Several years ago I ran across an account on Instagram that has become one of my favorites to follow, and has served as my crumb piecing inspiration. Her name is Tiina. She’s from Finland and her Instagram account is tilkunviilaaja. You can find here at this link.
She makes absolutely amazing quilts and has a really incredible way with color. And… she makes the most amazing crumb pieced pouches from her fabric left overs. Take a look at her amazing work and feel inspired like me!
She once told me that in crumb piecing, the smaller the piece, the more interesting the result. I think about this all the time when I’m crumb piecing.
And speaking of crumb piecing, I’ll be thinking about how to approach a tutorial on how I go about doing it. I absolutely love it and I know others can find it really difficult and intimidating. I hope I can help make it enjoyable for those that are uncomfortable with it, and maybe inspire others who do it but don’t love it.
I’m taking tomorrow off so I had to work later than I wanted to today, so I didn’t get much time in my sewing room tonight. I did manage to square up some of the crumb blocks that I made last night. These will be bordered with a dark fabrics and then be combined in some fantastic way, yet to be determined. It’s that free form thing, you know.
I saved the pieces trimmed from these blocks that are big enough to sew to other crumb pieces. You really never do run out of scraps!
Here’s the fabrics I pulled from my stash to combine with these blocks along with some scraps that I’ll use for this bag.
Wow! Those colors are so good!!! And I realized that I need to replenish the KFC black fabrics in my stash. There are only seven or eight pieces left. That little fabric in a color way sort of gives me an uneasy feeling!
I’ll probably work on these bag panels tomorrow.
I had to call my roofing company today because they still haven’t come to haul away the porta potty at the end of my drive way.
I’ve noticed that it’s being appreciated by various people in the neighborhood. I saw a random guy come out of it today. No idea who he was. I also saw a lawn maintenance crew (not mine) stop and all three of them used it. I also noticed one of my neighborhood dog walkers use it. As I walked by it on our afternoon walk I noticed that it’s starting to stink. It’s time for this thing to go.
I saw another gorgeous rose on our walk tonight and it was enormous! I had to get my hand in the photo so you could see how massive this thing was.
It was so light at 9:15 when as we approached home at the end of our walk tonight. I just LOVE this time of year. All this light in the evenings is my favorite part of the summer.
It’s light enough to see my porta potty down the street!
Once we got home Rico took advantage of the fresh water I put out every day for neighborhood dogs.
I see a lot of neighborhood dogs stopping here in the summer months.