Do you have Victoria's new book?
I can't wait to see it!
Last year I made two blocks for her Santa quilt (you can read more about the project and see my blocks on this post). Victoria has finished the Santa quilt top - click here to see it. It's amazing!
I know how difficult it actually is to sew together so many different sized blocks, and if you've done it before, you are nodding your head right now! Victoria makes it sound easy, but it's really not!
I used this technique for making my "Words to Live By" quilt and I think it utilizes a different part of a quilter's brain than traditional piecing does. I find I have to be in the "free zone" - a creative space where nothing fits together, no measuring is allowed, lines are not straight, seams don't line up, and it's ALL GOOD!
Once you know how to get to that zone, and if you like it there, it can be so fun. Making crumbs blocks is one way to access that part of your quilter's brain, and then you can expand and use the same concepts to piece quilts.
I've been making crumb blocks this past week to use up some pink scraps for the RSC, and somehow this photo of the perfect snack (a cracker, a cucumber slice, and some dill cheese) is on my camera! I don't remember taking this photo... I must have been in the "free zone"!?! I do remember piecing the block, and will post more on Saturday's scrappy post...so stay tuned!