Assembling any type of quilt can be overwhelming however, when we take the time to look at each step of the process, and focus on only one step at a time, it instantly becomes more "doable".
The 2nd step in assembling a crazy quilt is to sew the blocks together. My crazyquilts are quite heavy due to all the embellishments that I add to them. To give the quilt stability and to support the weight of the quilt, I sew my quilts down onto yet another foundation. For this, I use a heavy weight muslin. This helps to distribute the weight evenly and keeps it from sagging when the quilt is finally hanging on the wall.
So the first part of Step 2 is to sew the blocks vertically into strips:
So in the case of my Marie quilt, I now have 3 vertical strips consisting of 3 blocks each. Now we will start sewing it down onto the foundation fabric.
Center the middle strip, right side up, onto your foundation fabric. Next, line up one of the side strips face down on top of the middle section.
Now it's time to sew:
When you're done, remove all the pins and flip over your strip:
Once you have your quilt all sewn down to your foundation fabric, make sure everything good and flat. Pin all the way around the outside of your quilt and then top stitch with your machine along the outside edge. I use a 1/4 inch seam for this.
This will the hold the entire quilt in place onto your foundation:
I'll have Step 3 ready soon! Be sure to see Step 1 of How To Assemble A Crazy Quilt.