I’m participating in a community quilt-making project. Each participant will make a 12 1/2 inch square, crazy-quilt style, choosing a single color for each square, as many prints or solids in that chosen color as desired. We will embellish the piece-worked square with embroidery on the seams or elsewhere, also using beads, buttons, laces, etc. to complete the square. The squares will be joined “on point”, with squares of a mottled dark blue intervening the crazy squares on the diagonal. The fabrics will all be cotton or other relatively light-weight fabrics.
I think crazy-quilts are made with randomly shaped and sized pieces of fabric, but that’s about all I know. My question is: are there any rules at all for placing the pieces? Someone once told me that the pieces are not just placed randomly, at least traditionally. Is that so? Also, should the pieces have straight edges only? I’ve obviously never quilted before, but I’m looking forward to this. Any help, warnings, suggestions, would be welcome.