Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Buttons pop into block 3

 Margreet De Reus rarely includes a button in her crazy quilting work. But the third block in her 2022 series features two beautiful glass buttons.

She also shared a photo of her stitching so you can see the change up close 

Another detail shot of her eye candy. 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Flowers galore fill Cindy Renaldo’s first block

 Cindy Renaldo sent her first block for 2022 with the promise of many more to come.

Call these stitches Hope

Margreet De Reus of the Netherlands finished her first block for the 2022 project in early March. It will become the centre of a wallhanging with the name HOPE.

Why Hope? She explains the name came to her as she was working on this 9-inch square block.

“I listened and looked at the terrible news each day and decided this would be HOPE.”

The colours are black, gold, pale grey and dark grey and the butterfly fabric, of course.”

“The laces I used are rather old, the black beads and some items are real new and some antique.

The other 12 blocks will be 4½/4½ inches, she said. Remember, she shared a plan in this blog post. At the time, though, she had not decided on a name for her wall hanging. (She always names her wall hangings).

Remember, this is how the block looked before her stitching and embellishing: 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Judy’s blue February block

Judy Ritter form NE Ohio just shared her February block. It is a little bigger then 12 inches. She’s planning to use her blocks for a wall hanging on a cold spot in the house.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Butterflies coming in

Margaret Rolfe finished her first block for 2022. It is the 10th block in her Butterflies in the Dark journey. 

I tried to keep the embroidery to the colours of the butterflies” Margaret told me. 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Stitching group grows

Two more folks joined the 2022 - Diana Williams and Judy Ritter. 

Diana plans to explore a Christmas theme 

Judy is working on a sea theme - think blues and greens, sporting shells, mermaids and other characters

She plans to use the project as a photo album cover.

as her grandkids love looking at photos o dad..

 “Grandkids love to view photos and make fun of mom and, too “

Oops I missed a member last time I posted - a long time member. Margreet de Reus of the Netherlands is stitching this year too. And she plans to stretch by not doing my usual wall hanging, she said. Here’s a glimpse of Margreet de Reus’ plan and first block before stitching. 

I appreciate her sharing her how to plan as it gives me ideas for my own work.

You can still join us. See the tabs for the how to.

Underwater fantasy starts the year


Judy Ritter is exploring a sea theme with her 2022 project.

Christmas stitching starts

Diana Williams’ first block of the year. She plans to work on a Christmas theme all year.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

First block of 2022

Dyana Byrd finished her first block for the 2022 Crazy Quilt Journal Project. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, quilter says it is the start of a wall hanging for her husband. 

Quilters stitching

 We are starting slowly but for sure. It is not too late to join with these quilters:

  • Dyana Byrd
  • Pam Gonzalez
  • Cristina Lopez
  • Cindi Renaldo
  • Margaret Rolfe
  • BJ Sandusky
  • Jen Tarchin
  • Naomi Wheatley
  • MaryAnn Chick Whiteside

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Welcome to 2022

Welcome to another year of the Crazy Quilting Journal Project. I look forward to seeing what you develop this year. 

Crazy quilting using Kathy Shaw’s templates

The annual challenge is documented on blogger from 2012 to 2021. I will add links soon in another blog post.

Little has changed. Perhaps the biggest is reverting to a 36-square-inch monthly project. Sounds scary until you remember that is a 6-inch by 6-inch block or a 2-inch by 12-inch snippet or 3-inch by13-inch creation. 

Of course, the monthly project doesn’t have to be a square. Think hexagons, rectangles, circles - any shape really.

And remember, the final project is not limited to a quilt. Think journal or book. Maybe a piece of clothing. Or a collection of Christmas ornaments.

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your needles and let’s go!

Oh wait  First, the paperwork. Please read the following pages: 

Then register.

Last but not least, grab your needles and fiber, scissors or cutters and fabric  let’s create something crazy