Monday, August 14, 2017

How to paint a fun crazy quilt rock

crazy quilt rock

I admit it.  I love quilts, but they take time and like many people have a limited amount of that!  So since leaving rocks has become a worldwide fad, I figured why not make a few quilt like rocks.  They are quickly painted and so much fun.  This crazy quilt rock is so easy and looks amazing when done!  You can leave your crazy quilt rock in a public place for someone to find, or just keep it yourself for a d├ęcor item or a paperweight.

Crazy quilts were quite a fad in the latter part of the 19th century.  They were made into smaller quilts for framing or lap robes.  They were a way for people to use fancy fabrics and decorate them with unique stitching.  Your crazy quilt rock has all the elements but no stitching required!!!

The crazy quilt rock is so easy and is a fantastic craft for camp, girl scouts, church and senior groups, and more!


Rock from a creek or river
Acrylic paint in desired colors
White acrylic paint for stitch lines
Small flat brush
Line brush
Paper to protect your work surface


1.     First, wash and dry your particular rock.  Next, draw sections all around the rock with a pencil.  These will be your quilt blocks.

2.     Now fill in each section with a flat brush filling in each block with a different color acrylic paint. And let dry completely.

3.     When your paint is dry load a liner brush with some white acrylic paint.  Then, begin making stitch marks all around each block, varying the design of the stitches.  Try little X’s, or U shapes, diagonal lines, etc. this is where you can be creative just like they did in the 1800’s.  You can even write a message on a block such as “love”, or “peace,” etc.

4.     Let dry and your rock is ready to spread the love!

crazy quilt rock

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  1. I love this crazy quilt rock tutorial. The rock looks so good. Thank you for sharing on Happiness is Homemade link party. Shared and pinned.

  2. I can do this!! I love this idea Crystal, thank you! Big Hugs!

  3. This is such a great idea! I love to quilt and have recently entered the world of painting rocks, so this is one I need to do! Thank you for sharing your awesome idea!

    1. Thanks for your visit and comment. It's so much fun to paint rocks. Maybe you could paint other patterns as well!


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