I'm continuing with making crumb pieces that will eventually turn into blocks following Darlene's directions.
Here are the 7.5 inch square blocks I now have finished and trimmed...
|Crumb Sewing: It takes a while to sew enough together to get a block |
sized piece of work, but it is very stress releasing kind of sewing to do!
She shared another way to combine the fabric to make crumb quilts. This time starting with larger pieces of fabric to end up with small little pieces in strips and then blocks!
Start with four pieces of fabric about the same size (say about 5 x 8 inches-ish). Put two together, straighten one edge. Sew on that edge. Then move the presser foot about 1 or 1.5 inches and sew the fabrics together with a straight line. Can do these wonky or straight. She turns the fabric each time she comes to the end to continue with the seams about 1 to 1.5 inch apart.
- Skip the initial line and then cut to separate the fabrics so each line has about 1/4 inch seam.
- Press open to see the two fabrics!
- Continue and make a bunch of these.
- Sew two sets together until you have another little pile of fabric strips sewn together and cut apart. (Goal is to have some that measure the same top to bottom.) Depending on how to cut there could be a different number of strips needed to get the same measurement.
- Now you have a bunch of different strips sewn together - about the same size.
- Repeat the initial steps again. This time instead of just two strips you will end up with two strips each made up of different fabrics!
- Sew these together to make a crumb block all of little pieces, or combine with larger pieces of fabric for a different look!
2. Picked a blue strip, and then pieces to add to the mix! In some cases I sewed smaller pieces together before joining them to the blue strip. Lined the pieces up and then sewed them down with 1/4 inch seam to the blue strip.
4. Here is how it looked on the front. See how the pieces are flapping on the strip of blue?
7. Cut the pieces apart. Notice the top right unit, I goofed and sewed the pieces so they were facing each other. So that has the blue in the center.
8. Trimmed the pieces up using the blue to determine where the edges would be. Most of the pieces have 90 degree corners.
Here are the scraps I have sewn together or pulled out to consider adding to blocks: