Author(s): Sharon Boggon
Rooted in the Victorian era, crazy quilting has a powerful allure for today's quilters, who use it to let loose and tell a unique story with fabric. Embrace crazy quilting with 35 must-know stitches and endless variations, shown in clear, step-by-step photographs for both right and left-handed stitchers. Fine artist Sharon Boggon reveals design fundamentals to guide you in your process, so you can sew thoughtful, visually appealing blocks. Learn the theory and process behind this fascinating art: how to choose fabrics, piece stitch-and-flip blocks, and embellish seams with embroidery, beads, buttons, charms, and more.
Sharon Boggon trained in fine arts and developed great skill in contemporary embroidery and crazy quilting. She teaches internationally and online and has also lectured on textiles at the Canberra School of Art. Sharon lives in Canberra, Australia.
Introduction The Process of Making a Crazy Quilt Project Choosing a Suitable Crazy Quilt Project Part 1 Crazy Quilting and the Encrusted Style The Foundation Fabric How Much Fabric? Fabric Choice Fabric Type Using Men's Ties Design Considerations When Choosing Fabric Sourcing Crazy Quilting Materials Part 2 Using Design to Take your Viewer on a Journey Emphasis and Subordination Movement Using Repetition to Create Balance Using Color Using Composition and Design to Manage the Bling Part 3 Piecing a Crazy Quilt Project Stitch-and-Flip Foundation Piecing Embellishment Decisions Including Lace, Ribbon, Braids, Doilies, Hankies, and More Adding Prairie Points Part 4 Stitching Starting and Finishing Thread Needles Silk Ribbon Embroidery Beads Marking Your Fabric Decorating Your Seams and Designing Stitches Combining Stitches Part 5 Stitches and Techniques Foundation Stitches Buttonhole Stitch (Blanket Stitch) Chevron Stitch Cretan Stitch Feather Stitch Herringbone Stitch Linear Stitches for Motifs and Flourishes Backstitch Chain Stitch and Chain Stitch in Silk Ribbon Couching Running Stitch Stem Stitch Motif Stitches Bullion Knot Buttonhole Wheel Detached Chain Stitch Fargo rose Fly stitch French knot Leaf stitch Straight Stitch Part 6 Adding Beads, Sequins Buttons and Charms to Your Block Using Beads, Sequins, and All Those Fun Shiny Bits! Bead Tassels Using Sequins Creatively Don't Forget to Add a Spider! When to Stop About the Author