Confusion Crazy Quilting
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This is a new form of crazy quilting I call "Confusion"; it was inspired by a quilt I saw on “Simply Quilts”. The border used in that quilt was made of scraps the quilter sewed into a row. I use a “cut down” method in what I do, so I experimented and came up with this method. There is no foundation fabric used in this method.
Every “confusion” piece will be unique!
I make small projects that I sell to a local gift store. I make coin purses, hot pads, checkbook covers, etc, so my pieced fabric will be about 9” or 10” when I stop adding on fabric scraps.
You can re-use the left over scraps in another confusion project. Avoid placing the corners of the ruler on a seam as it will weaken the seam and it may ravel and open. You can add decorative stitching which is the traditional crazy quilt look.
I don't usually add the stitching to hot pads but I do add it to checkbook covers and other small projects. Sometimes I will add borders to the block and sometimes I just use it as is.
You can join the blocks into a traditional crazy quilt, use as a border by joining them in strips or use them in any project as you would any block.
I taught a nine year old girl to use this confusion form of crazy quilting making it into a pillow. She also made a drawstring bag to match her pillow. She then entered them in the local fair and won a gold ribbon. If she had been 10 she would have been sent to the state fair with her projects. She was very proud of herself!
This process is very easy!