I am still playing with my crumb blocks….It’s my daughter’s 16 th birthday today and this quilt is for her for her birthday so I am actually concentrating on the crumb blocks pretty hard. Thankfully she lives at home and knows it’s been just to crazy with her party and and with her brother’s graduation for me to have it finished..especially since I just started it last week! I’ve been busy making graduation quilts…this one, this one and this one and I have one more of them to do!
I am hoping….this week…to get some sewing time to decided what to do with all these blocks.
I can’t say enough how I love these blocks. I have been thinking about how to arrange them in a quilt. I thought about sashing but she kind of likes the crazy randomness of it all just as is….
People always say that with quilts, a person’s “eye needs somewhere to rest”. There is no resting on this quilt….would the sashing do that?
Then I thought about grouping most of them in the center, adding a border (probably the red solid)….then go back to a row of crumb blocks around the outside edge and finish with a red binding. That way, my daughter gets her way that the blocks are together and the eye “will also get a place to rest” on that red inner border.
Any opinions out there? Have you worked with crumbs before? Mine are 6″. I also thought about doing more words around the outside….maybe her middle name….maybe the date….maybe something silly like “your momma loves you!” If I don’t put the “your momma loves you on the front, I think I am putting it on the back.
I’d love to see other layouts for crumb quilts….or get suggestions with what to do with the blocks.