Anna’s Crazy Christmas Blocks – A Progress Post

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It looks like I am a bad influence on Anna. I’ve convinced her to try her hand an making crazy patch blocks, and I have to say that I am impressed with her progress so far. Her blocks remind me a lot of the ones in my first crazy quilt. She told me that I didn’t need to share them with you, but I think they are fabulous and you need to see them.

The blocks she’s made so far use the fussy cut fabric from Alexander Henry’s OOP “Los Santos” fabric in the tan colorway. It’s really quite lovely, and the perfect sort of fabric for focus fabric centers.

los santos fabricI’m so proud of Anna for stepping out of her comfort zone and trying a new technique. And I know that if she continues to work with crazy quilting, she will find her own unique style. Has anyone’s project or style inspired you to try something new?

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  1. tonia conner on December 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’m hoping you will share the finished quilt . It is very interesting.

  2. Lara B. on December 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Andrea, what fascinating blocks Anna is making! You must be a good teacher.
    Kaja of Sew Slowly is inspiring me to try improvisational quilting. She would love Anna’s blocks too!

    • Andrea on December 10, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Thanks Laura, but I’m not doing much teaching. Anna is a hemisphere away from me in Spain, while I sit cheering her on from Indiana.

  3. anna in spain on December 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Inspiration is the best form of teaching, Andrea: making your students feel they can “go it alone” if they try. I found your blog when looking for a crazy quilt tutorial. Yours is the only one that made sense at sight and also I like that you press, press, press!

    • Andrea on December 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you Anna! Pressing is not my favorite thing to do, but it really does help in the process. 🙂

  4. anna on October 23, 2020 at 1:53 am

    I am about to bind this quilt!! You won’t see this comment but I’ll email you the photo when it’s ready. I can’t believe I finally finished it. I’m proud of me, and of you, who got me started!

    • Andrea on October 26, 2020 at 11:38 am

      So excited for you!

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