Crazy Quilt

Small Crazy Quilt
Andrea English, 1998
45.5" x 39.5"

Not a very impressive crazy quilt, but since it's the first (and probably last) in my stitching life, I figured I might as well include in my gallery.

The fabrics are primarily cotton prints that I had on hand, since traditional fabrics -- velvets, brocades, silks and so on -- were prohibitively expensive. And since the whole thing was more about keeping me sane during a stressful time than prize-winning perfection, it turned out pretty well. If I were to do it over I would leave out the jarring yellow calico and skip the beads and buttons.