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Thread: Grab-A-Scrap Lap and More Minis

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    This was a fun project using up scraps without paying attn. to color that I started last week. In case you missed the post, here is the link to my Grab-A-Scrap WIP:


    The pieces were grabbed, sewn and then trimmed to 3/4" going around the block log cabin style. Still need to add borders that I haven't decided on yet.

    The next item is Charm Mini #1. The pattern is Crossed Canoes! I just love that block!! I was thinking about it not long ago and decided to finish it. I started it 6 years ago and it's been waiting for me! Eight little blocks had been done, all PP patterns were ready so I made 8 more little blocks for a quick 4 block mini. It looks just like a Kaleidoscope block! The only difference between the two is that Crossed Canoes' center block is 4 quarter sections where K is a whole square. I just love that little Crossed Canoe block and hope you enjoy my mini! I liked it so well when I got done that I made another one, Charm Mini #2!!! Between both of them, I used 128 different fabrics. In the first mini, I used larger scale fabrics to give it an antique feel to it and I really like #1 the best. I put #2 on point and it's interesting too. I found cheater cloth in the stash and wanted to use it some way so I decided it would make a quick border for #2 mini. BTW, the pattern I did 6 yrs. ago was my own in case you wondered where I got it. I wanted it to finish at 2" blocks PP so I just drew it myself.

    The last mini is a chicken panel I wanted to use up. Wow! I can't believe I did this but I had no pattern at all when I started it and just added strips and then trimmed them to 1/2" and did a pineapple method around the chicken. It worked well without a pattern and want to try this again! I have no need for hot pads, potholders or trivets so this will just be a mini for decoration purposes or a gift.

    Thank you for looking and enjoying my minis! :-D

    Grab-A-Scrap Lap
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    early beginnings
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    close up
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    some of the fabs -- big fish
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    pink rabbits
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    clown faces
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    little fish
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    charm mini #1
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    a better pic of the fabs and closer up
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    Charm Mini #2
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    really close up!
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    ready for Pebble HQ by hand (!) - you go around each pebble twice (I'll do it in the background areas)
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    chicken mini
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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    They are beautiful!

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    They are beautiful!
    Thank you, Jim's Gem, sooo much!!

    ;) :thumbup:

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    Super Member lindyline's Avatar
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    What a great idea for I spy quilts. And they're sooo cute too.

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    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
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    Perth, Western Australia
    They are beautiful...and I can see you love your fabrics...very colourful and vibrant. Thanks for sharing your work.

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    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
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    Very nice!

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    Senior Member freezeframe03's Avatar
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    Lots of fun projects. The scrap quilt is really fun to look through all the fabrics. Great idea for a wonderfully colorful quilt.

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    Super Member SharonAnne's Avatar
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    Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
    These are so colorful and cheery. They made me happy and smiley so early this morning. Thanks for sharing.

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    Super Member nwm50's Avatar
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    WOW....you are so talented! I love them all but especially the chicken! You have given me a idea how what to do with my Rooster panel !

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    You are giving me courage to try this!

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