#15 – the crazy circle

Crazy as in patchwork, of course, not as in madness.

I’m guessing the ‘crazy’ part of crazy patchwork comes from the term to describe the fractured pattern in aged glazes. Originally the word meant ‘cracked’ or ‘flawed’, which is probably how it came colloquially to describe mental illness. Etymological diversion aside, this circle is about 3.5″ in diameter and was foundation pieced on cotton muslin then stitched to the linen ground with needle-turned applique.

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6 Responses to #15 – the crazy circle

  1. suzy quaife says:

    Beautiful fabric and colour choices in this crazy piece Karen!

  2. Chris Gray says:

    I agree!….the colours and patterns work so well together 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    It’s as well that the meanings of words change – you wouldn’t want to use the word “flawed” to describe a piece of carefully planned work, would you?

  4. Jude Whaites says:

    Beautiful colours and fabric, I can’t wait to see all your circles put together, they are stunning.

  5. fiberels Els says:

    It might be called “crazy” but I like it, another fun circle!

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