1. Cut 9 different 12″ X 12″ Squares
2. Stack all 9 squares in a pile. The stacking order is not important but once determined, the squares will need to remain in that particular order for the process to work.
3. Make a diagonal cut through all layers. Take the top piece of the right stack and move it to the bottom of that stack. Stitch the squares back together 1/4″ in, making sure to keep them in the same order.
4. Repeat this process on the left side. However, this time you will take the top 2 pieces and move them to the bottom on that stack, keeping the squares in the same order.
5. Rotate the square and repeat the same process on the right side. This time you will move the top 3 pieces to the bottom of the right stack and stitch the square together. Do not try to match the seams together, it isn’t possible. It’s a crazy patch after all…so don’t worry about it.
6. Keeping the square rotated, repeat on the left side. This time you will take the top 6 pieces and move them to the bottom of the left stack and stitch the square back together. At this point, you don’t need to keep the squares in order.
7. Trim all finished blocks to 10 1/2″ squares.
I repeat this process twice for crib size quilts, which leaves me 6 extra squares to play with on the back of the quilt. When I make a toddler size quilt, I repeat 3 times, which leaves me 3 extra squares to add onto the back. I use 2 1/2″ (2″ finished) sashing to complete the top.