Monday, April 13, 2009

Parts & Pieces-Crazy Linen Quilt

When I teach my Linen Ladies Club workshop, I teach quilters how to take "whole" linens and turn them into wholecloth quilts. But what about all the parts and pieces we all seem to have? Turn them into a Crazy Linen Quilt! Rather than using bits and pieces of fabric, use bits and pieces of lace, crocheted doilies, old jewelery, buttons, what-have-you.

I have taken some of my parts and layered them on top of a beautiful linen given to me by Carlotta White of Redding, CA. This piece is obviously still in progress and it may never be done as I keep adding to it. This will be a great hand work piece for the long flights I have in store for me this week.

Just an FYI...when you are cutting up lace be sure to use Fray Block on those raw edges to prevent them from unraveling. Don't use Fray Check...use Fray Block. It comes in a blue/purple tube, I get it from Joan's, and it doesn't get hard and yellow like the Fray Check can.

1 comment:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Positively exquisite. Thanks for the tip on the differences between the two "fray" products.