I can highly recommend the book; it is one of the very best and most instructive books in the trade.

Queeniepatch said...

If you feel tempted we can do it for NEXT year! The style in the book is 'anything over the top' and I hope to take a good bite into my stash of decorations.

Pamela said...

Looks like you have made a great start!

crazyQstitcher said...

I bought Sharon's book last year also and enjoyed reading through it cover to cover and back again. I haven't used it yet for a project and it could be a while before I do.
I would recommend it to both Beginners and Pros for its easy to follow as well as great ideas to stimulate ourselves.

Queeniepatch said...

I have followed tips in the book and it was not difficult to get this far.

Queeniepatch said...

That exactly how I read the book, cover to cover. Now I will be able to go from chapter to chapter as I build on the blocks. There is SO much information and good guidance.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Looking forward to your progress on this interesting crazy quilting project. I haven't seen Sharon's book so far, but sure it will be great one.Thanks for sharing your experience.

Renee said...

How fun! I have Sharon's book and love to just leaf through the photos of her gorgeous work. The information is wonderful. Your block is lovely and I cannot wait to watch your progress on this crazy quilting adventure!

Diane said...

Wonderful job so far on your quilt.

Hugs Diane

Queeniepatch said...

If you ever need a book about Crazy Quilting this is a great read.

Queeniepatch said...

Actually I feel the same thing, it is a coffee table book, as well as a course book and full of solutions to your problems. The best of best!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I am truly enjoying working on this project.

Susan Hook said...

I am looking forwards to seeing your crazy quilting, I find it fun to do and let your creativity run wild!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, I love it. It is So much more pleasurable than the Mola!