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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Crazy Quilts are Quilts too!

kitty RR
my1st attempt at CQ
Thearica at Pigtales and Quilts has a cyber show that features nothing but crazy quilts!
kitty RR#2

my work for barbara RR

my work for barbara W
 So, in the spirit of thinking "outside the box" this year I have entered.
the beaded portion of my belt






Though I don't quite know what I have entered,



my work for peggy
other than a place where more people can come by and see my blog
2011 BJP
(which is nice;)







my sun box

there are prizes and since I never win at these things anyway,



inside lid of my box




I am entering for the eyecandy!

box for my son





so far, many of my favorite quilt artists have entered as well,like
Pat Winter, Nancy Eha, Kerrykatykackes, Leslie at pinyon creek Gerry Kruger and many more!
Imbolic box






sun and moon boxes
I need to say something about myself here and my growing obsession with CQ.




picture frame





I have been embroidering since I was 5 or 6 and I come from a long line of seamstresses.
shabby chic box






movie star purse
my mother and grandmother taught me to appreciate the hand made and handwork.





CQ is the right fit for me with few hard and fast rules and lots of scope for imaginative uses, from small bags and wall hangings to clothing and full size bed covers.

Big Island adventure

I am still a relatively small fish in a very talented pool!



our X-mas stockings








Cq of my BFF's daughter
I regularly feel rather like wayne and garth genuflecting at the knees of my heroes shouting "I'm not worthy!I'm not worthy!"
Witchi-poo#3

hearts and hands for Sendi
  I love creating "functional art" that is  small pieces like my witchy-poo hats or cq covered wood boxes.I try to tell a story with my blocks, though that has been a bit muted this year, I want to be getting back to that.




DD#2's cq do
 I'm also obsessed with beads and leaned the "Indian way" to bead on a loom and free hand and have made almost all of my presents to close family and friends since childhood.

Sharon Boggins encrusted class






I stumbled into sane quilting when I was pregnant with my first child and the obsession took off from there!




witchi-poo #2


niece Lily's memory bag

I "discovered" applique when I was pregnant with my second child and CQ when pregnant with my third (hmm, seeing a pattern here!) and have never looked back.


Every RR I enter in CQinternational the more I learn from these talented generous women and I'm trying my best to be a sponge.




lancelot
My goal is to create a large CQ piece depicting my favorite fairytales. so far I have 3 panels finished, so yeah, that one is gonna take a while!

7 comments:

Lauri said...

Love your work!! Especially Lancelot
Lauri

Jane said...

This is awesome seeing all you have done put together in one post!! Its downright mindboggling isn't it. So glad to hear your going to reisit your " story" CQ.

Jane said...

Revisit your story CQ

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

It was lovely to get a chance to see so much of your stitching all at once, Flora! I love your witchypoo hats so much! I think your fairy tale quilt will be a masterpiece. There is lots of inspiration around right now too with two new tv shows based on fairy tales! (Grimm and Once Upon a Time)
Hugs,
Kerry

Thearica said...

Will be waiting with impatience to see the Fairy Tale quilt. My hubby says I am the most impatient person in the world. lol

The witchy poo hat is awesome! And I love the Christmas stockings and the Navy block and and and ... :)

Awesome work!

piney cq said...

You are super prolific and doing an awesome! LOVED seeing all your work in one spot!! :)

Lisa Fibers Creations said...

Beautiful work. So inspiring and I love that whiches hat...LOL way too cute. I could just see that on a little girl dressed up for halloween. thanks for showing your work. Lisa

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