Crazy Quilting Book Giveaway

by Nikki Lee

Crazy quilting, or crazy patchwork as it is also known, is a glorious obsession!  It is no surprise that this Victorian art form has experienced a resurgence in present times.  

There are so many reasons for embroiderers to enjoy this technique. Themes, such as Under the Sea, are very popular in modern crazy quilt blocks. These themes give a stitcher opportunities to look at many things in new and expected ways. 

by Beryl

Novelty yarns beg to be used to create seaweed.  
Feather stitch lends itself beautifully to the creation of aquatic plantlife. 

By Kerry for Beryl

by Kerry for Ritva

Lace can be hand-dyed to become flora or fauna.

by Kerry for Alice

Images can be transferred to silk or cotton and used as custom “silkies”, the modern interpretation of cigarette silks. Beads, charms and upcycled pieces of costume jewelry add some bling! Even cheap shell tourist necklaces can be taken apart and used to embellish.

for Kerry by Ritva

Virtually any needlework can find it’s way in.  
Can you find the tatted sea creature floating across this scene?

by Kerry for Nikki Lee

Ribbon embroidery turns up in unexpected ways such as the creation of a sea horse.

by Carolyn
by Kerry for Carolyn

The only limit is your imagination!  The crazy quilt blocks that grace this post were created for me by friends or by me for them.  Thank you goes out to Carolyn,  Alice, Beryl, Ritva, and Nicki Lee at Crazy Quilting International!

Now, as promised in the title, a giveaway! 

If you have enjoyed this post and the eye candy in it, leave a comment on this post before February 1st.  One name will be chosen randomly and announced here on Feb 1st.  Please be sure to leave a way to contact you in case you win.  



Do you want to know what you are playing for?  






This giveaway is for a copy of Crazy Patchwork, written by Janet Haigh.  

Good luck!

71 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Wow.. would Love to be the lucky person to win this book
    Marie Cron

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  2. Very inspiring .... I really like the Underwater theme. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. These blocks are beautiful, and so creative! Thanks for sharing! Dawn

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  4. Love the block w/ the school of little orange fish, they really look like they are moving!

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  5. good post...I love Under the Sea themes, and these are all gorgeous...thanks, BJ Sandusky

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  6. Beautiful eye candy inspiration!

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  7. Beautiful work....love all of it!!!! pinesnpickets@hotmail.com

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  8. Nicki Lee inspired my love for under the sea blocks. These are lovely!

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  9. UTS has always been one of my favorite themes to do a RR in. I love my beautiful seahorse that you made me!

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  10. Lovely blocks! And oh such a fine book. I'll join this giveaway who knows...Anyway wish the coming owner of this book a lot of fun.

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  11. This is my favorite form of quilting. I am an artist with the medium of a needle and thread and my quilts will tell a story . I don't care about winning this book. I am sure it is amazing, but the blog was enough to study and learn from for awhile. I hope you have more posts like this.

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  12. I love all of the blocks, it certainly gives plenty of ideas for UTS blocks, but also different ways to use unique materials. :) Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  13. Thank you Kerry showing the UTS blocks! It was a great RR. Might join the new one.
    I´ll try my luck on giveaway. I usually do not have but maybe now :)

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  14. Its always fun to see how each person interprets a theme. So many ideas, so little time...sigh

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  15. Love the pictures. It's always fun to see others works. Thanks

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  16. Amazing work! I loved the fresh direction for crazy quilting possibilities!
    Thanks!

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  17. Beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  18. I'm in love with CQ! These blocks are beautiful eye candy! Thank you for a chance to win a great resource!

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  19. Lovely post! I'll be back to check for future posts. Always like to see beautiful embroidery as it is such an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  20. I discovered CQ about a year ago and am loving it. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  21. I re-discovered CQ after another pastime stole my heart about 10 yrs ago, and am enjoying getting back to feather stitches and "silkies"...AND I can use my newfound enthusiasm for beading in my CQ. :-) Would love to have the book for some more/different ideas!

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  22. the thing I love about CQ is that you can do anything you want -- there are no rules.... and that means that you can express your inner self. I love checking out new books because they fuel they imagination...
    Rbettybop@nyc.rr.com

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  23. Just love all the blocks! They inspired me for my UTS! Thank you ladies. Hope to win the book, I can use all the help I can get!

