Vintage Block Quilt Along - Crazy Anne - #6

 I am excited to share block #6 in the Vintage Block Quilt Along.
Crazy Anne is from the Kansas City Star circa 1932.  This is an easy block to make - completely rotary cut shapes - no pattern involved!

Crazy Anne
Kansas City Star
 Circa 1932
Makes a 12" finished / 12 1/2" unfinished block


Cotton Thread
Various mid weigh cotton fabric pieces
Rotary cutter
Self Healing Mat

All seams are 1/4"

Cut the block pieces

1 - 3" square for the center
2 - 3 1/4" x 6" rectangles - Dark Print
2 - 3 1/4" x  6" rectangles - Light background
2 -  5 5/8" Print Squares
4 - 3 1/4" Squares - Light background squares
4 - 2 7/8" Print squares

*Cut the 2 - 5 5/8" squares in half diagonally - you will have 4 triangles
*Cut all 4 - 3 1/4" x 6" rectangles in half diagonally from the left top corner to the bottom right corner.
*Cut the 3 1/4" squares in half diagonally - you will have 8 triangles

Arrange the Block

Arrange the elements of the block in the order you will be sewing it together.

Sew the Top and Bottom Row Together

1) Starting with the top row, stitch the center point unit together.  Press seam open.
2) Stitch the upper left corner square to the background triangles. Press seam open.
Repeat for the upper right triangle.

3)  Stitch the print triangle to the upper right triangle.  Press seam toward the print triangle.
Repeat for the other side.
4) Repeat 1 - 3 for the bottom row of the Block

Assemble the middle row of the block

1) Stitch the outside rectangles together.
 Stitch to the inside square.

Finish the block

1) Stitch the top row to the middle row, Press seam open
2) Stitch the top/middle row to the bottom row, Press seam open.

Congrats - the block is complete!
I'd love to see what you make.  Please add your block to my Vintage Block Quilt Along Group on Flickr.


  1. What a great block and the fabrics? Perfect!

  2. What a cute name for this block! You're getting way ahead of me...I still haven't made the previous one! Thanks so much for these great patterns :)

  3. This is so beautiful!! I adore the fabrics!! What is the adorable tiny print in the 5 5/8" squares? These fabrics in your Vintage QAL are so lovely, I feel transported. So comforting.

  4. I just love all these blocks! Nobody is going to be allowed to touch this quilt but me! Lol

  5. Charise, all of these blocks are so pretty. They will be so lovely together in a quilt. I'm quite in love with that little kitchen print in your newest block.
    Too adorable for words!

  6. Another beautiful and unique block! Although YOUR idea of "an easy block to make" is a little different from mine... ;-) I am just learning about quilt blocks being based on grids, and have started measuring my block units as I go along to make sure my cutting and seam allowances are staying accurate. I'm looking at this block and it looks like it's a 5 x 5 grid, and each unit is 2.4"? That seems like a weird number. Is this because I'm doing it wrong?


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