What I’m working on….

Before I tell you about what I am working on….I want to tell you to come back tomorrow and see my newest project from Moda Bake Shop…I teased you about it awhile back.  Come tomorrow and see what it is.

Now to today’s project…I am trying to clean my sewing room up and make it respectable for company….but…it’s proving to be difficult.  I keep getting side tracked.  I have been bitten by a “bug”….crumb quilting.  Never, never, ever in a million years did I think I would become a crumb quilter but I am.  Are you wondering what crumbs are?  THIS….


tiny bits of fabric.  I had seen, over on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville website, that she had made a quilt using “crumbs”.  I never planned to make one but as I was trimming up my string piecing blocks from last week, I noticed there were quit a few leftover pieces that might work as crumbs.  I went over and reread Bonnie’s directions and before long, I have made these….


They were good, fine and great blocks but I decided to try something a little more challenging and came up with these…


That was all I needed to be in love.  Crumb quilting is really more of an art type quilting……I have learned I love the yellow and red “pops” of color.  So now, many if not all of the blocks have a bit of yellow and/or red.  The fabrics are all from my recycled shirts….man those shirts just keep giving and giving.

I had planned to make a small eclectic baby quilt from the blocks…..

Then I had the blocks laying out on the floor and my daughter Kalissa FLIPPED over them.  She was so in love with blocks so  I decided why not make a quilt for her.   It’s her 16th birthday coming soon so why not?  So I ventured out and made this to add to the quilt.


She always whines that she can NEVER find anything with her name on it…so complain no more Kalissa.  This quilt will have your name on it!

I know I shouldn’t be quilting and I should be getting things together for our son’s graduation party…but, I have been sneaking off to the sewing room and sewing one….or two….or three-Okay I admit 10 at a time.  My stack is GROWING…all of these since Wednesday last week!!


There are over 70 in the stack.  I admit….I am addicted.  I love making them.  My favorite is on the top of the stack. If you want to learn more about “Crumb Quilting”, here’s a link to Bonnie’s tutorialTonya.  If you want to learn how to make letters to make names here is a link to Tonya Ricucci book Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter (That Patchwork Place)Quilts & Quilting Craft Books).  Oh….it is so fun to try.  It just intrigues me what can come from a pile of small scraps.

If you want to see what others are working on, head on over the Patchwork Times.

22 thoughts on “What I’m working on….”

  1. Teresa in Music City

    Those are just too cute! I’m a Bonnie fan too. May have to play with some of those today!!! Your daughter will love her quilt, no doubt about it!

  2. This makes me smile…..first string blocks and now crumbs. Welcome to the club! This quilt is going to be fabulous. If she flipped over the blocks, watch her carefully when she sees the whole quilt. :) Good Job Mom! And there is nothing wrong with getting in a little sewing time. We need it.

  3. Jo, I can’t wait to see your newest creation on MBS! The Chain of Faith is so good! And your crumb blocks are dear; so glad they are staying in the family!

  4. That bug hasn’t bit me yet but it gave you a full case of creativity! Love your fun play. Your daughter will adore the quilt.

  5. I love your crumb blocks! My daughter has an unusual name as well–maybe the next quilt I make for her will have her name on it…

  6. wheeee, I love your crumb blocks! I swear I can see a couple of shirt fabrics that I have too. Your daughter’s name is fabulous – what a special, one-of-a-kind quilt she’s going to have. hurrah!

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