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    I call my version Confusion but most know it as Crumb blocks

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    Or more suggestions for the Quilt along

    This one is sewed strips together and cut out blades for the dresden plate.
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    One of my favorite patterns is the Ohio Star. Here I made it with my Boston Blocks but you can use HSTs instead if you'd rather
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    Or the Kansas Dugout block is a great one for using up scraps
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    Linda I too am sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers sent to you!

    Also an update on Sand and our swap she sent hers out but I have not gotten a chance but, have been in contact with her . Where I live we got 14-15 inches of snow on Wed/Thurs and another 6-7 inches eraly this morning ! So needless to say I'm having trouble getting to the post office!
    Just wanted to let you know what was happening!
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    I think if we did a 3" block it would be the right size then.. hummm and as for the one you already posted. I myself Love it and I will be using it.. thanks Rhonda..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewred View Post
    Linda I too am sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers sent to you!

    Also an update on Sand and our swap she sent hers out but I have not gotten a chance but, have been in contact with her . Where I live we got 14-15 inches of snow on Wed/Thurs and another 6-7 inches eraly this morning ! So needless to say I'm having trouble getting to the post office!
    Just wanted to let you know what was happening!
    Quilty hugs everyone!
    Julie ( Sewred)
    oh Julie I don't envy you all that snow! we had several inches and now have alot of ice to deal with. No problem on getting your scraps in the mail. That is just winter and can't be helped! Thanks for the update

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    3" + 3" = 6" - 1/2" seam allowance = 5 1/2" + 3" + 8 1/2" - 1/2" seam allowance = 8" unfinished quilt block

    So it is all about the size you want to end up with.

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    The Ohio star made with the Boston blocks is beautiful.

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    those are absolutely wonderful I love them

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    The Quilter's magazine has a new scrappy quilt that looks interesting. You add your scraps and make them into 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" blocks. Then add a 1" black border. You make 13 of these. Then you add a white or light alternate block and you add a sashing to make it look like the block is hanging on a ribbon. The ribbons are different lengths. I will try to take a picture tomorrow and post it.
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    I like all of them, but love the Ohio Boston Block.
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    I love the kansas block as scrappy appeals and scares me. its so.. not matched! lol maybe that is a good jumping point for me to get used to the concept. lots of a similar makes the scrappy less.. patchy. I am doing the mystery train scrappy that just started. its only a three week quilt along if anyone has not seen it yet. I am already having heart trouble. I cut and think omg these will NEVER work together. I stopped at the halfway point last night cutting it was killing me the scrappyness of it all (laugh go ahead) . sewing it together will be worse I fear. closingmy eyes to do it. I want to put all reds in one block all blues in another so its sorta not so.. mixed. how to get past this everyone?

    Also I wanted to ask.. see I keep mine color coordinated on the shelves but havent cut them. Does everyone here precut scraps into sizesfor future use? like this could make 4.5 , 2.5, triangles..etc..I just put themon the self if they are a f16 or smaller. thenthere is a f.4 shelf and then larger. and some are all weird shapes. curiosity makes me ask. maybe I should just cut the hell out of all of the little ones for future use? I was afraid maybe I might want an odd size for a crazy block center or.. I so do not use or save smaller pieces like 1.5 in fact if it wont make a 2.5 x 4.5 or a 3.5 block its.. dont look.. garbage. anyone want me to save those pieces for them? I wont precut sorry into pretty squares for you I already look at them like argh! but you can have them as I grow them in the future. always growing them btw.
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    I have precut some and found it is always the wrong size. So I wait till I have a project and sort scraps and then precut only for the project.
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    You can do a controlled scrappy if that feels better to you. I do that alot. I use all greens but diff greens with all reds diff reds etc in a pattern. I prefer to not use the same print more than once in a pattern as it makes it look better to my eye.

