Saturday, December 12, 2020

Crumb Quilting - Another Insanity Project

 Hello everyone!

We all have scraps in boxes and bins, don't we? Tell me if you don't have scraps! I am no exception! I find it very hard to throw pieces that actually can be used. I cut squares in sizes from 1.5 up to 5 inches. I have done pretty well with 1.5 and 2.5 inches, but the other sizes are still in boxes. 

For some years, I have saved HST's, 1.5 inches strips, error and leftover blocks. The idea was to make a scrappy HST quilt, but.... I love HST quilts, they are beautiful, but for me, I'm not a big fan of piecing HST's, I find it rather boring. 

This is how my sewing table has looked like this week; HST's, error blocks, leftover blocks etc. Take a look top right, do you spot the pineapple blocks? I have 15 blocks. I want to make one more and then I can add all the blocks together for a wall hanging. The idea was to make a bed quilt, but now I have got other ideas for the strips. 

This is my first attempt on crumb quilting. I started out with that small cow panel (top right). This piece is made up of 3 rectangle blocks, each measuring 15.5 x 24.5 inches.  

This block measures 12.5 inch square. I'm not sure whether I'll leave it this size or make it 15.5 inches square... 

I had so much fun making these blocks! Love seeing some of my 'old' fabric again and turn them into a new quilt! 



Pamela said...

Those look like so much fun! I love scrappy projects, too!

Chantal said...

Your crumb blocks are awesome! I'm working on old HSTs too and finding fabric I thought was long gone. It's so fun to see it again. Bonus, it cleans up the bin too. Got to love that! Enjoy! ;^)

Karen S said...

This is looking great. What a smart way to use those scraps and left overs.

Elzaan said...

Now that looks like fun!!! What a super creative way to use up your scraps.

MooseCarol said...

I love it! scrappy and improvised!