Eleanor Burns kicked off her 2016 Block Party and had a special guest, Raggedy Ann, who quickly turned into Crazy Ann on the set!
Eleanor has some great tips for this Crazy Ann Quilt pattern (also called Follow the Leader or Twist and Turn) including how to use different rulers. It's a great pattern to help you make a dent in your scraps.
Ruth Finley is who identified the Crazy Ann Quilt pattern in her book Old Patchwork Quilts, but the name originally came from The Boy's Storybook (p.1851). "When Ann heard the tidings of the lost of that dear friend, whom she loved more than anyone else in the world, she uttered a frightful shriek and fainted. When she recovered, she was a raving maniac."
A few Eleanor takeaways....
- Feel free to make Crazy borders to go with your Crazy Ann quilt.
- The Crazy Ann pattern is great as a scrappy quilt, but you can also just use a few coordinating fabrics.
- The half rectangle ruler makes the star "perky" points by leaving 1/8th inch on the corner.
- Your seams do not lock on the units cut from the strips.
Watch Eleanor make a few Crazy Ann Quilt blocks below: