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Project

Hearts on Color Crazy Quilt

Project Description

What was your inspiration? I teach the techniques used to make this quilt in my Craftsy class: "Crazy Quilts."

What you will need

  • 1 yard (1 m) each muslin and fusible knit interfacing for block foundations; 16 fat eighths (23 x 56 cm) or large cotton scraps - buy the course kit from the Craftsy Shop (not required) or use your stash; 2/3 yard (0.6 m) backing fabric; 2/3 yard (0.6 m) flannel or drapery lining for batting; 2 1/2 yards (2.3 m) rat-tail cording or lace; Clear monofilament thread; Neutral 50-weight cotton thread; Fine machine needles
  • No. 60 or 70; Disappearing fabric marker; Assorted hand-sewing needles from fine to large-eyed; Beading needles and Nymo beading thread; Freezer paper; Glue stick; Lots of pins; For embroidery: 6-strand embroidery floss
  • DMC Floche thread
  • perle cotton
  • 7 mm silk ribbon; For embellishment: scraps of fancy fabric
  • lace trim
  • motifs
  • No. 11 and No. 8 seed beads
  • fabric flowers and leaves

Q&A with Allie Aller

Dena_Living Water Quilter asked:
Love it
Allie Aller answered:
Thanks!
PJD asked:
wow....gotta' try this soon
Allie Aller answered:
Thank you! Once you learn the Freezer Paper Method and the Herringbone stitch, you are good to go!
teri68 asked:
How much material do you need to make this pattern a full size quilt?
Allie Aller answered:
Each block is 14" X 14" A full sized quilt would require 6 rows of 5 blocks--or so--to measure 70" X 84". You would probably need about 5 years for the backing, and the same amount of muslin and interfacing for the foundations. As for the crazy quilt fabrics, I don't know: I always used heaps of scraps!
dialwatso763028 asked:
Saving my pennies to take your class Allie! Love all your 'stuff', including this project. Never saw anything like it before!! Thank you for sharing.
Allie Aller answered:
I was experimenting with making a "repeating" crazy quilt block across a whole quilt. I'd like to keep on with this concept!
crafttopia asked:
This is great. Happy,happy with wonderful delights for the eyes.
Allie Aller answered:
I was happy making it too.....thanks!

Skill Level

Intermediate