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    Thank you, I love it too.
    McCalls Quilting - Nov/Dec 2009 -- didn't realize it was that old, thought it was last year's. Paper pieced in case some don't realize what it is.
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    I also love your avatar quilt. Do you have the name of the magazine? Even if I don't already have it, maybe the library does.
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    The more the merrier - glad you have joined us.
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    Guess I will go diving in the scrap barrel and see what happens!
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    QKrazy ... what can I say .... besides "ouch"
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    Ouch is right!! Usually I cut a fingernail off or someway the top of my knuckle gets a little slit. Went and looked at strips here and there from previous quilts and pieces, cut, cut and have enough blocks of 12 and probably enough in the bin for 6 or 8 more. Hmmm guess I just keep cuttin'. Didn't make a dent, if anyone needs some let me know and I'll send it to you, it would be a surprise. Please please don't cut into your "good" fabric for scrappy I'll send you all you want, if you're not doing controlled. So here's the pics............totally scrappy, usually I do strips of different quilts I've made all year. Name:  DSCF1001.JPG
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Size:  1.24 MB My kids come and look at the fabric and say, oh that's mine, who's was that? They recognize the material, kinda' cool and yep I keep those scrappy ones.

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    I have 61 squares cut now. You'd think I could just make the smaller one, but no. It's gotta be the bigger one for me! I have started cutting 2 of each now. Plus I am thinking ahead and cutting 2 1/2" squares out of the scraps. Maybe Judy will plan another scrappy with 2 1/2" squares. hint, hint!
    Judy I thought your avatar looked hard enough without seeing the borders. WOW! That is amazing!
    I am also working on a wall hanging for my daughter's nursery. It has to be finished before her baby shower on the 19th but I am afraid to start it. I have an idea in my head for it so I guess I'd better just jump in. During the Packer game I will trace the elephants onto steam a seam and then I can at least get those cut out. I just don't know how big to make the background to get it started. Then I need to sketch out some trees to put on it. That part scares me too.

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    No, Pam, no plans for 2-1/2" squares in the future. I really am not all that fond of them, even tho' I like the way they look when SOMEONE ELSE does them. LOL I also have a box of 3-1/2" squares ...... February is coming up...... No, I'm not going to use 3-1/2 squares,o't start cutting, gotta try something different.
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    Jaba, I know that feeling! My GN, GS & I are all three doing the smaller one scrappy. We've got this clue's cut, just have to make the 9-patch blocks now, but DH distracted us. He's remodeling one of the bathrooms & keeps asking for help. I'm hoping to get all the blocks done tomorrow.

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    If I had a bathroom remodel going, I'd do the same thing. You bet honey I'll be right there, just keep him working!! It is really nice when they come home and know what fabric was their's I just can't give those away. Don't know what I'm going to do with all of them but when I kick the can they can figure it out. What a legacy I'll be leaving my poor kids, goin through all the stuff. Got rid of almost everything else, just material and sewing machines now. Will have to show them this site and give them names and addresses in my will and tell them to send ASAP.....

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    so much fun going through my scraps, Already completed the first task.
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    Got all my blocks cut -- no duplicates in the 4 1/2 inc squares ... YEAH!

    Judy, I was wondering about the A & B fabrics. You said high contrast, but what about prints vs solids? Would black and white work? I may wait to see what step 2 is before I "commit"!

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    I am about half done with cutting my squares. I spent most of the day going through totes of scraps, sorting, cutting, and organizing pieces into totes for strips and crumbs. Most of my scraps came from my aunts and mother. Most of the fabrics are 60s, 70s and 80s fabrics. My goal is to get all of those scraps used up. There were lots of garment UFOs, So it is obvious that Quilters are not the only ones who have UFOs.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I can't stand not be involved even though #3 isn't finished. I will skip the black, red and white and go scrappy. Just to save time, I will check out some charm packs I don't care for, then start on the scraps. I have no trouble cutting yardage if I need to, though I rarely cut into a fat quarter unless I'm going to use a lot of it.

    I have a baby quilt with a close deadline - I just found out today the shower is the 13th in another part of the country, so I want in it the mail by the 9th. Sewing machines, here I come. Can I take the tree down in the middle of January? I can't skip GS's basketball games and some are road trips.

    I've seen enough holiday food. I think I'll bring some V8 juice with add ins for my first offering. Oh, and orange mimosas for tomorrow's brunch.

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    We cut enough pieces out of charms for 3 of the smaller scrappy mystery quilts & I still have a ton left! I'll figure something out for those one day!

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    cat on a mac - yes, wait until Saturday to commit to your A and B. When you see what is happening then, you will know what to use.

    Irish, good choice! You won't be sorry to do this one, it will be a fun project.

