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Thread: Mindless Scraps and Crumbs 2

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    Ok, I am needing a little mindless time lol. I have two intricate dolls to do for the shops but want to be free first. I have collected some very lovely scaps of color etc so far. Here they are layed out in piles. I will be working from the three piles.

    I have all the tiny pieces by the sewing machine and then I have sorted the long strips and big patch pieces.

    I have a wonky log cabin sort of block in mind or whatever the piece decides to tell me.

    Sometimes I can just sit at the machine and put pieces together and sometimes I have to go to the board and see how my idea looks.

    started to put an idea up
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    I make this up the other day but will cut it down
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    I would love even a fraction of those scraps!! Happy quilting, I'm sure your quilt will be beautiful

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    looks like fun... I'm collecting my own set of scraps!!

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    Do you have a BRICK FLOOR? How cool is that?!?! and I love the blocks too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERquilt
    I would love even a fraction of those scraps!! Happy quilting, I'm sure your quilt will be beautiful

    That is a fraction of my scraps lol.....my friends keep me supplied and I love that. I love to work with other people's choices, it's exciting to me and I do add some of mine here and there....

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    Scraps should be my next project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Do you have a BRICK FLOOR? How cool is that?!?! and I love the blocks too!!

    Yes I do have a brick floor in my studio but it isn't real brick lol...I painted those bricks years ago.

    Long story short: It was a rough cement floor from an outside patio. My bro enclosed it years later for my studio. I had vinyl on it but the cement just ate it up every time.

    On day I was wanting to get rid of some old acrylic paint. I used some large veggies trays and just poured color on them. I used a patio paint and basecoated the floor three times first and let it cure for 24 hours after each coat. Then I dipped the sponge in the thick paint and pressed down the bricks, letting some of the cream underpainting show between the bricks.

    I could only do 1/4 of the room at one time. After I finished and of course 24 house to cure time. I varnished with about 4 coats of varnish, using a paint roller.

    I flyspecked the entire floor when I got done. that means that I sprinkled a dark color from a bristle brush like small specks.

    then I got tired of the small brick and made a huge square brick out of the sponge
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    and then I did more stuff hahaha
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    This is how it started and it 1/4 of the floor
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    Now this is art! I love the freedom! Cant wait to see how it ends.

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    Well, that is just flippin' AWESOME!!! Very creative and I am so jealous that I can't have a floor like it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Well, that is just flippin' AWESOME!!! Very creative and I am so jealous that I can't have a floor like it!!!
    yes you can, it's easy ...dip and press ahhahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    Well, that is just flippin' AWESOME!!! Very creative and I am so jealous that I can't have a floor like it!!!
    yes you can, it's easy ...dip and press ahhahaha
    I would have to start with Rip, as in ripping up carpet! Or i guess I should say, I would have to start with Beg, as in begging other half to let me do it!!!!

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    it looks great!

    you have a true eye for color and composition.

    bravo to your freestyle design!

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    What a creative & industrous person you are.
    Your floor looks great.

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    This is awesome.

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    Now I call that floor Talent and a-lot of hard knee work not to mention the poor aching back.. :-D you did a great job there :thumbup:

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    I like the colors you've put together. They are beautiful the way they interact. Shows promise. Keep going. :wink:

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    You have way more energy & enthusiasm than I could muster.

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    I did the same thing to my porch floor only in grays.Wanted tile and couldnt afford it so I drug out the paint.I;ve had alot of compliaments on it in the last three yrs

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    wow--scraps can make a pretty quilt.

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    Awesome

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    :lol: How funny, the thread started out as tutorial for crumbs and become a tutorial for concrete floors and excess paint (the paint equivalent of crumbs, right?)

    What a creative person you are! Wonderful floor and the block is nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    :lol: How funny, the thread started out as tutorial for crumbs and become a tutorial for concrete floors and excess paint (the paint equivalent of crumbs, right?)

    What a creative person you are! Wonderful floor and the block is nice too.
    My thoughts exactly!! :lol:

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    Thank you ladies. I gather that you all know how much I am enjoying my retirement right? lol....I do the things I love 24/7.

    I had a sleepless night last night. The two nights before I slept real good.

    I talked to some of the ladies at my LSQ, who are about my age and the say the same thing that they don't sleep much eigher so I am not alone.....and since I found that out....

    At 5am this morning, I still wasn't sleeping so I got up to work on my Mindless...rumaging around, I found a bag of half made blocks, and strips and extra fabric to finish the quilt, so I just worked on that.

    I will join the blocks now and put a border on and post it...that is one UFO out of the way, ever tho it was a scrap quilt given to me by a friend, along with the usual scraps....

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    I am so tired now, I am going to bed but here are the scrap blocks for the more muted fabric...this definately isn't my wild one I'm working on also.....
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    it is looking good. I like to do an easy quilt after a hard one so I sort of understand your mind set.

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