Crazy quilting was an elegant Victorian pastime enjoyed by ladies who would piece together lush fabrics and embellish the seams with beautiful embroidery stitches.
This hobby actually began out of necessity in Colonial days where people would make new and useful garments by saving the good fabric from clothing and linens, cutting out the worn parts then seaming the useful pieces together. I'm sure they didn't look as fancy as those of the Victorian women.
|Silk ribbon lavender spray and button caterpillar|
|Scrunched organza ribbon embellished with beads and charms|
|Large spider and couched gold thread web|
|The complete bolster cushion|
|Button cluster and some beaded seam treatments|
|Silk ribbon Fushia spray and various seam treatments|
|My initial 'C' embroidered in flowers|
|Beaded fly stitch and fancy yarn space filler|
|Bullion stitch flowers and silk ribbon roses seam cluster|