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Thursday, 15 September 2011

A Crumb Along


I've been reading posts about this Crumb Along for a couple of weeks now. I thought to myself, "this looks like fun, but not right now". Then, last night I was looking at the posts of various people who have finished some of the crumb blocks, and thought to myself, "this looks like a lot of fun, but not right now". Then, I went upstairs, took a look at my cutting table, and saw some trimmings from blocks that were red, and already had a triangle sewn on one side and thought that they looked like the flying geese for the first step of the crumb along, if only they had another triangle sewn on them. And the next thing I knew, I was sewing on the second triangles, and digging through my crumbs and strings and leftovers. The result......... 5 crumb blocks that I wasn't going to do.   
They measure 6 1/2 inches square. The funny part, or maybe the expected part, is when I finished them, and went back and looked at the posts again, the instructions said to make 2 blocks. As you can see, I read instructions really well.......... not. (giggle). I'm not sure what these will end up as, but they sure are fun. And now, after I finish my second cup of coffee, I'm off to see if I can get the last row of Shakespeare in the Park quilted, and get him off the frame. In the meantime, I'm linking up to Jo's Country Junction where there are a bunch of others also doing the crumb along.

11 comments:

  1. Love these. I too keep thinking "not right now." I feel the pull of joining!

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  2. Too funny! She did say 2-5..... so you just have more blocks made already! Love the colors you are using. Very pretty.

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  3. it is not going to hurt to have more, you can use them in the borders or as alt blocks, great job, I am kinda getting sucked into doing this one too. my goal is to bust some tiny stash- cheryl

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  4. Fun blocks - more is always good - you have 'play' blocks for the border.

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  5. Love your crumbs...and glad you caved to the pressure.

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  6. Very beautiful blocks, love your colours !

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  7. Your crumb blocks look great! You used a wonderful selection of scraps.

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  8. I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's geese blocks and the fabrics in their crumb bins. Fantastic start!

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  9. That is so funny :) Thanks for the giggle today! Hope you enjoy the project that you're not making right now! LOL Great looking blocks!

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  10. I think following direction on a crumb quilt along is counter intuitive. Your blocks look great, the more the merrier.

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  11. Enjoyed this post! And the extra blocks will show up in the quilt somehow I sure!

    ~Linnea

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