This year, the theme is, choose your own Qwazy… Have you made a project that just turned out plain crazy? Perhaps your currently making your crazy project. It can be a quilt, a wallhanging, even a pair of potholders. Perhaps it’s a project that you created that didn’t turn out quite right… Let’s have some fun and see what you’ve done.
While I have done the patchwork crazy block before here, I wanted to expand on my initial project for this hop. Loved the shiny fabric look, perfect for a wall hanging. I made a few more blocks for this hop but I just wasn't feeling it. My project didn't "spark joy," a prerequisite to proceeding forward.
Around the turn of the New Year, I bought a box of fabric and quilting magazines from an online auction site. The publication date of the magazines ranged from 1977 to 1982. It appears during that time frame, Crazy Quilts were all the rage. I bumped into more than one article on Crazy Quilts and here are some snippets.
Now THAT is a look I could live with! The Doodle Quilt is crazy block squares bordered and sashed in cream. Yaaas! I have that cream-colored precut in abundance. I pulled all the bright pretty colored fabric from my remnants to be cut into 2-1/2" squares that played well together. I had some yellow flying geese that came through mystery quilter and added that to the mix.
I continue to participate in the Instagram #IGQuiltfest as tamaschen. One of the advantages of being on that platform is one of the longarmers in the fest offered a special of $100 to quilt a king-sized quilt (includes postage back). I jumped on that offer. I have been looking for a longarmer to complete my vintage fan quilt. I do not want to quilt this on my domestic machine. I am so excited to finally get this quilted. The flimsy came from my mom's cedar chest discovered during her move to assisted living. We place it at 75 years or older.
On a whim, I decided to visit Drytown where a flea market was being held. At my first stop, I asked if she had any fabric, what did you know? she was a quilter who wanted to destash. She brought out two large tubs and a remnants in a small tub. Even when I picked through what she had, it didn't look like I made a dent. Here are my bags o' goodness purchased for a total of $20.
The fabric is all current, at least within the last 10 years. Some of it was so bright, it made me grit my teeth. That stuff was sent to the Great Thrift Shop Beyond.
Included in the lot was a large piece of wide-backed denim print yardage, *woohoo* I supplemented it with a pineapple print I have been saving for the fan quilt backing. The longarmer will have enough buffer loading it onto her machine.
Another $2.50 bag of fabric landed from thrift, with the martini glass print being the one that attracted me the most. This lot is older with one of the panels dated 1994.
Because I have been obtaining newer zoomier fabric, I bagged up all of my small remnants and have thrifted them back. I have really tried to do a leaders and enders project but I never get around the cutting it up and forget to lead off and end with those 2-1/2" squares. Best I stick to larger pieces of fabric.
This "doodle" quilt will be my car quilt. You know, the one quilt you have in the car just in case you need to transport one of your fur babies. Appropriately enough, the backing is dogs, yardage from one of my recent thrift shop finds.
Do you have a car/van/SUV quilt?