Hello and thank you for visiting me! Today I would like to share with you the progress I have made learning how to construct a crazy quilt block. I am following the Basic Crazy Quilt Course which is organised and run by Kathy Shaw.
Last time, I had learned how to choose a balanced combination of fabrics, how to piece a basic crazy quilt block and then how to hoop it up correctly following Kathy's brilliant instructions.
Since then, I have learned all about various beads, charms and trims. It is incredible the number of different types available and their uses for embellishing crazy quilts. It has been extremely interesting and I am really enjoying extending my knowledge.
In the last couple of days I have learned how to plan the embellishment of my block and, how to use a template to mark the seams ready to embroider. I had never really thought about doing this before but, I can now see how important it is to plan your crazy quilt block embellishments in advance. It enables you to make sure the block is balanced and, avoids any clashes of embellishment on the seams. This is going to help me tremendously when I start embellishing my February CQJP Challenge block.
I have now completed the first stage of the embroidery on the seams and I am very pleased with how the block is looking. I can't wait to move on to the next stage!