Saturday, February 7, 2015

February Crazy Quilt block

So it's February!  The month started out with a dumping of snow but for the next few days it is going to be like Spring!  I love February!
February block:
A pine tree with a howling wolf with purple mountains in the back and a luscious pink sky.  Did you know the sky is pink when it is snowing?
Crazy quilts are mismatched pieces of fabric - usually velvets, silks and satins- and usually scraps from the Victorian era clothing.  The pieces are sewn together and embellished at the seams with embroidery and ribbons. Spider webs were often sewn on the quilts as well- very Victorian and very crazy quilt.  When I look at this work I can assume that the winter Olympics were going on this year. Love charms signify Valentine's and there are a few candles near the bead spider to remind me that this is also my birthday month.
February block

Wolf silhouette embroidered pine tree and love charms

Cupid charm, Olympic rings, lots of beads and leaves

snails eat the garden in February, moons and stars and a spider climbing to her web 
howling wolf, flowers, Happy Birthday to me!, spider and her web

Gold spider web, beaded spider, lazy daisy stitch flowers.  Camellias do bloom in February

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