Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Crazy Basket of Friendship Quilt Tutorial


This quilt design was inspired by combining 
the two very traditional patterns of 
"Crazy Quilting" and "Rail Fence".  
It is done in a "cool" color scheme.

Custom Quilting by Lorraine Appleby. 

Here is the Crazy Quilting Method for you:

Tutorial for a 9" Crazy Basket Block:
(optional math for a 10 1/2" block is at the end of the page). 

Start by trimming your Crazy Blocks to 9" 
Cut them in half to produce two 4 1/2" x 9" rectangles.

Gathering 4 1/2" x 9" rectangles.

Next cut sashing rectangles 2 3/4" x 9" long.  You will need 2 for each of your Crazy Rectangles.

Sew the sashing rectangles to one side of the Crazy Rectangle, using a 1/4" seam. 

Run your seams together to save time and thread. 
Your bobbin thread will last a lot longer using this method. 

Now sew the sashing rectangle to the other side, again running the seams. 

Your blocks are now 9" x 9".   Trim to this size if necessary.  

Press to the "dark side".  

Lay your blocks out like this, to create a woven look. 
The bigger your quilt the more you will see the "weave". 

Here it is sewn together. 
The finished block sewn is 8 1/2". 
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Here is the math for a  10 1/2" block:

Cut the Crazy Rectangle 5 1/2 x 10 1/2"
Cut the Sashing 3 x 10 1/2 "

Trim to 10 1/2".
Sew to 10". 

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