Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Fourth Fan


Sharon's 100 details series is winding down. I can't believe she's in the 90s already. I've pretty much finished my fourth fan. The blade with the dragonflies is provisional. I'm saving that space for one or two last seam treatments, and I'll probably wait until the end of the series to decide what to put there. I really appreciate Sharon's generousity and inspiration. Crazy quilting isn't something I'd ever anticipated trying my hand at, but it's been fun.


In this photo, from left to right, is rick-rack with wheatear stitch and beads, herringbone stitch with detached chains and buttons, and fern stitch with buttons and French knots.

I showed the stitches on the left here before, but I added a crazy composition on the right: ribbon, beads, straight stitches and buttons.
In the open areas that are left, I'm going to do motifs. I found the Rosetta Stone of crazy quilting: Carole Samples's Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, a wonderful book. There are no instructions, but there are hundreds of stitches organized by type, as well as a selection of various kinds of motifs. I'm looking forward to finishing this project.

8 comments:

Allison said...

Barbara, this is terrific!!!
Even if you never do CQ again, you will have this treasure to remind you of the 100 Details in 100 Days....

Rian said...

I echo what Allie said in that we will always have this. That, and it's terrific! How lucky we were to have Sharon and Allie and the others to inspire us to go where perhaps we may never have gone.

debraspincic said...

Love the orange ribbon with buttons--very cool! I do hope you will finish this piece. It is very You!

Renee said...

Your work is very beautiful!

Deb Geyer said...

The fans are wonderful. What a joy to sit and look at!

Granny Fran said...

I've always loved quilt fans but yours is extra special. The combination of the wool fabrics with the crazy quilt stitchery is fantastic.

I never could resist a pun, but it is true.

Deb H said...

I love your fan format, it's a very clever idea, & shows the stitches to their best advantage.

Thanks for you comments in regards to my sister & her cancer. I believe postitive thoughts do send positive energy to the person who needs it.

Deb H said...

Love the buttons & beads. Especially love the chicken & dragon fly. The 1st is my kitchen mascot, the 2nd my studio.

& BTW, wecome to the AARP generation! I got my card 2 years ago.