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Bat Girl Goes Out

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I've had the beginnings of this modern art project sitting around for eons. I decided it would be perfect for a Halloween quilt.


I love free form quilting, I really do. It leaves me open to other possibilities that don't become apparent until you sit down and focus.

Now, you might think that this looks kinda crazy right? I've not decided if the Modern crazy patch making of fabric is the same as real Crazy Quilting. What do you think about making of fabric from scraps and do you think its a kinda crazy?

I'm finishing this one today. Check back tomorrow for this gorgeous and creepy finish. \

Happy Quilting everyone!






14 comments :

  1. I like it. I consider 'crazy' as a 'made' fabric, a designed fabric. The only thing to watch for is that your eye has 'resting' places so the effect is not all blurred together, you probably already know that. I think you have a good balance.

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    1. Janie, Thank you for continued commenting. I sort of thought about having safe places to rest your eye on, but I like your way of describing it. I knew about that just a different version. Thank you, wait till you see what did with it!

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  2. Ha! Looks like you had fun with this one !

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    1. Hi Flo, I did have fun with this one. It all started from Victoria Findley's 15 min of play. Thanks for popping over:)

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  3. I agree with Janie. I don't have any experience with making crazy quilts, but I do find them very interesting to look at. I like yours, Caroline. I am not yet comfortable with them to make one myself (yet).

    Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wed!

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    1. Hi Laurel, good to hear from you! This quilt is getting a machine quilting KOB right now, its super fun and kinda spooky!
      I try hard to get to posting with you each week, but super busy with wrapping things up on this book.

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  4. I have never made fabric from scraps, per se, though I have pieced traditional crazy quilt blocks. I am saving scraps and am sure that I will build blocks from them. I will have to learn to let the left side run freely because the right side says "those fabrics don't ;match", lol. I am hoping your book will help me overcome that!!
    xx, Carol

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    1. Carol, you've brought up many interesting things since first commenting on my blog. I thank you for asking simple questions with complex answers. I'm going to write a perfectly great answer for you as soon as I can on this topic. lol, Caroline

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  5. Making fabric from scraps is a great way to learn about how colour, value and scale work together so I say it isn't at all crazy....it is an educational exercise!

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    1. Karen, so true, it is an educational exercise. Thank you!

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  6. Your made fabric looks great. I keep trying but am not happy with mine. Thanks for linking up with AHIQ again.

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    1. Hi Anne, well don't give up yet. Review my post on Modern Makeover which is a really good example of not liking your made fabric and cutting it up and starting over. LOL

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  7. I think it depends what you do with it - though the line is a blurred one! I like that your crazy bits are contained within the straight strips and are whirling around the hexies in the centre.

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    1. I am now making this into a pattern for next year! I've had so many email requests for a pattern that I've decided I will share this inspiration. Thanks for your feedback!!

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