for graduation, my friend michele muska was sweet enough to buy me a membership to the alliance for american quilts.
i have always had a strong appreciation for the quilting arts, but attempting to actually make one always freaked me out.
they seem so complex and geometrically precise.
however, a "crazy quilt" is a type of quilt that uses very little precision and geometry. in fact, it's just random bits of scrap fabric sewn together and quilted.
the AAQ recently held a contest for crazy quilts and i decided to try it out.
the guidelines were a 16" x 16" crazy quilt consisting of three layers.
this was the result:
it's not the greatest crazy quilt ever made, but i am quite pleased. it's my first successful attempt at quilting anything!
now that i have gotten over my fear of quilting, i can't be stopped.