1880' from state of Ohio 164cm x 159 cm

Crazy quilts have wide variety of motifs such as flowers, butterflies, fans and so on; fan especially is most typical. In comparison to standard quilts using cotton mostly, crazy quilts are far more likely to use silk, and embroidered embellishments are done on nearly every seam and patch. Crazy quilts are very unique among American quilts. The more variety of stitches with embroideries and fabric as well as more irregular or complicated pieces quilt has, the more it creates characters and haphazard-looking designs. The term "crazy" is not only meant wild but also broken into splinters. As it refers to this term, crazy quilts use irregular pieces of fabric with lavish material such as silk, velvet, and satin which had never been used in quilts before. These were sewn on the base fabric with embroideries, and it needs no internal layer of batting that is part of what defines quilting as a textile technique. Crazy quilts were definitely influenced by extravagant English tradition during the victoria era.

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