Monday, 24 March 2008

More chaos crumb

Later this year, I am demonstrating Chaos Crumb blocks at my local group, Piecemakers so I thought I would do some more experiments with these fabulous blocks. I have recently bought a copy of Gwen Marston's 'Liberated String Piecing', which has some gorgeous techniques and quilts in it. I think what makes Gwen's quilts so lovely, is that they are set very carefully and beautifully quilted. I decided to set the Chaos crumb blocks in fours and then sash them with cornerstones.

Once this is quilted it will be fine. I'm going to bind it with the same blue as the cornerstones (I think) which will pull it together.
Here is a clearer photo of a four patch. I just love those scrappy blocks, and can't stop making them! My next trial is to make some blocks using a restricted colour selection - more of which later.Tomorrow, DH, DS, DD and I are going on an eight day family holiday to the US! We'll be staying in Las Vegas and San Francisco, so if you're in any of the quilt shops there, look out for me!

7 comments:

Diana said...

I love the crumb blocks. Guess I'll have to break down and find a copy of Gwen Marston book!

Have fun on your U.S. holiday--I bet you find all sorts of new friends in the quilt shops.

Patti said...

Looks marvelous! Know just what you mean about not being able to stop. Have you counted how many you've made? I'm waiting for someone to beat my 1016!

janet said...

Have a fantastic holiday - San Francisco is my favourite US city - looking forward to seeing some photos! Enjoy the shopping - it will be excellent - hope the family are patient!!

Fiona said...

Aren't crumb blocks the best thing! So addictive to make and so cheerful to look at. Lucky you to be going to the US - have a great time.

Karol-Ann said...

I love these. You are so good at them. Have a great holiday!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wheee, these are so much fun, what a great top. putting in the sashing and cornerstones really does help control the chaos, doesn't it. excellent. enjoy your holiday!

Exuberant Color said...

I like the setting. Doing them if 4's was a good idea.