Throwback Thursday: Crumb Quilting

Each Thursday we pick an old blog post and retell about it…thus Throwback Thursday.

When I was scrolling through old blog post to bring to light something from the past I decided to just look in September of 2011 to see what I was up to three years ago.  I came across the Crumb Quilt Along and immediately knew I had to spotlight it.

At the time I had made this improv quilt….

The quilt was for my daughter Kalissa and was made out of leftovers from a couple quilts I had cut out from men’s shirts.  It started out as improv quilting but then I added a twist to it by making star blocks, flying geese, hearts, churn dash, shoo fly and broken dishes blocks to the mix.

When blog readers saw it, I got many-many compliments on it.  From there I decided to do a quilt along.

Of all the quilts that I’ve made, this one is near and dear to my heart.  It’s a whole lot of nothing that turned into a something.  Every so often I get the itch to do some improv piecing -typically whenever I see this quilt.

You can ready all of the information about the quilt along, learn how to make the blocks and check out the projects other blog readers did by following this link.

While doing the quilt along I went on to make this quilt….

Seeing them has given me the itch to make another…but alas, I have other projects in the queue.  That isn’t preventing me from saving scraps though.

All three of these quilts are definitely quilts in my top 10 favorites!!..and that is Throwback Thursday!

11 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Crumb Quilting”

  1. I haven’t done a crumb quilt, but I’m saving all my scraps to do one some way. I’ve only been quilting for 2 years now. All three of your quilts are really nice! I’m sure that Kalissa just love hers!

  2. I’m still working on my crumb quilt! I began it during your Quilt Along, but never finished. I’ve got most of the blocks made…still need to lay them out and some more, but it’s on my 2014. UFO list, so I’ve got about 4 more months to get it done. I can’t wait to have it completed! BTW, what quilt patterns did you finish them with? Thinking ahead…

  3. I have had your crumb quilt and instructions for blocks saved for quite awhile now. I have gathered a tub of fabrics, and it is soooo close to be one of my next projects !!!! Cant wait as I love this quilt

  4. I love these quilts. I had plans on making one, just haven’t started it yet. I need to get a little more organized and start making some of these blocks as leader/enders. Thanks for showing these again.

  5. I started the sew along on the crumb quilt and then had to put it aside. I’m hoping to get back to this year sometime. It is sitting on my cutting table waiting its turn.

  6. I love making crumb blocks! I’ve been doing them from time to time on my treadle and now I know what I want to do with them . I’ve lots of leftover pieces of blocks and bonus triangles and this seems like the perfect use for all those things. I love these quilts!

  7. Jo, I’d like to invite you to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop, but the e-mail I sent to your address in your About Me tab came back undeliverable. Please contact me at ochterbeckj at gmail dot com. Thank you!

  8. I first started following your blog when you were doing the crumb along because I loved the look of the quilt. I did a few blocks, but alas, I haven’t done any for awhile. This brings it back to mind. But other things on my plate right now. I also have saved the pattern for Hawaii Sunset, which your daughter is looking at for a wedding quilt. Lots of quilts on my bucket list!! LOL

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