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Raw edge patchwork - part one

30-Second Hot Flashes
Cyndi Lavin, 2015

This quilt block is a modern take on crazy quilting, even if it doesn't immediately look that way.  I have used raw edge patchwork blocks in the design, and have treated each edge as if it were a crazy quilt seam.  My initial plan was to use more beads than I ended up with.  I just liked the cleaner, less embellished look for this one.

The block has square just doesn't look like it because of my camera angle.  I'm calling this little quilt 30-Second Hot Flashes, and I'll leave it up to you to guess why :-)

1. Draw pattern.

2. Scan and size with photoshop if needed and print out.

3. Trace the pattern.

4. Choose fabrics.  Cut out background fabric.

5. Draw pattern shapes on the back of lightweight fusible interfacing, fuse to chosen fabrics, and cut out.

6. Use the tracing to position and pin the major shapes on the background fabric.  Save the smaller shapes for later.

7. If there won't be any silk ribbon work, add a piece of batting before starting to stitch. Stitch the major shapes in place, treating each raw edge as a seam for crazy quilt stitching.

8. Hoop it and do the embroidery.

Next week - finishing up and adding a binding.

Copyright 2016 Cyndi Lavin. All rights reserved. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact.


Eileen Bergen said…
Is that sweat pouring off the stars - lol? You make this look easy, but that's probably because of the clear directions.
Cyndi L said…
Yup, you got the joke ;-)
Tammy said…
What a great tutorial! The photos are really clear.
Cyndi L said…
Thank you, Tammy!