Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday Morning

Resolutions?   Did you make resolutions?

I made only a few.  One was to breathe new life into this blog...  1) by posting more regularly;  and 2) by encouraging some new visitors and readers...……..  So, here we go.

I have become a CRUMB BLOCK FACTORY.

You know, you sew tiny leftover bits together, then cut out a block, then use it in a quilt.  easy-peasy.
but - - NOT QUICK...

This week several quilts from my massive inventory of crumb blocks came rolling out the end of the assembly line that is my quilty life.  I just love these little beauties, made from scraps and bits...…...

 I really find crumb blocks too busy unless they are surrounded by solids, so I sometimes border them with a 1 1/2 inch border, and then sash them, as in this BLUE CRUMBS.




DITTO IN RED CRUMBS !




Now, let's add some sparkle !!!  Cornerstones and little stars make these pop !


And - crumbs made into "Square in a Square", in tropical colors !


So fun to use up these bits - and these will soon be on their way to an organization that is gathering quilts for kids in the foster care system.  

I should hasten to say I have a lot of help.  Surprisingly, my DH likes to IRON !!!!  Woot, woot !

So, I sew up long chains of scraps or crumbs in progress, and he irons them and piles them up, and then i sew those together, and off we go til it's a 6.5 inch block.

But, don't fear, I try not to work him too hard......... because he has other duties, too, like serving as a Kitty Bed !!!!  


Well, it's a new day, and a new week - wonder if there are any tiny bits of fabric around ???

Stay warm and safe,

Kathleen

















6 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your ideas for the crumb blocks! I've got a pile of them, too, and keep watching for ways to set them. The crumb blocks in a square are great, and the one with the star cornerstones, too. Great finishes!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Fabulous use of Crumb Blocks!! Thanks for sharing another way to use these fun blocks. I spy bits of Light/Bright GREEN for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge!

Nann said...

Well, hello! I didn't know you had a blog. I recognized the red crumb blocks from the Stashbusters photo album. I like the green ones, too!

Nann said...

^^^Sheesh. Blue blocks, I mean.

Louise said...

You know I adore your crumb block quilts. How fun to learn that your DH does the ironing! I think I could get mine to iron, too, if he also got that kind of extravagant cat love. Alas, our kitty is too aloof for that.

Frog Quilter said...

I am a crumb addict as well. Thanks for the ideas you have blogged about. I have a couple hundred 8.5 blocks just waiting for use in a top. There is no end to crumbs. They multiply when you are not looking lol.

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