If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An Explosion of Crumbs

Why is it that when I  work on these crumb blocks, my room  looks like my scrap basket exploded.
I mean it, exploded.

It has looked like this every time and I thought I would just share it. I was wondering, does your space end up like this or am I just a very messy quilter.

I was able to get quite a few  blocks done this afternoon. I really liked making these log cabin blocks the best so far. I like how I do not have to worry about the seams being a perfect 1/4 inch or that they will match up on each strip. Can just slap it together and it looks great.

And then I got crazy and continue to make a few more filler blocks.

Look at how big my pile is getting.


This is just way too much fun for one person, enjoying the process.

Till next time,


  1. I have you know....my space looks way worse! I have to shut the door. In fact, I wondered why it looked like these scraps were growing instead of shrinking...still wonder that now!!! Yes, it is a fun process. Your blocks look great!!

  2. I don't think there is a tidy way to crumb piece! I've tried. I think that's why I can only handle it for so long and then I hit sensory overload. But with blocks like the ones you've been putting out, I have to say, it's worth putting up with mess for the results.

  3. My place is exactly like yours after crumbing !
    Beautiful blocks.

  4. Very fun! My sewing space looks exactly like this! I love your log cabin blocks...they could be their own quilt!

  5. It seems you are not the only one with a messy space...seems to be a common denominator among all of us. LOL! Yours are looking fabulous!


  6. Nope that is what a crumb factory is supposed to look like! Heck, that's why we start using them - to try to get them out of there (notice I said TRY?)

    Your blocks look great, keep 'em coming!

  7. Your blocks are turning out nicely. And yes, my sewing room looks like that too!

  8. Hi, I just linked over from a friday linky party. To me your creative room looks busy and productive. I know, I see photographs of some people's workspace and I wonder "Does anything happen there?" as it's so tidy. Good luck on your quilt. The blocks are beautiful!

  9. It is such a relief to know that I am not just a slob, that my room is suppose to look like that. I can get back to work and not feel guilty. Thank you everyone and thank you for all your comments.

  10. Oh they look great. I am so glad to hear you say that you are enjoying the process. That's so good to hear because isn't that what quilting is suppose to be?!


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