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Crazy Quilt Block - Freezer Paper Method

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Crazy Quilts taught by Allie Aller

Work with fancy fabrics like velvet and silk and play with hand-embroidered seam treatments to create richly textured, sumptuous blocks.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic, Traditional, Romantic
Marie Withrow on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Basic quilting materials and those suggested by the course guide.

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What are you most proud of? Not so proud of the fact that I messed up the fan line - but I am hopeful it can be covered up in the next step which is embellishing with embroidery. The block looks very lumpy in the picture but it is not that bad!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the video and follow the teacher's lead - she is very good! Also, I had more success when I ironed the sides that needed sewing by folding over the edge with the freezer paper still on than by drawing and using a line. I think I forgot this step though when finishing the fan which is why it does not look right.

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I love your fan. :0)

06/17/2013 Flag

Some people do prefer to iron "around" the edge of the freezer paper. Whatever works best for you, do! As for your fan line, that is easy to "fix" with a nice piece of trim ironed into a curve and appliqued over the top. I do that A LOT! Or stitching in a curve more to your liking over what you have will change it for the better too. Love your happy colors!

06/17/2013 Flag

Thank you. The black and solid beige pieces are taffeta and were very easy to use, especially ironed out mistakes well! I love the way the sparkle a bit.

06/18/2013 Flag

The marbled fabric in your fan is fabulous and goes with everything!

06/20/2013 Flag

Thank you. Thank was my starting point - loved that piece and tried to build around it!

06/22/2013 Flag