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    Scrap happy

    Some time ago I made the Wheels Quilt out of my Aunt Gracie collection.


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t183834-3.html

    I had a bucket full of scraps that I was going to dump. Somehow I just didn't do it lol....then one rainy day, I dumped the bucket on the floor and started to sort through it. I picked out the larger pieces and proceed to make random blocks out of Block Base, that I also posted somewhere. I made a butterfly, the fish block, a snails trail, 9 little monkey wrenches that I put into on large block. Then I took all the bits and peices and just sewed them any which way and inserted a block here and there.

    I like this little quilt and I am so glad that I didn't dump the scraps. I have quilted it and did the binding just now. It measures 51x61, a good lap throw.
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    I like this little quilt too ;-)
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Love the block with the fish. You have encouraged me to get started on using my scraps. Great job!!!!!!

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    Love it! This feels like pieced blocks that were dropped onto a floor covered with any-which-way scrap pieces, random and wonderful.

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    very nice so glad you didnt throw them away
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort :lol:

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    Very nice.

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    It's wonderful!
    Love the 9 patch of mini Churn Dash blocks and that red inner border.
    It really pops.

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    Thank you Guys. I can't believe the scraps we used to throw away. We threw away quilts lol. The churn dash blocks started to be a quilt for the puppies and like anytime I do little blocks, I soon get enough of it lol, and used them in something else. The same thing happened to the Dear Jane blocks and the farmer's wife blocks lol...

    When I look at this little quilt, I remember some of the old quilt that I have seen and they were all out of scraps, any which way. Women used whatever they could find and in the end it's a work of love and art.

    When I did the Wagon Wheel quilt, I made a lot of mistakes with the cutting but I used all those piece sup in this little quilt so nothing went to waste.

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    What a great quilt! Love the repro prints. Bet you are glad you didn't throw the scraps away? You did such a good job of making several blocks.

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    Very pretty. Aren't you glad you didn't toss your scraps?

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    This is my kind of quilt! Love it

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    What a fun quilt, Rosy. Your artistic talent again shines through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf View Post
    Some time ago I made the Wheels Quilt out of my Aunt Gracie collection.


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t183834-3.html

    I had a bucket full of scraps that I was going to dump. Somehow I just didn't do it lol....then one rainy day, I dumped the bucket on the floor and started to sort through it. I picked out the larger pieces and proceed to make random blocks out of Block Base, that I also posted somewhere. I made a butterfly, the fish block, a snails trail, 9 little monkey wrenches that I put into on large block. Then I took all the bits and peices and just sewed them any which way and inserted a block here and there.

    I like this little quilt and I am so glad that I didn't dump the scraps. I have quilted it and did the binding just now. It measures 51x61, a good lap throw.
    That's FABULOUS!

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    What a great way to use scraps! It is delightful!

    Alison

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    what a happy quilt! I love it!

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    i am so happy you shared such a wonderful little quilt- and showed others what a few scraps can turn into! it so stresses me out to hear of people throwing away their scraps- i was always taught to be frugal- and what i can not use- (or more like don't want to use) i simply share with others. i love your quilt! and i love where you (shopped )
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    Made with love - cost $0. Hurray for recycling!

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    LOVE it What a great idea .... so nice and colorful!!

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    it's a happy quilt! I love it!!

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    I love your quilt. I also love what I call "free quilts"--quilts made from what many throw out (though I never toss anything larger than 1-1/2" square.

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    A lot of people in the church quilting group here, give me their scraps. I have made some scrap quilts to give to the Methodist Childrens Home. I borrowed Ditter's QAYG pattern on this board to do the latest one. I have all the blocks made and I am ready to put it together. It is not together enough to put a picture yet, but I getting there. I also quilt with the Georgia Chapter Quilts For Kids. Most of the Quilts I do for them are scrappy quilts. I invite you to visit our web site to see some pictures. We just delivered 90 quilts and 39 premiee pads to the Children's unit at Georgia Medical Hospital in Augusta. I am so happy to have been a part of that delivery. I know what I do makes a difference.

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    How cute and cheerful! Love it!

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    WOW - great wonky but planned quilt. Love it.
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    Yes, am so glad I didn't toss them. I have a huge bin of scaps and didn't want to add more and the AG scraps were not in line with the scrap bin ones (batiks and wild farbics). I kept them in a bucket and in the end I just couldn't toss and I am so delighted with this little quilt.

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    I love it! Fun and funky all in one!
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