Monday, September 10, 2007

I like it!

I slapped a bunch of Crumb Chaos blocks on my design wall this morning before I went to work. (Do any of the rest of you feel a need to touch fabric just a little in the morning before heading out?) I even took them down in pairs for sewing together and stitch three of them. When I got home today I finished stitching together the rest of them, webbing them the way Bonnie describes here. I've never tried this before, but thought it sounded like a good idea. It didn't go perfectly - somehow I managed to get the top row twisted just a bit - but the rest were OK. Bonnie's right - this IS a great way to sew a quilt together. All the blocks land where you want them to, they are all going the right direction - presuming you laid them out that way - and it's much, much faster than any other method. I'm going to be sewing my tops together this way from now on. Thank you Bonnie!

I need 288 blocks for a quilt for our bed with a long drop. I need 117 blocks for a Hotel Hope quilt or a camper quilt. With 1016 blocks I think I'm going to be busy sewing tops for quite awhile!

5 comments:

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The blocks are awesome.

Libby said...

Isn't it fun to stitch up a top that way? Looks great - love all that red *s*

Vicki W said...

Patty, the blocks look great together! Yes, I also seem to have a need to at least walk in the room and look at my fabric and projects every day.

Laurie Ann said...

I've never tried Bonnie's system. It always just looked way to complicated. But maybe I'll have to revisit it.

Love the top!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I love it, and I love it big as well! Tracey