Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Welcome!

I am trying my blog out for the first time, so hope everything goes well. I have enjoyed reading about and seeing what other quilters are working on; so decided it was time to share.

I have been Crumbing Along with Jo at Jo's Country Junction the last 5 weeks and am posting my blocks today!
Crumb Along!








So far I have 47+ blocks, some not squared up. My blocks have been ending up 6x8,7x8 9x10, etc; so I have squared them up 8 1/2". Trees and houses:


                                                        Braid, cut into 3 blocks:

                                  Hearts, I had some problems with these blocks:
     Pinwheels were my favorite. I made 4 stars, but they turned out strange.

More blocks on my border fabric. I want the quilt to be larger so am planning on using the blocks with the Disappearing 9 patch. Got this idea from Steelscraps.blogspot.com from her Magic Crumb Scrap Quilt.


See the 3rd & 4th blocks with yellow "C"s. I had 1 block with this yellow border and I thought it was too yellow, so cut in half and ended up with 2 blocks.
                                           47 Squared up blocks:

I am calling this quilt "Mom's old pants". I did a lot of sewing in High School/College and made 2 pairs of pants for my mother. Sky blue and teal. The end of the scraps from these pants are in the blocks. This has been a fun project using crumbs from many past projects.

8 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

You did a great job...on the blog post and on the crumb blocks!

Ulla said...

Very nice blocks,and memories included in the fabrics.

Elaine M said...

Thank you Kathy and Ulla, for your comments and visit!

Coloradolady said...

These are lovely! I will come back when you have the follow widget up on your blog! Welcome to Blogland!!

Neabear said...

Welcome to blogland! Love your crumb along blocks! Looking forward to visiting you again!

~Linnea

Elaine M said...

Glad you came to check out my site and

Linnea - Thank you for becoming my 1st follower.

karen said...

Loved your blog and your crumbs blocks are amazing..I will have to try the braid, and the trees..

ANudge said...

Those are great crumb blocks. I love how they coordinate together. Going to be fabulous quilt.