Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Updates on Crumble Quilt and Scandinavian Christmas BOM

This is a crumble quilt I have been making with Jo since last summer, and it was buried under more urgent projects some time in November, when the first deadline was. I waited for a long time for the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci with instructions to making letter blocks. I still have to figure out how I can make them more the same size.



I added the sashings today, because I felt I had to tame the wild mess of the crumble blocks. With other fabrics the blocks look great without sashings and form a colourful surface. I have so many colours and checkered fabrics mixed without much thought that they make me feel dizzy. Jo gave a new deadline for March 2nd, and I think I will finish my quilt by then. If you follow the link to Jo's blog, you will find a list of links to other quilters who show their Crumbles.

A small group has been making Lynette Anderson's Scandinavian Christmas quilt BOM together, and today is our first day to show what we have done with the pattern. Melanie started the group, let's see who has managed to keep her time schedule. Here is my first block:


The background is old unbleached linen, and the other fabrics are all from my endless stash. There is a cross stitch border, stitched details and appliquéd reindeers and birds.



19 comments:

  1. Crumb quilt looks wonderful with all the plaids. Good choice on the words and sashings. The Scandinavian Christmas is sweet.

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  2. Love your "crumble" and the Business Class quilt in the previous post!!! Great ways to use up your stash and other fabrics!!!

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  3. I absolutely love your crumb quilt with all it's checks and stripes and words! Well done stcking to the sew along!!

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  4. Ulla...this is beautiful!!! I love the sashing...I think when I make another, I will do that too!! Love it!!

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  5. What a nice,big work on your crumble quilt,checks and strips are a good combination;
    the sashing looks good seperating the blocks:-) Love the way your SC block 1 has turned out;mine almost done!

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  6. Those are both very pretty projects. I hope you're having fun with them.

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  7. Beautiful crumble quilt! The sashing gives the quilt a balance and that way each block stands for its own.
    Your SC is very nice. Great job.

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  8. Love your crumb quilt...the sashing is perfect! And the words add a special touch to the quilt.

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  9. Wow, that looks great! I love the sashings in this case, I think it really matches the feel of all the stripes and plaids in the blocks. The colors almost give me the feel of a neutral and gray/black quilt, even though there are lots of colors in there... Maybe it is more of a value thing. Keep it up with the words. can't wait to see the whole thing finished.

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  10. Love your crumb quilt -- it is so pretty. The dark sashing is brilliant and the words are fun. Really nice quilt. Hope to see it when finished.
    You have a very nice blog and I am now following.

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  11. Nice the way your Crumbs are going together.
    Love the Scandinavian quilt blocks.

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  12. I absolutely love your crumb quilt colours, wonderful, and the scandinavian block too. I would love to have this pattern.

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  13. First, your crumb quilt is amazing. I love the look and I love quilts with words. Second, oh my goodness your Scandinavian project is lovely. You have a wonderful stash.

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  14. your designs are always so imaginative

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  15. Oh, Ulla, I'm in love with them both! I just can't wait to see them finished!
    Cheers!

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  16. All the new stitching is great. Business class, Crunbs with WORDS! and Scandanavian Christmas.
    Your joy in what you do shines!! My Star

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  17. Dein "crumble quilt" sieht toll aus. Da schaut man sich gerne jeden einzelnen Block an. Eine grosse und schöne Arbeit, mein Kompliment. Mir gefällt auch der Block mit den "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" und den hübschen gestickten Sternen. Ich glaube, ich werde mich auch wieder einmal hinter das Sticken wagen. Man sieht überall so viele schöne Motive.
    Im Moment möchten tausend Ideen verwirklicht werden, aber es fehlen einfach freie Stunden im Tag ;-) !! Herzliche Grüsse aus einer eisigen Schweiz (wir haben auch -14° und tiefer, was für uns im Unterland eher ungewöhnlich ist).
    Barbara

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  18. I love the crumbs quilt -- good idea about the sashing! Very pretty work.

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  19. A beautiful start Ulla. How are you getting on with the other quilt now?

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