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Saturday, January 12, 2008

More Crumbies!

I took my little crumby quilt with the orange border with me to Louisiana..and I FINISHED the hand quilting on the plane on the way home! This has been a UFO for so long....I'm glad to have it done. I finished the binding and sleeve last night while watching more of "The Vicar of Dibley". I have two more episodes to go and these have to go back to the library soon, I am so enjoying them!











Of course, this 26" X 31" little crumby was so fun to quilt,I had to quickly throw together the crumby star blocks I was working on a couple weeks ago and make them into a crumby top so I have a smaller more portable hand quilting project as a "take with" when I go some where. The other hand quilting project is just too big to be buried under at a class or on a plane. It's a definate "couch at home" project. (see me rationalizing here!!)



I loved doing these crumby stars..all the triangles came from things like trimming binding joins, lopped of triangles from doing the "put a small square on a big square and sew across the diagonal and lop off the excess...." And all the triangles that people have donated to me from these processes instead of tossing them in their trash! Wonky triangles are more fun to work with than absolutely perfectly straight ones.





These are Mardi Gras Stars, Dancing in the parade, under the influence of jungle juice! *LOL*










I used Mardi Gras green and purple for the borders. Maybe it will get a gold binding?

I pieced together a couple left over pieces of quilter's dream cotton for the batting...and I was able to use up a little child's doll print that has been hanging around for eons as the backing! It's now out of the stash and I have a home for it. The dolls represent me letting my inner child out to play :c)


I quickly machine basted it so it is ready for hand quilting. I set my stitch length on my longarm about 6, and simply do a large meander....a REALLY LARGE MEANDER, just enough to hold the layers together, and easy enough to remove as I am hand quilting. It sure makes it nice not to have to deal with safety pins pins in the way.

I'll post more about my trip to Louisiana in my next post. I have a bunch more photos to crop down, so maybe this evening!

15 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Welcome back home. Traveling might impact quilt productivity for some of us, definitely NOT for you! Well done, Bonnie... your inner child is running free!

Freda said...

I love your crumbies Bonnie.

Janet said...

LOVE the orange bordered crumby quilt!!!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh bonnie. you are ruining me. I look at your quilts and they are so full of life and joy and soul. I then look at what I'm working on and think, meh. oh no - Don't tell me I have to start buying beiges and browns and all those colors I hate but love in your quilts. sigh. the cheddar crumbies came out marvelous and WOW oh WOW love the Mardi Gras Stars. You amaze me.

Elaine Adair said...

Bonnie, you certainly have a gift! Each one is better than the next! What joy they emit! I cannot imagine how you can continue to work full steam with the move in your near future.

BTW, I am just about finished with another one of your ideas, the Star Struck. I think I'll hand quilt it, as it turned out very nice. Thanks again for all you do in our quilty world.

Exuberant Color said...

I love the crumby with the orange border. I'm seeing orange used more and more and think I am about ready to do something with it.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

These are really great! I love the cheddar border!

Violette Severin said...

I love the quilt. It gives me hope that I can really use up all of my scraps. By the way, I quilt to the Vicar of Dibley DVDs too. I got them for Christmas.

quiltteacher said...

The crumbys are great! Love the color combinations.

Kieny said...

Absolutely love these Bonnie! You are such an inspiration. A big thank you!

Emma said...

If you finished it on the plane, that means you must be allowed needles on-board over there? I never know what to do on planes without my sewing these days!

Mel said...

Wanted to let you know how much of an inspiration you are to me. I've nominated you for Make my Day award.
http://melsquiltingblog.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Oh geez, more eye candy! You have gotten so much done!

jmbmommy said...

These are just great...love the peppy colors!

Lynda said...

I love these crumb quilts! It appeals to my frugal/recycling side, but also to my clour'loving side. It doesn't seem to matter which colours end up together, they all get on perfectly!