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Help - pattern ideas for "scrappy" lap quilt?

Old 09-27-2011, 06:05 AM
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I collected about 12-18 small prints in the coffee colors from espresso to cream, including a few yellowy-tans. FQ, 1/4 and 1/2 yd each. They are mainly random textures but there are some 'sentimental' ones - small allover labs/GR's, small saxes and pianos, small paws, coffee bean prints, and I am going to photo our yellow lab and print it on the photo cloth, small 3" squares. I guess this is not a 'real' scrappy (should we call it a frappe-y? ;-)

I don't want the fabric prints to be too obvious, but something that you see if you look close. For DS Christmas surprise. :)

I don't know if I should do a watercolorish or bargelloish thing, or a more traditional. If I did a traditional style with white background space I would have enough for a bed quilt. This could be the quilt in my quilting journey where the challenge is small pieces and/or triangles. (gulp)

Scrappy quilters, any ideas???
Thanks for taking a minute!
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:09 AM
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Try Ohio Star with the colors contrasting. It is a pattern that makes for a lovely quilt.
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I received a scrappy jelly roll exchange that had multiple color prints and values. I sorted them into groups of 4 with reasonably matching colors - lights and darks and made a tube quilt. It looked great when finished.
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What is a tube quilt? Are there instruction/tutorial?
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How about looking at the free scrappy patterns on Quiltville.com and Maryquilts.com? I love both sites- great inspirations.
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Originally Posted by QuiltQtrs
What is a tube quilt? Are there instruction/tutorial?
Utube missouri quilts I think - looks triangley but wicked simple - good idea
So is ohio star not too hard for beginner!
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Originally Posted by Monroe
How about looking at the free scrappy patterns on Quiltville.com and Maryquilts.com? I love both sites- great inspirations.
Thanks - never been to either site and will check it out...

So much quilting to learn and do and so little time. Quilting brings back to me
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Try the Jacob's Ladder block. Just two sub-blocks to make and assembles as a 9-patch. It looks great scrappy and you can use white or any color for your background.

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Originally Posted by wesing
Try the Jacob's Ladder block. Just two sub-blocks to make and assembles as a 9-patch. It looks great scrappy and you can use white or any color for your background.

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That is funny, Darren, I was going to suggest that!~
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Linda - GMTA! We did one with a black background and it's one of my favorites so far. I want to do one with white now.

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