Anyone who knows me well, knows I love a quilting challenge. I especially love getting a bunch of orphan blocks and trying to work out how to use them in a quilt. Often these quilts are for Project Linus and often I have to think outside the box to make a pretty and usable quilt. You might remember these two quilts HERE and HERE where I had to think of creative settings to use up the blocks.
So you can imagine that when I made 154 crumb blocks I really had to get my thinking cap on as to how I could use those blocks creatively.
As I loved making the Granny Square Quilt back in July, my mind began to think..what would happen if I used crumb blocks instead of squares? hmmmm well yes, I think that would work quite well!
As the blocks finish at 4” I had to do a little math to work out the set-in triangles. I also decided to keep the colours the same for the centres and each of the rounds. As there is enough busyness going on in the individual blocks I didn’t want it to look to messy. The neutral and same fabric background also gives the eye a place to rest.
Quite conveniently the finished block measures 17” finished. Nine blocks together with a bit of sashing makes for a very respectable 54” square quilt. Perfect for Project Linus!
I have enough blocks to make 2 more quilts, one with a blue background and one with a pink background.
If you are interesting in the Granny Tutorials here are the links:
Lastly, I had to share this pic I grabbed at the Supermarket with my phone (hence the bad quality!) It’s a patchwork car!
Until next time...♥