My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!
My scraps are getting out of hand. But it's hard to throw them away. As a wise lady recently said to me,"I paid the same amount per metre for that teeny scrap as I did for that fat quarter!" And when you've collected a few kilos of teeny scraps, you wonder how much meterage there actually is in the pile. So I pulled them all out (actually my daughter did - the picture above is her 'nest for birdies'), and decided to do something useful with them.
I'd never really heard of the name 'crumb quilts' until I read about them here, on the lovely Raewyn's blog. I knew about the concept (sewing any scrap bigger than 1/2 inch into a bigger block, then sewing it all in together), but now they have a delicious name to go with them. But I'm regimented kinda girl (really!). I like order to my colours. I also love rainbows and colourwash. Soooo, my first step is to sort my scraps.
Then I plan to make my crumb blocks all one colour, with maybe a few flecks of a complimentary colour to make them sparkle. So I'll have a blue block made up of little crumbs of my different blue scraps with maybe a scrap or two of orange. A purple block with a spark of orange, a green block with pink. Sashing? A cream perhaps, maybe black. But I'm getting ahead of myself. First I have to go pick up my leftovers!
Anyone else doing a crumb quilt at the moment? Or tell me what you are doing with your scraps - I'd love some more inspiration to use them up.