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  24. I love the blocks. I could find something in each one that I would love to try someday... the ribbon seahorse, the embroidered seahorse, the "clownfish" hiding in the seaweed. Not sure that is what they actually are call just what came to mind. The silkie is gorgeous and I am just starting to use some of those, so more inspiration. I could go on and on. these are such great blocks. Thanks for an opportunity to win this book. Phyllis

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  25. I'm new to CQ and love the inspiration in these pieces.

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  26. Hi Kerry, your Crazy Patch blocks are very beautiful and inspiring, as most of us have a stash of pretty things that could easily be incorporated into this type of project. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  27. Love the little crab and the seahorse. Beautiful work. Would love to win this book. thelab@wowway.com

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  28. Awesome embroidery, and its such a wonderful project to see the many different and varied scenes of the one subject, loves it!!!

    bearlida1@iinet.net.au

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  29. Lovely work, as always. Your talent is undeniable. Love that you share so much in an effort to keep needlearts alive. Keep up the good work. Ladyjspice@aol.com

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  30. beautiful blocks, so much to enjoy would love to have this book to add to my library.

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  31. I love your blocks and stitching and would love to have the book too!
    crldelater@yahoo.com

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  32. Oh this book looks fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win.
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Thank you so much for the chance to win. I love those blocks you showed! sarah@forrussia.org

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  34. These photos have given the term "eye candy" a new definition! I would be so happy to be able to produce such beautiful things!

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  35. Just starting out in this medium. Love the blocks displayed!

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  36. Beautiful work!!!!! Would love to win the book!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  37. Your work is simply stunning. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  38. I like the ribbon seahorse!! Lots of yummy ideas. Nice giveaway. Linda in NM

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  39. Under the Sea is so much fun, so many possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com.

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  40. Under the sea is one of my very favorite themes, and the pictures you've shown really show it off to its best advantage!

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  41. Thank you so much for sharing these works of art. They are wonderful. Tina at janal@live.ca

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  42. As a newbie, I hope one day to be able to produce a block half as wonderful as these. Thanks for showing them. Claire

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  43. Great job Kerry, I would like to be added in your give away. So glad your still active in CQ.

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  44. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful blocks with us. I'm new to crazy patchwork and am just learning, one day I hope to be that good. (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  45. Wow! Absolutely beautiful. Please enter me in the drawing for the book!

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  46. Wonderful blocks! Thanks for sharing all these great pictures and for the draw.

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  47. What beautiful blocks. Boy do I need to practice to get that good.

    Christine Gibbons

    yulece1957@yahoo.ca

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  48. Beautiful work done by such talented ladies!!! Thank you for offering the book as a giveaway.
    Josie
    josiett3@gmail.com

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  49. The book looks wonderful...love all the pictures...such inspiration.
    Best wishes.
    Wendy
    WBooth-Boyd@hotmail.com

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  50. WOW, amazing work.

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  51. Very vivid colours and exquisite embroidery. I love crazy quilt patchwork.
    Thanks for the book give away.
    Jane
    ajkeith@xplornet.ca

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  52. Love the inspiration! What fun! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.
    ANN

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  53. The charms and ribbon work is so beautiful! I sure hope to win the book!

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  54. Love the super colours and textures. Great pics.
    Mary

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  55. What a lovely one! Enter me please:)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  56. Beautiful and inspiring photos! So fun to see them! I'd LOVE to have the book as well!

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  57. Crazy quilting is something I've wanted to explore for a while. Beautiful photos in the post!

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  58. I love the Under the Sea blocks. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I would love to have this book! What great color & inspiration!

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  59. Love all the handiwork! Gorgeous eye candy!

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  60. I would love to win this lovely book!

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  61. Truly beautiful and inspiring work

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  62. Oh, such pretties! Just makes you want to stitch something!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  63. Im just learning CQ would love to have the book
    wolfpup7777@aol.com

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  64. Hi Kerry - your work is lovely. I'm inspired to get back into more CQ quilts. Thanks for your generosity in making the book available.
    Cheers,
    cramsey@cogeco.ca

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  65. I love all of the eye candy!! I'm just getting started in Crazy Quilting and I love it!!

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  66. I thought this was already closed. Received an e-mail dated today 2/2/15.
    Your work is fantastic, Love the brights, hopefully one day I may be able to do this as well. sarma.riga05@google.com

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