Thursday, October 26, 2017

Crumby Kisses is Finished

Beautiful old fashioned look with a modern feel!
I am really torn about this little quilt. When I first started working on it I was sure that I was going to keep it so I decided to name it. As I was working on it I changed my mind and I decided that I would give it to charity through my Guild's outreach program. At that point, I made the decision to make it a smaller size than my normal huge bed quilt. Now, I am regretting that decision because I really like how this one turned out!

I should have known better because I really do love scrappy, crumby, string quilts and this one fits that bill perfectly. Using up some crumbs to make a quilt is a very frugal way to quilt but it is also very labour intensive and time consuming.

backing and binding
I will continue to make charity quilts but I think for the next little while I will be making simpler and less time consuming patterns and maybe it won't be so hard to give them away. I want to spend some time developing my long arm quilting skills so maybe it will be a win-win situation. We only have so many hours in each lifetime and I guess we have to choose how we want to spend them. :)

As I had posted previously, this quilt was inspired by a pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co. called Kissing Coins. The pattern used rectangles cut from a precut bundle of fabric. When I saw the photo of their quilt in my friend's magazine I knew I needed to make it with crumbs. They do have a YouTube video tute here.

This quilt finished at approx 49" x 62" and was quilted using a gray Cansew thread #6819 and lead gray magnaglide in the bobbin. I quilted it using the panto called Cool Beans by Apricot Moon Designs and I used Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly for the batting.

I finished the quilt using a scrappy binding comprised of colours found in the backing fabric. I love it and I hope the person that receives it gets many, many years of comfort and joy whenever they use it.

ready to donate
I am going to miss this quilt a lot so I think I will just have to make me another one - but bigger! Bigger is better...right. :)


Quilter Kathy said...

I know exactly what you mean about working with scraps being time consuming, and then loving the quilt and not wanting to give it away. But someone will love it just as much as you do and it will bring great happiness and comfort to their life. That's what I tell myself!

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

As you progressed through the stages I began to love crumby kisses more and more. It is very difficult to give one of your beloved creations away.

Love sis

belarmina said...

Ellen entiendo tu amor por este edredón
es muy bonito
¡¡harás otro rápido seguro!!

KaHolly said...

It IS a beauty, and yes! Improv piecing all those scraps IS time consuming!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Such a beautiful finish Ellen!
I can see how this will be hard to let go.

Cathy said...

Crumby Kisses! I love it.'s on my crumb quilt list now. I tried some crumby maple leaf blocks a few weeks ago and they didn't do much for me so I was looking around for something else for crumbs. (I wasn't looking very hard but I was looking).