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When making a controlled scrappy quilt......

Old 06-06-2013, 03:44 PM
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For a scrappy quilt I just pull out a piece from my scraps, however I don't put 2 alike together.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:37 PM
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What a fun thread to read--wonderful quilts you have all shared. Another WIP, Anael?

RE: 73 fabrics. Oh do I detect a "trickster" in the quilt world, Jan in VA?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:53 PM
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It amazes me that this thread is started right when I need it!!! Making a scrappy cat quilt for my daughter and I have been uneasy about the "scrappy" part. I have always combined colors within the same tones and that are complimenting each other and I am uncertain about the total lack of this in my current project. I am realizing that I need to step out of my comfort zone and "just do it". Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:41 AM
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When I am in a quilt slump...I pull out my scraps and make totally mindless scrappys. The funny thing is that everyone loves them and says they are the best. I found that they looked ugly until all sewn and FMQ'd than they look AWESOME. Right now I am into 2 inch postage stamps (I am using white 2 inch squares this time next to the color fabric...but not even thinking of what is going where...except no color fabric touch) - doing them at the same time as other quilts. I do find I spend extra time on them since they are for fun and I do 30 pieces in a row so my goal is always to finish that row. I made 6 rows yesterday while making another quilt top. I love doing two quilts at a time and find it really does not slow down the process.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:36 PM
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carolaug--yes I find myself doing the same thing. I'll make random 9P from 1 inch or 1 1/2 inch pieces. Set them aside and then when I have a quick donation quilt to put together I'll take a dozen or so (especially of the little ones) find a common color to tie them all together. They make the cutest little mini's.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:18 PM
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I like to have one fabric that is constant throughout - i guess you would call that the background. I really don't like a 100% scrappy quilt. Too busy for me.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:58 PM
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This is gorgeous. Did you cut all the strips urself?
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