I finished the my crumb quilt last night. I stayed up late to do it and got it done. If you aren’t familiar with Crumb Quilting check out this link from Quiltville.com
I am in love with it….I hope my daughter, Kalissa, will be too. It’s for her. For YEARS she has fussed because she can’t by anything with her name on it…. Well whine no more girl.
There is your name in bright red letters…”Kalissa Georgia”. I made “Kalissa” and then a couple weeks later when I was brave enough to tackle more letters, I tried “Georgia”. Notice the “Georgia” is much nicer. I felt more comfortable with the letters…I almost redid the letter for “Kalissa” but then thought, “No..it shows growth and progress.”
Along the other side I made the words, “Dream Big!”
All of the fabric is recycled shirts except for the red fabric and that was in my stash.
My Hubby is really liking this quilt. In his words…”isn’t this more what quilting was suppose to be about.” He saw me cutting up the shirt plackets, collars and cuffs to get the fabric to make it. He thinks this is more what quilters from the past would have been doing and he has a point.
The center is a combination of pattern blocks, stars, flying geese, nine patch and non patterned. The red inner border is next. The outside border is all words and star blocks. Then it’s bound in red.
The back is recycled fabric too…Kind of mis mash but that’s okay…
The quilt is VERY heavy. I think all those little seam allowances in there really add weight to the quilt.
I quilted it with red thread it a free hand swirling circle pattern…
If you are thinking about trying out words and letters in your next quilt, Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter (That Patchwork Place) is the book to work with. I was over at Michelle’s Romantic Tangle and saw that there is a Quilt a long to make the ABC letters. It looks like fun. If I had more time, this is a project I’d be working on. It would make a cute baby quilt.
There’s my favorite star…. The one with the yellow points.
I am off to get a take along project put together. Hubby and I are doing a quick overnight trip to celebrate our anniversary….I am thinking I can get one or two English Paper Piecing flowers done while we are gone….
I do have to show you one more picture of the quilt….Last night Kalissa was out with friends. I hung the finished quilt over a chair..in the morning I woke to her sleeping on the couch, with her new quilt. Oh it does a quilter’s heart good to see a quilt being used.