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Thread: It all started with some leftover charms

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    It all started with some leftover charms

    A few years back I got carried away purchasing charms on eBay. Most of them have been worked into quilts but there was a pile of castoffs that got passed over through the various sortings and pairings. Using the rule of small pieces for ugly fabric I paired them with black and made them into 4-patches. With no particular pattern in mind, there they sat until I came across Bonnie Hunter's Patches and Pinwheels pattern. I added HST and additional 4-patches from my scraps and this is what I came up with. Just finished the top yesterday. It isn't pressed and doesn't have borders but I wanted to share. I'm calling it gemstones.

    And I see the picture didn't post. Hang on while I see what I can do.

    Here we go.
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    I really need to follow your example and use some of my growing scrap pile. I love what you have done here.
    RedGarnet222

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    wow-stunning scrappy-love it
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    You did a great job!! Love it!!

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    Love your quilt! I've made this one several times myself. Great for scraps!
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    Excellent use of scraps! I think all the colors and print patterns in scrappy quilts make them so interesting and lively! You should be proud of this scrappy!

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    This is gorgeous! I love the way the pinwheels make a secondary pattern for the charm squares. What a great use of scraps!

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    beautiful. Nowadays, I am working on taming my small pile of what I call my ugly fabric for which I find no place in other projects. Your quilt is an incentive for me to keep going. Thanks for sharing. You did a real good job!

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    I love it!!!!!!

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    one of my favorite patterns. Good job!
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