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Thread: Recycled quilt blocks made into a lap quilt

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    A nice quilter in my town gifted me a large bag of her scraps and unwanted blocks. I sashed and backed them with my own fabric and spent the last 3 days doing tight FMQ and quilted, embroidered feathered designs in the four corners of each block. I still need to hand stitch the back of the binding and throw it in the wash to "shrinkify" it. :> The quilt isn't my colors, but will make a nice gift for someone. It's fun to take other people's "trash" and turn it into a treasure. I've got one more small quilt in the works from her blocks. So, to any quilters out there that have blocks they don't want...don't chuck them. Give them to someone to make use of! Yes, the points in this one weren't perfect and the blocks needed some help...but, I hate to see someone's hard work go to waste. Hope you like it:>
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    Very pretty! You did a great job. I love the quilting too!

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    I love them and love the feathers too! I have some I will never get to, but they are a bunch of random sizes ect...usually from swaps ect...So if someone wants I will send...they are very random though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    I love them and love the feathers too! I have some I will never get to, but they are a bunch of random sizes ect...usually from swaps ect...So if someone wants I will send...they are very random though.
    Have you ever considered sashing the blocks to get them the same size and then putting them together? I plan on doing that with some antique blocks that are not the same size. I also received these blocks in the bag of scraps she gave me. It was like Christmas!

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    That is a great quilt. It's going to find just the right home & someone will love it. You made a great sacrifice in saving this quilt.

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    Nice job on the quilting and the rescue! Well done.

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    Beautiful qilting! Where is elk grove?

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    That is a great quilt. Even if you don't like it someone else will. And what a wonderful way to work on your quilting. Yours is wonderful by the way. I want to try feathers too.

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