I often get emails that ask basic questions about crazy quilting and how to go about it. Another landed in my inbox yesterday. I thought I would post links to resources online that answer many of the basics today. In response to questions on what my process was I ran a series of posts that covered many of the main steps is developing a crazy quilt block. In order they are:
During the assembly of the Katrina All that Jazz Quilts Annie of Annies Crazy World meticulously assembled the quilts and blogged in detai, the process. For anyone who wants to know about assembling a crazy quilt this series gives a detailed blow by blow demonstration on how it was done.
The perma links in order:
Part 1- Assembling a crazy quilt
Part 2 – Trimming blocks to size
Part 3 – How to square a block
Part 4 – How to stitch the blocks together
Part 5 – Joining pairs of blocks together
ONE – the conclusion to part 5
Part 6 – Borders to Frame
Part 7 – More about attaching borders
Part 8 – Quilt Engineering
Part 9 – We have borders…
Part 10 – preparing the quilt for adding the real backing
Part 11 – Tying the Quilt
Part 12 -The Rod Pocket
Part 13 – Bindings
There are also a number of discussion groups online which you may like to investigate
Southerncrosscrazies (for Austalian and New Zealand crazy quilters)
Another resource that is not to be missed is CQ Mag Online as it is an ezine produced and maintained by the crazy quilt online community. I also put together this list of crazy quilting resources online that are worth browsing. It’s always worth browsing the posts in the crazy quilting category for general tips and leads to other sites of interest to crazy quilters and other crazy quilters online.
There are numerous tutorials online too Allison Aller has posted a tutorial on piecing a crazy quilt block
I hope this list helps anyone who is embarking upon a crazy quilt or a crazy quilted project.