Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crazy Quilt Pillow Finished

I've wanted to join Lit and Laundry for Finished for Friday for the past year and I've finally made it! I finished the crazy quilt pillow last night and will send it off today.
I'm really pleased with how it came out. I added more embroidery from when I showed the blocks a few days ago including this cute Kate Greenway design of a little girl sitting on a fence. I also added quite a few little silk ribbon flowers-they sew up so quickly. ( I accidently put the flowers upside down from the orientation of the girl :) but hey, its a crazy quilt! )
I also added some hand sewn french knots on some of the machine embroidered seams (the red embroidery in this pix) and on one plain machine zig zag seam, I added some lazy daisy stitches (the top little bit of white-look close :). Adding a little hand work to the machine stitches makes them a bit different from each other and adds to the variety-to me the whole goal of a crazy quilt-lots and lots of variation.
To check out the other Friday finishes, hop on over to Lit and Laundry...you'll like what you see (and its not all sewing either!)

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OOH, Miri! I love this pillow. It must have taken so much time!

karenfae said...

I love it and all the embroidery! wow, great job, who cares if the flower is upside down - I bet most won't even notice!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Bea said...

And you are sending it to me, right?! When I opened your page, I let out a big WOW! It is gorgeous! Great finish!

Heather said...

Miri, this is wonderful. All the colours and different stitches. Way to go.

Annemariesquilt said...

You have made a beautiful pillowcase and hey who cares if the flowers turns a bit around. Looks like a lot of work...

Muddling Through said...

That turned out SO pretty! The little extra details that you added really make it so much more special.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your crazy quilt pillow! So many little embroidered details.

Threeundertwo said...

I absolutely love it! The colors, the details, the embroidery. What a beautiful piece! Thanks so much for joining in on Finished for Friday!

Roslyn said...

It's beautiful Miri, but all that handwork !

Julia said...

I love your crazy quilt pillow!
I haven't done any CQ for ages..
It doesn't matter if the flowers are turned..that's why it's called "crazy"...beautiful!
Julia ♥

Cynthia L. said...

Really beautiful work. I love crazy quilting, but have not had much time to do it. Your work inspires me!

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Hi Miri, Your pillow is beautiful. I love quilts and wish so much to have a talent like yours. I have heard that crazy quilts are the hardest. You did good girl. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. We hope you'll come back often. Pat.

Karen said...

The crazy quilt pillow is gorgeous. I especially like the addition of the "Kate" stitchery to the pillow.

Susan said...

This is gorgeous, Miri. Love the details and adding the french knots to the machine stitch is brilliant.

Margaret said...

Miri, I love what you have done with the crazy quilting. There is so much work to making this kind of treasure.
Margaret

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it is beautiful. Fun stitches to look at.