Crazy 8 quilt by Ranchmom
I am making this quilt for my bed. It is a combination of scrappy blocks and machine embroidery. The idea for the quilt came as a challenge from a friend who along with me suffers from Fibromyalgia, she challenge me to do a quilt for FM awareness, I have mulled over this idea since Jan 2013 and finally came up with this design. The crazy 8 block was picked as it represents the Fibro Fog, the scrappy because from this confusion some sort of normalcy has to be found, the machine embroidery blocks where chosen for as a representation of my life. Some represent what helps me cope on a daily basis, some represent what I can no longer do, and some represent members of my family and our life style. The top is pieced and blocks are sewn in rows, the rows still need to be sewn together and then it will need to be quilted.