I have set up this blog with a specific purpose - to enable me to post photos of "works so far" as I progress through the Crazy Quilt Journal Project. As a relatively new quilter (just over two years) I have a lot of enthusiasm and, no doubt, a lot to learn so this blog will aim to be a record of my sewing achievements from now on. I wish I had started blogging earlier, though, if only for my own records.
Anyway, on the sewing front I have already made a small wallhanging composed of three pieces of crazy quilting. Here are the three panels separately:
I really enjoyed making these panels, partly because it gave me an excuse to do some hand sewing, partly to use some of the more exotic fabrics from my stash and partly to experiment. And then of course, the wonderful justification of gazing at yarns, beads, silks, buttons....I'm sure you know the feeling.
Hidden away amongst the embroidery are two spiders, a beetle and a wormy snake (it started out as a worm but the snake's forked tongue provided a better visual impact).
It was while doing these that I discovered the Bullion Knot - a wonderful invention for depicting spiders!
So, when my daughter became enthusiastic about the CQJProject I thought "Why not" (or "Why Knot, even) and so here I am :-)