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The World’s Gone Crazy…

… but I’m okay.  That’s the name of this art quilt.

The World's Gone Crazy, but I'm Okay Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
The World’s Gone Crazy, but I’m Okay
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

 

I love crazy quilts.  I have made some very “properly Victorian” looking ones, but sometimes I go a little “crazy” pardon the pun.  The crazy quilt is a great vehicle for all kinds of social, political and personal commentary.

If we surround ourselves with the light and protection of God, the world can go crazy all around us while we remain grounded and at peace.

Grandma’s Butterfly Quilt Finished

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

I was sure I remembered posting about this quilt as I was getting ready to begin quilting it. I even remembered one of my regular followers leaving a comment. But it must have all been in my imagination, because for the life of me I can’t find it. If someone runs across it please let me know so I will know I’m not really losing my mind.

This quilt is made from hankies that belonged to two of my grandmas. If you want the whole story, plus information on making a memory quilt and more photos of a few of mine you will need to read Making Memorable Memory Quilts.

But I will share a few more photos here that I did not share on the longer article.

Like this close up of a hanky belonging to my Grandma Edith:

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

And this close up of the border quilting and prairie point finish.

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins