Two 12 inch slabs with heart centers. They came out of a box of crumbs.
Crumbs? Those little odd sized bits and pieces of scraps. I have several boxes of them. I go through them each month and sort out the pieces in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. Then I try to make quilt blocks out of them. Later in the year I will make a bunch of comfort quilts out of the blocks I make all year to donate to a few of my favorite places.
I also have a Wonky Box of crumbs. These are extra little HSTs or wonky HSTS or waste triangles sewn together, etc. I pick through here too.
So what else did I make besides the slabs from crumbs?
Four twelve inch blocks.
A ten inch block. Well, actually it's supposed to be 10 inches, I think but I haven't squared it up yet. These HSTS were in the wonky box. I put them together and didn't worry about matching points, cut off points, etc.
I made several ten inch Mendota Blocks - instructions found at the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild. The group owner, Carol, drafts a block every other year named after the place where a quilt retreat is held. Last year was the Omaha block and the ladies at retreat made over 180 quilt tops at retreat. I did not attend but sewed along at home. The retreat will be held in Mendota in 2019 and this is the block everyone will make this year to be sewn together next year at retreat.
Anyway, these are 10 inch blocks with five inch centers. So any big scraps at least five inches square went into the making of these blocks as well as some five inch crumb blocks. I decided I will border primary color centers in primary colors and secondary color centers in secondary colors. So yellow got bordered with some red scraps...
...some blue scraps...
...and a variety of yellow scraps bordered some five inch crumb centers.
I added seven 8 inch crumb stars to the pile. When I make these I add the complementary color. Good thing Sawtooth Stars are versatile. I meant to make the star points yellow and the background purple but got mixed up when I cut the flying geese pieces for the star points.
And from Cathy's Crumby Confectionery Company - Crumby Yummies in a variety of flavors.
An eight inch block for the orphan box.
A few Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty Fish.
A variety of six inch (or close to it) blocks.
And a variety of four inch blocks and a strip for a Chinese Coin quilt.
The 16 gallon box that holds the four inch parts is getting full. I may have to do something with them sooner than later. I have a few ideas.
And now you know about the Crumby part of Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting!
I'm turning Crumbs into Comfort Quilts! Crumbs for Comfort!