Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crumb quilt


The date today, 10-10-10, is just too good to go without a post. So here's the quilt I've been throwing on my lap lately. All scraps and some leftover 9 patches.

I chain-pieced scraps together, 2 + 2, then 4 + 4, then 8 + 8, until I got to about 18". Then cut strips in 1.5, 2.5, and 4.5 widths by 18" long. When I got tired of making the strips, they magically all fit together! The border is cut from an old shirt.

18 comments:

Alexis said...

I love that it looks kind of old fashioned with the house and crumb bits but in modern bright colors. Yowza! Nice work!

maree said...

Ah - the wonders of magic:) Isn't the green working well just adding that zing. Love it. Ciao

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, yes! My lap would love that quilt! So much to see, and so cozy with the house and the applique!

amandajean said...

I love this quilt! And the one in the previous post as well. Your work is delightful and inspiring!!!

Sharon said...

Wow, this is a fun, happy quilt! Love that applique with the crumbs! And the plaid border too.

You make me want to go play with my crumbs!

theodora said...

that is real pretty and especially the part of utilizing a shirt,alot of small pieces.

Clare said...

As I was scrolling down through Google Reader, the top of the photo appeared and I immediately thought - Crumbs YES!

Love love love crumbs and this quilt is lovely.

Sujata said...

Love this quilt! The house seems so peaceful surrounded by the applique wine. The crumbs are like party all around the neighborhood!
Delightful and inspiring!

Selvage Quilter said...

I love this kind of quilt that keeps you looking and searching for a long time. You can't take it all in at once.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely love this quilt!!!

be*mused jan said...

Love, love, love!

Barb said...

great quilt! Looks like it was fun to make!

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it! I'm going to have to borrow your idea of working in strips that way - cuz it really works!!! great job.

julieQ said...

OH, I like that...can we say love that!!? I really love the plaid border...yum!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I just love the BLUE in this quilt! It ZINGS!!! Love it!

Em said...

The plaid is fab!!! I love how u use the shirts!! Love the scrappiness and yet the uniform house that contrasts, nice balance. May want to enter in this week's weekly themed quilt for Scrappy theme at Quilting Gallery :).

Victoria said...

Really wonderful! Love the scrappiness of this, and the blue plaid boarder is fabulous!

Magpie Sue said...

What a fun quilt! I also appreciate the description of your process. I find myself with long-ish strips of strips when I'm sewing scraps; now I know what to do with them!