Delaware Quilts

Crazy House

For a 12 1/2 inch Crazy House block (12 inches when sewn in a quilt) you need:
      Four 5 1/2 by 3 inch rectangles of your background (B&W print)
      Four 5 1/2 by 3 inch rectangles of red
      Eight 3 1/4 inch squares of white
      Four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips of the black
      Four 3 by 2 1/2 inch strips and one 2 1/2 inch square of white


If you have trouble sewing a straight line, mark a line diagonally from corner to corner on the wrong side of each one of your white 3 1/4 inch squares.

Place a 3 1/4 inch block right sides together with one of the rectangles as shown here, the left and top sides meeting evenly. Sew on the marked line. Press to the darker fabric. Now square the rectangle on the right side, then trim the corner leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Repeat with all of the rectangles. Next sew them together into pairs, one each of the print and the red, one pointing up and one pointing down.

Sew together your smaller rectangles of black and white into pairs.

Sew a red and print square on either side of one of the units you just made, paying close attention to how they are turned. Repeat.

Sew the 2 1/2 inch white square between the two remaining units.

            And finally sew all three together as shown here.

Your finished Crazy House block should be 12 1/2 inches.
Crazy House © Delaware Quilts July 2009
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Updated June 4, 2020

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