I have always absolutely loved quilts and it has always been on my bucket list to create a human sized crazy quilt. When we went away a few months ago I took a picture of one in a museum that we visited.
I know it doesn't look organized, but it was...at least for me! I didn't throw anything away. the pieces of fabric were tiny scraps that would normally have been thrown away!
I started with one small piece of scrap fabric up to the edge of the foundation fabric and held it in place with my fingers. I then proceeded to do a small whip stitch on the outer edge of the scrap fabric.
When that was securely attached to the foundation, I picked another piece of fabric and held it against the first piece of fabric. I then did a light little whip stitch to attach the second piece of fabric to the first piece. And then yes, you guessed it, I did the same thing with the third piece...and fourth piece. I would whip stitch anything that was overlapping a previously attached piece of fabric.
It was tedious, but it really did go fast!!! I was done within a few days!
When I was done, I just grabbed a neutral piece of fabric for backing and rolled the edge over to make a small sashing/binding around the edge. And Voila! Done!
I can't wait to see this in place, hanging in the quilt shop! Soon.....
Why? Because I love my bed so much! However, I have already decided that I will be making another crazy quilt for that bed! FINALLY, more than 5 years later, the rope bed will have a quilt! I am also planning and thinking about other ideas for the quilt displays int he quilt shop! I am only limited by my imagination!