Riley Blake Blog Tour- Crazy Quilt Papers

Hi, Everyone!  Today is my turn on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Tour for Lori Holt's Crazy Quilt Papers.

These fun papers come in two sizes- 5" and 10".  I used the 10" size with a layer cake of Vintage Happy 2 by Lori Holt.

Riley Blake has a really great tutorial on how to use these papers on their blog- HERE.

After I made my crazy squares (36 total) and trimmed them to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I used the easy corner triangle method and sewed 3" solid white squares to each of the corners and that resulted in a crazy octagon shape.

Each block is 8" finished.  There are 3 borders- each measuring 2" finished.  The quilt measures 60 1/2" x 60 1/2".

For this quilt top, I used: 
-1 pack of Lori Holt's Crazy Quilt Squares- 10" size
-1- 10" stacker of Vintage Happy 2 by Lori Holt
-2 yards white background (I used Confetti Cottons Vintage White- C120-VINTAGEWHITE)
(this will be cut into 12- 2 1/2" strips for borders 1 and 3 and 11- 3" x 42" strips, cross cut into 144- 3" x 3" squares for the easy corner triangles)
-1/2 yard print for the border (I used Vintage Happy 2 C9145-MULTI) (this will be cut into 6- 2 1/2" strips for border 2)
-5/8 yard binding (I used Vintage Happy 2 C9139-FROSTING) (this will be cut into 7- 2 1/2" strips)

For the backing, I used:
2 yards Bee Backings in Plaid Blue (WB6422-BLUE)

For the batting, I used:
Warm & Plush by The Warm Company (you can see more on this batting HERE- I love this batting so much!)

I used my Janome Memory Craft 6700P to sew and quilt this quilt.  I quilted it with a free motion stipple inside the crazy octagons and then big stitch hand quilted inside the diamonds and around the outside with Cotton Perle thread.

I love all of Lori Holt's fabrics and Vintage Happy 2 is so pretty.  I love how this quilt looks!  If you make one, share it on Instagram by tagging me @jessicadayon and using the hashtags #jessicadayonpatterns and #octagoncrazyquilt

Talk to you soon,



  1. Love this but without more instruction I don’t think I could trust myself to tackle this. I have been on my on with this quilting thing video’s and books trying to learn. Love everything you do you are so talented.

    1. Hi! I'd be happy to help. Just let me know where you have a question. Thanks!


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