Some day I will stop making crumb blocks from leftover fabrics. At least, I hope that I will! But all those fabric bits are still "good" and it pains me to toss them out. These blocks were made from the leftovers of the Fractured Fragments Quilt that I made in 2015. That quilt was made from the leftovers of a king sized Fractured quilt that I made in 2013. These crumb blocks have been laying around for a while.
After I finished the postage stamp quilt top in July I needed another project for sewing weekend with my quilt club. We meet once a month on Friday and Saturday to sew all day and I like to have a separate project that I can keep packed and ready to go there. These crumb blocks were next in line. I even had some yellow and purple fabrics in my stash to go with them.
I started with this design but when I got to sewing Friday morning I soon realized that I didn't have enough purple fabric.
So I changed the design to this. Where this quilt is going this smaller size will work just fine.
After lunch I had all of the cutting done and started making star points. I made 8 blocks before I realized that I was bored out of my mind. I decided to quit for the day and head home and finish up my Paula Nadelstern quilt top.
While working on my sample quilt I realized that I did not want this crumb block quilt to take 2 months. My next sewing weekend quilt will be the Maine quilt made from my sun prints and I'd really like to get on with it. I came up with a much simpler plan and even with a ton of new cutting, mis-cuts, patching blocks back together I finished the top.
It's not going to win any awards but I kind of like it! Most importantly it's done and ready for quilting and I can start my Maine quilt next month.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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