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Thread: Mindless, Mindless, Mindless S & C

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    I love my scraps and crumps, as you all know from the mindless stuff I post lol. Crumps, being a word I learned here on this board lol. I assumed the crumbs were the tiny bits that you couldn't call a scrap and which I dont' throw away anymore.

    One of my darling friends, knowing of my fetish, dumped some of her scraps and crumbs here. I keep the scraps from different friends seperated, as their stuff is unique to them. I can look at one of my scrap quilts and know exactly who is in them...yes, sometimes I do add and compine but mostly it is from the one person about 75%.

    Because of certain circumstances, I have the need to do mindless right now, so all other started projects, that require some thought are on hold. It is nothing too serious, just some things that happen and are normal.

    So here I am with my S & C (scraps and Crumps). I sewed into the wee hours of the morning as I could not sleep and was feeling quite energetic and excited at the prospect of creating something from nothing.

    This is what I started with and I will call this heap Elaine.

    I sorted the heap into HST (tiny), squares, long pieces etc. At that moment, I didn't have a clue what I was going to do.

    Then I had it neatly piled by the sewing machine. Remember, I am not even thinking, I am just sewing here and there and I am feeling very joyful just doing that.

    I knew my brain would kick in eventually as it knows what I like. It is a funny thing, you know?

    I started to sew all the HST together, all sizes. Then I sewed a long sting of strips and they were going every which way but the mind was saying, " keep goiing". The strip was long and curving and etc.

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    I hope that you are going to continue to take pictures as this quilt grows! I would love to follow you on this journey, you are already inspiring me to get out my scrap bins :D:D:D

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    YOu have so much more patience for the little pieces than I do. Looks like you are having a wonderful time.

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    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    I stared this block and left it at that as the brain wanted to do something else with another block. Then that was left and another started.

    These are not finished by any means. I don't want a block to block look. I want it to flow together as a whole, so I have to do a connection somewhere.

    I put the three together and I can see where there is an outside strip, it gives the block appearance. I turned the top two with no strips on that side and I can see what I like. I love the black intersperced here and there.

    I now think I should put some cats and dogs and houses in. I got some neat blocks out of "Sew Precise".

    The two blocks on the top, show the striped pieces of the long string that I did. I filled in the curve at the dip and left the round part alone and then I cut the whole strip straight. I just add and square up as I go but love the crooked things inside.

    I will update as I make more mindless.

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    This is fun, watching someone put their quilt together, piece by piece. Very inspirational!

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    I'm liking the outcome so far. Keep it up. I will be watching for your progress on this.

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    Your colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.

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    Oh good I love company and any suggestion would be welcome. Now these are my friends's colors, except for a piece here and there to fix something. I am now going on to creating some kind of connection...need coffee lol.

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    Ok, I have one idea. It's good to look at the blocks on the web, you can see better. I can see where the piece strips look like ladders or streets. I might use those for a connection....

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    Nice start. You sure have your crumbs and scraps organized. I would rather give them away than put them in order.

    Can't wait to see your end results.

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    This is how I put my Batik S & C quilt together......I loved making it......MarjaMT
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    Your ancestors are smiling down on you. Now you are doing what your great great grandmother did to make a quilt. It looks great!

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    I love these quilts they are stunning!! Well done girls very clourful and individual!!

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    I love these quilts they are stunning!! Well done girls very colourful and individual!! :thumbup:

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    MarjaMT that is a beautiful quilt.

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    "I love my scraps and crumps, as you all know from the mindless stuff I post lol. Crumps, being a word I learned here on this board lol. I assumed the crumbs were the tiny bits that you couldn't call a scrap and which I dont' throw away anymore."

    I love to do these, too. I'm always surprised at what appears when I stop trying to 'make' something and just sew. Every scrap and crumb starts a story in my head and it's lovely to piece 'em together and drift along........ There is something incredibly comforting and yet exciting about that.
    Have fun (obviously you are!) and happy quilting!

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    please keep us updated on your progress I would love to do something like that too since I have some many scraps too :thumbup:

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    Ilove it Marja....

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    I have finish four piece so far and not much S & C left from this donation lol, but I have more from another friend who's taste is like Elaine.

    I am calling them pieces because I don't want a block look. Here is how I started the fourth part and then the bottom half...it's sew as you go.

    I have made starways or ladders and when I do the next one it will be better. The more I do these the more I learn.

    I even managed a house lol. These are the four areas now. I won't sew them together yet.

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    Wow! Rosy these are great. Very abstract. I'm lovin them!!!!

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    Here's mine. It was so much fun to make. No rules!! Yay!
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    Rosy,Rosy,Rosy- this is what you do when you're doing mindless piecing?! Girl you need to get yourself to Washington! There is this big building called the Capitol with a large, seemingly clueless group of peoe called Congress that desperately need you! Seriously I'm loving reading you thinking out loud as you create. I have to admit I'm not a scrap quilter. My thought processes must not go in the right direction because I like seeing others' scrap quilts but when I look at my stash I seem to think in patterns. It takes all of us to keep the quilting universe diverse!

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    Hi Rosy, I was just over at your blog and saw a picture of the handsome Teddy with his T-shirt scraps. Made me laugh. I have an old girl who looks just like him but she's 13 1/2. She also loves to gather and hoard scraps, all fabric, laundry (clean or dirty) pillows.........
    Love the 'pieces' you're working on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Rosy,Rosy,Rosy- this is what you do when you're doing mindless piecing?! Girl you need to get yourself to Washington! There is this big building called the Capitol with a large, seemingly clueless group of peoe called Congress that desperately need you! Seriously I'm loving reading you thinking out loud as you create. I have to admit I'm not a scrap quilter. My thought processes must not go in the right direction because I like seeing others' scrap quilts but when I look at my stash I seem to think in patterns. It takes all of us to keep the quilting universe diverse!
    Oh you made me laugh out loud hahahha. I love it. I am talking to myself now as the scraps are low and I have to go dig out some more. I can't believe I got rid of all that.

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