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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Design Wall Monday...

..on Sunday night. Jo, over at Jo's Country Junction hosted a Crumb Along that started last September. I love crumb quilts so of course, I jumped right in with both feet. I keep a bin of completed crumb and string blocks so i had a bit of a head start. After a while, I got sidetracked-like I do do easily-and didn't complete my top.

Then she posts a Crumb Quilt Roundup where we can show off our completed quilts and enter for some great prizes. I like prizes. I like completed quilts. So...I spent Saturday joining my blocks. In my crumb block bin, I have border pieces that I've made on phone book pages. I grabbed a stack of them and joined them to make borders.

See those butterfly blocks throughout the quilt??? Those were gifted to me several years ago by a gal that tried to teach me to paper piece. I wasn't a very good student and never caught on to her way. I thought this would be a good place to use those blocks. I had to take the heavy interfacing that she used off the back and resew several of the seams. No offense to her, but I really like the Carol Doak method better.

Sunday morning, I sewed all the borders on and now have a completed top. Then I had to kick start myself and get the quilt done that has been hanging on on the quilting frame for way too long. It's taking longer than I thought it would because of the dense quilting so it will be done Monday morning.

Then this quilt will get loaded on and quilted. I need this done so I can try for one of the prizes. Yip, it's all about the prize.

My funny moment of the day...I had stopped quilting and was stretching and looked up on my shelf of bins. I spotted a big bin labeled crumb and string blocks.........I had 2 bins??? Yes, I did. The bin is now close to the sewing machine so when I take a quilting break I can sew a few blocks together. Soon I'll have another quilt top this size or larger.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

A little motivation like a prize always greases the wheel. I hope you win!

Annie said...

The center of your quilt is so fun! And another on the way! Not a thing wrong with a prize incentive to help things along. :-)

Mary said...

YEP, All about the Prize. Even if the prize is one less UFO to finish...

fancystitching said...

I really must take time to round up all my stray blocks and put them together into something. I love your scrappy crumb quilt!

Jackie said...

I made 9 crumb blocks one day but never did anything with them. Your quilt is wonderful and has made me think I should make more crumb blocks too!

carol fun said...

This makes me want to play with my big box of scraps - Great quilt!

scraphappy said...

Prizes? I didn't know there were prizes. My crumb quilt is sitting on the frame right now. Maybe you have just given me the motivation to get it quilted. My next crumb masterpiece is on the wall, so that one won't be far behind. I'm not sure if it is good or bad that crumbs never end.

Sue Daurio said...

Prizes, who doesn't love prizes. But really the prize is having that beauty done and finished.

Joni said...

It's funny how a prize motivates us. It doesn't even have to be anything big. And sometimes it is something we'll never look at again, but in that moment it is motivation. Good luck! Hope you win!

Too funny that there was another bin........

Joni said...

It's funny how a prize motivates us. It doesn't even have to be anything big. And sometimes it is something we'll never look at again, but in that moment it is motivation. Good luck! Hope you win!

Too funny that there was another bin........

Gari said...

I say, whatever motivates me is a good thing. I really like your crumb quilt. It looks so homey and comforting. I have never thought of making blocks out of crumbs but I may have to look into that. My studio is very crumby.