Thursday, September 3, 2015

BIG Crumb Stars


Crumb Stars
40 x 60
To be donated to Quilts Beyond Borders
(The crumby part of Sane, Crazy, Crumby)
Star blocks finish at 18 inches.


I made a pile of 6 inch crumb blocks a couple of years ago as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and haven't done anything with them since.  I decided to use my little used TriRec ruler and make some Crumb Stars. So...I pulled out the purple blocks because I had a big chuck of purple fabric left over from some fabric gift bags I made for the granddaughters. 


Earlier this year in April I made nine inch Crumb Stars for Block Lotto so I decided to try a larger version using those 6 inch ready made crumbs blocks and six inch  purple star points. 


I had a couple of similarly colored blue fabric to use for the background - one piece my daughter picked up from a yard sale and brought to me. I think the other was left over from a QOV.  My daughter doesn't sew but for some reason she's always hunting for someone else's scraps and then she brings them to me and acts like she's done me a big favor.   (She probably has but I don't let her know that). 


I had a night sky looking sheet (or someone spilled bleach all over it) from the thrift store to use for the back of this quilt and the next donation quilt I make.  I pieced batting by zigzagging scraps together.  The binding was the last of a piece of fabric I had on top of one of my many piles so I grabbed it and used it up. (I think a piece went into the string bin).   I quilted it in loops and stars on my plain Jane Janome. 

I'm not sure I actually like the over-sized stars so I probably won't make anymore. But it was fun to give them a try.  Somewhere in this world I'll bet there's a child who will think the over-sized stars are just right. 

I wanted to make 5 quilts this quarter from orphan blocks, crumb blocks, etc for donation. This is the fourth one and goal #11 from my Q3 goal list for 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne of On the Windy Side. 



13 comments:

gayle said...

There's nothin' not to love about big purple stars! It will be cherished by its new owner, I'm certain.

Vic in NH said...

Ahhh, that starry binding fabric is so perfect for this one, I just love it!

Helen in the UK said...

Great job in turning all those left over and repurposed bits and pieces of fabric into a quilt top for donation. I like the way you've changed the position of the stars slightly as you've set them to add interest. Brilliant :)

Cathy said...

You've definitely turned a bunch of scraps and orphans into something wonderful for charity. It's awesome!

A Nudge said...

Cathy, that's the perfect size for a cot. And I love that blue - so serene. A great way to use scraps. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

Ann said...

I love the subtle coloring of this quilt. Congratulations.
So... I'm not the only one who pieces leftovers into one more batting. Good to know.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh my goodness Cathy, I log e this quilt to bits!!! Glorious colour and those strs are wonderful.

Kaja said...

Oh I love this - the way your purple stars sit in the blue is just like a night sky (and I really love that deep blue).

The Quilting Elf said...

I really like over-size blocks and your 18" stars look just right to me. I picture a happy kid cuddling in it!

Kathy T. in Tampa

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I just bought a Tri Recs ruler today - on sale at JoAnns - so it is fun ti see how someone might use it. You are right that there is a child who will love that quilt. It's beautiful!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I think this is a fabulous quilt! I agree, someone is going to love this quilt to pieces. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Alycia said...

Oh my gosh - I LOVE it!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'm sure the recipient will love it!

*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*