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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Crumb along

Well, I've finally started on my crumb-along blocks that Jo's doing!  Click on the Crumb Along graphic in the margin to see others.  The first ones are flying geese -

I think they turned out A-okay! 

I like the look of Jo's red with plaids, and I remembered I ordered one of those woven scrap bags from Keepsake Quilting that I'd never used.  So, I dug in and found a few pieces I could use for background.  I 'm also planning to use African fabrics in these blocks ... where will they go?  who knows!

When I made the geese I didn't clip off the little corner of the rectangle as she instructed; the first ones I did were too uneven and off kilter, so I made new ones and left the background corners attached.  Easier to square up that way.  Also, she suggested squaring up at 6" but I did mine 6-1/2" in case I misunderstood; I can always trim them down.

So that takes care of  last  week's blocks... now to tackle this week's assignment!

Sew forth and sew on ...


  1. YEAH!! Love the blocks. I did mine 6.5", too - much easier for me to 'math' out a lay-out with them.

  2. Linda, the colours you used really make the red pop. They both look great.

  3. I really look forward to seeing yours with african prints. Your first blocks look wonderful.
    I'm a bit unsure of the finished size myself.

  4. This is going to be one beauty of a quilt. The colors are so nice!

  5. Looking GOOD!! Red of course is my favorite....


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