this beautiful crazy quilt was made by my mom for son Jimmy to congratulate him on his admission to the Bar.
My photography skills do not do it justice but here goes......
This quilt is made of old neckties - some belonged to relatives and others were thrifted.
all the blogs have lots of hand embroidery and other embellishments.
This block has Jimmy's law school's name and tower embroidered on it.
a dinosaur because young Jimmy planned to be a paleontologist.
this one has a section of a canary necktie that belonged to my dad.
My brother wore the same tie to work for an Ugly Tie contest and won first prize.
However, daughter Nina was very fond of this tie. One Sunday morning when she was about 2 years and too sick to go to church, my dad tied this canary tie around her neck and it made her very happy.
a button grape cluster because Jimmy worked at an Italian restaurant almost 10 years
frogs and peacocks
even some beading on this fancy crazy quilt
some machine embroidery on the block for Oklahoma State University
Mom used some of her sister's double knit scraps for the back and she pieced them together so pretty
Mom said this quilt was so much fun to make. She has even considered getting rid of all her other sewing and craft supplies so she could just make crazy quilts.
I don't expect she really will give up everything else but I do expect she will make more crazy quilts.