What I am Working On…

I am busy working on my Orca Bay quilt mystery quilt.  I have quite a few blocks done, but more blocks to go.

Bonnie suggested that there are many ways to trim blocks and I thought I would share what I have been doing.  I am a crumb quilt fan.  You can check two of mine out…one here and here.  When I read a pattern that says make 5.5″ blocks, I always cut my papers so that they are 6.5″ blocks.  I continue on the same manner.  When it comes time to cut trim the blocks, I move the ruler to one side and cut.

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It leaves me with two larger pieces along the edge that are about 1″ wide.  I trim up the strips and put them in my crumb box.  They work great in blocks.

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Here’s a block I made with some neutral strings I had left over from my Jamestown Landing quilt.  It doesn’t take me very much time and it’s a fun addition to my crumb basket.

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Make sure to stop by later this week…I have TWO Perkiomen Daydreams to show!

If you want to see what others are working on, check out Patchwork Times and if you want to see how others are progressing on their mystery, check out Quiltville’s Quips and Snips.  If you are one of the quilters making Orca Bay and don’t have the rulers, my friend, Michelle is having a giveaway for them.  Head on over and check it out.

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8 thoughts on “What I am Working On…

  1. Sandra in the UK

    Such a good idea! Means you don’t have to sew small units together because they are already done! I wish I could forward plan. I have enough difficulty planning in the moment! lol!!

  2. cindy

    I haven’t even started on trying to make a crumb quilt, so I’ll be using your suggestion about making string blocks bigger. I checked out your Jamestown Landing quilt and you did a beautiful job on that. Thanks for sharing.

  3. cheryl from mo

    looking good! I keep the cut offs for use in applique scrappy letters. my butterfly quilt words have 10-15 pieces per letter, looks a lot harder then it was to make- lol

  4. Susan

    Thank you so much for the great idea for using these cutoffs for crumb blocks. I have more to make and will cut the paper a bit larger for them.

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