28 November 2016

Revisiting Betsey's crazy quilt


Remember Betsey's crazy quilt? These were blocks she made in NY over 10 years ago before she moved to Maine. I DID sew it together with the fabric she had brought with her from NY for that purpose. The fabric was a bit shiny and shifty like crepe. Not an appropriate fabric to sash and bind a quilt. It was SO shifty it just wouldn't behave. I sewed the seams fell flat and still it shifted. I finally took the entire thing apart, yes, even with fell flat seams. She took the squares home after I suggested we just sew all the blocks together like a traditional crazy quilt. It looks much better. She is purchasing COTTON fabric and I will back and bind it. Meanwhile this is what the quilt looks like so far.




It is hard to photograph so this is a partial picture. When it is entirely finished I will photograph it being held so you can see it all.




I like it with all the blocks stitched together. Good job Betsey!!


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Now tell me... what is fell flat? I'm not a quilt scholar, and have never heard that term.

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  2. All the blocks seem to work well together. Good plan!

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