I wanted to post a picture of a crumb block that I made for the Block of the Month - October Swap that I joined on Quilting Board. It was lots of fun and I learned a bit about stash busting while making it.
I have been reading, and reading, and reading about Stash Busting. I even started a system that I'm hoping will work. It took me about 3 weeks to get my stash cut and stored based largely on Bonnie Hunter's system. Of course I tweaked things a bit, but doesn't everyone? LOL I don't have a lot of variety in my stash yet, but that means I just have to keep working. Oh right, Playing. ;).
So when I made my first 4.5 block, I tried using a paper foundation. And HATED it. I couldn't image having to make 3 more of these. I was quite upset too when I thought about all the time that I spent creating the stash storage. And thinking I can't stand this. Oh what was I to do. I had to make a block and my partner loves scrappy. I decided to give it one more try - this time without the paper foundation. Happy Dance, Happy Dance. I loved it. It was so much easier and the 3 other blocks came together wonderfully. I'm really happy with the block and with making crumb blocks.
As I had my crumb container beside my sewing machine, I decided to leave it there. I now am using the crumbs for my leaders and enders. I almost have another 5 inch square ready to go.
Has anyone else made a crumb block? What are your feelings about making them? Do you Love it or Hate it?