I can't believe I have started another quilting project! But in my own defense, I am almost finished my 36 patch blocks, and with this new project I will be using up more stash (really small bits) so it's almost a given that I HAVE to make this project...how's that for rationalization!?!
I have started a Crumb Quilt with Jo's instructions. The first blocks are crumby flying geese blocks.
My first one was too dark, but I liked the look of 6 small flying geese in one block.
The second block, again using 6 flying geese (the top one might be trimmed off).
I think it's too light.
This is sounding like "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"!
My third block (using 4 flying geese) was JUST RIGHT!
Crumb Along Project Specs:
Fabrics: all batiks from my scrap boxes/bags/bins
Colours: Any - whatever I feel like working on at the moment.
Block size: not sure of what the trimmed size will be (because I can't find my 6 1/2" ruler) but it will be approximately that size.
I thought I would make the blocks using Bonnie's leader/ender technique, but it's just too messy on my work surface and I can't stand it! So, I will set aside some time each week to work on the blocks and get another, more orderly leader/ender project to work on.
These are my extra flying geese blocks to use in a future step.
Thanks to Jo for the fun project inspiration, and great instructions! If you want to see other quilter's beginning crumb quilts, click here.