Quilting, I think I love Crazy quilting  Art quilts, Contemporary quilts and type of quilting that does not require perfect piecing!  My sister Robin is a master quilter, and her skills are amazing! When I try to do a traditional quilt I get very frustrated!  I knew how to sew, I am a contract sewer and have do all kinds of things from very simple to very complicated.  I think Robin got all the DNA coding for traditional quilting!

I'm at the very beginning of a "Round Robin" crazy quilt color study (Yellow) with the group CQforNewbies on Yahoo!  I will turn this finished block into the center of a wall hanging for my bedroom which is gray and yellow.

Crazy quilting is a wonderful media to use up bits of fabrics,
I'm assembling yellows to make my patch work block.  I will have 4-6 partners in this round robin, each will sew their bit and mail it on, in the end I will have a very beautiful and unique block

I also have to gather yellows for my work on my partners blocks

Yes, I use rubber stamps to stamp an image on the fabric and then embroider!
I am doing a humming bird on mine

Sewing the patches on the foundation
This is my Vigorelli 'Amica' sewing machine.  Made in Italy this is a very fine machine and it sews like a race car!!

Here is the block before I sew on margins (makes it easier to hoop).

I re read the rules and discovered my block was three inches to large so I had to cut it down a bit!

This is referred to as the naked block, well almost, I added a daisy!

I 'll show you the bits as I do them, I was able to do a beak and a few feathers tonight!

If you are interested in surface embroidery and CQ, Here are two of my favorite sites:


Take a peek, lot of eye candy and inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ginny M


Gorgeous Ginny, so wonderfully happy and cheery. Keep sharing it all with us wont you?
Very inspiring.
Shaz in Oz.x
Maxine D said…
This looks wonderful Ginny, and so pretty, and love that wee daisy. I have only ever done stitching round robins.
What is the name of the gold thread on reels you have in one of the photos, I have some like it that was given to me, and I have no idea if it is machine useable - currently I am just using it on cards.
Ginny Maxam said…
Hi MAxine! That is rayon machine embroidery thread. I use it for machine and hand embroidery!