Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Crazy Quilt Bed Quilt

I have been asked if I would move my crazy quilted bed cover from my old blog to my new one seeing as it comes under the umbrella of "tiny textiles".  I can copy it to here and it will be in both places.  So far, I haven't attempted another one of these although I am working on a cream-on-cream one.  Other things keep getting in the way though. Anyway here is the quilt copied from the old blog, heading and all.

Dolls House Size Crazy quilt

Today I finally finished the 1:12 scale crazy quilt that I have been working on for the last two or three weeks.  The whole quilt measure 8 1/4 inches x 7 inches or 21cm x 17.5cm and there must be at least two hundred tiny patches, I haven't counted them all.  Each one is embroidered around all sides just like in a real crazy quilt and the tiny black edging finishes it all off.  The edging was one that I bought in England when we were there two years ago but it was sky blue, so taking up my husband's suggestion, I dyed it black and then slip-stitched it around the edges of the lined quilt once it was dry. I am posting this to both my crazy quilting blog and my doll's house miniature blog because it fits them both.  The straight edge is the top while the curved bottom edge is designed to go down the end and sides of a four-poster bed.
 
I used the stitch and flip method of piecing the tiny patches by hand, using  a  3 mm or 1/8 inch seam and tiny running stitches.



This is a close-up of the bottom right hand corner showing some of the decorative motifs such as a butterfly, Rose spray and fan.