14 - Crazy Quilt Block
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|Crazy Quilt made from my girls' clothing.|
1. If you are going to use any non-quilting cottons in this block, be sure to prewash them in the same manner you will be washing your finished quilt.
2. Cut your foundation fabric approx. 13.5 inches square. You can use any type of woven cotton for this. In fact, I would suggest using a piece of why-did-I-buy-this-and-what-in-the-world-am-I-going-to-do-with-it? fabric. Just be sure the foundation fabric will not show through the crazy quilt fabric that will go on top of it. If it helps, you can sew on the backside of the foundation fabric over so the pattern is less intense.
3. Collect your fabric. I would suggest rounding up all of the scraps and odd sized pieces you have leftover from your other blocks and starting with those.
4. Start Sewing! Follow the directions for the Center Oriented Block. The only thing that will be different, is that we will trim our block to 12.5 inches square when we are finished. Don't get too stressed about the process - just keep adding fabric until the foundation fabric is covered. For more info on adding trims and curved pieces, check out the Corner Start Block post.