A Little Bit Crazy

. . . as in Crazy Quilt! (Though my family might want to put that label on me at times!)

I came across these bookmarks buried in my batting closet. Batting closet, you say? Yes, I have a very narrow closet in the hall bathroom that I keep all sorts of extra batting samples in. I was cutting batting for an upcoming machine quilting workshop and these were hiding in there. Maybe because it was so soft and cozy, huh?

Crazy pieced bookmarks using scraps of batiks
These were part of a class I taught (I think). They were pieced on paper and then backed with a single piece of fabric, all stitched together with a button hole stitch on the edges.

Book Mark backs
And a postcard I made over 10 years ago. Again, batiks with a feather stitch and some glitzy gold ricrac! Aren't scraps fun when they're used this way?

Crazy patch postcard
How about an amazing vintage quilt! A giant star with crazy pieced squares surrounding it. What a strong statement of color!
Antique Amish Quilt
Just a bit of color to brighten up your Winter day. We had snow today and I needed to offset all that white! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. love crazyness and might have to make use of crazy bookmarks if tsat is okay to make some like yours.

  2. I was thinking that the bookmarks would make a great addition to a gift. Will have to try them myself. Do you have the PP pattern?

  3. Love the bookmarks! Did you put any interfacing or stabilizer in between the front and back pieces?

  4. Hello Debby. All of your bright crazy projects just make me smile and remember some crazy blocks I tried quite awhile ago. I am not sure what happened to them. Thank you for sharing them and have a great day!

  5. Thanks especially for that last photo. Your bookmarks are so special, they need to come out of the closet and celebrate! I do a lot of hand embroidered crazy quilting, but these would make great presents for friends, I think.

  6. These are great ideas and so colorful. Thaks for the idea.


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