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Thread: A Challenge

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    Well...it's the holiday weekend, and my planned fishing trip fell through. Since this is "found" time, I decided to challenge myself. I've attached a picture of an absolute mess. I dumped all the bags of scraps given to me by others on my sewing table. The challenge is to see what I come up with. One thing is certain...it will be scrappy!! No ideas yet...I just made myself another cup of coffee. I am going to sit down at my machine, and see what happens.

    A huge, tangled up mess!!
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    We'll be waiting to see what you come up with, May in Jersey

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    Good luck, and post pics!

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    Put on another pot of coffee it will be a long day. Please post your progress, we'd like to see how you're coming along. There are some interesting choices in that pile! :lol:

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    I'm taking a class next week on a "Spider Web " string quilt, looks like you have the makings for one. Good luck.

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    have fun being creative and can't wait to see what you make

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    We will be watching and some of us will be envious of your "found"
    time for quilting.

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    I like digging through that kind of stuff.

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    Wow! That looks like fun.

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    I'm drooling....

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    I thought you were going to say iron & sort your scraps.

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    FUN!!!

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    Oh, I can't wait to see! I have a big mess like this too! Please share your results with us. ;)

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    Keep us up on you progress. Great pile of scraps. Dive right in and see what happens.

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    Looks like a good time to me! Can't wait to see what you decide to do :D:D:D

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    I needed a quilt for my bed and because my old dog sleeps on it all day and tends to "nest", I didn't want to put much time into it. So I went to my "floor" bin. (all the fabric that hit the floor over the past years..I sewed big patches and little patches some sort of strips. I evened the strips up and sewed them together. What was best was looking at all the scraps and remembering what I had used them for. Good luck..It will be beautiful.

    By the way, the old dog still sleeps on it and puts holes in it. I just sew another patch over it.

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    keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samifel
    I needed a quilt for my bed and because my old dog sleeps on it all day and tends to "nest", I didn't want to put much time into it. So I went to my "floor" bin. (all the fabric that hit the floor over the past years..I sewed big patches and little patches some sort of strips. I evened the strips up and sewed them together. What was best was looking at all the scraps and remembering what I had used them for. Good luck..It will be beautiful.

    By the way, the old dog still sleeps on it and puts holes in it. I just sew another patch over it.
    I have saved scraps from every project I have made and I am cutting them into 2 1/2" squares and these will then be made into a postage stamp quilt. When I get out a pile to cut the squares, I too remember what I made and who got it. I'm hoping that this will be a lifelong memory quilt for me!!!

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    Awwww, scrolled all thru the posts hoping to see your progress pictures posted.................

    Jan in VA

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    What a fun "mess!"

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    I love to go through scraps, just did mine the other day...

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    Yummy, so many projects will pop in your head as your wrangle your way through your tangle of goodies.

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    I have a pile JUST like yours! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Please post!

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    Don't forget to send us pictures of your progress and what you decide it will look like!!!!

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    Sorry we don't live closer to each other I would come & help you dismantel. Have done this where I worked a few years ago.

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