Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crumb-Along Week 4 - Nine Patches n' Four Patches

I've had a busy sewing day.  Made my weekly block for Jenifer Dick's Traditional Tuesday Sampler, made six more string blocks for Donna's String Quilt w/ 9 Patches, and then escaped all my troubles through some Crumb-Along sewing.  I joined a lot of teeny pieces to make bigger pieces, and tossed about ten partially formed crumb blocks back into the crumb bin at the end of today's sewing.  Maybe my next session will go that much faster.

I started by making some really teeny tiny wonky nine patches.  What a struggle!

I've had a revelation though.  It's not that the crumbs are too small.  It's that my fingers are just too darn big!

I cut some 3.5" random squares in angle cuts and made some wonky four patches.

I made ten crumb blocks today.  Here's the first six.

Every time I do this, I have a favourite block.  This is today's favourite.

And I made three more stars.  I've decided to use these half-framed stars as my border, so I'll need to make quite a few more.  Maybe if I start making them as my leader n' ender and not just on Tuesdays.


  1. I love how your blocks are turning out! Fun times making this crumb blocks! Thank you for stopping by my place!


  2. WOW..I really love the stars!!

  3. The stars are so pretty! Yours are going to stand out and look wonderful in your quilt. Have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. Love your blocks! My favorite is also your favorite! That is a lot of progress in one day!

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your crumb blocks!! I have some of that same fabric! I wish I could piece with you. I have been saving crumbs but have not yet been brave enough to start.