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    Making scrappy quilts? I've decided to make a quilt for my husband and I and thought I could use some of my favorite outdoorsy/nature fabrics (so I can use up some scraps) Well I'm starting it and I just can't get past the fact that they don't all coordinate. I've looked at some scrappy quilts on here and think they look amazing! But I'm having a hard time doing it!

    I just got some really cool fabric from the Minnesota shop hop that is going on right now..but like other people I can only get so much at a quilt shop. So I'm trying to improvise and use some of what I already have.

    Anyone else felt this way or am I just crazy?

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    Just what I've done today...so still a ways to go
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    All I do are scrappy quilts. One thing that makes them work is a constant color or fabric like in the sashing. What you have so for is great. Don't analyze it. Just do it. :)

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    What you have so far is great. Love the colors. Just keep going, it will fall into place. I always wonder about my scrappies until I step back and see the finished product.

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    Looks good to me so far!

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    I can do a scrappy, but I still have to control what color goes where. I have tried putting all pieces in a bag sewing what comes out. I just can't do it.

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    I have the same problem making scrappy quilts. Even when I try to make a random pattern, it ends up with a sort of symmetry.
    Maybe it's all the math classes I've had over the years.
    I just can't do something that isn't "figured out!"

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    This looks like a "planned" scrappy, but it's pretty so far. Keep it up!

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    Me too, I love scrappy but just can't be spontaneous! There must be an easier way!

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    No, i don't have any interest in scrappy quilts, maybe its just not your thing, some people are scrappy and some people are not, just do what you like. If you don't like the scrappy feel change it

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    I really like what you have done so far :D:D:D

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    i'm like you. i just can't do scrappy. going to try again soon

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    I try to match all the scraps, then I just jump in and do it. I am a matchy-matchy person and that is what I like the best, like the scrappys too.

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    I think what you have so far is great....just keep going - you can always post a pic to get our opinion if you are really getting stressed. Sometimes you just have to let the quilt decide:).

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    Looking great! I like scrappy quilts

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    You are doing a great job!! This is looking REALLY good!! Keep going and I'm sure you will be happy with the result!!! Keep posting pics and we will keep encouraging you!!!

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    Your scrappy bits go together real nicely. Keep going. Trust the process.

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    Looks great to me! I love scrappies!

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    The pattern looks scrappy to me, if you continue with the yellow boarder or shashing theme you started, think that will keep from feeling as scrappy. The pattern had a light blue shashing theme but not all the same. go for it, looks great so far!!

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    dont worry about trying to match the colors. You will enjoy it more if you can get to that point. I am making a t-shirt quilt right now for niece. She wanted pink and black (yuk) and her t-shirts are purple, orange, navy, etc. I had to overcome the fact that I wasnt going to match all the t-shirts anyway, before I could buy the pink/black fabric.

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    I think it's looking great. It's harder doing scrappy when your pieces are large. Just pay attention to value when you assemble the many frames/borders of this design and it will come out looking spectacular.

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    Looks good so far!

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    I'm not a scrappy person either, but I'm finding the more I see, the more I like...What you have done so far, looks great to me.....and it looks manly too...Keep going, keep posting, you are doing awesome!!

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    It looks great so far! I love scrappy, and have done a few. Yours is great, keep at it!!!!

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    I'm also a scrappy fan and do lots of them. A suggestion as others have said, kind of tie it all together with a dark or black solid as in the sashing or borders. Keep going you're doing a great job!

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    I love scrappy quilts and yours are wonderful.

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