Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Yup! Still Crazy


About 10 years ago, I started an appliqué project.  I was going to learn how to appliqué and I was going to love it!

I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago.  I had about 4 leaves to finish, and that was it.  It’s been sitting like that for about 6 years.

I’m happy to inform you that it’s finished.  At least 10 years later!  (I don’t even have purple in my house any more.)

Yes, that’s real appliqué, not just ironed on and stitched by machine.  I learned how to appliqué, but I don’t love it.  I wish I did, because I think it’s gorgeous.

I’ve also learned that I don’t love hand work.  I’d rather knit if I’m sitting around.  So what did I do?  I started an embroidery project.

I’m guessing there are 50 blocks and If I choose, another 50 blocks of sayings.  I don’t love handwork, so why am I doing this?  Because it’s so stinkin’ cute.  I’m hoping the cuteness of it keeps me going.

The quilt is called Nice People Nice Things.  I first saw it on Kelly’s blog.  I resisted for a couple of months, and then gave in and ordered the pattern.  The first block was fun!

I really am passingdowncrazy!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

9 thoughts on “Yup! Still Crazy

  1. Oh, Maria, you’re naughty to show me this. Where did you buy the patterns? Not easy to find in the U.S., if at all . . .

  2. I get urges to hand piece a hexagon quilt even though I DO NOT hand sew.

  3. Very cute. And nice applique!!

  4. Congrats on the applique… I need to learn that one of these years. Super stinkin cute stitching!

  5. Please tell me where You ordered the NPNT-pattern. I´m totally in love with the pattern and Your choice of fabric.

    I like handsewing, but it´s so much easier to knit because handsewing needs much more attention and light 🙂
    happy crafting
    Angelika from the most northern part of Germany

  6. Maria- I love applique. It is very relaxing. Looks like you’re pretty skilled at it.

  7. have you thought about making it a community quilt? Spread the embroidery around, ask friends (or in this case enemies?) to embroider a square or two or three. I’ll do a couple or more if you like, send ’em my way. Not all 50, unless you want to wait 10 years for this quilt too.

  8. Love Love Love the stitching and patterns! Where did you get the pattern and does it come with a color chart or did you do your own?!!!!!

  9. I need to know where to order also, have searched but only found blogs , no place to order pattern…….need this !!!!!! Anyone know where to purchase……..????

    Many thanks………Di

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