Not only was I impressed with Darlene's selection of a wide variety of mediums to make her Crazy Quilts, I was also taken with her use of light and dark fabrics.
The sky is really the limit when picking your own style in making a Crazy Quilt.
This one in Pastels made me think of Easter
With purples and yellows, buttons and lace.
Pieces of vintage dresser scarves and hankies.
And I loved how she set the corner of the quilt with a 3-D Crochet piece, with the dress free and unattached to the base.
Several of Darlene's quilts were made with traditional black backgrounds.
Each piece is unique as she includes photographs and sayings.
"I slept and dreampt that
Life was beauty.
I woke to find...
That Life was Duty"
Red Work as the center focus.
And notice how the stitching continues clear to the borders with a herringbone stitch.
Some of Darlene's blocks were placed in a traditional setting with sashings.
Use of old thimbles, tie labels and initials to remember the maker.
And this little guy with his tail hanging over the corner just finishes off the quilt perfectly.