Wonky Novelty Crumbs - unfinished

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLOctober 29, 2011

As noted, this is not finished. I laid out the sashing and cornerstones with the blocks as I don't think I'll get back to it until after Thanksgiving and not even sure about that. But, I needed a picture to see where I like the blocks so I can refer to it. Good thing I took pictures as there were 3 facing the wrong direction I didn't notice. Took care of it and this is the result.

SharonG/FL

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msmeow

Very cool, Sharon! That light gray-blue sashing really sets off the blocks nicely.

I just finished "deep cleaning" the house to get out the construction dust now that they finished our bathroom. Once I have a nice soak in the new whirlpool tub I'm hoping to get some sewing in this weekend!

Donna

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:04PM
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nannykins

Neat!
Looks like something I could do to get rid of that pile of scraps staring at me.
Just a question! Do you sew your crumbs to a backing? then cut into what size square? And your total block is how big???

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:50PM
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nannykins

I guess that is three questions!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 4:58PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Sorry, I should have explained the process I used. Gwen is the instigator of all the crumb blocks that I have made but this is the first time I've made them using just novelty fabric and it really is a great way to use the 'leftover' novelty scraps. I don't use a foundation but just start sewing. I usually make crumbs at 6 1/2" but somehow these ended up being 7 1/2". The 'wonky/tilted' fabric is 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" and sliced from corner to corner. I used muslin so I wouldn't have to think about wrong side/right side when slicing as you do have to be careful about making sure they are put on correctly. So, after being 'wonkied' and trimmed, they ended up being 9 1/2". I used 2" strips to frame the blocks which brought them to 12 1/2"...but any width could be used.

This link shows the technique I used to sew on the muslin, but I didn't have that long tail. If the strip had been longer, I suppose it would be there, but, to me, it's a waste as I just wanted a gentle wonk. lol If you have any questions, just ask.....

SharonG/FL

Here is a link that might be useful: tilting the block

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 5:40PM
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polardreams

Sharon, you always make such clever blocks! I really like this and like the link you posted for tilting the blocks. I've bookmarked it and hope to use it one day soon!

Sue

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 11:10PM
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toolgranny

"Wonkied" is a very technical quilting term. Newcomers take note!

Great job, Sharon. You are so clever with crumbs. You inspire me.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 11:38AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Ms Toolgranny, You know I always insist on using the correct terminology! Don't want anyone to be confused around here. LOLOLOL

We can blame Gwen for me being the crumby person that I've become. heh heh heh But, it really is a good way to use up scraps and to sew without having to think and being precise about points and seams. Whatever suits your fancy on that day is correct.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:06PM
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magothyrivergirl

Sharon - thanks for the tute for tilting the blocks - this was something I wanted to do and was going to search for how.

Not being a scrappy - happy - person.....I love this one! I think it is because it looks orderly :) -- so did the other one.

I am signed up to take a Bonnie Hunter workshop -- I'm hoping she will magically convert me to embrace scrappy!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 12:24PM
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toolgranny

Be careful, Marsha. She'll have you saving every scrap and making strips of all the leftovers. You'll be a convert to scrappy.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 2:30PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I like the 'wonky' way the novelty crumbs look for kids. But I also like the Crumbs sashed with a cornerstone like this one I did. Just seems to look crisper and settles it down.

Marsha, I've been following Bonnie on her travels through Facebook. What workshop will she be doing??

Here is a link that might be useful: Crumbs Via D9P

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 3:30PM
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fran1523

That wonky sashing brings order to a lot of crumby blocks. Really cute.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 8:59AM
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lafonda_ranch

I like 'wonky', too!! I love the bright colors as well.

I know what you mean about not getting much done until after Thanksgiving. Where is the time going?????

Robbi

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 9:29AM
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rosajoe_gw

Love it Sharon!!!! I think once Halloween gets here I'm swamoed until after the holidays.
Rosa

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 4:03PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Well, as I was picking up the pieces of framing strips, a thought came to me that I've wanted to try and this quilt seemed like it would be perfect. Soooooo, I started sewing all those strips end to end to use for binding. Use it up, gals, use it up!!! :)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 31, 2011 at 6:28PM
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