I admit it. I love quilts. I have them on beds and I hang them on walls. My favorite of all quilt patterns is a crazy quilt. Some say that I can be a bit loopy so maybe that is why I gravitate to that particular quilt. In reality I just like the rich colors and the fact that anything goes. What sets these particular quilts apart from others is the fancy embroidery stitching that usually adorns all the seams.
|One of my antique crazy quilts|
In honor of one of my favorite holidays, Valentine’s Day, I have created a little crazy quilt heart box, and you can too!
You will need:
White Mini paper mache heart box available in craft stores
Scraps of scrapbook paper in pink or red prints
Graphite or carbon paper
Ruler, pencil, scissors
Black dimensional fabric paint
Scraps of lace for trimming edge
1. Place the top of the heart box on the tracing paper and trace the shape.
2. Using the ruler, section the heart you just traced in random shapes for a total six sections. Number the pieces.
3. Use the carbon or graphite paper to trace each section onto a different piece of scrapbook paper and cut out. Put a corresponding number on the back for easier placement.
4. Brush some decoupage glue on the back of each piece and attach to the top of the box. Continue until all the pieces are added. Don't worry if the pieces do not abut perfectly. Any imperfections will be covered with the dimensional fabric paint. Brush a coat of decoupage glue onto the top to seal. Let dry.
5. Using the photo as a guide and the dimensional paint draw stitch lines on the seams. Practice on a piece of scrap paper before working on the box top. Be creative and invent some of your own. Let dry.