Crazy Quilt Throw

 This Crazy Quilt throw is a modern take on the Victorian-Era quilt design.

This Crazy Quilt throw is a modern take on the Victorian-Era quilt design.

Crazy Quilt Throw

In addition to the Language of Flowers, the secret floral code Victorians used in their gift flower bouquets, these nature lovers also gave us the "crazy quilt." This mish-mash of fabrics and fabric pieces was often embellished with detailed embroidery and lace, a process that could take years to complete.

Every time about this time of year, I contemplate starting one of these wondering if I can get it done over winter. By starting, I mean adding detailed embroidery, something I used to love to do to blouses, napkins and whatever else I had handy that needed a little pop of color, or a stain that needed to be covered.

I was thinking I could also add embroidery to this brand new, all cotton imported crazy quilt throw, even though it is already finished. It would require careful pulling of the embroidery floss so the embroidery doesn't show up on the back but I think it can be done.

If not, the crazy quilt patchwork pattern is still lovely all on its own, this one has a variety of floral fabrics that already provide a floral vibe.

 Crazy quilts weave all sorts of mixed fabric pieces and designs to make the overall design.

Crazy quilts weave all sorts of mixed fabric pieces and designs to make the overall design.

I like crazy quilts as wall hangings, too, they easily fit into any decor and add a nice splash of color.

On second thought, this crazy quilt is fine as it is!

Charlotte