Crazy About Blue is the name of the quilt
that is hanging in my family room for the Spring season.
This style of quilting became popular during
the Victorian era and these were
considered "Crazy Quilts".
To the Victorians, the word crazy
meant crazed or broken into splinters.
The word crazy is actually a description
of the triangles and irregular shapes
found in these quilts.
Crazy Quilts are typically embellished
with a variety of laces, beads, buttons and ribbons.
A large focal point of my quilt
is a lace doily accented with a vintage-style button
and a remnant of fringe.
A hand-embroidered fan is also featured.
Brass charms are incorporated into this quilt.
Here an ornate key is secured
with a silk ribbon floral bouquet.
A trio of fabric yo-yos are centered
with decorative buttons.
And an organza-winged butterfly takes flight.
The deep-blue lace was crocheted years ago
by my grandmother and was discovered
in a box of her cotton threads.
Traditionally crazy quilts have included
a spider web as an embellishment.
The Victorian era quilter thought
including a spider web brought good luck
to the quilter so they became a necessary accent
on each crazy quilt.
Here is a close of my version of the spider web
-- complete with a dangling spider!
This quilt was inspired by
Paula Vaughan's book "Romance with Quilts".
The author's inspiration quilt was also named
Crazy About Blue.
Until next time, live and love well.
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