Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Crazy Quilt, the Key to it all

How I really got started quilting was thanks to a Crazy Quilt block which is now part of a "nearly finished" crazy quilt that, darn it, I intend to finish THIS YEAR.

It began in 2008 while I was trying to reduce my bins of material. I found a crazy quilt block and a bundle of fabric I had been carting around since 1979. The block was made possibly in the 1990's but I really can't remember when I made it.

In 2008 I looked at it and decided I had some time to commence on a quilt something I have been saying I wanted to do all my life. I got some books on crazy quilting from the library and set to work.

Here is a picture of the center medallion which I got the bright idea for thanks to a book.

This quilt celebrates the years 1979-1981 and the positive and happy influences in my life during those years.

Some detail pictures of this center:

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