Crazy quilted patches always fascinated me. In India it is done by hand and villagers in different states do these so beautifully each has its own flavor of the area.. I was trying to do a peacock as part of my photo fabrication class promo and got a peacock feather and tried duplicate it in fabric. Thread painting and phto fabrication was the method. when my peacock was ready I Needed a boarder and thought about crazy quilted,machine appliqued blocks . I had to use my deco machine which I won last year so it was a perfect setting for all I wanted to do. I had a lot of problems with the silk fraying and I had not stabilized it before putting together which resulted the finished quilt losing a bit of straight lines..The biggest challenge was using metallic thread as 95% of the thread used in this quilt is metallic. I also thread painted the peacock .
Quilt as you go crazy patch details
Displayed in KTAA Exhibition 2010
Size 36×40 Inches
Pure silk, metallic thread, machine embroidery.