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    Crumb blocks with unexpected block.....

    My blocks are 6.5 inches. I have decided I want to add an unexpected block or blocks in among the crumbs. I'm thinking of a circle(s) in an unexpected color (think orange)or letters forming word(s). I am Gemini so this is totally expected of me. What do you think of my idea?
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    I think the unexpected is always great!
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    Go for it! Let the quilt take you where it wants to go.
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    that's what design walls are for ;-)
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    What a fun idea! Keep us posted as you create......

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    Crumb Blocks

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl View Post
    My blocks are 6.5 inches. I have decided I want to add an unexpected block or blocks in among the crumbs. I'm thinking of a circle(s) in an unexpected color (think orange)or letters forming word(s). I am Gemini so this is totally expected of me. What do you think of my idea?
    Sandy


    I think it's a great idea and a few months ago I started making some crumb blocks and I did just that by tossing in a few stray pinwheel blocks that I had leftover from another project.....
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    I love that idea.

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    Brandeesmom, I love your blocks. Yes, the unexpected is always good.

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    Yes! What I love about quilting is there are no design rules. What a fun idea you have!

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    Bonnie Hunter is working on crumb blocks on Quilt Cam right now. She likes to throw in little triangle units to add some excitement to her blocks. Quilt cam from Google Hangouts is now archived on Youtube? Her friend Tanya likes to add sayings out of crumbs to her quilts. I think her book is available on Bonnie's www.quiltville.blogspot.com


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    It will be your quilt so you can do anything that moves you.....Let your mind wonder....Post the results....

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    Fun idea! I have a scrappy quilting book that uses all kinds of different blocks mixed in with the crumbs. All are made from scraps but there are some squares that are 6X6 that are stars, pinwheels etc.

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    Love the idea and love the way that brandeesmom added her pinwheels. Please post so we can see what you get. Sounds great!

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    I love this

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    Go for it!

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    brandessmom, I love what you've done. I never thought I'd be doing a crumb block quilt, but alas,here I am. When I have my design wall emptied I will be posting a picture of progress I make. Thanks for the encouragement. I like the fact that I'm using scraps. I had tossed all of my irregular sizes and types in an overloaded garbage bag and then started pulling pieces out of the "garbage" to make a practice block. The rest is history and 98 blocks later! I will look for the book with the sayings in it, too. Thanks for all your encouraging comments. Thought I was out in left field again with this idea.

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    I like the scrappy look. Yours looks great with the white as sashing It makes each block stand out and give you thoughts to what's in it. Keep going. Hugs

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    Great idea--makes it truly your design. Be sure and keep us up-to-date on your idea

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    Great quilt!! I love quilts with LOTS of colors, and the pinwheels add a delightful touch.

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    I think it's a wonderful idea!

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    ladies you are so smart, I've been making tons of these blocks and I will incorporate unexpected goodies.....

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    I wasn't sure I liked tossing in the pinwheel blocks at first, but after staring at them on my design wall for a few weeks they kind of just blended right in with the other crumbs. You have me beat on your progress of 98 blocks, I am at a stand still right now with 80 blocks done. My crumb pieces were tossed into one of those big plastic tubs, one day a few months ago I opened up the lid and scooped up an armful and dropped them right down next to my machine and that's how they were born. Did you find that they go together pretty quickly? I thought they did, just grab and sew....no rules or directions. Mine are also 6.5 inches. Looking forward to seeing some pictures of your progress.

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