"Strippy Crumbs"

I was able to get this quilt finished. All done.

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I think I was fascinated by the idea of doing some extensive straight line walking foot quilting on it - to see what I thought.

So  I did. 

I do like it with this quilting. However, it did shrink it up a lot. It seemed to shrink almost 10% in fact! I was startled--but then I did quilt it a LOT.

Then I washed it.

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The colors ended up being perfect.  I did quilt each color in matching thread - so that was a bit more work than if I had only used one color. I couldn't figure out what color to do it in that would work with all of them equally well. I didn't want to "muddy" up the brilliant solids by using black or gray on them - or lighten them with white. So, on each shade of whichever one it was, I tried to match it as best as I could with some of my embroidery thread (Madeira, Isacord, no name).

In the end the colors ended up being scrumptuous! 

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 I was looking at my wall of blues, purples and greens when I decided that is what I wanted to use. The scraps themselves were pretty much all colors so I could have gone with reds and pinks also. But it was pretty hot right then and I was trying to feel cooler! This picture was taken in 2016 after my sis ruler folded them for me! My solids are kept in another spot.

I was looking at my wall of blues, purples and greens when I decided that is what I wanted to use. The scraps themselves were pretty much all colors so I could have gone with reds and pinks also. But it was pretty hot right then and I was trying to feel cooler! This picture was taken in 2016 after my sis ruler folded them for me! My solids are kept in another spot.

My method for choosing these colors wasn't very scientific. I just looked in my solids section of my fabric. I had already decided on the cool colors - literally because it was so hot outside. That left me with green, blue, purple. - I have a whole wall of these colors and I think they are so pretty together. That's how I decided what colors to use.

I had more blues solids than the others, so I went ahead and used 5 of them and three of the other two.  And that's how much I thought about it.

I picked out possible fabrics and put them on the table all together and tried to pick out darker and lighter shades. Once I finished, I realized it would have been better if I had actually let them graduate from light/dark and back to light instead of how I did it. I started with light green and went to dark green, then started with light blue and up to dark blue and then with lighter purple and ended with darker purple. I SHOULD have started with light green to dark green, then DARK blue to light blue, then LIGHT purple to dark purple. It would have looked better.

Sigh.

Maybe next time. I wasn't about to take it apart by the time I thought about it.

But this one ended up so cool looking, literally - cool - I wanted to finish it quickly. And so I did.

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How did I make it?

All I did was sew scraps to adding machine tape. After I cut off 96" long strips of adding machine tape that scraps had been sewn to, I sewed a 1.5" black strip to each side.This made a "unit" of black, colorful, black.

The colored solid fabrics are cut 6.5" wide and seamed together until they reached 96" long. I then attached them to the adding machine tape strip sets of black/colorful/black.

Then I quilted it. It really was simple.

And that's all from me today with regards to my quilting!


I trust you have a great day wherever you are reading this!

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