As you probably know by now, I’m very interested in historic quilting. I’ve often looked at Victorian crazy quilts and wondered whether to try a version. All the embroidery on the nineteenth century versions is a bit too ornate for my taste but I figured I could still use the principles to make a quilt.
Inside my head I saw autumn leaves in a maze. I didn’t put anything down on paper for once, just started to see where it went.
I made it from cotton scraps rather than the traditional silk and I did everything by machine. The “embroidery” is zigzag stitch using variegated silk thread.
It’s a stash bust too – I used only fabrics and threads I already had.There’s something very satisfying in making something out of nothing. You might want to take a look at Vix’s inspiring take on this topic.
Do you like making something with just what you have already? It would be lovely to see what you’ve made.
I have just seen Loulou’s gift decorations from coffee filters. I think you might like them.