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Thread: Fun Quilt Idea?

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    Chaos can be pretty and interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am hopeless at scrappy quilts. I try the just grab and sew method but when I put two pieces under the needle that scream " clash" to me, I can't resist reaching for a better match. Good luck!

    Which is really too bad because those clashes can really make a scrappy quilt sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith View Post
    So I was thinking. I know, scary. What if you had a bunch of squares and/or HST, threw them up un the air, then straightened into rows where they land and sewed then into a quilt with reckless abandon?

    I don't like scrappy, but I an thinking about trying this.
    This could be really interesting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Very similar to the paper bag method, where you toss everything in a paper bag, shake it up, then whatever you pull out is what you use.
    I am working on that right now. I am doing 5-1/2" squares and doing them from two bags - dark and light. I do not have two squares alike and I am making 187 squares. Eleven across 17 down. That is the fun part. So I take one dark, then one light, etc., pin them together and make a row, and on and on. I can't wait until it is done. It is going to be the backing on a child's quilt with fun stuff on the squares for them to look at! A little more time consuming, but it sure does use up the stash fast. I don't save anything under 2-1/2" so I do have a lot to make 5-1/2" squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith View Post
    So I was thinking. I know, scary. What if you had a bunch of squares and/or HST, threw them up un the air, then straightened into rows where they land and sewed then into a quilt with reckless abandon?

    I don't like scrappy, but I an thinking about trying this.
    You can always do what I do....I lay my blocks out on the floor in a pleasing manner, then my Great Dane comes over and rearranges them for me, and that's the way I sew them.

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    Actually, I think that sounds like fun. Too many projects ahead of it though, but some day.....

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    That's almost the same way I made the quilt in my avatar. I wanted it to look old fashioned and scrappy and that's exactly what I got. It is being well loved by a cousin in NY now.

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    Its got so that I only like to do scrappy quilts. The traditional quilts are beautiful but I have fallen in love with the scrappy. Maybe its because I'm over run with scraps. Please post after to assemble the tossed quilt...I may try this if it's successful....
    Quiltlady

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    I think that is a great idea!

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    LOL...I am the same way! I LOVE scrappy quilts but can't do one to save my life. Funny though, when I see someone else's scrappy quilt I can find many "clashing" pieces that I would have never have thought to put next to each other. But looking at their quilt overall, it works. Still can't figure that one out. If I did a scrappy quilt, I would need a fellow Quilter at my side forcing me to sew the clashing pieces together...ha! Hmmm...maybe really committing to do a quilt with the grab and sew method might help me overcome my OCD...could be liberating!!! :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I am hopeless at scrappy quilts. I try the just grab and sew method but when I put two pieces under the needle that scream " clash" to me, I can't resist reaching for a better match. Good luck!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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