Nikki, try this site. It has some basic instructions for how to piece a crazy quilt square.http://www.netspeed.com.au/crazyquiltstudio/lesson%20piecing.htm
Another good site, just for the links, ishttp://inaminuteago.com/blog/index.php
Alot of the quilts are very intricate, but you can just go for the crazy quilt look, without all the embellishing. Once you have done a couple of blocks, you get the idea. To get the spiral is just your colour placement.And remember, always start with a 5 sided piece of fabric. That will ensure that it turns gently, rather than sharp corners. if you want to, print out a copy of the 'bare' block out of my flickr photos, and transfer that design on to your foundation fabric. It can be helpful to know where your next piece is supposed to go, but, like you say, once you get your head around it, you'll be able to whip up a block in about 20 minutes
There are a couple of other sites that have good instructions to, I'll post them when I find them. You might like to have a look at www.CQMagonline.com
They do have block templates I think!! (hope)
Happy crazy piecing...will wait to see a finished block.
Hey , I haven't tried the no sew applique thing, but I reckon it would be way easier to piece on the machine!!