Celebrate every month of the year with Crazy Patchwork by Alice Wilhoit. Alice shows you how to create a basic foundation-pieced crazy patch block with fabrics representing any one of the 12 months gemstones and flowers. Next, you ll learn how to embellish the blocks with style your style! Use laces, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, charms, trinkets, jewelry, and more. Make one-of-a-kind quilts everyone will adore. Crazy Patchwork also includes directions to make a pillow, mantle scarf or block suitable for framing. You will be able to make gifts to commemorate births, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, and more! The sky' s the limit on the versatility of this easy-to-make crazy patchwork quilt project. Want something different? Follow the directions to make a pillow, mantle scarf, or block suitable for framing and gifting. Alice Wilhoit has taught quiltmaking for 20 years, and was inspired to write this book for her favorite students beginners to give them a personalized start in creating their own works of art. The mother of seven grown children and grandmother to six, she lives with her husband, Bill, in McKinney, Texas.
The clear straight forward instructions are easy to follow. The side bars detail many tips and suggestions. You almost feel as though a instructor is in the room with you. She has added a new twist to an old quilting technique and encourages you to do the same. I have been intrigued by crazy quilts for a while. This is the third book I've purchased about crazy quilting and the first one that has motivated me to start a project. -Donna L. Lobelson
Crazy Patchwork - 11/10/2010
Reviewer: Connie Krochmal from USA
This release by Alice Wilhoit is a great title for novice quilters. It adds a new twist to crazy quilts by presenting a gorgeous flower and gemstone quilt block for each month. These appliquéd blocks are foundation pieced. In addition to the flower quilt blocks, this book features three projects using the blocks. These include a framed picture, a throw pillow, and a mantle scarf. This title has step by step directions for all of the crazy quilt techniques, including foundation piecing. One chapter presents the various methods of embellishing crazy quilts, such as embroidery and appliqué.--Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline, www.bellaonline.com/articles
These wonderful quilts are like jewels in your quilt collection. - 01/26/2010
Reviewer: Patti Ives, The Appliqué Society from Sequim, WA, USA
In her new book, “Crazy Patchwork,” we follow Alice Wilhoit as she creates a crazy patchwork quilt based on a gem and flower of the month. They can be made to commemorate a family event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary. Alice uses batiks and other fabrics to create her foundation blocks. Once the blocks are finished the fun begins. You can add appliqué, decorative stitching, beads, laces, ribbons
and any embellishment you would like as you create your own family treasure. The book has all the appliqué patterns used to create the blocks of the month. Instructions for both basic appliqué and needle turn appliqué. The drawings for the embroidery stitches are done for righthanded people, if you are left-handed you will need to reverse the instructions. --Patti Ives, "The Appliqué Society" Newsletter, Jan/Feb 2010, page 15.
Crazy Patchwork by Alice Wilhoit - 01/06/2010
Reviewer: Quilter's Newsletter Magazine from USA
Figuring out how to start a crazy quilt is often a challenge. Alice's new book covers everything from creating the blocks and embellishing them to assembling the quilt. The featured quilt contains 12 blocks - one for each month of the year. There are also several smaller projects that are perfect for trying your hand at this technique. New to embroidery? The directions and illustrations are clear and easy to follow. Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, December/January 2010, page 44.
A fresh look at crazy quilts - 06/16/2009
Reviewer: American Quilt Retailer from USA
"Crazy Patchwork" by Alice Wilhoit brings a fresh new look to crazy quilts by using brighter, clean colors! This book gives the basics for crazy piecing and embellishing, and it gives specific directions for making twelve theme blocks--one for each month. Start a "crazy" club and make kits of scraps and trims. - American Quilt Retailer, May 2009, page 8.
Crazy Patch Book - 04/27/2009
Reviewer: Cathi Harry from Princeton, TX
What a beautifully written and visual book. It's just like being in Alice's class. Very explicit instructions. Great job Alice!!!!!