This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Dolls House Size Crazy quilt

Today I finally finished the 1:12 scale crazy quilt that I have been working on for the last two or three weeks. The whole quilt measure 8 1/4 inches x 7 inches or 21cm x 17.5cm and there must be at least two hundred tiny patches, I haven't counted them all. Each one is embroidered around all sides just like in a real crazy quilt and the tiny black edging finishes it all off. The edging was one that I bought in England when we were there two years ago but it was sky blue, so taking up my husband's suggestion, I dyed it black and then slip-stitched it around the edges of the lined quilt once it was dry. I am posting this to both my crazy quilting blog and my doll's house miniature blog because it fits them both. The straight edge is the top while the curved bottom edge is designed to go down the end and sides of a four-poster bed.
I used the stitch and flip method of piecing the tiny patches by hand, using a 3 mm or 1/8 inch seam and tiny running stitches.
This is a close-up of the bottom right hand corner showing some of the decorative motifs such as a butterfly, Rose spray and fan.



7 comments:

Bear said...

wowee Viv
this is a wonderful accomplishment, how many new pairs of glasses did you need to use- the squares are so tiny I do not envy you. It will look so beautiful in your dolls house, amazing!
love n hugs bear oxxoxoxox

Arts and Crafts said...

Well done Viv, this is great.
Arlene

Pat L said...

So tiny and beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

NickiLee said...

Love it! I am amazed how how many pieces of fabric you used to make this beauty! Very very pretty!

Kerri said...

Wow!!! Really amazing!!

Evy said...

This crazy quilt is a leader of work, tiny by the size but big by the talent! He is magnificent, bravo!

Beautiful day

piney cq said...

Only you could stitch so very tiny and turn out such MAGNIFICENT results!!! Bravo, Viv!!