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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Show Quilt #2

After 2 years of work (off and on) the crazy quilt "Crazy for Michele" for my DDIL, Michele is done. There are 6 blocks all in pinks, starting from light going to dark, it is framed with black velvet.














There is alot I could tell about the time spent working on this lovely work, but instead I will share a few details with you.















This first block holds a 2 crochet motifs made by my MIL, Letha (Michele's grandma in-law). The pin at the top belonged to Michele's Mom, the heart pin was something I had. This quilt is the beginning of my CQ experience and this is the block I began with. Remember you can click on the picture for a larger view.















Block 2 has an "M" for Michele, it also has a cross to show her faith in the Lord. The rose pin in the upper corner was Michele's, Grandma's.















Block 3 has a "D" for Destiny, with a stick pin that is Michele's. The cream fabric and lace with the pink beads is from my wedding dress (the pink beads were not part of my dress). The big flower is a fabric print that I filled with single french knots. The lace below that is a vintage tatting. The little fan in the lower right corner is a hand dyed motif.















Block 4 revolves around the fan that I had alot of fun encrusting. The crochet motif is another piece by Letha and the pin in the middle belonged to Michele's Mom. Hand dyed butterfly motifs fly thru, Michele's loves butterflies















Block 6 has several special features...a "B" for Brandyn and a "C" for Codey. The white flower with the red heart comes from a dress belonging to Michele's Mom, as does the bird pin. Another hand dyed motif and a floral arrangement along the top with more butterflies.
















Block 6, features a "J" for Josh (my son) with a butterfly (Michele) flitting about him. I found the little Princess cross stitch while at the store one day and had to get that for her (she a princess) and do it up for her quilt.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the quilt finished. I have added alot more beads, flowers, ribbons and bows over the last week or so to get it to the point of being done. Now off to the quilt show....oh I also added a label to the back bordered in lace.

Thank you for looking,
Until later

14 comments:

DD said...

The crazy quilt is GORGEOUS. Great job and I know your daughter-in-law will be overjoyed.
DD

Sharon said...

Oh my word it is beautiful. Your daughter-in-law will just love it. She will see the love that you have for her in it. Congratulations! I just started my cq journey and you have given me so much inspiration.

Veronica said...

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of CQ but you have certainly aroused my interest! This is such a labor of love. I'll have to pop on over to the CQ blog and check it out. Great job!

Gerry said...

Very beautiful quilt. Your DDIL will be just tickled with it.

Clairee Meeks said...

Oh Gail - what a treasure you've made for Michele. I can't begin to imagine her joy upon receiving this. It's really beautiful!
Thanks for sharing....

Franie said...

This CQ is stunning--excellent workmanship--Gail, you do beautiful work. Your DDIL (I can tell you love her too) is going to be thrilled with it--who wouldn't be? I like all the meaning you put behind it. I loved reading about it all too. to sum up how I feel--WOW!

Pat Winter said...

Gail, what a special treasure you have created. Just beautiful and so meaningful. Great job!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is what it is all about!
What a wonderful creation....

kansas crochet mom said...

very awesome!

Lin Moon said...

This is so lovely - and thanks for sharing all the little details on each of the blocks. It makes me stop and appreciate each little thing you did and I am wowed!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

That's the great thing about crazy quilts, they are soooo personal.

Thanks for sharing the descriptions.

It's so classically elegantly crazy.

Gabriele said...

The CQ is beautiful! I love how you incorporated all of the personal momentos in the blocks. Your DDIL will surely treasure it, I know I would. ;o)

Susan said...

Codey arrived just in time to be included! The whole thing is so beautiful. You do nice work, Gail.

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to make one for my oldest daughter, Maggie some time.