When Beth at Love Laugh Quilt first posted about Dump and Sew I knew I had a bag of scraps to use. Several weeks before I had come home from Project Linus with a bag full of scraps and strips to make string quilts. I had made 60 blocks and was getting bored and had already started a few crumb blocks. Out dumped the bag, including the crumb blocks. I sorted a little, taking out the RW&B, and added some triangles.
Crumb blocks are at
the top of the picture.
challenge of this project was not to cut as much as I normally do.
There were many strips in the bag and I sewed some together, folded,
cut in half, and sewed again. I sat at the machine, sewed, did not
iron and did not use the rotary cutter; two hours later ended up with
14 odd shaped blocks. It actually was very relaxing letting go of rules and letting the
fabric dictate what shape the block was going to end up. This is what
I ended up with after ironing, and squared up the corners:
I made some
Yes, it looks like I
threw in some perfect 16 patch blocks, but this one was made with a
3” and 2 1/2” strips (fungly fabric – lipstick & mascara).
Sew, fold, cut. I think I could make a whole quilt this way.
Thanks Beth for
challenge. I enjoy this method and will try it again.
Check out the other
quilts at the linky party at Love Laugh Quilt.