Monday, November 10, 2008

My Western Crazy Plans




I have been planning for a western themed crazy quilt and am very excited to get started on it. Leslie asked me about colors and I couldn't just say reds, browns and turquoise, I had to do pictures!!! Here's my collection of embellishments, fabrics and pics so far! The Cowboy pics I got from Tina Swain on her etsy site: //expressoneself.etsy.com/. I think she may be closing it down - she recently offered everything at 50% off. She found these western pictures specially for me and I love the cowgirls and the wanted posters with pics! I'm going to use wool thread for seam embellishments (want to think up some unique western seam treatments) and have fabric selections of cotton, wool, velvet and silk. I have some yummy buttons and buckles bought mostly at an antique store in town here at pretty decent prices. The fabulous trims with came from the Trims and Treasures Club of Flights of Fancy Boutique.com. I haven't made final selections yet, but certainly have enough to choose from! Many of the lace pieces and trims are vintage and come from a lady in Denver who bought out a doll store - they weren't cheap, but were well worth it. Take a close look at these because they are magnificent!! I'm trying to make a return trip to her house, but have been unable to contact her recently. I also have a bunch of ideas for embroidered motifs that I'm going to use. The quilt will go in the larger of my fireplace screens. When Christmas is over I plan to start on this not exactly ordinary crazy quilt.

5 comments:

Jane said...

Wow, what a great theme you've chosen... I'll definitely stayed tuned so I can watch this as it goes. Great silkies for a western piece and congrats on your finds per last post... it's so much fun thinking CQ as one goes about, shopping is never the same after the CQ bug bites

Plays with Needles said...

This looks very exciting. Can't wait to see what happens next...

Susan said...

What great pics, and a super project, you've planned here!

gocrazywithme said...

I hope you'll post pics as you go along with this project. It's going to be beautiful and I'd love to follow your progress!

CrazyKwilter said...

This project will be fun to follow!