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Thread: What is your fav scrappy pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    This looks great. I really like the yellow in there to "sunny" things up! Thanks for the link!

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    I think any scrap quilt is a beautiful quilt, for a lot of reasons... the most important is that no fabric is wasted... the second is that one's creative side is stimulated... unfortunately, my creative side is a bit challenged (sigh), but with a scrap quilt it doesn't matter!!

    And Peckish... I, too, think that is a fabulous quilt!! It's a pattern I will try sometime!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    That is really cool, thimblebug. I have it in my "to do" file. Thanks.
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    I love log cabins, string quilts, trip around the world, maybe postage stamp, so many to choose from and soooooo little time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    next on my list Snake River ( Log Cabin )
    I forgot about this one, and i know i have the book or pattern somewhere, thank you for reminding me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beck55 View Post
    Peckish, OMG! your quilt absolutely takes my breath away. Love, love, love it! I can see why it is your favorite. Beautiful.
    I couldn't agree more! That is one stunning quilt... I absolutely love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    Go to http://Quiltville.com for some free scrappy quilt patterns. You will use up your scraps pretty quickly and make some gorgeous quilts!
    I second that one, Bonnie Hunter is the queen of scraps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhilkey View Post
    Hey, I just started this one tonight. The directions are very thorough and it is really fun to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    I like patch (either 4- or 9-) and I Spy quilts. so much fun to make!
    I, too, love, love, love 9-Patch... especially when combined with Snowball blocks. Here's one I made years ago... nothing fancy, but I like it...

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    There are really so many, it just depends on how much work you want to do to organize them. Do you want to first cut them into strings and separate them dark/light? Then maybe a string quilt or log cabin? If not, then maybe one like I've done with just strips with a bold color separating them. Do you like the totally haphazard look of a crazy scrappy?

    There are scrappy chinese coin patterns...very easy. It really depends on you and how much work you want to do. There have been some really fantastic scrappy quilts done and posted here. Spend some time looking through the scrappy quilt show on here.

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    This is my favorite scrappy quilt. You can do it with planned coordinating fabrics but I like the scrappy.

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    This is the link to the thread posted by Charisma after she did the quilting. I really like how it turned out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t196321.html

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    I like using up my scrap squares with a 4x4 (16 squares) or 5x5 (25 squares) block, always including 3 black squares in each block.
    I get , if I use 2 1/2" squares, an 8" or a 10" finished square. I sash with black 2 1/2 (cut) strips.
    It's a very simple and easy to put together top and always looks good.
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    I love Bonnie Hunter's crayon box....it's on her site. I've made 10 of them

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    I made a quilt called "Nickel Bricks" and had it quilted in red thread. I'm considering making it again for one of the wedding gifts for our daughter, Alea. It was such a fun quilt to make, so colorful, easy, and I absolutely love how it turned out. It's the quilt pictured on the bottom.
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    Barb,

    Love your scrappy quilts, especially the string quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    My personal scrappy favorite, out of all the quilts I've made, has to be my Pineapple.

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    Your pineapple quilt is gorgeous!

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    I made a Christian's cross...it's a double irish chain with a cross in the blank squares. Turned out great!

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    I love Bonnie Hunter's site and have done quite a few but I think the easiest one is the Crayon box, it makes lovely Project Linus quilts like this one.
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    Patchsamkim...love that pattern! Printed it out and subscribed to their newletter, too. Thanks to everyone who has responded~
    If you don't work on it you'll never finish it.

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    I have never made a true scrappy quilt. I know, it sounds horrible. But I haven't. I always have fabric lines that I work with. And to me, that's not a scrappy quilt. I think a scrappy quilt is everything thrown in. I would really like to try one. I have two doctor bags full of scraps plus 5 draws full of scraps. I just get overwhelmed when I look at all that fabric. How do I choose what fabric to use? There's so many, many pieces, large and small. Half yards, yards, FQ, little pieces, strips, squares, etc. I wouldn't know where to start, so I haven't. I guess I could get a couple of laundry baskets out and dump all the fabric in those and mix it up and grab from it. But...first I have to find a pattern. Now I need a pattern. Where does it end?
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    jcrow what always works best for me in my ongoing battle to tame the scraps is to have a specific pattern in mind, then go through the scrap mountain and pull pieces that will work for that quilt. They get ironed, trimmed to the appropriate size, then if there's anything left over, it gets put neatly away. That's half my problem, I have to constantly work to clean up after myself and put things away after I've used them. It does NOT come naturally to me.

    Right now I am cutting for two different scrappy quilts, one called Flock of Geese Medallion from the "American Country Scrap Quilts" book by Fons & Porter, and a super scrappy Scrappy Trip Around the World from Bonnie Hunter's site. The Flock of Geese Medallion uses 2 inch and 3.5 inch half square triangles, so if I have a scrap that I can get a 3.5 inch or 4.5 inch square, and if it's in "country" colors, it goes into that quilt. The super scrappy Trip Around the World uses 2 inch squares -- individual squares as opposed to strips, which is how it's normally constructed. So I can use one solitary 2 inch square in a block. Each block uses 36 squares and so far I'm averaging a minimum of 15 different fabrics per block. I'm going to need over 5,000 squares for that one so, yeah, I'm gonna be working on this one for a while ... but it lets me play with the fabric and the different color combinations, which is my favorite part of quilting.

    I encourage you to browse the online patterns for an hour or so (do you belong to Pinterest?) grab your rotary cutter and attack that Scrap Mountain. Remember, if you don't like the quilt top when you're done, it can always be donated to a good cause. People who have lose everything (or never had it to lose in the first place) aren't going to care if the quilt is a Great Work of Art, they just know it's something to keep them warm that somebody cared enough to make for them. I've made many string quilts and 9-patch quilts to keep my scrap bins from totally overwhelming my sewing space and have donated many, many quilts to charity through the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I have never made a true scrappy quilt. I know, it sounds horrible. But I haven't. I always have fabric lines that I work with. And to me, that's not a scrappy quilt. I think a scrappy quilt is everything thrown in. I would really like to try one....first I have to find a pattern. Now I need a pattern.
    Jeanne, ladynredd gave you some great advice. I would just add this: Go to Bonnie Hunter's website (www.quiltville.com) and on the right side she has a bunch of free patterns listed. Find one you like and only cut up some scraps in the size that you will need. Some of her patterns only require one size like 2.5 inch strips and squares. The first one I did was Bricks and Stepping Stones. It required 3.5 x 6.5 bricks (any color), and 2 inch black and neutral strips for 4-patches. I had to buy some black and used it as a constant. However, I had lots of shirting FQs and simply cut some 2" strips from them. Some of them I had for YEARS - what was I saving them for? It was VERY liberating cutting up my scraps and FQs. Don't worry about attacking all of your scraps at once.

    If you like the process, you will start cutting more scraps as you go. It's like getting another stash.
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