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I have wanted to make a crumb quilt forever.  I have been collecting crumbs, sorting crumbs, ironing crumbs.. ask any of my quilting friends and it's the one project I keep talking about month after month..
But now, after a baby, I thought maybe this isn't the time to start a sewing-room-intensive quilt.  I have more free time while he naps in the stroller after we walk George to school, or if he falls asleep on me as I chat with friends or family on the couch.. so hand piecing it is.
And my crumbs started to find  their way into this box:

and onto these templates:

and then into this pile:

They are 3/4" hexies and I only have a vague idea of what I'm going to do with them.  For now, I figure I might as well cover all the templates I have and get these crumbs lined up to become something, what ever that may be.

The added benefit is that having an EPP project in my diaper bag is that it is helping me stay happy and remember who I am.  Not always easy as we adjust to being a family of 4, and I get reacclimated with being a stay at home mom.  Sewing always helps though..

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  1. Oh my goodness those are tiny! Always great to have a project to bring along. So happy you are enjoying being a family of four, everything is an adjustment right?!

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  2. I have a basketful of crumbs for you...actually a houseful!

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  3. Hi Jessica! This looks perfect project! Happy hexagons! I have been thinking a lot of epp lately - have to fix a box with all the tools! x Teje

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  4. good for you!! I've been doing more EPP too, much quieter and easy to stop/start :)
    I like that there's no concrete plan for your hexies - just keep making and you'll come up with something great! happy sewing!

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  5. Crumbs you call them. It reminds me of the antique quilt top I saw at the New England Quilt museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was a hexagon quilt EPP in dime sized hexagons! It was unfinished and left so we could see the personal letters and papers used to piece it together. The entire show was about small pieced quilts 3/4 inch and smaller. That show was quite an inspiration to see.

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