This is a quilt I made for a crazy quilt course I had given a couple of years ago. I love using this each year on my coffee table for Valentine's day.
I wanted to share some photos of the stitching on this quilt. When I gave these classes, a number of the people took the class saying they did not like crazy quilts but wanted to take my class again anyway. I gave them patterns to choose from showing them crazy quilting in a traditional way but also some with a bit more modern twist. A reason some don't like crazy quilting is they don't like the Victorian style stitching. I do love both ways but this is a way to bring a crazy quilt more up to our times.
Once the blocks were sewn, I first stitched them on each seam using my embroidery stitches from my sewing machine. Using the same thread for each seam while changing the stitch gives you a subtle effect. One each block is decorated with stitches, sew the blocks together. I used a piece of vintage lace for around the edge by the border.
Sew the backing to the quilt and as a finishing touch, I sewed the two seams running vertically and horizontally where the blocks were sewn together with an embroidery stitch in the same color thread again. This is a simple and effective way to stitch up a crazy quilt.