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Thread: Spazzy crumb blocks

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    So I have a big bag of scraps. It gets bigger by the week. I have seen and admired the crumb blocks shown here, so I decide to get creative and make some. The snippets are everywhere, making as big a mess as PP does. Well, my wonderful kind (but honest) husband says that they look spazzy, and I'll probably only give it to someone I don't like. But who would give a quilt to someone you don't like, considering the work involved. But, I think I'll continue, just to show him that it turns out well. Even ugly quilts will be warm when they are turned upside down, or in the dark!

    They are cut to 6 1/2" unfinished.
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    Great work!!! I have not tirc this mthod yet, but am saving my scraps to do so!!

    Kyia

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    I don't think they are ugly, I like them!!!

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    yes..it looks great....I will also have enough scraps to do one, one of these days!

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    Looks like fun. I have seen some put together that end up looking really nice!!! Don't give up yet. At a minimum, if you don't really like it after all said and done, donate it to a childrens home or something!!

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    I think they look awesome.

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    To me, crumb blocks (I know them as crazy blocks) ARE supposed to be spazzy. I like how you separated them by colors. Yeah, keep going and get it together. I bet you'll like it.

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    I like them!!

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    Tell him they're not spazzy - they are unique. And, in my opinion, really nice. I think they'll be great when you get them all together. And JimsGem is right. If you think you don't like it when it's done, some child will certainly love a colorful quilt.

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    Once they're all put together, they'll look very artistic. Then who will be sitting there with their foot in mouth? :lol:

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    I like the blocks a lot! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. :-)

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    Those are looking really great! Since you separated them by color, you could do a really great arrangement, like water color quilts where you fade from one color to the next, or a rainbow, or a color burst! What a lot of possibilities you have with those LOVELY crumbs! WTG!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    My first try at crumb blocks were not to my liking. but FDIL loved them! The ugly quilt sits on her bed, she loves it. At her wedding shower she was showing pics of the bedroom furniture her parents bought them. the quilt was on the bed. Her BFF said to me- I love that quilt, can you make another one? I laughed- it really doesn't look ugly at all.

    Keep going- those blocks will look fantastic when you're done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Those are looking really great! Since you separated them by color, you could do a really great arrangement, like water color quilts where you fade from one color to the next, or a rainbow, or a color burst! What a lot of possibilities you have with those LOVELY crumbs! WTG!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    That's interesting that you said that. I had planned on shading it from lights at the top, through more colorfuls, into darks at the bottom. I like how you think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Great work!!! I have not tirc this mthod yet, but am saving my scraps to do so!!

    Kyia
    Watch out! It's adictive. I decide to add just one more perfect piece. Or hey, there are two what would fit perfectly either color or size. AND you gotta keep two or three going at once so I can chain stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Looks like fun. I have seen some put together that end up looking really nice!!! Don't give up yet. At a minimum, if you don't really like it after all said and done, donate it to a childrens home or something!!
    Absolutely! It sure won't go to waste. I guess one of my faults with it, is that the pieces are so tiny. But, that is the only scraps that qualify to go into the bag.

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    I love them!!! :D :D :D

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    I love them too. MEN!! What do they know anyway!?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I love them too. MEN!! What do they know anyway!?!?!?!
    Some of us are quite knowledgeable, even with things quilting. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I love them too. MEN!! What do they know anyway!?!?!?!

    :lol: :lol: Too true. My saying is No all no nothing.

    Once you have a sashing on it brings them all together. It will look lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I love them too. MEN!! What do they know anyway!?!?!?!
    Some of us are quite knowledgeable, even with things quilting. :D
    LOL present company excepted!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I love them too. MEN!! What do they know anyway!?!?!?!
    Some of us are quite knowledgeable, even with things quilting. :D
    LOL present company excepted!!
    LOL open mouth, insert foot! :lol:

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    WOW!! I love the color combo!!!

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    It is not ugly by any stretch of the imagination. And once it is all together you will be amazed at how much you really like it. I know cause I felt the same way about one my friend and I did. We cut 2 inch strips of all of our fabrics we had and made triangles then sewed them together, it did not look like much at first but once it was all together it was awesome.

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    My first experiment with a crumb block ended up like yours, so it can't be all bad, right??? :D

    Then I moved on to slightly off-kiltered placemat size scrap concoctions. Quite funny really. Next I'll try strips and see how that works.

    I'm along with everyone else, they look adorable. Can't wait to see more, sew don't stop, OK?

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