Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Still Crumbling Along


This Autumn I have been playing with a bag of "useless" scraps. Jo is hosting a Crumb Along to make a unique quilt in an unconventional way. First she showed how to make Flying Geese, without a ruler:




The next week's lesson was a star block. I have made Maverick Stars before, so this was easier for me. I also happened to have tiny white squares just waiting to be used.


It was the third week, I think, when we were to see the Nine Patch and Four Patch in a new way:



After that it was tricks with triangles. I used some already in the above top right corner block, they were leftovers from a quilt I made for my niece last year. I happened to cut very many triangles the wrong way and unpicked them. Luckily I had almost the required amount of fabric to cut them the right way and only one has the stripes going horizontally in the finished quilt. Now I made a bow, a Shoo-Fly, and two HST blocks in a square.



Last week's block was the Log Cabin. I need to make more blocks of all these and some crumble blocks as well, because I need 42 blocks for the centre of the quilt, plus a huge amount for the outer border.


Jo is making the outer border with Alphabet blocks, and I'm planning to make some words and maybe stars for it. I'm waiting for my book to arrive any day now. This will certainly be the scrappiest quilt I have ever made!

I'm linking in on Jo's blog. There you can find links to many other quilters who are doing their own unique versions of this fun quilt. Go and see them all!

23 comments:

  1. I love your plaid blocks...the stars are my favorites.
    I really like how all the stars are different sizes!

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  2. Love those different and shabby blocks, Ulla! Great fabric for it too. I really look forward to see the top!

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  3. Yes, it definitely will be scrappy. It will be interesting to see it all put together.

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  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blocks!! This quilt is going to be spectacular!! YOU GO GIRL!!!
    P

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  5. It looks like you have this all under control. Your blocks look fabulous. I think you will be very pleased in the end. Can't wait to see it all put together.

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  6. Your crumbquilt will be great with all these plaids and brown fabrics, it will be very cosy !
    Katell, France

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  7. Oh what fun! I love how you're using plaids-it ties all the funky different blocks together.

    I don't think I could do this...think, sew and cut so "out of the box". You're terrific!

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  8. What a fun quilt, Ulla! I love all the homespuns, too! Reminds me of Mary Lou Weidemann's wonky blocks book! I can't wait to see it all finished!
    Cheers!

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  9. Followed your link from Jo's blog. Your plaid blocks are great, especially the log cabins.

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  10. Such fun and I do love those plaids. Looking forward to your words.

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  11. Looking great! Your top is going to a wonder one of a kind piece. cw

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  12. looks to be a lot of fun, my sort of quilt.

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  13. Love the plaids, I would like to make a quilt with them one day. I just tooka class on curve piecing, now to make a couple more blocks and take some pictures and post. Have a beautiful day. Hugs, Marie

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  14. All your blocks are really beautiful ! Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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  15. These are great! How big are they?
    It's going to be such a happy snuggly quilt with all those scraps and extra insulation from all those seam allowances.

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  16. No such thing as useless bits. You saved them and now a useful pretty quilt. Like it lots!!!!

    Our swans are nesting.

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  17. <nice ones you've done. Looks like mine, when I try ro do them with ruler. :)

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  18. Looks great! Fun how everyone's is turning out so different!

    ~Linnea

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  19. Ulla! These are looking fantastic!! I love the colors, and I like the brown!!! Glad you were able to post!! Have a great weekend.

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  20. What lovely blocks! It's great that you are able to use up your scraps and make a whole quilt.

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  21. Love what you have done, especially the stars!

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