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Thread: Am I a Snob Because I Don't like Crumb Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ SewKkrazzy
    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    You are not a snob because they are not your thing. I just made one. I was really trying to empty my scrap basket. I had lots of fun making it and I loved that it didn't cost me anything to make. I used scraps of batting too so it was a free quilt.

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    I looked at your quilt...must admit, never heard the term crumb quilt before...but my mother-in-law made utility crazy quilts that used the same kind of fabrics...my personal preferance is a little bit of solids in between so much pattern, but that's probably because I want to embelish...here's a sample of what she had done...lots of squares, and then I put them together to make a bed quilt. It has no embroidery or other embelishing. Is this what you mean by crumb quilt?
    I really like that quilt and the kitty also.

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    Hey, you don't like crumbs. I like crumbs, but I don't like OBWs all that much.... we each have our likes and dislikes. We can still admire the work and workmanship that went into them even if they don't suit our personal taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I am not finding much about crumb quilts that I like at all and see them as a huge waste of time to put so many itty bitties together that make nothing cohesive anyhow. Am I a quilt snob because of this?
    If you don't want your little scraps you can add them to my stash. I probably don't live very far from you. Now that I know what to do with my ity bitty's am going to do some crumb quilts. They may end up just being utility quilts but I won't have to worry about the dogs messing them up. They like quilts of all kinds, especially the ones on my bed.

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    Heavens no, you can like what you like and dislike what you don't like.

    I love to make crumbs cuz I find them to be stress busters and they use up my scrap fabrics. Sometimes I add some interest by fussy cutting a novelty fabric in each block ... I give them to my adult kids to use as beach or park quilts or to keep in the car for cold drives. They aren't pretty quilts by any means. They are utilitarian. I have seen some crumb quilts that turn out prettier than I thought they could or would.

    Now I will share what I don't like ... may get me bounced too, LOL ... I don't like Gees Bend Quilts .. but I respect that the women made quilts with what they had available and they persevered in making something for their bed or their homes.

    I also don't like Picasso paintings, LOL.

    Ok now I'm the snob...

    ;)

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    Here is a photo of one of mine, closeup.

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    I like all quilts, but I could never ever make a traditional quilt with all the squares exactly the same. I would be bored to tears....but I sure do like to look at them!!! But now I can finally say this, because this is the perfect post for it....I Hate Cats!!!!!!! I cannot stand to look at them live or in pictures or stuffed. I cannot stand to be around them, Thinking about them actually makes me shudder!!! But, that being said, I like the people that love them and nurture them and if that is their preference in pet, so be it!!! Wheww!!! Just had to get that off my chest!!!.
    What a wonderful world that we can all be so different, yet have a commong ground to relate to....quilting!!!
    By the way, I have a lot of those crumby thingies, so maybe in the not to distant future I will do a freebie. Anyone interested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    Here is a photo of one of mine, closeup.
    OK that looks kinda neat and the idea of making a utility quilt is interesting, am I being converted or what????

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    I respect someone putting that much work into it but no one likes everything.

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    That might be why so many quilt patterns exist, so we all can find what we like. Then the patterns we don't like some one else who likes them makes them. To me, that is art of the FUN OF QUILTING. LOL

    debra

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    I don't think you are a snob at all. You like what you like. I do find that as time goes on my tastes do change so be careful you might have to start another thread in the future stating how much you love crumb quilts. LOL. How boring life you be if you couldn't change your likes/fashion or style.

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    Depends....I saw a delightful chicken block ,that had "crumb" feathers....Otherwise I have seen some "crumb" projects I couldn't figure out.
    It seems to me that there is an enormous variation in the sizes of the crumbs and how they are used/applied.
    If I am faced with buckets of scraps, I take them (on a day nothing else is going right) and sort them to color only. Using at least a dozen plastic bags propped open or clipped to the edges of bins with clothespins, disregard size,pop each piece in with its color companions. Like greens for instance , any almost all shades of green goes in. florals. plaids, multicolor stripes, cartoon prints. anything distinct gets its own bag.-maybe two dozen or even more bags?
    I like appliques, so bags of greens are a treasure for me!
    Seeing all the different fabrics is calming for me...puts me in a good mood!
    IF I want to make a scrappy project, like a scrappy star quilt, I count the number of stars I want and for each star, I take nine pieces out of each color bag,( for the eight points of the star plus one.) and cut them to pattern size and throw them in a paper bag or a box and mix them all up, and sew away!
    Maybe for christmas I would like all red and magenta and purple stars? maybe for easter I would like pinks and yellows and white for eggs? or bunnies feet and ears?
    That is why I sort them...
    and it is fun - banishes all the wonky sewing blues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I am not finding much about crumb quilts that I like at all and see them as a huge waste of time to put so many itty bitties together that make nothing cohesive anyhow. Am I a quilt snob because of this?
    Nope, just not afraid to be you. Works for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I am not finding much about crumb quilts that I like at all and see them as a huge waste of time to put so many itty bitties together that make nothing cohesive anyhow. Am I a quilt snob because of this?
    To each his own.

    BUT here is one fantasic crumb quilt .... check out her blog (this is "not" my crumb).
    http://therootconnection.blogspot.co...ry-finish.html

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    Nope. Variety is the spice of life!

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    Have you finished your crumb quilt??? It looked similar to a crazy quilt style to me....

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    One of the nice things about quilting is there are so many choices out there. I don't do the art type quilts and lean more to traditional,but I do appreciate the talents art quilter give to their designs. So, we all have our likes and dislikes but we are all bound by "fabric love"

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    To each their own. I really don't care too much about them either.

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    I think of them as utility quilts. Great for picnics and forts. I made one a long time back - foundation pieced it on muslin so it would be extra warm, and donated it to a homeless shelter. They were thrilled to get it, I had an empty scrap bin, and I felt good too. (I try to do little things for the shelters as my brother was homeless for much of his life, and could be again...). Next on my list is a qayg string quilt.

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    No, not a snob at all. People have likes and dislikes...nothing to do with snobbery. Look at art, books, singers,music...all different and people like or dislike different kinds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    Nope. I don't like Batiks. It's just a personal preference.
    I don't like Batiks either, but I love the Crumb Quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    I am not finding much about crumb quilts that I like at all and see them as a huge waste of time to put so many itty bitties together that make nothing cohesive anyhow. Am I a quilt snob because of this?
    Nope, not a snob. Personally, I don't like one-block wonders - just my quirk - can't think of even one thing I like about them. But then I love HSTs and QSTs, so you know I'm a little dotty.

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    I do like them and the patience put in, BUT to each their own, I HATE ,HATE , HATE quilts whatever the pattern that have been [usually] quilted by machine to within an inch of their life and cannot even contemplate what goes thro the minds of those who do it, they give me the creeps and are NOT comforting at all, SO ,NO I don't think either you or I are snobs , merely exercising our taste.

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    I feel the opposite. I really finding it rewarding to be able to use those little pieces to create something beautiful. You do have to be careful in which scarps you choose to use together. Different opinions make the world go round. Wait, are crumb quilts and scrap quilts the same? I love using scraps still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayday
    I do like them and the patience put in, BUT to each their own, I HATE ,HATE , HATE quilts whatever the pattern that have been [usually] quilted by machine to within an inch of their life and cannot even contemplate what goes thro the minds of those who do it, they give me the creeps and are NOT comforting at all, SO ,NO I don't think either you or I are snobs , merely exercising our taste.
    I quilt by machine, usually just a meandering pattern. I also don't like any quilt that is over quilted.

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