Sunday, February 22, 2009

Demo on making a Crazy Quilt puzzle piece

I thought I would share the process of making my CQ puzzle piece for anyone needing a visual. I also wanted to document the process to show it isn't as complicated as it sounds working with an odd shaped project .

Click on pictures to read. I hope this helps :-)
I left the edges raw and let the blanket stitch seal them. I need to trim a few loose strings, and it is finished.

Previous posts on puzzle exchange:
http://gatherings100.blogspot.com/2009/01/accurate-puzzle-templates-to-print-out.html

http://gatherings100.blogspot.com/2009/01/pieces-of-friendship-puzzle-swap-list.html


13 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial Pat. Most helpful..
    oxox
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  2. Beautiful and most helpful. Sharon

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  3. Wow, now I think I could to that!! I tat and have some laces that could be recycled into a crazy quilt and your blog has inspired my to try. Thanks for your pictures.

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  4. Pat, Love the puzzle piece. What a neat idea. When I looked this morning I was going to ask how you were going to finish the seams, but I see now that you have done a buttonhole stitch around the entire piece. Correct?
    Will you put these together with other pieces? Is there a pattern?Since I'm new to blogging, I think I may have missed some things. Even tried to set up my own blog, but I think I need to find a young kid to help me. LOL Jeannette

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  5. Thanks for a great post- now I understand.!! Do you finish the edges by turning them to the back or fusing and then letting the buttonhole stitching do all of the work??/
    Hugs!
    Elizabeth

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  6. Hi Jeannette, Yes, the buttonhole stitch seals the raw edges. You may also use machine to do this. I will be collecting puzzles from whomever will exchange with me and tac them together to create a wall hanging for my studio. I have added the link to previous posts and the pattern.Enjoy!
    Pat

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  7. Hi Elizabeth, Yes, the buttonhole stitch will seal the raw edges.
    Pat

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  8. Thanks ladies, I'm glad the tutorial is helpful.
    Pat

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  9. Love your puzzle piece. Every time I post it seems I say the same thing. I love your work, what else can I say. :)

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  10. How wonderful! I want to make one to!!

    I do have one question for you if you don't mind. I am intrigued by CQ's and would love to one day make one myself. I love the idea of making one for each of my daughters who will be leaving the nest soon and it would be nice to give them little reminders of their childhood - what better way then with charms and embellishments? My question is this: how do you amass such a beautiful collection of laces, charms and threads? Is it costly?

    Jennifer
    (sorry for being so long winded!)

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  11. Pat, a wee drop of Fray Check on the edges of the tatting and laces and crochet work should keep them from unraveling if they're extremely likely to do so. I don't care for the stuff - dries too stiffly but it does help if necessary.

    Your puzzle pieces are too pretty for words.
    Diane

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  12. Oh Pat ~ thanks for leaving all the links ~ I have to try this sometime.

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  13. fabric puzzles are such a fantastic idea! and your studio is a organized delight!

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