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    Other people's strips


    Here is what happens when you share your stuff that you don't know how to use. (Roberta Marie)
    Other People's Strips

    I've been working lately with my sister-in-law on scrappy quilts. She is... tentative... to say the least about venturing out on her own on them, though she loves them if OTHER people do them. She mentioned that maybe she just didn't have the right kind of scraps, because nothing she put together seemed to work. Then she got the idea of sending ME a box of scraps that she didn't want, to see if I would do something with them. Well, once I received the box, I sorted through them, and using nothing but her 1½" strips, and some Kona Black that she had put in the box, I started laying out some squares. The only part of the following quilt that came from MY sewing room was the multi-color sashing that I bought on clearance! And it didn't require much of that!



    For the backing, I cut 8" squares of various fabrics, and just made a multi-fabric reversible out of it.



    A couple of the online groups I belong to have been addressing the subject of "stashbusting" older or unwanted fabrics in their collections. This might be a solution for some of them. Personally, I think this quilt turned out quite nicely, using fabric strips that my sister-in-law thought were not usable for anything more than string quilts at best. At least it's another option. And the backing is a way to use up some pieces that might not be enough to make a full coordinated quilt from, but do work as a nice patchwork effect. I like it better than a boring back, myself.

    Happy Quilting!
    Jean MaDan
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    Great job!!

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    Oh, I love it. It is beautiful and bright. You did really good. Maybe she was tired of looking at it.

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    Looks great. Can we see the back?

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    You certainly showed her all the potential in what may appear to be a hopeless pile!

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    According to the old cliché, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Your sister-in-law was unable to see the beauty you have created.

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    It looks great !! I don't know if this quilt instructor and published author is still alive, but when I looked closely at Blanche Young's quilt, I could find some of the ugliest fabric that was ever printed but she made them look terrific. Hope your sister in law won't be envious.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Beautiful quilt! I just love it, the colors, the pattern, everything about it!

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    great job... i just love scrappies
    Nancy in western NY

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    Wow, just beautiful.

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