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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

January UFO Project and Design Wall

This month I started my year by organising myself and working on my crumb blocks in blue. I have been making crumb blocks in different colours over the last couple of years but I've decided that this year I will try and get them into a quilt or two.  I started the month with two blue blocks and finished with 14 blocks, set into black wonky borders.

To do that I added 3" black borders to my 8.5" blocks.
Then I put my ruler on top of the block and tilted it until I worked out what size square I could cut out, in this case it was 12".
I cut the bottom and right side, turned the block and squared the block up at 12" and there you have it, a wonky crumb block.
I did half tilting one way and half the other way.  Before I show you all of them together I need to share my new design wall I whipped up this afternoon. I took a cardboard roll I had from some curtain fabric and taped some cotton wadding to it. Tapped a couple of nails into the top of the pelmet over the sliding doors to my sewing room, popped the roll behind them and.....ta da....a design wall! Easy to remove and roll up if I need to as well.
Here it is with all my blocks on it and no dog plonked into the middle of them as always seems to happen if I lay them out on the floor.
So that's my January UFO done and if you want to join in the UFO along you can find the information here at Marti's 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks. You need to scroll to the bottom of the post for all the details!

I'm hoping to do more of these blocks in different colours each month this year, and I'm following along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 at So Scrappy as far as which colour I choose each month.  I did have loads more scraps in blue than any other colour so I'm glad I got that one out of the way first!

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17 comments:

  1. They look so effective like that - clever trick on the design wall too!

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  2. Love that idea and it looks great in wonky settings....thanks for sharing

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  3. What a great way to set your crumb blocks. The black frames them all out beautifully and make them look quite cohesive. Lovely!

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  4. This is so lovely, both the scrappy and wonky look. Good luck with the next colour.

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  5. So much easier to join the crumb blocks when they are sashed. The wonky looks good with the scrappy blocks.

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  6. I love what you did with your blue crumb blocks! The black sashing really sets them off.
    Most excellent portable design wall idea!

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  7. Super collection! The makings of a great quilt, nearly there. I think a monthly collection of these would be spectacular.

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  8. Those blocks are great! Love the scrappiness and the wonky! Great idea for the 'wall' too!

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  9. Congrats! on your new design WALL. TONS of lovely BLUE scraps in those Dancing Crumbs. Such FUN blocks!!

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  10. I love the setting for your crumb blocks- a graet way to do it!

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  11. Fun crumbs. Even better that they are not in the scrap pile anymore but in the block pile now. Nice design wall...I only have a floor so might have to use your trick.

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  12. Thanks for showing us how you made those! I love the wonkiness!

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  13. You are the luckiest lady around, maybe poor in cash but so rich in fabrics. Your idea for the design wall was genius. Enjoy it! Glad you are in RSC16. The crumb wonky blocks are great, the black is a good choice.

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  14. I just love your blocks and they look so effective.

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  15. I'm not usually a fan of crumb blocks, but I like the direction you've taken with yours. The wonky blocks with the black sashing really sets off the crumbs.

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  16. I do like the twist and turn technique. Sure gives a lot of movement that enhances the layout. Good idea for a design wall...portable too! Sandi

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  17. These are lovely and they look great set in black.

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