Saturday, December 24, 2016

Don't Try This Unless You're Right-Brained Driven...Crazy Quilting!

When it comes to Crazy Quilting, and you'll want to take my word on this, it will drive a Left-Brained person up-the-wall, over-the-edge, and destroy their last nerve!

For left-brained people, crazy quilting is like trying to stand in the corner in a round room...Not a pretty picture.

Left-brained artisans can force themselves to complete the technique, but they won't enjoy the journey, or their results. All-in-All, it's an exercise in frustration.

I have several Left-brained friends that have tried crazy quilting and each one has thrown up their hands in absolute disgust. Their reactions vary from - What, no pattern? No diagram? No right or wrong? NEVER! And what's the point of all the added stitchery? It doesn't serve a useful function!

I think of crazy quilting the same way I view my fiber art, as an emotional sewing adventure. These projects are not planned in detail, begin without a prescribed ending, and take many off-road diversions. These projects become an entity themselves, having their own will and voice. Right-brained artisans will tell you that their creations talk to them, lead
them, giving them direction until somehow, at an unscheduled moment along the way, you know you've reached the mysterious destination you never envisioned. How do you know when you get there? You feel it!

I know it sounds crazy, but that's how it works. So crazy quilting is aptly named, don't you think?

Are you a left or right-brained quilter? Do you plan or feel your way from beginning to end? Leave a comment below, I'd love to hear about your sewing journey.

Check out my Etsy shop for destashed fabrics by the box and crazy quilting mystery fabrics.

Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters 
Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble



  1. I must be right brain driven because I love to do a crazy quilt pattern. I bought one years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. You get to mix and match any print you want or you can stick to a color pallet of same hues. I have a stack of finished squares in a bag waiting for me to make more. One day I will and it will be a quilt I will love to use.

    1. Hi There, Thank you for those thoughts. I'd love to get a peek at that bag of squares. Crazy quilting is kind-of addicting after you get started. But it's so much fun...