Finally I got started. I have been collecting fancy fabrics, threads and trims for a while and now have plenty (is there such a thing in the quilting world?
Allie instructed us in four different ways to make a crazy quilt block: Flip and Sew, Curved Flip & Sew, Freezer Paper Appliqué and finally Intuitive Appliqué.
The class was very complete and informative, and I probably watched it 10 times! By the time I was able to start, I had a good feeling about it.
I cheated and started directly with fancy fabrics, instead of the suggested cotton, because I had made 5 or 6 flip and sew blocks from cotton while waiting to start the class.
Those will become pot holders, because in my haste and zeal I chose too many busy fabrics and the result was disastrous: you can't see any of the stitching. Not that these first attempts at stitching were worth seeing...
Here is one of those:
Finally, I was able to start the class:
Block 1: Straight flip and sew
Block 3: Freezer Paper Method - Fan Block
Block 4: Intuitive Appliqué (in progress)
Close ups of each embellished block :
Quilt Label. I don't know why it will not stay horizontal; it was the correct orientation before I uploaded it from Aperture. Anyway you get the idea of how I did it. Printed from computer onto printable fabric sheets, then bordered with trim and embroidered on (herringbone stitch).