April’s Queen Bee is Anna! She wanted to have nice cheery crazy quilt blocks.
Oh crazy quilt. The beauty of randomness which I am not so good at it. Maybe I am just too fussy. Maybe I am too Japanese.
Every time I try to make crazy quilt I end up with too regular or repeated pattern. There is too much same colour here, similar shape there.
Then other thing happens often to me is a little bit short of fabric! Like these corner or skinny bits. They might end up within the seam allowance but have to be there. I should make the ones before last bits a bit wider but somehow ends a tiny bit short. Does this happen to you as well?
Anyway, with big smile on my face, I started these two center piece, both are cotton-linen. I love that bright bird. The other one is came from Japanese fabric charm swap, very very retro look.
Anna wanted the centre pieces to be not in the centre of the blocks. But I started like reguler crazy quilt and added more fabric on one side. In order not to have one long strip of fabric going through all the way, I stitched two pieces in angle before and cut off the corner to add more shape. Then it started look like “pineapple blocks“. Random, Random…
Then it was a quarter of inch short here, one eighth short there….
Finished and delivered to Anna and she is happy with it. Relief 🙂