Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crumb Jar Nines Finished!

It's a happy Friday to have a finish again! This week it is the mini nine-patch I have been working on from my crumb scraps.

It is bright isn't it? Not my usual style, but I like it nonetheless.  All of the nine patches were made from fabric scraps in my "crumb" jar. These are scraps below about 3" square.  The little mini-nines measure 4.5" square.

I used solids from my stash for the asymmetrical sashing.  Lots of fun fabrics in these scraps. This kind of quilting is my favorite, when I am using "leftover" pieces and turning them into some thing useful and beautiful.

For the borders I pulled from my string box and did sort of a continuous "Trips Around the World" a la Bonnie Hunter.

The border got dogwood, or orange peel, style quilting while the body of the quilt got a large loose stipple.  I had a really hard time deciding what thread color would be best and ended up just choosing white.  There wasn't anything that would have blended on ALL those colors, but I think our eye tends to glance over white since it is sort of a "non-color".

The back is a nice grey and aqua print I got at Hancocks.  I am a generally a big believer in using flat sheets, or whatever is available, for quilt backings, but I have found that when I do FMQ I have much less thread breaks and skipped stitches using actual quilting cotton for the backing. Live and learn (I still have no problem using sheets for straight line quilted quilts.)

This quilt finished at 54"x69" and will be a wedding gift for a coworker of mine and his new wife. I hope they will enjoy it!

Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. How could they not enjoy such a colorful quilt,especially when it was stitched with them in mind? Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt finish!

  2. Beautiful quilt - I love the bright colors. I am certain they will like it (who wouldn't?) Thanks for sharing this lovely handmade gift.

  3. Nice and bright... I especially like the logs holding your quilt in place...log cabin?

  4. Great quilt! The bright colors make me smile and the border is amazing. Well done!

  5. So bright and cheery. Such a great use of scraps.