Did you give up on me? It was very close, but finally finished on the last day of September! So much has been going on here the past month: big chickens (which went out last week), more hay to bale and haul, garden harvest of tomatoes and peas, all of which I'm very thankful! So I grabbed every spare minute to work on a crazy quilt.
"Crazy quilts, born of necessity, were made in an all-over design consisting of pieces of material, regardless of size or color...They were sewed together in crazy fashion, usually on an inner lining ..." Marguerite Ickis/The Standard book of Quilt Making and Collecting.
My fabric pieces were scraps given to me by my mother-in-law several years ago; most are large prints left from shirts, etc. she had made for her grandchildren in the 1980s. I pieced the blocks on newspaper, then trimmed them to size. A quilt with such a busy pattern needs no fancy quilting stitches, (as if I could!) therefore I simply quilted along each seam line, except in the solid red, where I did a melon-shaped pattern.
The quilt measures approximately 52 1/2" x 62 1/2", a good size to throw over the foot of the bed on a cold night ~ or
as a lap quilt to snuggle under while reading or watching TV ~ or,
spread it on the ground for a picnic lunch.
And while we're talking crazy, how did this fella get to be in the middle of the quilt? Perhaps the bowl of chips can be set over him. (Also, I see a seam I skipped :() Now to come up with an October project!