It was late, late, last night when I put the final stitches in my crumb quilt. It was too late to get pictures taken so I am up this morning putting this post together so all of you can see MY FINISHED QUILT!!
If you are new to the blog, let me give you a little back ground on crumb quilting. A year ago, I read about Crumb (tiny crumbs of fabric) quilting on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville website. It intrigued me and I decided to give it a try. I ended up making a quilt for my daughter that you can see here. Then with encouragement form a few of my readers, I hosted a “Crumb Along” (Crumb style quilt along). You can find the tutorial instructions to make crumb blocks here.
While doing tutorials for the crumb along, I got busy sewing two different sets of blocks. One was a version from shirts that you can see here and one a version using mostly my Civil War Crumbs. This is the product of my Civil War(ish) crumbs.
I am in love with the quilt. It’s my favorite quilt to date that I have made.
There is something about all the intense piecing that makes me feel really attached to it. I give lots of quilts away for benefits but not this one…it’s staying with ME…I don’t even think one of my kiddos could get it away from me.
Here’s a closer view.
I incorporated string blocks with crumb blocks. With a little encouragement I could be talked into doing a tutorial for the layout of the quilt….it’s really MUCH easier than it looks. I debated a long time on how to do a border. I am happy with what I ended up with.
There’s a narrow border, a 4″ wide crumb border and then another narrow border. The binding is a solid red.
That’s my crumb quilt now it’s your turn….Please link up ANY completed crumb quilt even if you have linked up before. My good buddies at Martingale and Company have provided some great prizes for some of you “crumbers”. I have TWO copies of Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci, one copy of Out of the Box by Mary Lou Weidman and TWO copies of Out of the Box with Easy Blocks by Mary Lour Weidman and Melanie Bautista McFarland. I’ll give you until next week at this time to link up…then I’ll pick the winner.
To see what others have finished up head on over to Crazy Mom Quilts, Homestead Revival, Quilt Story and Jaq Studio’s Made by Me and Confession of a Fabric Addict. One last note….I am thinking about make a crumb quilt with bright colors but have limited bright fabric crumbs. If anyone doesn’t like to crumb quilt and wants to share…please think of me…anything that is 3/4″ or bigger works!!