Ever since I made my daughter’s Crumb Quilt, I have gotten MANY comments from viewers. People are wondering how I did it and many would like to make one.
After talking to Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville, who is the original “crumb gal”, I got the go a head on having a quilt a long to make a similar quilt. ActuallyI’ll host a “crumb a long” to make a similar baby sized quilt. I will give instructions for making a baby size quilt as that will give you a taste for crumbs. You can see if you like working the small pieces.
Before the “Crumb a long” is finished I can give you some instructions on making the large version too. You can decide if you want to stay with the baby size or expand your quilt.
Here’s the details that I know at this point.
We will start Tuesday, September 13th. I will give you some ideas for fabric, some size information, and list of the goodies that you need to make both sizes. Then on September 20th we will start in on making some blocks. We’ll try to finish up before Bonnie starts her annual mystery quilt sometime around Thanksgiving. We’ll be making somewhere between 6-10 blocks on most weeks…and yes, feel free to work at your own pace.
All new instructions will come out on Tuesdays. If you are planning on making a quilt that has words on it, you will need Tonya’s book, Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter (That Patchwork Place).
I’ll get a button made for the “crumb a long” as well a flickr page set up so you can show off your progress. We can also post photos on my facebook page Jo’s Country Junction.
Don’t be afraid to try…You’ll be using small pieces of fabric that probably would have been thrown in the garbage so you aren’t wasting fabric by trying. The sewing is completely forgiving. It’s okay if you can’t even sew a straight line. Stop back next Tuesday and I’ll have more details for you. In the meantime, you can order the book and decided what type of fabric you might want to use…mine is from recycled shirts and of course that red solid.
I am new to hosting a quilt a long so ask questions and make comments.
Now the winner of the Curio Jelly Roll given away by the great and wonderful Fat Quarter Shop….Random Number Generator picked number 117 who said,
“Very pretty quilt. Tell Gracie she looks very pretty posing on it too. I’ve made plenty of quilts using 2 1/2″ strips but have never actually bought a jelly roll so what should my answer be?? Sort of?? No??”
If you are wanting the fabric to make my latest Moda Bake Shop quilt, Jewels in the Curio, Kimberly over at the Fat Quarter Shop has everything you need. There are Curio charm packs and jelly rolls just waiting to be shipped to your door. Kimberly runs an amazing on line quilt shop and sponsors all sorts of projects that quilts are working on. If you’re ordering make sure to take time to thank her.
..and if you want to join the “crumb a long” leave a comment….I’d love to know who is ready to give crumbs a try.