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Thread: Scrap happy

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    Scrap happy

    Some time ago I made the Wheels Quilt out of my Aunt Gracie collection.


    Wagon Wheel

    I had a bucket full of scraps that I was going to dump. Somehow I just didn't do it lol....then one rainy day, I dumped the bucket on the floor and started to sort through it. I picked out the larger pieces and proceed to make random blocks out of Block Base, that I also posted somewhere. I made a butterfly, the fish block, a snails trail, 9 little monkey wrenches that I put into on large block. Then I took all the bits and peices and just sewed them any which way and inserted a block here and there.

    I like this little quilt and I am so glad that I didn't dump the scraps. I have quilted it and did the binding just now. It measures 51x61, a good lap throw.
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    I like this little quilt too ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Love the block with the fish. You have encouraged me to get started on using my scraps. Great job!!!!!!

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    Love it! This feels like pieced blocks that were dropped onto a floor covered with any-which-way scrap pieces, random and wonderful.

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    very nice so glad you didnt throw them away
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Very nice.

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    It's wonderful!
    Love the 9 patch of mini Churn Dash blocks and that red inner border.
    It really pops.

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    Thank you Guys. I can't believe the scraps we used to throw away. We threw away quilts lol. The churn dash blocks started to be a quilt for the puppies and like anytime I do little blocks, I soon get enough of it lol, and used them in something else. The same thing happened to the Dear Jane blocks and the farmer's wife blocks lol...

    When I look at this little quilt, I remember some of the old quilt that I have seen and they were all out of scraps, any which way. Women used whatever they could find and in the end it's a work of love and art.

    When I did the Wagon Wheel quilt, I made a lot of mistakes with the cutting but I used all those piece sup in this little quilt so nothing went to waste.

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    What a great quilt! Love the repro prints. Bet you are glad you didn't throw the scraps away? You did such a good job of making several blocks.

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    Very pretty. Aren't you glad you didn't toss your scraps?

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