Crumb Hearts - 8 inch
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How did I make my hearts?
I pulled out a few red scraps which means they are scraps that are odd sizes - bits and pieces that don't go into my more standard sized strip bins. I call them crumbs. (At this time I further sorted out the heart/star themed crumbs for crumb butterflies WIP and another pile for autumn colored Pumpkin Peel that takes a scrap at least 3.5 or so inches long. ) The instructions for the hearts call for 5 1/2 inch pieces so I sewed my crumbs into a strip about six inches wide as you can see above.
Each block takes an 8.5 x 5.5 and a 3.5 x 5.5 piece of fabric so...
I cut that strip into an 8.5 inch piece, a 3.5 inch piece, an 8.5 inch pieces, a 3.5 inch piece and so on until I ran out of made fabric.
I further trimmed up those pieces so they were nice and tidy. And then I made six hearts. What a fun way to use crumbs!