In the early days women were eager to incorporate this new look into their quilts and with the help of popular women’s magazines the making of crazy quilts became quite the rage. Creativity was wide open with women sewing asymmetrical pieces of fabric together in abstract arrangements. The rage died down in approximately 1910, but it’s back again!
This is a great project for when the weather is bad outside. Those are the best days to sit in the basement and play with my sewing machine… and on days like this I tend to go for Crazy Quilt blocks, which look awesome, are super easy, and require very little actual measurement. You can use these super interesting-looking blocks in typical things like quilts, but they are cool enough to stand alone in a throw pillow, wall hanging, or tote bag.
It doesn’t matter what sort of fabric you use in these blocks. If you’re just starting out, I’d stick to cotton, as it is the easiest to deal with. But I’ve done these out of silks and velvets and they turn out awesome (but definitely not for the beginner!)
Get a good variety of fabric, so you have lots of diversity in your square. And just remember that you only need tiny little pieces of fabric, so it’s a good way to use up scraps from other projects.
Watch how Missouri Star Quilt Company makes this cool looking quilting in her step by step tutorial.