Crazy for Crazy
I first made a blank block of light purple pieces, ribbon, ric-rac and a tufty braid that I injected in a seam in four arches.
I basted some waste fabric along the edges so that the block will sit nicely in a hoop.
The ric-rac was fastened with Buttonholed Fly Stitch.
With minty green silk thread I made a woven circle. This will be framed and decorated further.
I followed the instructions for this 'visible mending' in a most magnificent book by Elizabeth Healey.
'Stitch, Fabric & Thread' is jam-packed with ideas and how-tos, it is a most inspirational book with excellent instructions. Many of Elizabeth Healey's ideas will find their way into this Crazy for Crazy quilt.
Apart from teaching a lot of practical things, the book contains a wealth of information about each technique. E.g. there are six pages on Mola and while making the Mola bag, I not only learned how to do the reverse appliqué and an alternative in felt, but also found out a lot about the Cuna Indians and their situation.
The purple flower is a cut-out from a piece of lace. So far I have only added a few green stitches, there will be beads added at a later stage.
A spray of Feather Stitch is the foundation to a sprig of flowers.
More progress next week.