CrAnKy RoW QuILT
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Here are the rules:
* There really are none. hee hee
* There are suggestions on sizes and angles, but in the end it is up to you.
* You need one background piece of fabric. I would suggest getting around 4 1/2 yards for this. It is used as spacers, backgrounds, and some sashing too.
* The rest of the quilt can be scrappy, matching or whatever you grab from your stash or store that you love.
* Each row has a different block that has been "crankified". They are fimiliar blocks that have gone cranky.
* It isn't as intimidating as it looks. Please don't be afraid.
* Each new row will be posted during the 3rd week of each month.
* The patterns will be at the side bar so you can find them easy if you miss something.
* Please leave comments for help. Everyone can make suggestions and i'll email you too.
* The finished size is up to you. You want it small? don't do the amount of blocks suggested. Make only 5 instead of 7 as it says. get it? good.
* I have made mine to around 60X70 inches.
* That's a lot of no rules don't you think?
* Let's get started.
Block one: The 9 patch
This is an easy one to start with. Yay!!
Cut: 63 4 inch squares
Make 9 patches with all of those squares: You will end up making 7 blocks.
Aren't they nice and big? Now the second step. cut them. Yup. Cut them.
Take a big square ruler and offset it on top of each beautiful block. Make sure you don't cut off too much. You need to get this block down to 9 X 9 square.
Do one block at a time it is easier. To cranky it up even more- Turn the ruler a different way with each block. That way they all don't slant in one dirrection.
Your 7 blocks will then look like this:
I know this is a bit wasteful- you can survive.
Don’t get so cranky.
Now more fun:
Add a 1 ½ X 9 inch strip in between each block so it isn’t too cranky together. I used my background fabric for this little sashing. Then sew them together in a row. Don't sew one on the sides, Only between the blocks.
I don't have a design wall and so it goes on the floor. My legs are only so tall so you get to see only 3 blocks. Get the idea? good.
(note: I am aware there is a differenc in these blocks. I made my 9 patches using a different method and it was way to difficult and cranky to pass along. So they look just a bit different. The 1st block is what yours will really look like. Sorry for confusion. That won't happen again.)
FINISHED with Row one. Yay!!!
**I would love any links if you are doing this or pictures. There will be a flickr group for you to join if you would like to share with the rest of us.
*This is in conjunction with Project Improv. Hop on over and see others and what they are doing.