"Crumby Stars"

In an effort to more or less at least SORT of keep up with the small, weird shaped pieces of upcycled blues, I tried to make some crumb quilts along with the other tops. 

When you use up garments, you have more curved pieces and odd shaped leftovers because you aren't working with nice, neat rectangles and squares.

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This means this is what you have leftover.  Yes. This is STILL what I have leftover - and that's after making the quilt called All Crumbled Up, this one - Crumby Stars and almost all of the blocks for Shadowed Crumbs.

So, how many more crazy/crumby quilt blocks can I get out of these odd shaped pieces?  I don't know.  I'm going to go back through and pick out the biggest ones and try to trim them down to 1.5" .

I asked my son how long he thought I could sew just on these pieces alone.  

When he smiled, I said, "I don't know either, and I'm not going to find out!" My husband, of course, thinks these pieces are all fire starters. And they may become that - when I am so tired of working with them that I can't stand it.

No, I'm not making beds or pillows for our local animal shelter.

Been there. Done that.

They don't wash them - so once they get dirty--they throw them away.

I'm. Not. Doing. That. Again.

Anyway, this was number 16 top that I finished in my series of upcycled blues. It is the last one that I quilted.

 The gray was a very soft duvet cover.  Not a good choice for quilting. But I needed gray and a solid gray doesn't come through that often at the second hand shops. So I bought it.  I should have starched it silly before working with it.  Next time I'll know better.

The gray was a very soft duvet cover.  Not a good choice for quilting. But I needed gray and a solid gray doesn't come through that often at the second hand shops. So I bought it.  I should have starched it silly before working with it.  Next time I'll know better.


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I actually worked on this quilt top from the first of the year on the weekends clear through pretty much the end of March. So there is a lot involved here. I also spent quite a while quilting it as you can see - between the stars 'n loops, straight line quilting and the cobblestones, yes, it took quite a while.

Am I pleased? Well, yes I am.  Not 100% as I know where the issues are, but as you just look at it - I think it reflects pretty well the work I put into it.

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Sadly, there is no pattern written up for this at this point. If you want to know any of the sizes of the stars or strips, I'd be glad to let you know until I get the pattern for all my crumbs quilts written up. Until then, just ask if you can't figure it out from reading the blog posts I wrote after I worked each weekend on crumbs and strings.

And naturally, the quilt roll.

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And that's all from me today. I trust you have a wonderful day - wherever you are and no matter the temperature!  Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere - doesn't matter!

Be sure to check out what my sis has for you over in the store!


Becky Petersen6 Comments