Lately it seems as if everyone is always on the go and crunched for time, trying to fit in a little sewing between finishing work and making dinner or while waiting in the doctor's office or at the bank. Maybe that's why portable handwork has become so popular again—from wool appliqué to English paper piecing hexies, there's a huge variety of options that just cry out to be brought along everywhere and sewn in small bits. And crazy quilting is no exception!
You can easily lose yourself in the sumptuous stitches and enjoyable embellishment of a crazy-quilting project, escaping from the stress of your daily life, if only for a short time.
Never tried crazy quilting before? The best book to start with, hands-down, is Judith Baker Montano's The Crazy Quilt Handbook. It covers all the embroidery and silk-ribbon stitches you want to know, as well as piecing, appliqué, choosing fabric and colors, beading, dyeing, and so much more! Plus, there are twelve projects perfectly sized for portability.
Let Judith's expertise introduce you to the absorbing world of crazy quilting!