logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
soloMia, Linda Sauseda, Virginia Lawton, Carol Turner, rc5924
57973 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,973 Registered Members
417 Forums
116,417 Topics
827,960 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 353
Mona - Astronomy 132
Styxx 129
Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor 107
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 70
Angie 50
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 49
Angela - Drama Movies 27
Sheryl T 24
Susan - Meditation Editor 23
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#796184 - 12/15/12 12:07 AM Crazy Quilting Newbie
Jennifer-Creativity Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 36
Hi all,
I just started (finally) trying to crazy quilt after 10 years of thinking about it, off and on. I can be such a slow starter sometimes!

I started a block tonight that looks a bit like a lop-sided log cabin block. I got the instructions from Instructables and looked to find a more "traditional" looking crazy quilt instructions and they didn't have any.

What hints or tips would you give to a newbie?

Thanks in advance everyone!
_________________________
Jennifer Spedowfski-Martin
Creativity Editor

Top
#796224 - 12/15/12 05:11 PM Re: Crazy Quilting Newbie [Re: Jennifer-Creativity]
Judie Quilting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 368
Hi Jennifer, great to hear from you. I love crazy patchwork, and delight in all the different motifs and embellishments I can come up with.

I wrote an article about piecing your crazy block and I've also included some diagrams.

Here's the link:

www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23942.asp

Let us know how you get on.
cheerio for now

_________________________
Judie Bellingham
Editor Australia & Quilting Sites

www.bellaonline.com/site/australia
www.bellaonline.com/site/quilting

Top
#797857 - 12/26/12 11:12 AM Re: Crazy Quilting Newbie [Re: Jennifer-Creativity]
Jennifer-Creativity Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 36
Hi Judie!
Thanks for the link to the article you wrote! It is very well-written and easy to follow. I think one of the mistakes I was making was not going clockwise around the block. I also run into the problem with having a right angle and needing to cover to opposite seams at a time. Am I doing something wrong or is this normal and I just need to hand-stitch one of the seams down?

Thanks for your help!
_________________________
Jennifer Spedowfski-Martin
Creativity Editor

Top
#798185 - 12/28/12 03:32 PM Re: Crazy Quilting Newbie [Re: Jennifer-Creativity]
Judie Quilting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Shark

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 368
The thing is Jennifer, don't let your pieces become right angles. If the do, just cut them straight. As soon as you make a right angle, cut the corner straight and you'll avoid the right angle. Some of my friends include right angles for interest, and then as you suggested, hand applique over the top. Nothing wrong with that either! Remember with crazy patchwork, the rule is...... there's no rules.

Have fun.
Cheerio for now

_________________________
Judie Bellingham
Editor Australia & Quilting Sites

www.bellaonline.com/site/australia
www.bellaonline.com/site/quilting

Top
#798470 - 12/31/12 06:37 AM Re: Crazy Quilting Newbie [Re: Jennifer-Creativity]
Jennifer-Creativity Offline
Newbie

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 36
Hi Judie!
I see what you mean about the right angles. I will give that a try. Thank you!

smile
_________________________
Jennifer Spedowfski-Martin
Creativity Editor

Top

Moderator:  Judie Quilting Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
What Did You Write Today?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Fiction Writing
Today at 09:28 PM
Love one another
by Styxx
Bible Basics
Today at 08:48 PM
Lisa's Daily 10pm EST / 8pm MST Meditation
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Meditation
Today at 08:10 PM
What Do You REALLY Want To Be?
by Styxx
Teen
Today at 07:59 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor
Inspiration
Today at 07:37 PM
Trailer for Miles Ahead - Don Cheadle
by Angela - Drama Movies
Drama Movies
Today at 07:37 PM
Where Is Your Library?
by Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor
Reading
Today at 07:30 PM
Not the end of the world - but it could be
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 02:42 PM
Hobbies
by Pat - Quality Aging
Geriatrics
Today at 02:25 PM
Astro Poetry
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Today at 02:14 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Nancy Roussy), 52 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.