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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