Project

Crazy Quilt II

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Actually it was the back of the quilt - I'd never before bothered to piece a back - given the size of quilts I do, WOF of the backing fabric is enough. But this time with the sashing, the quilt was just a bit wider than 42" so I made an extra crazy quilt block and used it along with sashing on the back. Now I have a reversible quilt.

What you will need

  • batik
  • cotton batting

Q&A with jmn111

LinRupp asked:
Very attractive. I've been wanting to try a crazy quilt
jmn111 answered:
Very easy to do with stitch and flip - I cut 35 - 8 X 8 muslin blocks, started with a piece of fabric in the centre, aligned another fabric on one side, stitched, flipped, pressed. Then added another piece on another side of the center fabric, stitched, flipped, pressed.... - my objective was to cover the muslin - then trimmed the excess off when the muslin was covered.
Lesley Wood asked:
Lovely quilt. Did you quilt as you go or long arm at the end, or is this free motion? I just adore it but I haven't been brave enough to try yet
jmn111 answered:
I "quilt in the hoop" - I have a Pfaff Creative Sensation with an assortment of hoops and because my free motion quilting is dreadful and I don't have time to practice, I create/modify designs that seem to suit the particular quilt, then embroider them in the hoop. The most complex had 63 repeated hoopings. This quilt only required 35!
Crafty nRosie asked:
Love this quilt,the colors,the positioning of the strips, the quilting, just gorgeous. This is just my style! Was it hard to make?
jmn111 answered:
I started with 6 1/2" muslin blocks, stitched and flipped scraps from my stash until I'd covered the muslin, then trimmed the block 6 1/2". Not difficult at all. 35 blocks.

Skill Level

Intermediate