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Friday, March 5, 2021

Pin Crazy - Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 5

  This is the fifth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  You're Crazy

My entry:
Pin Crazy

this is the 9th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the late 1800's "crazy quilt" movement. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

I'm on a roll with paper pieced pincushions (this is my 5th)
I kept with my season 12 theme and made tiny "crazy quilt" blocks.
It includes satin, lace, and batik fabrics.
Instead of hand embroidery, I used some stitches on my Janome sewing machine with metallic thread.
The finished pincushion is 4" square so you can imagine how small these pieces are.
I've had inquiries into what I use for foundation paper piecing - 

I can print the pattern on the sheet from my computer and they are tough enough to allow me to stitch tiny pieces without falling apart, but I can remove the pieces easily.
I use tweezers to remove those little bits.

I really had never considered making this type of quilt block before.

I have a friend that made a huge beautiful Crazy Quilt that I think she named, 20 Years, for the time she spent on it.

The closest thing to a Crazy Quilt I've ever made was this little 
cross stitch ornament.

Until now...

Pin Crazy Pincushion

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 5 - You're Crazy

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with metallic thread
stuffed with crushed walnut shells

I keep saying it, as long as the challenges continue to let me make these super fun pincushions I will keep on rolling! Only one more challenge this year! So much fun!!!!!!

You can see all the other "You're Crazy" challenge projects
by clicking HERE.


PaintedThread said...

I love these. Such tiny crazy quilt blocks!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Nice use of those bits of lace and some fancy stitches on your machine, Carla!

Needled Mom said...

What a lovely collection of pincushions you will have! Beautiful.

Frédérique said...

I love your pincushions! The new one, crazy, is wonderful. Great projects for the challenge!

SallyC said...

I love your cute crazy pincushion!

PersimonDreams said...

so adorable!!!