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Old 05-06-2011, 11:44 AM
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First of all I want to thank everyone who looked at and commented on my quilt tops for Linus Connection. Its nice to get kudos once in a while.
Several asked if I would post pics of my crumb quilts. Here are two of them one is 9 squares and the other is 12 squares. I make my squares 12 1/2 inches.
Basically I start in the middle with one piece or a leftover from a strip - it really doesn't matter. Then I will sew 2 sides, iron, trim and sew more sides - hopefully having them close to the correct length, continuing until I have something (not necessarily square but close to it) at least 13 inches on each side.
Next I put the square on my rotating cutting mat, lay my 12 1/2 inch ruler on top and trim. If I end up with a larger square I may skew my ruler before cutting.
I lay them out in a pleasing manner and sew 3 rows of 3 or 4 rows of 3 and sometimes 4 rows of 5 (if I want a large quilt for a teenager).
I try to make sure I don't end up with very tiny strips on the edges since the binding needs to be sewed there.
If you look closely you will be able to see each different square.
Hope these pictures help. Carol

two squares
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one square
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The wind always starts to blow when I want to take a picture - this is 3 x 4
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this is 3 x 3
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one square
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one square
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:50 AM
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So much beauty with all the vibrant colors. Great job and great cause
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:56 PM
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Thanks for the inspiration by sharing your pics. Love all the mish-mash of colours and designs this presents together!

And too, I much appreciate your background on how you do it. While you watch that your outside edges aren't with too small of pieces, how small will you work with on the inner squares, before they are too small?

Another idea ... to add to my overflowing quilters brained! :lol:
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:28 AM
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Good oldfashioned quilts! love them best:)
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:05 AM
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I love your quilts!! Everything about them!!!!
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I am amazed how all the fabrics go together when you do a crumb quilt no matter what the color. It is wonderful. Congrats
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:41 AM
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The kids who receive your crumb quilts will just love them. All kids seem to love all the different prints to discover.
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Love scrap quilts .... REALLY love your rendition.
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Good Job!!!!
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