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Quilt Block Pattern


Crazy Anne
Bonus Pattern

Size: 12" Finished
Paper Piecing Technique
Intermediate Level

Cutting Instructions
1/4" seam allowance included in measurements

Crazy Anne Quilt Block

Cream
... 8 rectangles 1 3/4" x 3 3/4"
... 4 rectangles 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
... 4 rectangles 3" x 5"

Green print
... 1 square 6 1/2" x 6 1/2", cut in half twice diagonally to make 4 quarter-square triangles

Blue
... 4 Squares 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", cut in half once diagonally to make 4 half-square triangles

Mauve
... 4 rectangles 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"

PLANNING

The Crazy Anne block can be pieced quick and accurately using the provided *Foundation Guides. Cutting dimensions are given in the Cutting Instructions so you can precut your patches, a technique that speeds the process (see Precut Pieces Placement Guide). You'll notice that precut patches have excess seam allowance built into their size, and they're trimmed after seaming. When foundation piecing, set your sewing machine to a very short stitch length (12-15 stitches per inch). This perforates the paper as you stitch, making it easier to tear away when finished.

Piecing the block
Step 1. Print out 4 Unit I and 4 Unit II Foundation Guides

Step 2. Referring to Diagram I-A, place fabric for area #1 (green print 6 1/2" quarter-square triangle) over area #1 on unprinted side of Unit I Foundation Guide. A dab of glue stick will hold fabric in place. Position fabric for area #2 (cream 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectangle) over area #2, right side up. Carefully flip fabric #2 onto fabric #1, placing right sides together (I-B). Hint: Hold foundation and fabric to light source for accurate placement. Holding #1 and #2 fabrics in place, turn foundation over so printed side is facing up. Stitch on the line separating areas #1 and #2 (I-C). Trim seam allowance to a scant 1/4" (I-D) and fingerpress fabric #2 outward (I-E).

Unprinted side
Diagram I-A
Diagram I-A
Unprinted side
Diagram I-B
Diagram I-B
Printed side
Diagram I-C
Diagram I-C
Unprinted side
Diagram I-D
Diagram I-D
Unprinted side
Diagram I-E
Diagram I-E

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