Crazy Quilt Block - Freezer Paper Method

Project Description

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! 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.

What you will need

  • Basic quilting materials and those suggested by the course guide.

Q&A with Marie Withrow

Allie Aller asked:
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!
Marie Withrow answered:
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.
jbhk asked:
The marbled fabric in your fan is fabulous and goes with everything!
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you. Thank was my starting point - loved that piece and tried to build around it!

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