A no reply-comment yesterday asked
The cover on the right, pseudo log cabin, is gorgeous. Have you made a quilt using this motif?
She was referring to the crazy pieced block on the quilted journal cover on this post. Here is my answer.
Crazy piecing: something I have been doing since the early 1970’s. It didn’t get any respect made with cotton fabrics until it got renamed ‘wonky’ and ‘liberated’. I would try to share my passion for it with others in the 1970's and 1980's but the reaction was that…….well……I was crazy, just like my crazy piecing. It was depressing to think I had to hide all of my crazy piecing and only show my ‘regular’ stuff. During the early 1990’s when it seemed the art quilt movement was gaining speed, it was accepted more as a free way of working and was adopted by the newly inspired, previously non-sewers as more fun than traditional blocks.
Even though some of these date back to 1974, I still own several of them so I was able to take digital photos of them. Some of them are more recent, one is still a top waiting to be quilted. If you want to see larger photos of any of them they are in the crazy piecing 'page' at the top of my right side bar.