With all the fun, exciting things going on in my life, I’ve been quite a slacker on all of my crafting and sewing projects, including my quilts. Fortunately, when I went home last night, I started cleaning the basement, which is where my crafting area is. I didn’t get too much cleaning done, but it got me back in my crafting area. I managed to complete 2 more blocks for my crazy quilt. That gives me a total of 12 blocks completed, and lucky for me, I’ve finally come up with a plan on how I want to lay out the quilt.
Since I’m doing crazy quilt blocks, I think it would look a little awkward with blocks stacked up against one another. That lead me to sashing. I figure if I put a bit of sashing between each of the blocks, it will keep the block edges from looking awkward next to each other. I’m thinking that 2-inches should be enough to separate the blocks without going overboard.
Now, I’m just not sure I want the entire thing to be row on row of crazy blocks. Even with all the fun things I can do with the block I think it would get monotonous. If not in the final quilt, than for me making all of the blocks. That leaves me with a couple of options. I can either have a large blank area in the middle, or a large crazy quilted area in the middle.
I think it would look good with the large blank space in the middle, but I think it would look even better with a large crazy quilt block.
I’m just not sure how to go about making a 44 x 82 inch section without edges. Mostly, I don’t know how I would get all the excess fabric rolled up well enough to work with my machine. I have enough trouble manipulating fabric to sew quilt squares and segments together.
Do you have any ideas on how I could make it work?