    Cindy, I know what you mean, there really is no such thing as a stash buster unless you are trying to cover a football field. You sew and sew and sew out of the scraps, and the amount never seems be less than it was, does it?!
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    i haven't started yet. i just have like 6 more blocks to make on my 2nd DJ, then all the tri's. so i did a couple blocks today, and a couple tri's. just to get going on the tri's. i'll probably get going tues or wed on it. when do we have to have the lst clue done by? i'll re read, and see. something makes me think, we aren't even suppose to get startyed till after the lst.

    i'll answer my own question. the 2nd clue is going to be given next saturday. so need to get them done this week.
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    Yes, I am in for the big one. I made the first 6 and decided since it was so much fun, I would go ahead and make 6 more. Lots of bright colors from some charm packs I have had for awhile. I was so excited to find I already had over 30 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 rectangles left over from the second mystrey ride. Yippee!!! Not much cutting on that part. Can't believe I already have these all done. Next Saturday will not come soon enough. Judy, what do you think about colors for A and B? Was thinking maybe a denim color and something else. ??? open to any suggestions.

    Thanks very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    Sauki, how's the actual train ride? did you get a sleeper, etc. comfortable seats? bathrooms? noisy? i have meant to just go someplace for having done it. thx for the imput. anyone else taken a train trip?
    I had a good time. The seats were comfy and big windows. I was traveling at night so not much to see. My ride was only 5 hours so not really long enough for a sleeper. I rode in coach. It isn't very noisy at all on the train. About the noisiest part was the people talking. The bathrooms are mansions compared to one in an airplane I like that you can just get up and wander when you want to. It's nice to be able to use your computer or charge your phone also.

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    Ok I hate them Jan can I have yours? more interest I think lol.. guess they ARE my scraps I made eight blocks tossed out two too bright. I think controlled is more my cup of tea.
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    ok gotta ask how does baby pink go with oh dark blue and brown leaves/ it doesnt is the answer. this is where Judy tells me to start over or its going to work.. waiting waiting waiting..

    woe is me whinning galore tonight. smack me would ya?
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    It's exactly right! No problem you're perfect with what you've done and get those that you threw out right now. When you're done you can look at it and see different quilts you've made or swaps you're in, I love them per year for the memories. That's odd for me I know because everything usually has to match or I go crazy. These are just waaayyyyy different for me and I have no clue why.. I'm already looking at these squares and thinking of the quilts that they were in or table runners , or whatever. Oops not table runners, haven't looked at those scraps yet.

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    sustraley and elisa, very pretty 9-patches! I like all of them.

    As to the questions about colors for A and B, wait until Saturday, see what you are going to do with them, and decide then. You will know what to do. And Elisa, no smacking allowed, even if you ask nicely. And I must say I congratulate you on going scrappy and not trying to be matchy matchy.
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    Linda/Brat, I love them! they are "Scrappy! so relax and enjoy the ride! and if you don't like it when you are done, Donate it! I am done with my 12 blocks... and now I suppose you want pictures! Sheesh... I really do have to go and re-read the instructions again, I still need some 2.5 by 4.5 rectangles?

    I think I am going to go find a cuppa coffee with Irish Cream... I need something warm~ and coffee will work as I plan on sewing for hours, first day I have felt like sewing going to take advantage of it!

    Sue, I love your blocks, they are really nice and scrappy! I like them all, I would do a solid scrappy quilt! Oh wait I am doing one! it is one of the work a little on it and then put it away kinda quilts. I am going to make it big enough to cover the whole living room! OK it just seems like that I have been working on it so long!

    I love riding the train, I take it to my Son's all the time, I don't have to drive, worry about where I am going to park when I get there and I can read the whole way!

    Once I took a train from Ohio to California with a 15 month old. When we got on the train he could take two steps then fall down... When we got to California he could run from one end of the car to the other! I think he was able to balance better. I don't know why just know he never slowed down until he hit 30! We went coach, but I really remember meeting all the nicest people. There was even a lady on the train that was quilting with a tiny hoop and stitching by hand. She was so nice, ended up being my Son's Adopted Grandmother, we stayed in touch for a few years, always wanted to find her again. Her name was Phyllis and she was from Cuyahoga Falls.
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    Didn't you feel my smack yet? That is the idea.....it doesn't match at all. If you want mine you best go back and look again....nada, nil, nothing matches......It just looks different because you've never sewn with it before. I just put them all in a big bag, shake it like crazy, dump it out and stir it around, put it beside my sewing machine and just grab, sew, grab, sew! What you see is what you get....go ahead "brat" it will keep you warm and snuggly.

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    I see a couple of Janiacs on here with me !!! I am almost done with my blocks--- about 8 squares and one tri and one corner left. It has been a long process but am looking forward to sewing everything together. Had Christmas with my kids and grandkids today so have not started putting my squares together-- but at least I cut my scraps into squares as I go along so I have that part done already !!! Looking forward to clue #2
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