Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Crazy What if...


I decided to join in on Jude's What If... Crazy Quilt along. Beautiful work is being done on the flickr site (I just checked it out). I'm not a quilter, I figure you have to have made some sort of an attempt at one to claim the title, and I never have, but since its all about stretching the boundries I thought what if I gave it a shot?

So here goes...

What if I tried to use some of the bibs and bobs from heat setting tests?

What if I combined them with a base made from home decor brocades and ribbon bits?

What if I used beads as well as stitching as embellishment?

still alot of stitching to go but its a start.

7 comments:

jude said...

i think this is great, love the fan motif and how it is echoed in different elements. i actually think it fits quite well into the crazy quilt thing.

alsokaizen said...

thanks jude this is fun to play with and its giving me all sorts of new ideas!

Lorie M. said...

I think it's marvelous, breaking out of the mold is fun. Your fabrics are lovely.

Jane said...

Enjoyed seeing what you came up with.. what a great take on the fan, love it!

jeanne herself said...

i can tell you've played "what if" before. you're good at this.

alsokaizen said...

Hi all,
Im glad you like the fabrics lorie m and you are right breaking out of the mold really is fun
jane this is a really fun project being a "whatif" sort of takes the pressure off so I can simply try things
hi jeanne I do sometimes play whatif but sometimes I forget to keep it playful and I start to take it far too seriously (then it become a dire game of whatif it doesn't?)

shiborigirl said...

fun to rediscover CQing and remake it at the same time. of course i love the textures here....