Interestingly not all crazy patchwork quilts were made to be a piece of art.Throughout the early 1800, In North America, the times were hard and many struggled. The colonial women made crazy patchwork quilts, which were a functional necessity to keep warm and were made using old pieces of clothing and blankets and no embellishments.
Click here to read more about the early crazy patchwork quilts. In particular the 2nd paragraph highlights the use of recycling fabric and old clothes to make their quilts of functionality.
My crazy patchwork is inspired by the Victorian Era, a work of pure silk indulgence. It is more of a show piece, made with dupion silk, embellished with silk thread and ribbon, and adorned with antique lace, tiny charms and beads.
|Silk Indulgence Crazy Patch in progress|