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Crazy Quilt
By Karenskilts Comments: 392, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Thu Mar 10, 2011 07:14 PM
Edited by Karenskilts (204231) on 2011-03-10 19:21:17

I just wanted to show everyone the 'Crazy Quilt' that I had made from my scraps of tartan and velvet. It was hard to take a picture of it to show the detail in the hand-embroidered stitches, so I took a second picture of a few blocks up close.

It is absolutely stunning! I already have another box of scraps ready to go for the next daughter fell in love with it instantly!

What a beautiful heirloom!

22 Replies to Crazy Quilt

re: Crazy Quilt
By offkilter Comments: 175, member since Tue Mar 25, 2008
On Thu Mar 10, 2011 07:19 PM
Wow, I love it!
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By ScottishMamimember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 288, member since Thu Jan 22, 2009
On Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:51 PM
totally love it! what a cool idea!!
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By kathr Comments: 201, member since Tue May 18, 2010
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 01:36 AM
Absolutely beautiful and a lovley record of your work. I am sure you will remember which piece of tartan was made for which dancer too! Just out of interest, what size is it?
re: Crazy Quilt
By Karenskilts Comments: 392, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 05:09 AM
Edited by Karenskilts (204231) on 2011-03-11 05:14:26
Thank you everyone...I keep looking at it with amazement, I am absolutely thrilled with the result!

kathr - you're right, I can name each dancer that wears each piece of tartan that I kept from their kilt. Some of you on DDN may recognize your daughter's tartan from their outfit.

The finished measurements are only about 63"x63" - just lap size. I'm afraid to use it luck, the dog will chew a hole in it, so I've bought a quilt rack to display it lovingly in my living room!
re: Crazy Quilt
By kathr Comments: 201, member since Tue May 18, 2010
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 05:50 AM
Lovely reminder of all your hard work. I have loads of tartan scraps too and have used them in various projects over the years. The one item that is in constant use is my patchwork tartan pincushion!
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By GailyBmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 126, member since Fri Dec 05, 2008
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 07:02 AM
that is totally fab well done you its gorg x
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By kinsidhe Comments: 248, member since Fri May 14, 2010
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 07:08 AM
Amazing quilt. Here's a thought... make a note or letter about the quilt when it was made your name stories about it etc. So that in the distant future people will know where it came from and what it means. Quilts are a lovely way to tell a story to the future.

warmest regards,
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By tavcandancePremium member Comments: 457, member since Mon Nov 02, 2009
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 09:13 AM
That is beautiful, great job & what a keepsake! :)
re: Crazy Quilt
By Karenskilts Comments: 392, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:12 AM
I wish I could claim that I made it, but I didn't. I don't want to take credit for it - I should have made it more clear in the original post. I had it made by one of my staff members at the fabric store...I just supplied all the scraps, she did everything else! I'm no quilter, and don't have the time to take on such a project with all of the costumes as well. Besides, I don't have the patience to be a quilter...not to mention all of the embroidery work she added!

I think I will be adding it to my website as a 'special order' item - each and every one would be different depending on the tartan selection in my box at the time - and can also be done without the embroidered detail.
re: Crazy Quilt
By caasi Comments: 336, member since Fri Aug 20, 2004
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:53 AM
oh - please send me then info if you do,
I'm not always on ddn and might miss it otherwise!

My daughters' teacher would love something like this...
re: Crazy Quilt
By bunderosa Comments: 123, member since Mon Jan 03, 2011
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:05 PM
Wow it is beautiful. IT would make a wonderful gift for any dance teacher.
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By lnbscott Comments: 169, member since Sat Jan 09, 2010
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 01:54 PM
Edited by lnbscott (219160) on 2011-03-11 13:55:26
Beautiful Quilt....can't see the photo up close though
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By highland3393 Comments: 359, member since Mon Apr 07, 2008
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 02:02 PM
I love that! What a great idea!
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By lopes Comments: 22, member since Sun Feb 13, 2011
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 07:53 PM
That must have taken a long time, but looks beautiful.
re: Crazy Quilt
By Karenskilts Comments: 392, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Fri Mar 11, 2011 09:24 PM
It actually didn't take her that long to do...she started it in December, working on it slowly (as there was no rush), but has also made another 6 quilts (not this type) since then as well. If she were just working on this one, it would have been done in no time (well, at least less time than you'd think!). My fault, the other 6 quilts she made were for displays for the that took her time away from this one.

I will be adding this item to my website in the next couple of days - options in size will be available as well. Wall quilt, lap quilt (60"x60"), or a bit larger (70"x70")...with or without the embroidery. She is pretty excited about it, as she really enjoyed putting this one together.

...and I can tell you, it is very warm to cozy under! I'm sitting here with my laptop typing this, and have the quilt on my lap...toasty!

I agree with those that mentioned it being a great gift for those well deserving dance teachers out there...not to mention those tartan loving Scots who can't get enough plaid!
re: Crazy Quilt
By socks4U Comments: 119, member since Wed Nov 17, 2004
On Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:19 AM
Very nice. I use to have one but as you say the doggies got chewing their bones on it and pretty soon it got holes... It would look gorgeous on the wall at the head of the bed.
I have been wanting to do one with left over sock yarn as I have bags and bags of maybe this will inspire me to get at it.
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By half_point Comments: 72, member since Wed Apr 01, 2009
On Sat Mar 12, 2011 06:46 PM
I'm curious - it looks like you did the binding in velvet. Did you back the quilt with velvet as well or a different material? It really is lovely!
re: Crazy Quilt
By Karenskilts Comments: 392, member since Thu Nov 13, 2008
On Sat Mar 12, 2011 07:02 PM
Sock4u -- exactly why I don't want to leave it out on the couch as a throw...little Farley (dog) will make it his new home guaranteed! Got the quick rack today for it...just have to assemble it, it will look lovely draped over it!

half_point -- yes, it is backed in black cotton velvet - I thought about other fabrics, but they seemed to 'cheapen' the look. After all the work the Linda (who made the quilt) put in to it, I didn't want it losing it's richness by using cotton or something on the back/binding.
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By Jenn_K Comments: 231, member since Wed Mar 18, 2009
On Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:10 AM
What a lovely quilt! I think anyone would be thrilled to receive such a gift. Please tell your friend that she is a talented lady. I bow to her! :)
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By katherine134 Comments: 20, member since Tue Jan 05, 2010
On Mon Mar 21, 2011 05:27 AM
What a beautiful quilt. I know that it would make a great gift for any DD.
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By MollyMak Comments: 22, member since Thu Feb 25, 2010
On Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:41 AM
What a beautiful quilt! It would be gorgeous hanging on a wall. It's true work of art. My daughter would love it, but it would be a great gift for mom!!!
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By JustDancing4Fun Comments: 601, member since Mon Nov 13, 2006
On Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:50 PM
Absolutely love it - would have it as a wall hanging though. As a teacher, and a dancer, I would love having for myself!