Friday, March 20, 2015

Heirloom Quilting Company: Cotton Crazy

Heirloom Quilting Company: Cotton Crazy: "Nothing has taken a stronger hold on the women-Crazy quilts have engulfed us" - Dorcas Magazine 1884" . Victorian Crazy Qu...

Cotton Crazy

"Nothing has taken a stronger hold on the women-Crazy quilts have engulfed us" -Dorcas Magazine 1884". Victorian Crazy Quilts are "Timeless" pieces of art in my eyes. First popular in the 1880-1910 period and still today, many people are drawn to the uniqueness of color,texture and patterns of Crazy Quilts, What a wonderful way to express your creativity, having absolute freedom to do whatever you want to!
Of course when you say "crazy quilt" visions abound of those beautiful and breathtaking examples of fine silks, wools, embellishments and stunning embroidery, But there are also examples of the "Plain Jane" crazy quilts I refer to as "cotton crazy", I have one from 1910 , all leftover cotton fabrics done in the contained method of making a crazy quilt, which is a uniform size blocks, The only embellishment here is beautiful gold hand embroidered feather stitching along the binding. After 1900 women adapted their crazy quilting to using farics such as flannels,denims and cottons.  They did not put decorative stitching on those quilts, instead they were simply pieced.  Embellished or not they are beautiful.  Read more at Quilt Study   Happy National Quilting Day !