Bonnie came to town and taught a workshop as part of a fund raiser that our church was having. Maybe it was two and a half years ago. The time passes so quickly. The workshop was on crumb blocks, and while I had a fantastic time that day, I doubted that crumb blocks would be something I would continue to make.
I made Pictures at an Exhibition for myself, another large quilt of bordered crumb blocks as a thank-you gift to some generous friends, and a queen size crumb block quilt for Sherry for Christmas. Some of these quilts had the 4-1/2 inch blocks that Bonnie taught us; others had 6 inch crumb blocks. I became utterly addicted to crumb blocks, making countless mug rugs, pot holders, and small table toppers.
And apparently I haven't gone into any kind of remission yet.
To the right is my fourth crumbs quilt, before the borders are sewn on. It is a baby quilt for a colleague. I don't always make quilts for coworkers; they are a fairly fertile bunch, producing a couple of babies each year, doing their bit to support enrollment for the school. This baby is due in a couple of months and is a fifth child in a family, a fourth girl. I thought she deserved a quilt.
I took this photo with my phone and don't know if it will enlarge. If not, do not be frustrated. When it is finished I will take a good photo to share.