My interests in crazy quilting came about some twelve/thirteen years ago.
At the time I was fortunate to come across an e-mail group, Southern Cross Crazies. This group caters for persons interested in crazy quilting based in Australia and New Zealand.
I hadn't been on the list long when someone suggested a Round Robin. Interested persons created a piece of crazy quilting and it was then sent around the group for each person to put some embellishment on the block before sending it to the next one in the group.
Totally new to me, I decided to make 9 x 4.5 inch block suitable for making up into a needlebook. I had some pink tone silk scraps and so that is what I used for construction.
I really enjoyed embellishing other people's blocks but also enjoyed very much, receiving my own block back all beautifully embellished with their work for me. Really lovely examples of tatting, beading, embroidery and even some waste canvas embroidery.
I found this to be a great way to learn about the things that can be done in crazy quilting and went on to host a number of these round robins. A lovely phase of my crazy quilting life.
Have to confess that the pink block is still a pink block and has never been made into a needlebook but I treasure it nevertheless and it is a happy reminder of my adventures in crazy quilting.