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Question regarding scrappy quilts

Old 06-22-2015, 05:48 AM
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Once you make a scrappy you be hooked! So many patterns you can make from HST!! Go for it girl!
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:24 AM
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I have done both controlled and random. I really loved both!! My "controlled" I found the backing first and pulled colors that went with the colors on the back. This one was done in 1" (finished" strips )

This one was completed random, cut squares, thru in paper bag, sewed them one at a time, only rule, no two colors side by side.


It really depends on the look you are going for. Both quilts use 1" (finished) squares.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:38 AM
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Like DogHouseMom, I usually pay attention only to value when making a scrappy quilt. I love looking at the quilt later and seeing all the very different fabrics playing nicely together.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:42 AM
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I think a scrappy quilt is what you make it. I have done one that I just starting sewing pieces of all shapes and sizes onto a foundation then quilted as normal. I made another where I took all my same size squares and made a 9 patch. I do not think a scrappy quilt has to be as precise as some on here make them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:58 AM
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If you look on Bonnie Hunter's website "Quiltville" you will find FREE patterns that call for HST.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:17 AM
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I say do anything you want. I have used up a lot of scraps making charity quilts and no matter what the colors or the sizes or how well anything goes together, I always remind myself that someone will love it and be warm with it over them. I really don't think it matters. Do whatever you can to use up the pieces. We have a girl in our guild that always reminds us "the scraps cost just as much as the fabric by the yard".
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:57 AM
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Here are 2 scrappy quilts from the same pattern.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:00 AM
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Sorry hit the enter key before adding photos. Here are my 2 scrappy quilts from the same pattern. The really scrappy one was my very 1st scrappy ever and made me change my mind about scrappies. Never liked them before till now.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:15 AM
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Sewbizgirl has a good point. As long as your values work: light medium and dark, there are no rules for scrappy quilts, I like kind of organized color, others do not. Its your quilt make it fun and enjoy the process
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:45 PM
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I agree that it's all about the value and contrast.

But I also find that the more diverse and discordant the fabrics, the smaller the pieces should be. you can blend pretty much anything into a pleasant whole so long as the pieces are small enough and there is a lot of variety. If you have 98 % flour sack prints and 2 % batiks, those batiks will look out of place, but if you have just a huge mix of every color and style of print under the sun, it can work.
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