Creative Everyday Challenge  Art Everyday Month

I feel like a cheater.  I bought these wild quilt blocks from my custom quilter.

She bought them from her mother, who bought them from a craft sale.

I did not pay $20 for them. It was more like $10.

I would never have the patience to put together anything like these.

But I sure have the patience to buy them and make a crazy quilt out of them.

I called upon my Muse who told me to “Go for it!”

I just started pulling them off the stack one at a time and sewed them together.


I decided not to drive myself crazy by trying to arrange anything to match.

It’s hard to fathom that someone would make these intricate quilt blocks and sell them for only $20.

This would be a weeks worth of work for me.

I would be so pissed off by the time I finished that most likely I would cry and get them out of my sight.

Much like the process of  learning how to load pictures on my new website.

I chose the black backing and red stitching. It gives the back dimension and identity,

Each block has one red square in the middle. That is planning and dedication.

If you saw each fabric scrap separately, you would never say that it could go together.


I think the secret must be to not analyze it too much.

Just “Go for it” like my Muse says.  Which I did.

This is the finished quilt. It’s crazy. And I love it.

Love,  Cowgirl Red   aka Terah

P.S. I’m making progress with the new website. (Sort of) It took almost as long to make this post as it did to make the quilt. That’s progress.  And I got the pictures loaded without crying.  “There’s No Crying In Quilting.” I’m going to stop now and post this and go on to the next one before I cry.

The quilt measures 65 X 40.  It is for sale.  Email me if you would like it.

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Comments

  1. Love this! You never cease to amaze me…

  2. Wow – what a project! Even not making the individual blocks, it’s still a major quilt project. The riot of color and pattern will be just the perfect touch in someone’s bedroom!

  3. Terah,

    Wow, your quilt is so beautiful! I totally love how you pieced the fabric together randomly and it is amazing as a finished product. Your stitching astounds me! I can’t sew, so I really admire someone who can! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I truly appreciate it! Have a fun day! Your blog looks great, so the frustration was very worth it! 🙂 Kris

  4. It just amazes me all the great things you can do with cloth and thread!!
    ~Dawn

  5. Laura Stimatze says:

    Love it, you have so much Talent! Keep up the good work.

  6. It has turned out beautifully and half the work done for you….can’t be bad!
    Gwen xx

  7. GORGEOUS – color color color. I will share your site with some quilters I know.

  8. absolutely so wonderful….I would love to snuggle up in this quilt… and great pictures!!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful process.

  9. Wow, this is beautiful. I so admire all of your quilting gals. Simply wonderful work you did here.

  10. It’s like a cross between a log cabin and a crazy quilt. Love it!! The red centres give it some unity.

  11. OMG!! I love, love, love it! Beautiful work. Those colors make me happy.

  12. I love the wild combinations of colors and shapes. It was great to see the whole process and the finished product looks wonderful.

  13. This quilt is gorgeous. I adore how it came together and its inspiring me BIG time to go and paint something in the same manner. Thanks so much and Happy AED!

  14. This is just wild and crazy! Love it! If I ever have the money, one day I’d love to own one of your quilts, lady! Especially now that you are putting them together yourself with your new free foot or whatever you call it. They are more you! Even this one where you bought the squares.

    I hope you get the new blog figured out here…and without tears. I know sometimes I feel like I want to throw my computer right out the window…and I have to just walk away. I feel like…old dog, new tricks. I’ve missed you, so I hope the kinks don’t hold you back too long! 😉

  15. incredibly beautiful! Wow! ~ Blog teching is not worth crying over ~ you will get it done. ~ thanks ~hanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) w/AEDM ^_^

  16. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    I like this but the sashing makes the squares pop. I wonder why your blog doesn’t come through my feeder now?? I will have to see what is going on.

  17. Hey tara, so glad to see you got a quilt made from the old blocks. I always have too many ideas/fabrics and not enough time! Need to see what other goodies I can come up with. Great job teresa f. In ML

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