Thursday, March 15, 2018

20 More Crumb Blocks

The Crumb Block Challenge has me using my sewing machine more than it has been used in a few weeks.  Making these crumb blocks is sewing intensive - but free and fun also.
Last night I finished 20 blocks for Wednesday.  Each of these is one of four parts of the bigger block that is joined with sashing.

I was going to lay them out neatly, but then decided I could fit them all in if I layered them willy-nilly.  There are twenty in the photo - and the previous five are off to the side.  This means that I have 25 out of the 64 needed for my layout.  The quilt will be roughly 60" square without borders. I will probably add a 2 to 3 inch border making it 64 to 66 inches square. That is a nice lap/couch quilt size.

A commenter said she was thinking about a rainbow design also.  That kicked on my what if ....   thinking and I tried doing the rainbow on a diagonal.  Here is that new one.

And here is my original "Shattered Rainbow" version.

The color proportions are not even on either of them - but it is closer on the Shattered version.  I think I like the diagonal one better though. 

I also want to share another picture from the play. 
Aunt Martha (standing) and Aunt Abby are offering me a glass of elderberry wine - of course I have no clue that it is a special mixture with Arsenic, Strychnine and Cyanide. So I accepted a glass because "I haven't tasted elderberry wine, since I was a boy!" 
Ha ha.  I never did get to drink it - Nephew Mortimer chased me out of the house!

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Tangos Treasures said...

Loving those crumbs!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

I love both layouts, and what fun to read about your involvement in the play.

Debbie said...

I like both rainbow layouts, but the diagonal one pulls me in. Those crumbs will take you to new places I think. So glad you missed the special wine:)

Joyce Carter said...

I really love the rainbow effect. Both of these are very pretty. One question--Do you just piece your fabrics together or do you stitch them to paper?
I am glad you got away before you took that first drink.

Julie Fukuda said...

In 2015 I made a "big boy" quilt for a grandson using up lots of one-inch pieces, and arranged them in a rainbow design quite similar to your first layout. I really like your crumb pieces better than mine because the random angles of the pieces gives it more zip. Of course, one really needs a machine to do those, so I will stick with my rather square ones and hope putting them on point will make them less boring.

Great pictures from the drama. I am really impressed.

Jeanna said...

I like the diagonal version as well. It is different and unexpected...does that make sense? LOL, maybe I'm losing my mind.

I'm glad you didn't get to drink the wine ;)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Love the photos from the play - and your blocks! They may take some time - but they're a great use of little bits and pieces. Your diagonal rainbow looks much better than the one I worked up in EQ7. Mine is only a "partial" rainbow - I forgot to add in some PURPLE - LOL - ;))