A New Collection - Six Inch Squares

Recently I decided that I'd like to have examples of the crazy quilt work I so admire by others.  I've signed up for a couple of RR's that, in the end, will give me ten 6 inch squares each embellished by only one person.  What do I do with all those squares?  Large items are just not in my future because I hate just sticking things in drawers and displaying them can be overwhelming.  I plan to make the little squares into a book of sorts and will write about that when I actually have my game plan together. 

I've decided to take it a little further than just the RRs and am contacting CQ artists whom I admire and either purchasing or trading squares with them.  The piecing and the embellishment is to be done by each person so that the square is a true reflection of her work.  My first square arrived several days ago from Pam Kellogg.  I love this square!  The photo does not do it justice.  It is so different than any I've ever done and I only wish I could do this type of CQ.  I've discovered that I definitely have my own style and I find it impossible to go in another direction as the results always bomb badly and end up in the trash.

Pam's Square

Please see more of Pam's lovely work on her blog and her Etsy shop where you'll find wonderful cottage style items by Pam and her Mom.


  1. I'm still excited to be exchanging with you.Your square is pieced and awaiting embellishment. Pam's work is always lovely. I enjoy seeing how everyone has their own signature style..it is refreshing.

  2. And you're trading with Pat also! Her and Pam do the most awesome work, and include yourself in that group!! Have fun, the work Pam did is stunning!!!

  3. What a great idea. I know what you mean about trying to defy your own style. I love your lace and ribbon work and no matter what I do to imitate it... it comes out different.

  4. Well thank you so much Maureen. I'm so happy to know that you're pleased with it. Ironically, that little kitty image is one that Pat sent to me awhile back!

    Your work is just as lovely as anyone elses. We all have our own style and that's what makes crazy quilting so much fun and so interesting.


  5. I am so intimidated! I have been planning your block and want to get it pieced so I can take it to work on when my new grandbaby comes in March. :)