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,