These are 8 of the 12 crumb blocks that I am making for my Gratitude quilt. When Judy L. showed us how to make Jeanne's Gratitude Quilt as an hour-a-day project in November, I was just too busy to follow along with each day's hourly task. I have wanted to make this quilt since I saw Jeanne post her version in September.
While cleaning up my studio after the rush of finishing projects for Christmas I decided rather than just put the scraps in to the scrap bin, I would do something with them. All of the scraps were Christmas fabrics. I cut the larger pieces into strips and 5" nickel squares. I sewed the bits together into 8" crumb blocks. (There is a member of my quilt guild that says she regularly sews her leftovers to used dryer sheets so that she has blocks ready for quilts when she wants them--and the bonus is that she has no scrap leftovers!)
When I was looking for ideas to set the blocks together, I came across a picture of Jeanne's quilt that I had pasted into my idea journal. The Gratitude quilt was the perfect setting for my crumb blocks! So, I am making the quilt that I have wanted to make and I tidied up my studio at the same time! I am not sure if it is progress if you add to your UFOs while busting stash or not but I am sure having fun!