Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Friday and that means Fabric

I thought I would start with making a crazy quilt. These blocks can be cut into any shape: Heart, Round , Square, even a side to a tea cozy. This is the basis for a great deal of the projects that I love to create. If it is a tea cozy, ornament, or lampshade, it does not matter. The process is the same.

You start with a foundation piece to sew your fancy fabrics to. Place an odd sided piece in the center (can be offset too).

The next piece of fabric is lined up along on edge and placed right sides together. It is then sewn.

Open this piece and iron it flat. Moving counter clockwise (or clockwise, just stay consistent) Lay the next piece of fabric along the next side. This will include the edges of the 1st 2 pieces.

Continue adding fabric in this manner until you cover the entire foundation fabric with your scraps. Don't forget to iron in between adding a new piece.

Monday I will have making a really easy wall hanging with for a favorite inspirational saying.
Until next time...


  1. Deb, you make it seem so easy but your colour placement is spot on and you have just the right amount of contrast.

    What do you use for the foundation fabric?

    Cheers...Ann :)

  2. Yay! It's been a while since I've seen one of your blocks 'grow'.


  3. The foundation is done usually on muslin or cotton. Nothing fancy. Just something sturdy. I try to balance the colors in a triangle.
    I am a very symmetrical person(balances the mantle with accessories type person), so crazy quilting was tough when I started.
    But I love it now.

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