Cats and yarn make a clever quilt design.
Crazy quilts (like the one pictured below) can include buttons, lace, charms, embroidery, silks, satins, velvets, and just about any embellishment you want. Traditionally, these quilts have been created for show rather than for function and often cannot be washed because of the fabrics used.
Here's a signature quilt, with each square signed (and embroidered) by the person who made it. QuiltingInAmerica.com says:
In the mid-1800s, Victorian quilters began a popular tradition of making signature quilts, signed and quilted remembrances, to honor family members or friends. At a time when many loved ones moved away and seldom, if ever, returned home to see their families again, these quilts served as precious remembrances for those families who had only occasional letters to connect them with friends and relatives back home.
Beautiful cross-stitched whole cloth quilt. In a whole cloth quilt, the emphasis is on the stitching. Some designs include trapunto, a technique that involves stuffing certain areas of the motifs to add more depth.
More amazing embroidery.
I wish I'd written down the name of this quilt pattern. The simple design and autumn colors appeal to me.
Now I'm inspired to start quilting again!
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