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SewCanShe Crazy Quilt Block Sewalong {week 2}

It’s week two of our sewalong already! If you’re just joining us, there’s still plenty of time to catch up because last week the only assignment was to post a picture of your ‘pile of scrap’ to the facebook event page {here}. This week you’re going to turn those scrappy strips into a beautiful block… or two or three! It is so easy you will love it.

Make sure you’ve read our offical sewalong rules in last week’s post. {click here}


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This week’s assignment is simply to sew your strips into one or more crazy blocks. We are using {this tutorial} by Heather from The Sewing Loft as our official ‘sewalong instructions,’ but feel free to use any crazy quilting method that you like.

Then post your block picture to our facebook event page… easy! You won’t be able to help showing off. 🙂


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This is the huge block I made… I must admit that starting with an 18″x18″ layer of batting and fabric is not the easiest thing I could have done, but I LOVE it.


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As I went along I realized that I needed longer and longer strips. So keep in mind that unless you start piecing strips together before you put them on the block (why not?), you’ll start with your smaller pieces and gradually use your larger and larger ones. I used pretty fabric on the back because I plan to bind it and make it a lap quilt or doll quilt or something like that.


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Sewing ahead… this week I started embellishing my block using embroidery thread and those stitches on my sewing machine that hardly ever get used. Can you say sewing bliss? so. much. fun.

Embellishing your block will be next week’s assignment, and it is totally optional. But embellishment can be found on lots of traditional crazy quilt art pieces.

Check out this gorgeous little eyeglass case that Heather spied for us on Pinterest. The woman who made it gives instructions on her website {here}. It reminds me of Nichole P.’s scraps from our facebook event page


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Here’s a recap of all our adorable sponsors and prizes…

The first prize winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop and a Pattern Bundle Pack from The Sewing Loft! Plus we have these other prizes to giveaway too:

A 1/2 yard bundle of Elk Grove Cottons from Fabricworm, 5 pdf patterns from Fishsticks Designs, a $50 gift certificate to Lemon Tree Fabrics, 5 pdf patterns from Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop, 5 pdf patterns from Create Kids Couture, and a $35 gift certificate to Fabric Tree. Wow!

Okay… so use the tab in the menu above to find all our blog posts related to this Sewalong. The Intro Post has lots info about crazy quilting in general, and the post for Week 1 gives the rules in detail.

I’ll be watching for lots of gorgeous block pictures on our facebook event page!

xo,


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4 Comments

  1. Anne Kendall says:

    Gonna be FUN! I really need to hurry up and decide what I’m going to make mine into, don’t I? LOL!

  2. I love the idea of making a doll quilt from my first crazy quilt! I made my first 10" x 10" block last week. Since I had never done one, I didn’t know that I was going to need longer and longer pieces. I did end up sewing two smaller strips together to get one long strip. I’m really enjoying playing with the walker foot!

  3. Is it necessary to post a photo of the scrap pile? I forgot to do that in my excitement of getting started!

    You forgot to mention how addicting this method is! Once I get going, time slips through my fingers and I don’t care how many laundry baskets are full, how many stomachs are growling, or who’s knocking at the door!

    1. Don’t worry… all the along-the-way pics are just for the sewalong fun! The only thing you’ll need to enter is a finished project picture in the Flickr pool.

      And the news is out! Yes, this is totally addicting. I find it super relaxing too. Pure pleasure sewing. 🙂

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