Monday, April 19, 2010

My First Crazy Quilt


My first quilt. It was a bit of a family project. Deacon was stringing these all around the house. (Chain sewing the squares.)

Deacon snipping the squares apart.

Elena working on the layout. It's surprising how much work it takes to make it look random. :)

We quilted the squares first, then sewed them together with the sashing.

Layout complete, ready for the sashing.

And it's done!

It's all machine quilted, it's crazy and I love it!

The squares are 8" x 8". The quilt is 64" x 80".





Close up of back.

We alternated the stripes on the back. It worked out just fine, but I've decided to never do stripes on the back again. Hubby was quite helpful in figuring out each step of the quilting process and he was also great at getting me out of my "design jams". :)

My first quilt!



My first quilt. It was a bit of a family project. Deacon was stringing these all around the house. (Chain sewing the squares.)
Deacon snipping the squares apart. 

 Elena working on the layout. It's surprising how much work it takes to make it look random. :)

 We quilted the squares first, then sewed them together with the sashing.

 Layout complete, ready for the sashing.

 And it's done!

 It's all machine quilted, it's crazy and I love it!

The squares are 8" x 8". The quilt is 64" x 80".





Close up of back.

We alternated the stripes on the back. It worked out just fine, but I've decided to never do stripes on the back again. Hubby was quite helpful in figuring out each step of the quilting process and he was also great at getting me out of my "design jams". :)

I checked a book out from the library that takes you through it step by step. The quilting was the most tedious, but I also found it sort of relaxing at the same time. I loved the book so much, I ended up buying it. They also have a facebook page with videos and instructions, it's called "Crazy Shortcut Quilts".