See this crazed little rug of scraps I made for my daughter Dia for Christmas?
I’m in love with it.
Why? I don’t know exactly…
Maybe it’s because of the improvised, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants way in which it came to be. Maybe it’s because I felt totally immersed in it as I cobbled it together from my sweet scraps. Maybe it’s because it’s just as colourful and playful as she is.
Or… maybe it’s all of these, eh?
A note about comments… To streamline the commenting process, I will be responding to comments directly on the blog from now on (or from the previous post on). So if you leave questions with me, you’ll find responses there. Thanks so much, and have a great day!
Melissa Kojima says
I love it! Great job! I'm amazed that you knew how to put it together.
Thanks Melissa. It really is quite a little puzzle… Such an enjoyable process. I'll be doing this again soon. 🙂
Great to see you've put your energies into creating a masterpiece (masterpieced?). Each scrap has a story? Love how the pieced sections are road mapped together. Lucky Dia.
Some of the scraps definitely have a story, others are scraps my sister and a friend gave me, others are pieces purchased for other projects… I have make one for myself now. 🙂
Kathy E. says
This is so cool. It's like a puzzle made from so many special sewing projects. I'll bet it makes you smile just looking at it and remembering each of the scraps. It's a great piece of artwork!
Love your talent in making scraps look so wonderful! U’m sure Dia will love it to pieces!
Thanks Kathy E. and Nicolette! I'm so pleased with it!
CREATIVE MIND says
Welcome back dear Michele.. so nice to see you again!! and the quilt seems awesome! so beautiful..
LOVE it! Just like all of your projects, it is so 'Michele'. Your daughter is a lucky girl. (Glad to se a crafty post here!) 🙂
Hi Karen, thanks. I'm glad to be back! I'm taking it bit by bit, slowly but surely. Trying to be balanced in my approach. 🙂
Haha, I love that you called it a crazed quilt, rather than a crazy quilt, such a good name!
Wow! That's amazing. It's like stained glass.
Hee, hee. Broken shards of colourful stained glass eh? 😉
Falafel and the Bee says
I have always wanted to try a crazy quilt. This one is AMAZING!
So very well done and bright and colorful and cheery. Just perfect.
PS- I am glad you are back:)
Thanks Michelle, you should try it. The whole process is quite organic and free. I loved the "making" part of this project. Not always the case as you can imagine. 🙂
Oh my word! I just love it. I feel some inspiration coming on!!! Any insight to share on our method here?
That's a good question. Let me think about that one and get back to you. 🙂
What a great looking quilt. keep up the good work.
great job! I love it too.
Thanks ziggee and O'Quilts! It's a new fave for me, for sure. 🙂
Nat Palaskas says
It's way cool Michele! Happy New Year. Hope you are well rested after a long break from blogland. I was just thinking of you the other day. Even though I don't always leaves comments, but I'm your big fan! Hugs Nat
Jill Shepherd says
Beautiful quilt Michele! So nice, colourful and joyfully jumbled!
Pam Harris says
Well! I guess i am not the only one who has fallen for this little quilt!!! It's beautiful Michele!
Grandma Sue says
I'm commenting on another quilt your patchwork hand stitching on "for Lo" is so lovely.
Sometimes I can't make all the quilts I see(almost NEVER), but I feel like a person who goes to a museum to see fine art. I love looking at well done quilts, the colors, the quilting and, like yours, the beautiful handwork.
Thanks so much Grandma Sue. I enjoy doing the handwork too. It forces me to slow-down which I really need sometimes. 🙂
Katy Hunt says
So you have used ghis on the floor. Love it. Contemplating making one for my kitchen