Friday, January 7, 2011

Crazy Quilt RR Blocks

Last year I upped my blogged by at least one post so this year I have decided that my goal is to try and post at least once a week. I've collected so many pretty CQ items over the past year. as well as other techniques that I have learned, that I thought I would start sharing them more often.

Let me start with a couple blocks that were worked on by some of my wonderful and talented Crazy Quilt friends.
During my crazy cross stitch days I was as passionate about cross stitching as I am about crazy quilting today. I have a drawer full of motifs that I made and have been waiting for just the right project to come along to use some of them. When it was posted that CQI was having another RR - this one with the theme "lace", I had to jump in. I pulled out a couple of pretty little fans that had been waiting for years to be made into something and off I went to create an eye pleasing color pallet of silks, satins, brocades and cottons. This first block was sent to my friend Lisa in new Zealand as a one-on-one swap between the two of us. She did a beautiful job on it and as you will see further down, it matches the CQ RR block perfectly! Thank you Lisa for swapping with me - I love it!

Paula sent me her naked block and had asked that I keep it in the same color pallet mentioning she loved roses. She also wanted me to leave her room to work on it. I tried not to get too carried away but once you pick up that needle sometimes it just too hard to let it go. This is the block I made her in return.

Now, Have you ever seen anything so dainty and so pretty? I love this block! This is the block that I submitted to the CQI Group for the "Lace RR" .

BTW - There is a CQI direct link button on my sidebar - if you click on that button you will enter a world of Crazy Quilting.

I'd say this RR was THE perfect avenue to embellish upon my pretty fans. Thanks to all the ladies who worked on it and to Paula for making a beautiful matched block. I plan on making them into pillows ..... soon.


  1. Oh, so very lovely, Nicki Lee! Your fans are perfect on the blocks. They'll make gorgeous pillows.

  2. I agree with Suz... those are just gorgeous! They would be wonderful pillows, too! Sigh, some year I have a house empty of pets and can think of something like that to have out. If it has stuffing... it's going to be de-stuffed all over the livingroom here :)

  3. Just beautiful Nicki! I am happy to hear you will be posting more often because I love reading your blog and seeing what you are up to. These blocks are quite the inspiration to me! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I adore visiting your blog! Beautiful inspiration...

  5. Absolutely beautiful blocks. Adorable.

  6. Beatiful work. Ilove the fans.



  7. What superb work Nicki Lee. Stitching to be proud of forever!!!
    And a joy to view - thank you for sharing these with us!

  8. Oh Niki let me win. I would love to win this wonderful giveaway.

  9. I am a follower Niki. Please give me another chance at this great giveaway. I love your dyed laces.

  10. Very tempting! Ok, throw my name in the hat...I need a few Nicki-dyed motifs and have the perfect spot for that darling bird jar.

  11. OMG... this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. How do I get started on crazy quilting. I gotta try this. -- April Kendrick

    1. Hi April,
      Thank you for stopping by my Blog. Crazy Quilting is my passion - I do believe I do a little bit of it each and every day... it is a fabulous addiction to have. I would love to help you get started. I'll drop you a note on your Blog.

    2. April - tried to contact you via you rBlog - no luck. If you are interested in getting started on CQ you can contact via my email addy (I'll spell it out for safety reasons) bnickilee at aol dot com


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