Thursday 24 January 2019

Texture Challenge Progress! And New Member, Yes!

This is the 'canvas', hand quilted diagonally.

Stitches and embellishments have been added and still more to come.

Here's my intro;

Hi, I'm Janie and art, color, sewing and fabric have always drawn me in. I enjoy learning and teaching different techniques. I think a good teacher learns more than her students. is where I blog and share color/quilt ideas and process.
Why did I name my blog Crazyvictoriana? That's easy, I was very much enjoying crazy quilting at the time and the Victorian era was so rich in textiles and amazing handwork, the two just go together as far as I'm concerned.
I live with family on the West Coast, the Pacific Ocean is a big inspiration for me.
I'm looking forward to participating in some of the Endeavorers' challenges, thank you for
letting me be part of it.

And this is my progress on the texture challenge. For me embroidery is a good way to show texture, so that's what's happening here. Now my stitch hand is really unhappy and I need to slow down. I used Robert Kaufman 'Essex' for linen texture and some smooth Kona cotton solids in snow and ice peach in the squares of the 'canvas'.

I'm looking forward to seeing your projects.

Wednesday 16 January 2019

New Member

We have a new member, who is joining us for our 1 February reveal!  Please welcome Janie, who blogs at

Saturday 12 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Fellow Endeavourers :)

I thought I'd just drop in to see how everyone is getting on with the Texture Challenge for February 1st as there are only three weeks to go and we are going to have to be stricter, this year, about the deadline.

Are you nearly done or still pondering?

If anyone is stuck for ideas, let me know and I will offer some suggestions but the most important thing is the old adage "Finished is better than Perfect"!

Otherwise, Good Luck!

I can't wait to see wait to see what you are all making and, of course, feel free to post sneak peeks for us here anytime because we'd love to see them :)