Sunday, August 20, 2023

Call Me Crazy Sew It - Show It Challenge Blog Hop

Joan of Moosestash Quilting is one of the craziest ladies I know, and this month she has challenged all of us quilters to showcase our CraZiEsT project.  Today is my day to show you the quilt that nearly drove me nutz!  

I have done some pretty crazy projects in my time, but none so crazy as agreeing to not one but two unicorn quilts for a friend.  It was the summer of 2017 and she was about to become a grandmother for the second time and wanted a unicorn quilt for the new baby.  But big sis, who was 2 years old, also needed a unicorn quilt so she wouldn't feel left out.  How could I say no to a making two quilts for a friend for free in less than a month?  Crazy!

I found a darling applique' pattern called Unicornia by Claire Turpin Design.  The quilt was originally designed to be 50" x 73", but since this was for an infant and a two-year old, I decided to make them smaller.    

Unicornia by Claire Turpin Design

This quilt was such a challenge for me.  Because of the rainbow colors there were bits and pieces of colorful remnants all over my craft room.  I adhered the colored bits to fusible web to be ironed onto bigger colorful pieces of fabric.  Easy, right?  Except I kept losing the little pieces and then had to cut new pieces.  And to be honest, I really don't applique.    I just don't think applique is a good project for someone as disorganized as me.  


I was never so happy to get done with a quilt in my life!

And then there was Sister's quilt to do.  Needless to say, Sister's quilt was much simpler! 

I can't say I haven't done similar crazy projects, but none that gave me so many

Thank you, Joan, for hosting this great challenge.  If we weren't all a little crazy, we wouldn't have as much fun! 

But I'm not the only quilter gone mad.  Check out these other crazy ladies: