"With a mishmash of fabric scraps sewn together in a seemingly random pattern, crazy quilts echoed the crackled finishes of Japanese porcelain that entranced Exposition attendees; most quilt historians believe that the crazy quilt was named after the “crazing” or “cracked ice” effect that appeared in Japanese porcelain." --- I had no idea!
Beautiful! The description card says, Crazy Quilt 1883-1893 - Silk, cotton, wool, and linen, pieced and embroidered with silk and cotton threads - Crazy quilts, which emerged after 1850, were usually composed of small, irregular-shaped fragments of silk, wool, and other fragments pieced together. The seams were then embroidered using a variety of stitches. They acquired the name crazy quilts because of the strong colors and busy, confusing nature of their designs, typi