There was a little confusion of dates here. If you are looking for the Quilt Square Quilt Along…the place to add and see your blocks is here. The place to find out about the new block and giveaway goodies is here.
Today is the day for the Crumb Quilt Along Update… Last fall me and lots of my blog readers were busy sewing crumb blocks together. You can read about how it all started and learn how to make crumb blocks of your own here. Some of us were quick and speedy and finished fast…they showed their quilts here. Some of us trudged along, got side tracked, gave up or waited for our machine quilters until today…Today we are showing our progress.
As much as I would LOVE to say, that my project is finished….it’s not. I sewed and sewed like crazy last week trying to get it all done, but it just didn’t happen. I started playing with the layout and came up with something completely different which required me to sew 64 neutral string blocks AND 84 more crumb blocks. I did it BUT, this is as far as I got…..
Right now the quilt is 73″ x 73″. I want it bigger…
I debated this weekend whether I should just slap some borders on and call it finished, but good sense prevail (in the form of my daughter and hubby) and said, “This is a quilt you are going to keep, do it the way you want. Don’t just hurry to meet a deadline.” I decided they were right. I want to make this quilt the right way.
My plans are to add narrow neutral inner border. Then I am making 4″ crumb blocks and have a whole border of them. I know my binding is going to be red. So I am back to sewing MORE crumb blocks. “I think I can, I think I can!!!”
Gracie thought it important that she be included in the photo too.
Stop by later this week and I’ll show you how I put these blocks together. It’s really MUCH easier than it looks.
How did you do on your crumb quilt? Are you like me and still need more time? That’s okay….I decided we’ll do another check in March 2nd. That’s a little more that five weeks away….WE CAN DO IT!! Besides…I have a couple goodies coming in the mail that haven’t gotten here yet to use as prizes for some lucky crumb quilters. That gives me time to get that all together too.
Today is that last day to submit your January Quilt Along Square and it’s the last day to sign up for the Moda Bake Shop giveaways. Happy Birthday to my daughter Kayla….she blogs over at Kayla K’s. I’ll see you back here on March 2nd…keep crumbing along.