Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Crumb Along

It's week #3 at Jo's Crumb Along and this week we're making stars and hearts. 
Here are my first two stars using the flying geese blocks from last week...


Then I tried a heart within a star, but it turned out a little odd (I think it's because the top inside corner of the left side of the heart is too dark to feature the heart shape... should I unstitch and put a lighter corner on the heart??).



Then I moved on to making more heart blocks. I like the block on the right the best...the heart on the left is a little too wonky for me!


I just love working with these little crumbs but seem to reach a tolerance plateau where I HAVE to quit, pack up the mess, and get my sewing space organized again!

19 comments:

  1. Oh how cute! I really like the hearts, and I get the same way with a mess.....can only do it for so long.

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  2. They are fabulous!! That's exactly what I want to do with my hearts, too. And I like the one on the left, wonky-ness and all

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  3. To unpick or not to unpick--I say it depends on whether or not it will always annoy you.
    These are very fun crumby hearts. Your color choices are beautiful!

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  4. I think frog stitching on a crumb block is forbidden. I'm almost sure it is in the rules somewhere. I love the stars, and the hearts just make me smile. What a happy way to spend a Tuesday evening.

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  5. Oooh! I love your blocks. I made myself finish crumb piecing before I went looking at everyone else's blocks. I really enjoyed making these ones, but like you I had to clean up after my session.

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  6. Leave it the way it is! Even though your inner self wants to fix it..LOL! It will be fun to see how the whole thing turns out!

    ~Linnea

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  7. Great stars and a cute idea to use pieced heart fabrics! I wish I could get my area cleaned up... I go to clean it up and think, well, I'll just sew these two sections together to finish a block and one leads to another and on and on!

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  8. I think the heart is sweet as it is, and I love your bright colours.

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  9. Your blocks look great. I tend to agree that crumb blocks are what they are and that there is no need to unsew!

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  10. I would say the same about your heart in the star, let it as it is ! I still love how it turns out with your batik fabrics, it brings light, peps and softness.
    Crumbs everywhere ? Oooh yes. Even after having cleaned up.

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  11. These are fantastic!!! I really love your fabrics you decided to use. The batik fabrics are so lovely. And...I can not sew a one of these without looking like the chickens ran into my sewing room and made a mess!!!

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  12. Love your colors, especially on the stars. I can't wait to see them all together.

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  13. Looking Good, Love the heart in the star and the using pieced fabrics. I'm going to have to try that also. Neat idea.

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  14. They are good just the way they are. If I get a block I don't like, I cut through it a few times into strips and use it in other blocks.

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  15. Really like your innovative way with the hearts and stars. Inspiring!

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  16. Really like your innovative way with the hearts and stars. Inspiring!

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  17. Very cute! I agree everyone's blocks look so different but all are so neat.

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  18. I like the batik fabrics, good colors

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  19. I like your heart in the star. I would leave it. Or maybe just make another one. You can never have to many hearts and stars.

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