Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mini Crumb Bars

Sounds like a tasty snack, but I'm referring to these:

Lots of slicing and dicing reduced my not-so-teeny solid scraps to a playful jumble. Each bar is 2"x8".  To make the bars I sewed scraps together until I had a decent sized clump a few inches across, then trimmed to about 2.25-2.5" wide. Those trimmed bits were combined and built on to make longer pieces, and when they got close to 8" long I pressed (vigorously, with lots of steam!), trimmed to 2" wide, and finished off the ends. 

I confess that I did not keep the teeny crumbs produced by this process, although some were big enough to sew to something else with a teeny seam. I have lots more scraps to play with, and have decided that anything under a square inch is my "too small to keep" line.

Was going to stop there for the day, but playing with fabric is more fun than facing the paper piles on my desk, so I added light yellow spacer bars and a first border:
The pink cornerstones will finish at 3/4". Another border will bring it up to 12.5" (with seam allowance). More pics to come. 
 




7 comments:

ellen gets crafty said...

I love your bright colors - this mini looks great!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Very nice!

roccagal said...

I was originally doing something very similar to this but have changed my mind(which I will probably do a few more times!) I like this very much!

fiberchick said...

Love this! Modern Amish...

Mystic Quilter said...

Gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Bright and happy ... and wondering what you will choose for the border!

JaneB said...

Great process shots. This is really inspiring me to get going on mine.