I found this quilt, created by Cindy Thury Smith, in a past issue of CrazyQuiltMagOnline. If you haven't discovered this great free quilting resource, be sure to look through some issues. I really like the bands of coordinating fabric separating the crazy quilt squares and the stars at each point. Doing something like this would definitely cut down on the overwhelming sea of denim!
This quilt on SelvageBlog does the same sort of dividing by using giant ric rac. I think it gives the quilt a homey, cozy look that's nice. Lace would also work.
I love the way a whole different pattern was used with this crazy quilt! If I'd seen it before I started my blocks, I might have used it for inspiration. The quilt is part of the Rogers Arkansas Historical Museum collection and was sewn during the 1890's by Elizabeth Hargis Gaines. The museum's website has a good history of it.
|Baseball Glove Quilt, 2009. Baseball glove, tree saplings.|
Happy Creating! Deborah