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    Yes on this. Also look to keep muted with muted and brights with bright. Often people that do not like scrappy will respond favorably to controlled scrappies.Most of these are made from FQ sized pieces.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
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    You can do a controlled scrappy if that feels better to you. I do that alot. I use all greens but diff greens with all reds diff reds etc in a pattern. I prefer to not use the same print more than once in a pattern as it makes it look better to my eye.
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    Here is a picture of the scrappy quilt I was talking about from McCalls quilting magazine Winter 2012-2013. It is called "Baker's Dozen"
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    Nice quilts but those are controlled scrappy, which I like too!!

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    Yes, they were to be examples of controlled scrappy. I do not make scrappies where you just pull some fabric out of a bag and sew it on.

    I would like to try though and have a pineapple pattern and technique I would like to ty that with.
    http://www.colourfulstitches.com/trashtotreasure.html

    Don't forget the tool you will need it.

    http://www.colourfulstitches.com/xca...age=1&featured

    I am not associated with the websie or book and am just posting so you can see a visual. I like the book alot.


    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    Nice quilts but those are controlled scrappy, which I like too!!
    Sorry here is abundle for tool and book.
    http://www.colourfulstitches.com/xca...1&cat=2&page=1
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    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but Quiltville with Bonnie Hunter has all kinds of scrap designs, including a free pineapple pattern.

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    I am with anna controlled scrappy all the way. I made my blocks for the mystery train scrappy and did the just go forit thing and well I look at those blocks and think... well barf. I hope whatever we are doing improves it cause right now I am so not feeling it. I will make controlled scrappy from here on. mixed gotcha but not pastels with rusts etc.. what the he.. here aremy six blocks. I made 8 two I had to pull as no way bright green bright red with the rest of my scrap blocks didnt work. should I just forget it or do you think there is hope? we need two other colors not much pattern to go with them one lighter than the other. suggestions? its a mystery so who knows.. we cut a bunch of rectangles 2.5 x 4.5 to sew somehow next week.. Name:  scrappy 007.jpg
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    Yes, goldendog55. Thanks for reminding us about this wonderful free website. I am a sucker for some books. That one is as much of a book just to look at as it is for technique.
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    Oh what fun conversations! I love both controlled scrappy and true scrappy! I keep my scrap fabrics in that doesn't happen a lot cause it's boring to just cut squares and bricks...(in my opinion)so usually I cut to order?
    Elisabrat, I have found that just squares don't excite me in blocks unless they are controlled scrappy...I made a quilt for my DD with just 6" squares and she loves it and it's so soft and pretty...pastels...so it was scrappy, but all blended...if you really dislike your blocks, perhaps consider turning them into D9P's maybe? The true scrappy's look prettier as we use more designs and smaller blocks...as you can see by Rhonda's examples...really pretty...somehow using smaller pieces together that don't match look better when they're not in your face? LOL! You might find with the next step that you start to love it though...

    Annaquilts, paper piecing for scrappy pineapple blocks are perfect! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing them in all sizes and are perfect for using scraps! I haven't used a tool...hope you share how you are enjoying using it?
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    I ran across this Disappearing 16 patch which would be a cute scrap idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    I ran across this Disappearing 16 patch which would be a cute scrap idea.

    http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...-blogging.html
    ​Super cute idea as well! Oh the possibilities, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    I ran across this Disappearing 16 patch which would be a cute scrap idea.

    http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot...-blogging.html
    Thanks for sharing this--I hadn't seen it before. Lots of variety to the settings.

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    Very cute tutorial. like the controlled lol fabrics she chose like they came from a charm pack. of course they match. not so much from my scrap bag. I am going to finish my scrappy happy quilt and make controlled the name of the game.At least to a certain extent. I am finding its easier on my worn out eyes. now to figure out what two fabrics would best accent those blocks I made. easier said than done. like tossing up in the air um that one. how to match unmatched! RHONDA HELP!
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    Love the idea of this club. I like to join in the fun with everyone.

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