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Thread: Pinwheel No. 2 Mini and "Grab-A-Scrap" WIP

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    Judy Rothermel's Aunt Grace Centennial Solids was the original inspiration for this piece but got carried away with the colors. Replaced her periwinkle with my turquoise and wanted to do something in blue the day I started this quilt. You know what that's like! Hope you like my little mini. (31" square).

    Also, I've had more fun recently with this WIP I just call "grab a scrap." I started with 2.5" squares and just grab anything and go around it log cabin style. It's done in 15 min.!! Then I decided to put a row of white around each block and finish it off with another row of different colored prints for a true scrappy feel. In the first picture, I just laid out 6 blocks together before they get the row of white on and I really like they way they look and think it would be better done this way. I just may split this into 2 different scrap quilts as it goes really fast and the scraps keep multiplying!! lol. Will post a final pic when finished! :-D

    Next the blocks get a row of white and look like the foreground pics. Back row shows the final block.
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    My original inspiration piece
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    Grab-A-Scrap WIP (do you see the pink teddy bear with blue bandana (bottom ctr,.)?
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    All laid out for now . . . . .
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    Pinwheel No. 2
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    Close up
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    there's a heart of love in this one!
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    I really like the second one for using up scraps. No real preplanning. I have so many scraps of different sizes and shapes. Did you do these on a foundation?

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    I love the scrappy they feel so homey! Great quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    I really like the second one for using up scraps. No real preplanning. I have so many scraps of different sizes and shapes. Did you do these on a foundation?
    I do too! I love this method!! It goes fast! No, I use absolutely no foundation as there's no need to. The process is: add a scrap, square it up and repeat. That's it! I already have sorted out into 3 different bags: small, skinny and short strings in bag 1. In bag 2, marked medium strings, are all medium length and width strips. In bag 3, are long, wide and big strips (nothing over 2" in any of the strips). All 2.5" pieces go into piles of 2.5" lengths for crumbs, to be cut in squares, etc. I've made 4 string lap quilts and got tired of that so like the log cabin style piecing better. Plus, it gives it a better look I think. If you have all diff. sizes, just add the piece to your ctr. block of 2.5" or whatever you start with and then square it up to whatever size you want. I just started adding approximately 1" pieces but then started adding 2" pieces. Pay no attn. to color or size. Do one block log cabin style and the other block courthouse steps style. It will work great! Can't wait to see what you make using this method!! Be sure and post pics for us to see! I like these "no brainers."

    :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I love the scrappy they feel so homey! Great quilts
    Thank you, leatheflea!! That's what I love about the scrappy quilts is the homey feeling they give!! And they are fun to do without any planning or thinking hard!!

    :-D ;) ;)

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    I call these 'happy' projects. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    I call these 'happy' projects. Very nice.
    Thank you, wvdek!!!!

    :-D ;) ;)

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    Very nice!! I really love scrappy quilts!

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    All beautiful

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    Wonderful as usual!! Love all the color!!

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