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    My thrift store fabrics I found, I have been cutting into 2.5 inch strips. So far I have 298 2.5 x 44 inch strips. I still have 5 different fabrics to do yet. I had to take a break. I plan on using these all for scrappy quilts. If I can find and decide on a pattern. I am horrible at picking colors to match.

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    The red quilt is a pattern by pieced tree called jelly jive. The brown quilt I just used up fabric from another quilt no pattern.
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    My grandson's deployment quilt was all 2 1/2" scraps except the white sashing and the red border. If you skip the stars in the cornerstones, it would be easy.
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    very nice

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    Nice!!

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    Wow what beautiful quilts !!

    Irishrose I love the stars!!

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    Wonderful scrappiest!!

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    Love these quilts!

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    everyone's quilts are precious, gbu

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    Your strip quilts are fabulous .... so nice to get new ideas!

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    Beautiful quilts.

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    Love your scrappy ideas

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    These are such pretty scrappy quilts! Thanks for posting the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    My grandson's deployment quilt was all 2 1/2" scraps except the white sashing and the red border. If you skip the stars in the cornerstones, it would be easy.
    Oh, I like this. Would you post a tutorial? You are so creative to be able to make the scrappy strips and the nice stars go so well together to give it a patriotic feel.

    I make QOV's and this would be a perfect way to use up my strip scraps.

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    A tutorial?? This was only my third quilt and I didn't have a pattern.

    I had made a Friendship Star using the quilterscache.com directions when I ran short a block on my first quilt, so I knew how to do one. For A's quilt, I cut 2 1/2" strips from various fabrics, sewed them together and cut 8 1/2" blocks from the strips. I cut white sashing strips 8 1/2" and added a HST to each end (Flop a 2 1/2 square of the star fabric on the end, draw a line from corner to corner diagonally. Sew on the line, trim off excess.) Be sure the diagonal line angles in the same direction on both ends (ask me how I know). Some of the corners got 2 1/2" blocks added for the center of the star. This is where the design wall came in handy. My mind said to put white strips on all four sides of the block. Not! Alternate the direction the stripes in the blocks go as you put them up on the wall. Add the narrow color border, the wider border, quilt and bind. It was easy to quilt. SITD on the some of the lines, them FMQ in each box. I did waves, stars, meandering, a heart, etc. Each block was different ( I have a short attention span.)

    I will be glad to answer any questions if you PM me.

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    Very nice. I'm starting to cut strips for another scrap quilt. Love the one you did for your grandson.

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    Irishrose,
    Cool, I'll print this out and try it myself. I'll shoot you a PM if I get stuck. Thanks so much.

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    Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    A tutorial?? This was only my third quilt and I didn't have a pattern.

    I had made a Friendship Star using the quilterscache.com directions when I ran short a block on my first quilt, so I knew how to do one. For A's quilt, I cut 2 1/2" strips from various fabrics, sewed them together and cut 8 1/2" blocks from the strips. I cut white sashing strips 8 1/2" and added a HST to each end (Flop a 2 1/2 square of the star fabric on the end, draw a line from corner to corner diagonally. Sew on the line, trim off excess.) Be sure the diagonal line angles in the same direction on both ends (ask me how I know). Some of the corners got 2 1/2" blocks added for the center of the star. This is where the design wall came in handy. My mind said to put white strips on all four sides of the block. Not! Alternate the direction the stripes in the blocks go as you put them up on the wall. Add the narrow color border, the wider border, quilt and bind. It was easy to quilt. SITD on the some of the lines, them FMQ in each box. I did waves, stars, meandering, a heart, etc. Each block was different ( I have a short attention span.)

    I will be glad to answer any questions if you PM me.

    Beautiful Quilt I;m saving your pattern to make one myself once I get enough Strips saved to make it, thank you for sharing it :-D

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    All that work you should be proud of yourself they are beautiful

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    BBBEautiful!!! Quilts, I love the thrift stores, can really find bargins on material..

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    Beautiful! What a great job.

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    those are great

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    Like them all but really love the browns and the last quilt. I dont think you have a problem of matching colors - they all look great to me!!!

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    Very pretty!

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