Crazy Quilting

Crazy Quilting

Crazy Quilts have fascinated us for over 100 years. They have been the height of fashion in the late 19th century and fallen out of grace soon afterwards. At intervals, they witnessed revivals and today, there are many quilters who still feel a passion for the sumptuous fabrics, rich embellishments and infinite possibilities this style offers.

When stitching a Crazy Quilt, irregularly shaped scraps are pieced together by fixing them onto a fabric base forming a block that is later joined to other Crazy blocks. There are many different approaches to Crazy Quilting – from doing every single stitch by hand to creating a Crazy Quilt entirely by machine, everything is possible... (26 February 2011)

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Author: 
Jutta Hufnagel (based on an unpublished manuscript by Halina Judith Schmitz)