Thursday, 11 December 2014

crazy quilt, hardanger runner

Well the december block is done so now all I have to do is put the 12 together to make a wall hanging.   The dark pink stitching on the top right hand side is Anundsjo stitch that Queenie shared on her blog Queenie`s needlework,  I have done it a bit different to fill the spacce but so good to have used one of her Swedish stitches in my piece.



Here are all 12 blocks on the kitchen floor.




Helen has requested grey sashing between the blocks,  not sure where I went wrong but they are not all the same size varying from 7 to 7.5",  hoping I can square them up okay,  still need to add some extra colour to the first 3 blocks as there is no yellow or orange on those which we started using later in the year.   I will try and start working on this today if I can pluck up courage to.

This last week I also rescued a hardanger runner I started before I got the quilting bug and have done a little more on it,  plan to have this completed before Christmas. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this technique,  not fully decided what I am going to do in the parts not cut back yet, but as this is my own design I am working on I just  "go with the flow" and do what I like,  not looking forward to cutting around the blanket stitch edge  have to be so careful not to cut into the stitches so that will be done in daylight



a close up of some of the areas, the top right will be cut out or have some fancy stittching in too as will the bottom left bit


29 comments:

Julimond said...

So funny your crazy blocks. I have no phantasy to decorate them with DMC or woolyarn or something similar.
Your Hardanger Tablerunner is wonderful. I did not learn stitching Hardanger. Great, that you will finish it.

Greetings
Iris

Cattinka said...

crazy, and square! That reminds me of the christmas squares I am working on.
KATRIN W.

Nana said...

I don´t know anybody who still does Hardanger and I am glad to see it here on your blog. How well this looks and wonderful also your blocks.

Nana

Annet said...

Your crazy blocks look great together, it will be a beautiful quilt!

Gaia said...

Hardanger is so pretty and all the crazy quilt block together looks wonderful. waiting to see how finish it,

Pippas quilts said...

It looks lovely I'm sure the blocks have a mind of there own and decide what size they want to be. Never tried hardanger I have so much made by my Great Aunts it is on my todo list.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Hi Margaret, your December block looks great and all of your blocks spread out on the floor look wonderful!! Such nice colours and layout. Hardanger was the first stitching that I learned. I don't do a whole lot of it anymore unfortunately. Your runner looks wonderful and how neat that it's your own design! Looking forward to seeing its progression.

deanna7trees said...

love the hardanger. i would love to try that one day. i did a bit many years ago but don't remember a thing about how it's done.

Queeniepatch said...

Wow! That is great! I am so honoured you have used Anundsjö stitches on your block, and as a filling stitch, too. You are so creative!
The blocks are all lovely and Helen is one lucky girl! The sashing will help to even up the blocks.
I can understand that you have missed Hardanger, and you ARE the Hardanger Queen.
Keep up the good work!

Jane Galley said...

Those blocks look fabulous together, and I love the hardanger, very pretty

Celtic Thistle said...

Your blocks look lovely together Margaret, it will be a beautiful wallhanging.

Haven't done any Hardanger in years but might have to dig it out again after seeing yours :)

Barbra Joan said...

I found you through Jenny's blog.
Your work takes my breath away.
I actually thought your first little square was a pincushion. so I came to take a look ... then I find you've done a dozen of these blocks.OMG! how beautiful !!!
I'm a watercolor artist but my interest in quilting still steers me to places like your blog.
I've always been intrigued by the stitching on crazy quilts, and have several books on it ..
Even though I am at home now, I paint everyday, so I can't do all the creative pursuits I'd like.
So I'll just come here and look at yours...
Barbra Joan

Susan Hook said...

your hardanger is brilliant and the wallhanging is going to look stunning!

Mosaic Magpie said...

The December block looks great and I like them all together. Your Hardanger piece is really pretty, nice you are finishing it.
xo

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love your hardanger. I am gearing up to try my hand at it soon. I just need to find the supplies. Are you doing CQJP 2015? Your blocks look beautiful all together!

Raewyn said...

YOu must be so pleased to see the blocks all together and to be up to the joining sage - well done, it's going to look great! Your Hardanger is looking good too. I keep thinking I want Mum to teach me but we never get around to it.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Margaret,

I love your crazy blocks. Someday I'll have to try one.

Rebecca in AK said...

I have loved watching you create each crazy quilt square. They are each little works of art. It will make a wonderful wall hanging! I admire you Hardanger work. It looks difficult

Bev said...

Wow! Those blocks are drop dead gorgeous! This is a masterpiece quilt! I love it! You've done a wonderful job! The Hardanger is SO hard to do! Way to go!

motidana said...

Lovely blocks ! I`m sure once assembled and finished , it`s going to look beautiful as a wall hanging . Your Hardanger table runner is beautiful too :)

Anita said...

Your crazy blocks looks wonderful.The runner is coming along beautifully,hope you finish this one soon.Lovely pattern Margaret.

Jane in Wales said...

I love your blocks. Such nice colours too! I look forward to seeing it all finished!

Séverine said...

your crazy blocks look wonderful together.I love your hardanger.

desertskyquilts said...

The crazy blocks look great. 1/2" difference isn't so much. You can square that up with no trouble. I look forward to seeing it together with the gray. Are you going to stitch anything in the sashing, or along the seams of the sashing? Lovely piece, I think. Hardanger is something I never tried, but your piece looks beautiful with the green stitching.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Those CQ blocks look super. People always ask me how I have the patience to quilt, but I think hardanger must require a lot more patience.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Just got internet again after nearly 2 weeks without, so having a lovely bloggy catch up! The Tula wuilt is fab, but so is the crazy patch - ande the hardanger is lovely too!!!

Wendy said...

I love your Hardanger! How fab that you're designing it yourself.

P.s. did you know you've got comment word verification on?

Dianne said...

Very beautiful hardanger, Margaret. All your CQ blocks look smashing together and that Swedish stitch is amazing.

Jillian said...

I love the look of your blocks together - so harmonious. I hope the squaring up worked smoothly. You are so clever designing the hardanger as you go - it is looking great.