Passing Down Crazy

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

Finally!!! We Have Grass


The grass is green….in the house.  There’s still snow all over outside.

If you’re trying to figure out what I’m up to, this post explains it for you.

The bottom of the quilt is all the dark green blocks.  You’re looking at it from the side.  I first made crazy log cabin blocks, and then decided to do the paper piecing along the whole edge.  That was a huge slice of crazy pie!

I took newspaper paper (is that what that stuff is called?) and drew out the curve and then drew in all the pieces.

Then is was just a matter of sewing them….one piece at a time.

On the bottom of the photo, you see what I have done all rolled up and pinned to keep the roll intact.  This piece was 12 feet wide.

Then I tore off all the paper….one piece at a time.

I trimmed the edges up and applied 1/4 inch wonder under to the edges, just to anchor it until I can quilt the tar out of it!

Then I pinned it onto the quilt base and ironed it on.  It just has a row of stitching along the edge for now.  The machine quilting will hold it down til Jesus comes!!!

The first piece curved down and is in the middle of the grass.  Then I created a hill above it and did another six feet of paper piecing.

One more shot!

The paper piecing was a lot of work, but I think it will be totally worth it!  And strangely enough, I want to make this now!

The next step is to do the top 12 feet of the quilt.  It’s all going to be sky.  Six colors of sky!

I’ve done all the math and I’m ready to set up a cutting rotation and go at it!

After the sky is finished, I basically have a 12 X 15 quilt.  It will be a relatively blank canvas.  Then it’s time to start playing.  Trees, birds, flowers, sun, a giraffe, and maybe even a hedgehog.  I have lots of ideas swimming around in my head.

I’ll leave you with a photo of my assistant.  She’s been zero help!  Somehow I ended up with two dog beds in my sewing room, and her biggest problem is deciding which one to sleep in.

I’m so looking forward to the weekend.  Its been a busy week and I’m looking forward to doing a bit of what the dog does all week!  There will be sewing, knitting, and spinning.  The laundry room will be emptied out!  It’s piled high but everything is clean and folded!  And….we can finally get at the grill without climbing over a snowbank!

Life is good!  God is good!

Author: mariajhmom

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

12 thoughts on “Finally!!! We Have Grass

  1. Wow, Maria – this will be quite an amazing feat! Cannot wait to see the progress ..

  2. This is such an ambitious project! But you seem to be moving so quickly on it. The grass and hills look great. I’m eager to see the sky and all of the embellishments.

  3. You are just too clever. What a work of art this will be.

  4. This is gorgeous and a lot of work, but that quilt that you said that you NOW want to make is ridiculous. Ridiculously gorgeous and ridiculously challenging-looking. You do fabulous work but may I say (with love) that you are clearly a nut case? 🙂

  5. Looks Faboulus! and your assistant and my assistant must be related!

  6. blank newspaper paper is called newsprint. (my daddy was a newspaper publisher and i grew up in the ‘back shop’)

    lovely grass! can’t wait to see more!

  7. The quilt is looking fabulous!!

    I have to say that it appears that your plans for the weekend include moving from bed to bed, and laying there with your feet in the air!? Hope you have a good relaxing weekend!

  8. You, my dear are some kind of Crazy!
    That is truly a sight to behold and an inspiration to us all. Thank-you so much for the pictures and I’m looking forward to see how the rest of it comes together.

  9. That is just stunning Maria! You are doing a fabulous job, can’t wait to watch this come to life!

  10. Wow this is amazing, I can hardly wait to see what you make next – the paper piecing is fantastic.

  11. I’m intrigued by this project you’re doing. You sure get a lot done in a short amount of time! And knitting and spinning, too! Wow!

  12. This is the most amazing quilt! Such dedication but its so worth it! X

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