Christine made this bright and lovely Crazy Shortcut Quilt. She had emailed me a while back asking how to handle some oddly cut fat quarters and I gave her my best suggestion: use them as they are (badly cut, very uneven sizes) and trim the quilted blocks to a uniform size. This is something I’ve had to do myself and it results in smaller finished sized blocks than I had originally planned, plus extra scraps (the trimmings) in my scrap-basket, but it still works.
Christine sent this message with the picture of her finished quilt:
I had so much trouble with my fat quarters I had purchased from Jo Ann Fabrics
not measuring properly. I wound up buying few half yard pieces to replace some of those
fat quarters that were so severly off. I had a hard time squaring up at the end and had to cut
my blocks down to 15″. All in all it came out great and looks so nice in my son’s bedroom.
I really enjoyed the process of crazy quilting and have already bought more fabric to make
another one, this time I bought better quality fabric in half yard pieces so I will be off to a
Linda sent pics of two of her quilts, and you can see that she modified the sashing strips slightly to suit her own design tastes – yay for her!
Thank you Christine and Linda for your quilt photos and stories!