Crazy Quilts


I love to spend time up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. That wondrous place of clear blue water, heavenly pine trees, and glorious fresh air were the inspiration for these new items listed in my shop: quiltingcafe.etsy.com.
These mini quilts would compliment any decor where warmth is wanted: cabin, den, boy’s room, or basement.
CABIN IN THE PINES
What a sweet little cabin nestled among the pines on a starlit night. This 18″ square scrappy quilt is made from 20 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, cabin, moon, and star are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. 15 buttons are hand sewn in the corners of the squares.
The branch is included.
SNOW
Who wouldn’t love snow with this happy little snowman smiling back at them. This 19″ X 11″ scrappy quilt is made from 16 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The letters and snowman are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch. French knots make up the eyes and mouth.
The Snowflakes are hand embroidered as are the snowman’s arms
RUSTIC CRAZY QUILT
This richly patterned 20″ X 13″ wall hanging contains about 25 different cotton flannels and evenweaves. Although the quilt does not have batting, it is flannel-backed to give it stability. All the seams have been machine embroidered in different stitches with gold thread. Two large buttons set off the centers of the blocks.The wall hanging is finished in pillow case style with no binding. The branch it is hanging on is included.
BLUE ANGEL
This little darling will keep watch over home and hearth.
The angel is paper pieced in cotton evenweaves. The body is a blue batik with embroidered flowers along the bottom. The hair is jute with two french knot eyes. Two vintage buttons finish.
The 8″ square mini quilt includes the birch branch hanger.
STAG IN THE NIGHT WOODS
Lots of stars at night, especially with a crescent moon, with deer rustling in the pine forest.
This 21″ X 15″ scrappy quilt is made from 21 different cotton flannels and evenweaves.
The trees, deer, moon, and stars are appliqued and finished with a button hole stitch.
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My sister-in law out in San Diego loves NASCAR. When I saw this fabric, I knew I had to make her a quilt with it. Because the NASCAR fabric is so busy, I broke it up with turquoise sashing . After quilting in the ditch and crisscrossing the blocks, I named it “NASCAR Crossroads. ” I mailed it today and can’t wait to hear her reaction!
As you can see from the label, I put the title at the top. I then drew and colored a race car. It also has to and from whom, along with the date finished. Check on my earlier blog as to how to make this label: http://quiltingcafesbrew.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-personalize-quilt-label.html

Because I had extra NASCAR fabric that is licensed and cannot be sold in my etsy shop, I also made her the following cosmetic case. It is my first case and was so easy. It was fun, especially adding the colored beads as a zipper pull.

A quilter always has scraps, so I made a crazy quilt postcard. The bright colors really shine in this one. As always you can visit me in my shop at quiltingcafe.etsy.com

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