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Turkey Tracks: “Crayon Crumbs Box” Quilt

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Turkey Tracks:  March 16, 2016

Crayon Crumbs Box Quilt

I have been obsessed for much of the winter with making use of the small leftover pieces from my quilt projects.  These pieces are too small, for the most part, to cut into a 1 1/2-inch strip or a 2-inch block.  so, I started making 2 1/2 inch wide strips with the “crumbs” (as Bonnie Hunter calls them).  I use a flip and sew method–and trim from the back when I am done.

I used these strips as sashing for the cheddar version of Bonnie Hunter’s 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine‘s four-patch challenge.

My four-patch blocks came from my “parts department”–so named by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston in their excellent book COLLABORATIVE QUILTING.  Remember that I spent a lot of time last summer making four-patches from my two-inch bin of squares–cut from leftovers from finished quilts.  I love this idea of having a “parts department.”  Bonnie Hunter also amasses and uses blocks from her quilt projects–like the small triangles one can salvage from making half-square triangles by laying a square over the corner of a rectangle or larger square (as with a snowball block), sewing from corner to corner, and trimming.  Bonnie Hunter uses a template to also mark a sewing line for this smaller triangle.  For more info, see her quiltville.com web site and click on tips/etc. at the top of the page.  Right now I’m getting about 400 2-inch half-square triangles from a snowball block project–using Bonnie’s method.  (They’re going into a border on that quilt.)

So, here is the finished quilt:

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Red-orange (or cheddar in quilting terms), teal blue/green, and violet magenta form a triad on the color wheel.

The backing and binding bring in the violet purple/magenta:

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You can see the quilting–an soft rose colored thread from Signature–on the border:

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The rose color “knocked back” the brightness just a bit.  I like it.

The pantograph is “Whirlwind” by Patricia Ritter.

Here are some pics of the quilt top–so you can see the way this block and the sashings work together.

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And one showing a secondary pattern:

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I have loved every minute of this project!!!

 

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  1. Love those scrap sashing strips! And such a beautiful way to use up your scraps, even the teeny weeny bits 🙂

    mothercat2013

    March 16, 2016 at 2:44 pm


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