Monday, 18 April 2022

Wonderful World of Colour Blog Hop

 This hop is hosted by Joan at MooseStash Quilting, the challenge was to make something inspired by the world of colour. 
Scraps lend themselves to the use of many colours and when tamed into an eye-pleasing design they become the star of the quilt.

taming of the scraps into crumb blocks

I did a little sorting of some (there are too many to do them all) of my scraps. The job didn't get finished before, way before. Okay if I'm being honest I never did finish sorting them, the sewing machine was calling my name. And off I went full steam ahead just sewing scraps together into crumb blocks. This type of sewing is a no think just grab a scrap and sew it to the previous pieces. Sometimes all we need is mindless sewing. 

a few of the crumb blocks

I trimmed the crumb blocks into 6 1/2'' squares, added a neutral 6 1/2'' scrap, and made 5 1/2'' HST's. 

I used two crumbs blocks for each star

I debated with me, myself and I, we had quite the conversation, as to whether the centres of the friendship stars were going to be white or a solid colour. The white won out, this time. 

a pieced flimsy

The next decision border, yes or no. A pieced scrappy border, a solid border. Please let me know what you think.

Unfortunately, this is as far as I got, which is a first for me. I always have a finished project for these blog hops, but I ran out of time to complete it.  Oh and that border decision didn't help any.

Now let's see what wonderful colour projects my fellow blog members have come up with today.

32 comments :

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Well, it looks like you had fun sewing, and that's what really counts in the end, right? I think the white at the center of the stars is lovely, and I personally vote for some borders. Maybe a bit of white to let them float a bit more, then a colorful border or just a wide binding.

lynn said...

I'm voting for borders, maybe made with some crumb blocks , a series of borders with a very narrow solid border between the crumb ones. Gee but I am a bit bossy this morning. Main thing is I love your start, and there are so many possibilities for finishes that you can play to your heart's content. Can you tell that I love your idea?(lol)

Inflorescencedesigns said...

I love the creativity of everyone. I would have never thought to cut up my crumb pieces after having sewn all the small pieces together and use them that way. As for a border...I am not a border girl so adding just white to the edges would be my way to go. However, I think this quilt would look lovely with a scrappy border.

Preeti said...

I am a huge fan of mindless sewing, particularly because that kind of selfish sewing has been rare for me lately. But wonderful world of color? Well that is everyday since we are quilters and surrounded by colorful fabrics :-) The friendship stars are cute. They will make an adorable quilt.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! I think a scrappy border would finish it off nicely.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Crumb and string piecing is my favorite sewing! I like how you turned yours into star blocks. As for the border, I would chose a fabric that reads solid for a narrow inner border first (but not white, a med-dark color) and then do something scrappy in a wider border. Since you have a lot of wonderful white in the quilt, it will not look too busy adding a scrappy outer border. What sort of scrappy border? I will leave that to you. More crumbs? Piano key? Alternating vertical with horizontal string blocks? Or anything else that might look good.

Vicki in MN said...

You have a great start to this fun colorful quilt. That is a great way to use up smaller scraps!

Sandra Walker said...

I love this sweet quilt Cindy! I need to make a better effort to control (hahahahaha, insane laughter ensues) my scraps, and making crumb and string blocks is a good way to at least control and even eliminate my bag of small scraps! I may have to do this... As for a border why not make a zigzag border using more HSTs from crumbs? Or maybe two borders, one from 3" x 6" rectangles of crumbs maybe, and then a white solid border, or flip the order of those two so the inner quilt floats? So many possibilities, I can see why you'd stall!

Calicojoan said...

You made me laugh this morning for sure... I can so relate when it comes to sorting. It's like someone yells "Squirrel" and I change directions and never get back to what I started. What a fun journey to take with you though, looking at all your beautiful scraps. Your friendship stars are shining bright with the white background. Don't worry about not completing it before the hop. I love knowing I'm in good company some days.

Carol said...

What a beautiful, colorful creation! I love it the way it is, but a scrappy border might look nice, as long as it doesn't pull the eye away from your pretty center. Thanks for sharing this piece!

Carol S. said...

You had me smiling about the sorting thing. Sorting fabric is not my favorite thing to do because those naughty squirrels chase me away to sew something. That's not always a bad thing as you've shown in your colorful blocks. Your stars are so pretty and would look great with even a simple border. Thanks for sharing!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great colorful star quilt. I would tend toward a scrappy border, but a simple one would look nice too. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

I love this! I have some crumb blocks, and intend to make more, and this is really a perfect use for them. I would float the stars with a neutral border, then a pieced scrap border and then another neutral border...just my thought. Whatever you do will be gorgeous.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Love, love, LOVE your colorful and crumb-y Friendship Stars, Cindy!! Hmm... What to do with the border? I think with or without, it's going to be a stellar quilt.

Danette said...

This Flimsy is so cute! I probably would leave it the way that it is (without border) and use on a table or something. But who knows, maybe you need something a little larger.

time4stitchn said...

What an accomplishment. Love your crumb blocks. In some ways it was sad to see them cut up.
But the collection of blocks for them is great. I personally think a scrappy binding would be best, but just pieced as in separate pieced like squares or half square triangles.

Karen's Korner said...

It never ceases to amaze me what comes out of leftovers. Very pretty. I am a border girl.

Quilting Gail said...

The friendship stars look great!
As for a border ... I'd go with white to float the quilt and then use scraps for a scrappy binding.

piecefulwendy said...

These little spinning stars are so lively and fun! I'm not sure if I'd add a border or not. I might consider a white binding with some little pops of scrap fabrics added for fun. Or maybe a rainbow stripe border for a fun added pop!

MrsV said...

Love all the colour and the fabrics - what a great way to use scraps. Speaking of using scraps, my vote is for a pieced scrappy border.

Carla said...

Such a fun quilt with all those colorful scraps. A scrappy border is what I would do, but I'm all about using as much color as possible.

Danice G said...

Adorable little quilt. I think any border or no border would look great. The white centers also look just right.

tink's mom said...

Great stars of scraps. Didn't see that you were heading in that direction but it's wonderful. My thought is maybe a small border of white to make the stars float and then a wide pieced binding using all of the star colors or just the colors of the center star.

beaquilter said...

I love scrappy blocks like that! I sort my scraps by color is plastic shoe bins, they are still so pretty to look at, and when I can't close the lid on one of them, I plan to make a scrappy quilt with that color being the focus color.

Sharon said...

Your scrappy blocks are really fun, and I'm excited to see what you decide for the borders. Being creative like this will often take longer than just following the pattern, but it is more fun too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Normally I am not one for crumb blocks, but I love how you made them into friendship stars. I can't wait to see what you do for the border when you have time!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Cindy, I love your crumb blocks made into HST's! This is a great project. I vote for a bright solid border! LOL Thanks for sharing.

LJ said...

Mindless sewing - perfect. Love both of the blocks-they were so colorful! I think I'd do a HST border. Whatever you decide, it'll be wonderful, particularly since you used scraps.

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

What a great use of crumbs!! Thanks for sharing your colorful quilt. You have given us a wonderful idea!!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Gorgeously colourful quilt. I'd vote for a white border to give the stars a floaty feel and then a bright and colourful (scrappy) second border.

Leah said...

These are fantastic! I vote for a colorful scrappy border. Maybe even crumb flying Geese surrounded in white, with a colorful binding.

Carol Andrews said...

Joan I love your scrappy crumb stars. What a fun way to use up some scraps. My vote is for a scrappy piano key border, in between a narrow white border and then a wider white border. I think it would finish this quilt perfectly. 😉