Friday, June 9, 2017

Crazy Mom Quilts - Oh My

I have been following Amanda Jean Nyberg of crazymomquilts for as long as I have been blogging.  I have always admired her work and I have tried many of the ideas she so generously shares.

Since I picked up her latest book No Scrap Left Behind I've gotten a little obsessed with her.  I am currently working on 2 of the quilts in the book "Remainders"

and "Mini Nines" which I am making slightly larger than the book, sorry no pictures yet.

I've also made "Cards" from the book 

There were 4 more but they have been sent to quilting buddies around the country.  These are so easy and so fun to make.

Big Nines is a quilt she posted about last month. I loved it and have a quilt top of my spin  on it ready for sandwiching.

My nines are floating around in their blocks, hers are centered.

I also follow her on IG . Last week she posted her knitted pin cushion.  I hunted a pattern down on google, there are a couple out there.

I knitted some and then decided that I could crochet them faster.

Here are the knitted pieces.  Once you make each rectangle you sew it first row to last row making a tube, then you fold it over on its self  like a turtle neck sweater.  Stick the smallest into the middle of the middle size and them into the middle of the large one. 

I took the picture on the cutting board so you could get the measurements.  I used a #8 knitting needle and a H crochet hook.

OK so  I'm not quite done with my Crazy Mom Quilts this week.  She has out of the goodness of her heart started a June QAL of one of her quilts from the book. The quilt is called "June".

I've started to pull my strings. 

This October she will be coming to Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild to do a Trunk Show and a Workshop, I'm so looking forward to meeting her in person.