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    Your UBE might surprise you and become a gem after all. My blocks will come in handy when I want to practice FMQ. Not sure if it will be a QAYG or just a bunch of scrappy block sandwiches. Who knows, those might become potholders.
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    I put mine in the closet in The Box That Shall Never Be Opened. I love the covered car--I probably have enough to cover a city bus!
    I pray for peace today and hope I don't have to tomorrow.

    When I was accused of living in a fantasy world I almost fell off my unicorn.

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    I take orphans and put them randomly on the backs of quilts for extra surprise

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    You know, I don't have any orphan blocks. None. I don't know why people do. I only make as many as needed. I guess I should make a couple extra on every quilt and then I could have enough to make a couple of sampler type quilts at the end. Good idea!
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    This is realy funny. My board name is UBE!
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    I have started making hand bags from my orphan blocks. I've sold several.
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    Wise words from my 7 year old niece: "Aunt Laura, you must think you can't have too much fabric like a pizza can't have too much cheese." Well said, Gracie!

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    Could sew them all together and call it an "I Spy" quilt for quilters. LOL "I Spy" a log cabin block, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I take orphans and put them randomly on the backs of quilts for extra surprise
    I really like this idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justflyingin View Post
    Yep. That's what I'm doing with my QAYG quilt. You will see half of a star block, many halves of bento boxes, various 9 patches, some paper piecing practicing (I couldn't throw them away--horrors!) and some various leftover blocks (like the patriotic baskets). I decided to just add fabric around them to make them about 16" square and then trim them wonky. It's not particularly pretty, but it will be just as warm and while not PRETTY, it's "INTERESTING". It would have been esp. interesting if I had done interesting quilting. But I'm just getting to that....in my skills set.
    I love your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I take orphans and put them randomly on the backs of quilts for extra surprise
    This is really a great idea. Mine tend to end up as potholders and make wonderful gifts - especially for non-quilters - after a FMQ practice run.

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