SewCanShe Crazy Quilt Block Sewalong {week 3}

Are you ready for week 3 of our sewalong??? It’s all about embellishment! This also means that if you don’t want to embellish, you have more time to make more blocks and work on whatever fabulous project you will be turning them into. Scroll to the end of this post to read about the prizes!

If you’re just now joining us or you want a recap, here are links to the other blog posts:

If you don't have a crazy quilt method already, check out this super tutorial from Heather of The Sewing Loft

If you don’t have a crazy quilt method already, check out this super tutorial from Heather of The Sewing Loft


This week’s optional ‘assignment’ is embellishment… any kind! Search Pinterest for ‘crazy quilting’ and you will find miles and miles of gorgeous Victorian looking items covered in all kinds of ribbon, beading, and embroidery. Check these out for inspiration:

Now, I don’t do a whole lot of embroidery, but I had a lot of fun playing with all those fancy stitches on my sewing machine that hardly ever get used.  If you decide to embellish this way, here are some tips:


Try out your stitches beforehand on a couple layers of fabric. Most of mine turned out quite different than I thought they would and I found some unexpected favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚


Use embroidery thread. It might require slightly less tension, so experiment some more… but you’ll love how great it makes those stitches look.


See if you can find an open-toe foot for your sewing machine. It makes it much easier to put your embroidery in the right place.

Then just have fun! I played with my different colors of thread sewing along some of the seams. I haven’t decided yet if I want to add some hand embroidery or do more machine kind. We’ll just have to see…


Here’s a recap of all our adorable sponsors and prizes…


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The first prize winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and a Pattern Bundle Pack from The Sewing Loft! Plus we have these other prizes to giveaway too:

A 1/2 yard bundle of Elk Grove Cottons from Fabricworm, 5 pdf patterns from Fishsticks Designs, a $50 gift certificate to Lemon Tree Fabrics, 5 pdf patterns from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, 5 pdf patterns from Create Kids Couture, and a $35 gift certificate to Fabric Tree. Wow!

Before I go, I just have to show off some of the beautiful blocks I’ve seen on our {facebook event page}! Visit it to make friends with the awesome ladies who made these:

And by the way… all next week the front page of SewCanShe will be featuring some fast and fun projects that would make perfect gifts for mom! Make sure you’re signed up for the {Newsletter} so you won’t miss any!

Keep on crazy quilting and have a great weekend!


Disclosure: some of my posts contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of those links I may receive a small commission, so thank you for supporting SewCanShe when you shop! All of the opinions are my own and I only suggest products that I actually use. ๐Ÿ™‚