The Four Seasons crazy blocks that I made in 2014 are now altogether in a finished quilt! And here it is.
The blocks were 9" square and the finished quilt is 27" square.
The sashing is hand dyed velvet and I have linked the four blocks by adding stitch over the sashing which varies according to which season it is nearest. A few close ups (of course!)
The backing fabric is a beautiful Liberty lawn donated by a friend (thank you) and which turned out to be perfect to bring to the front to make the binding.
My thanks to Carli for setting me off the on the Four Seasons trail and to Jennifer Clouston whose book Foolproof Crazy Quilting inspired much of the stitchery in my blocks. Also to all my readers who have made such lovely comments about my work along the way.
A picture of three 2016 finishes altogether.
Just beautiful, Lin! An outstanding finish!ReplyDelete
Beautiful:) I love the idea of the seam treatments joining the fours CQ's. Very nice.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty quilt, love the stitching and the colours you have used, perfect. makes me want to get crazy quilting again.ReplyDelete
I am so in awe. STUUUNNING!! Perfectly stunning. I hope you will put in a quilt show somewhere. People all over the world need to see this work. So many little stitches, so many hours!! GOOORRRGEOUS!! ;^)ReplyDelete
Very successful - well done indeed!ReplyDelete
So beautiful Lin , Amazing job !ReplyDelete
It`s absolutely gorgeous.Fabulous job!ReplyDelete
I could spend hours looking at the detail in those blocksReplyDelete
I'm sorry, I'm going to need to see that in person and close-up - I'll email you my address. LOL - just kidding - Lin, it is so gorgeous, I'm totally amazed at your embroidery skills! The only word that suits is "exquisite"!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Lin. I love all the sumptuous details in each block xxReplyDelete
Oh I just love, love, love this beautiful stitching work! The colours all work together so very well!!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful Lin - such gorgeous stitch work. Love the way you have joined the blocks with stitching over the seams - works so well. You are so clever.ReplyDelete
Wow Lin. All three quilts are just gorgeous. Doesn't feel great when you complete a project and it's so perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness, Lin, it's absolutely stunning! I'm in awe!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! Well done!ReplyDelete
OMG what a beauty your Crazy Quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, exquisite, I don't know what to say. Your embroidery is stunning. I love love your quilt.ReplyDelete
It is nice to see all your 2016 finishes altogether, all so lovely. Have a great weekend.
It is a lovely little quilt, I love the colours and the beautiful stitching.ReplyDelete
Well done, Lin :-)
I am so glad to see the finished piece. I thought from the last photos that it would be very beautiful, and it is!ReplyDelete