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Thread: Doesn't this seem like a lot?

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I already bought a Civil War repro set of 31 FQs for it. I cut all of the strips for strip piecing and I have 1/3 of it sewn into blocks. The other 1/3 stays as single strips and I am cutting the last 24 pieced strips into sections to sew into blocks. I think there is going to be a lot left over actually. I have gone over and over it, started laying them out on a bed, and I can't figure out why there seems to be so much left when I am using 1 less FQ than the pattern calls for.

    I will see in the next day or so when I get the strips cut. I starting cutting just two sections off each strip when I saw it was too much.. The first 10 stips I did made 5 sections EACH and there are only 42 sections of that part in the whole quilt!

    I just might be making another small one for my grandson. I'll post a pic of it laid out before sewing.

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    The blocks are done and ready to sew together. It called for 32 FQs, I used 31 different fabrics (31 FQs) and I do have leftovers. Enough to make a baby quilt for my grandson, maybe add a little bit more fabric. :D

    The leftovers cover my ironing board 3 time plus I have nine 6 1/2" squares left.
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    Oh that is turning out so pretty. I love the colors.

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    I love the quilt and the colors. I really like brown and blue together.
    hope you don't feel like you have too many leftovers, I think you'll find then very usefull.

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    Me likey!

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    The quilt top is beautiful...it looks like an authentic Civil War quilt. The fabrics and colors you chose helped you achieve that look. It will be a wonderful quilt when you get it finished...definately something to be proud of no matter how much fabric it needed.


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