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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Crumb Along....... I'm hooked

The instructions for the second part of the Crumb along went up today, and I felt like playing today. These things are a blast to make. I'm totally hooked. I've done 5 of the stars, and still need to do the hearts. But I had all kinds of stuff there to do regular crumbs with, so I've made a bunch of 3 1/2 inch crumb squares, that I've sewn together to make up 6 1/2 inch squares to go with the geese and the stars. I have no idea where this is going, but it sure is a lot of fun, and is making a teeny dent in my crumb and string pile. I'm figuring out the stash usage for these by figuring out the number of square inches for each of these squares at 6.5 x6.5 to equal 42.25 square inches each. Then I'm adding 50% to allow for all the seams and the trimmings, for a total of 63.5 square inches each. Figuring that out for 14 squares, gives me approximately 2/3 of a yard used up. It sure doesn't look like I've used up that much fabric. And now, I think I'll go back and play some more, and make up some crumb hearts this time. Fun, fun, fun.......

10 comments:

  1. Wow Cathy...love your blocks! I want to try some of those 3" blocks...they look like lots of fun too!

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  2. Maybe you could weigh your blocks and estimate yardage based on standard fabric weights? Your blocks look great regardless of how much fabric they used.

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  3. Those crumbs are addictive aren't they. I'm not participating but really enjoying watching all of you who are. keep at 'em!

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  4. Hi Cathy, Your star blocks are fantastic. Aren't they a blast to make!

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  5. Awesome blocks! I need to get busy and get my post up. I have not done as much as you yet...so I better get to it!

    ~Linnea

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  6. Oh yes, great stars and what a good idea to figure your yardage used. i will have to try that wheni have them all done. I have started playing too, but just had aittle time today.

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  7. I've just joined the Crumb Along and enjoy using the contents of my mysterious bags of crumbs. I have been calculating the fabric use in exactly the same was as you!

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  8. Your blocks look wonderful! This is what it is supposed to be all about - JOY!!

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  9. Your blocks are beautiful!! I have used some of my fabrics I almost tossed!! Glad I did not do that!

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  10. They are looking wonderful! I never thought I would be addicted to this but I sure am!

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