January 10, 2008

Fun With Crumbs


I had some fun with the crumb blocks that I made in October. I wanted to make a mat to place under my sewing machine when I am sewing away from home. The main purpose of this mat would be to help me corral my scissors and other sewing notions (in the front pockets) when sewing away from home. At first I thought about just sewing some squares together. I have a container with leftover squares from previous projects that would have worked great. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on this project, but I wanted to end up with something nice. Then I thought about the crumb blocks that I had made with 30's reproduction fabrics. Yes! That seemed to be the answer! Since my time was short I wanted to speed along the binding process too. I usually hand sew the binding down to the back of the quilt, but this time I decided to try doing it all on the machine. I saved myself a lot of time which made me very happy. I have been wanting to try that technique for a while, I just never seemed to have the right project for it. I like the way it turned out!

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Looks beautiful!

Linda said...

Very cute, now I love your machine and I see you have one of those nifty seam guide thingies for it. Aren't they great?

Lea said...

This is very nice mat for your beautiful Featherweight. :-)
I own Featherweight also and You gave me a good idea to resolve my "out of control" scraps!

Rose said...

I like it too. In fact I just purchased Simplicity pattern #3776 to make this very same type of thing, and machine covers. I haven't started them yet though, I have to clean up my plate first before I take more on.

Zegi said...

Very cute, and a good idea!

Susan Freebery said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! What a happy, wonderful foundation to sew on. Brilliant!

Tracey in CT said...

It is beautiful!

LBN2008 said...

Oh, Mar...that "crumb" is beautiful! Yes, I have finally entered the 21st century and am learning to Blog...so now when I see one of your beautiful pieces, I can actually let you know. Love ya, Bren...oh, wait...you have a Bren...Love, da