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    Well i just found this thread. I'm in. All I make are scrappy quilts. And I would LOVE to do a scrap swap.

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    All of the quilts, and quilt blocks are so pretty. So many talented people.
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    With DH in the hospital again for his COPD, it's been hard to get much done. But will be working on some pet beds for a local shelter today to distract me from my worry. SO....hope to kill off a lot of scraps (big and small) today.
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    Here's a scrappy quilt I started a long while ago.

    I started this top way back at the end of february. I had purhased an old sewing box and the square were in the bottom of it precut and some precut and sewn 4 patch blocks too I got this far and ran out of blocks. Now to decide just to add borders and binding and make a throw or use more fabric and make it bigger? There are no more blocks or any more of this these fabrics left except a couple of blocks I was going to use to put into the backing. What would you all do?
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    Vicki G I'm sorry to hear about your dh's health I hope he get better quickly! Hugs!
    Sew, sew, it's the threads that keep love together :>} I love sunbonnet sue,old-fashioned things like 1950's or older housewife things, and like hankies,tea towels and aprons . Thanks to some lovely members on here I now have lots of aprons in my collection !!

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    Maybe add a scrappy boarder? strips cut half the width of the blocks and sewn on like a piano keyboard. I'd do a solid boarder a couple of inches wide between, to stop the eye and give it some rest before getting into the next boarder. LOL I love working on this kind of stuff, can you tell. Whatever you do it will be GREAT, good luck!
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    How big is it? How big were the original squares? Are they cotton or blends, etc? What age are the fabrics? It looks like it's crib size right now. What do you want to do with it when it's done?
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    I have done border similar to what buslady is suggesting and it works great with scrappy quilts! I've included a picture of one of my scrappy quilts to show you about the border.
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    Wow, lovely scrap quilt. That does not even look like a scrap quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewred View Post
    Vicki G I'm sorry to hear about your dh's health I hope he get better quickly! Hugs!
    Thank You.
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    Ronda you and I are on the same wavelength. That is my kind of piecing. Looks wonderful!

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    With as many colors as are in your quilt, I'm with a solid border then any scrappy border or other solid will be fine. When so many colors are used whAT ever you use will look great. Hope your DH gets better. I also have COPD, sometimes the only choice is the hosp[ital. When he is discharged, make sure he gets plenty of rest.
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    I will wish him well fast and home and recovering in no time. Quilting is a great mind vacation. I can't think of anything other than quilting while I do it or I mess up. It keeps me from getting depressed or sad at life. I am a recent transplant recipient. I am also on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant too. I sew and it lifts my spirits and keeps my hands and mind so busy there is no time for anything else. its a good thing.

    I love that scrappy quilt ronda its a controlled scrappy isnt it? the center squares while mixed are all similar value in color. there are not reallights ones etc say in the main big block. that is a very pretty quilt. oodles of time in that one. did you keep it or gift it?
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    Elisabrat...I used lights and darks (and some mediums) but if you look closely, you will see that it's random...purples, reds, yellows, browns, greens, oranges, and blues...I may not understand true controlled scrappy, but I thought it had to do with color, not value? So, if it has to do with value, then yes, it's controlled scrappy...but if it has to do with colors, then no...it's truly scrappy! Maybe someone will look it up and find out what it really is?
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    In my opinion a controlled scrappy is about color and value. If you used all random then your lights /med/and darks would not be specifically placed to get a design. Value is evident in that you specified you used meds and darks together which is random but the lights are the contrast which is not random.

    I do prefer controlled scrappy over a totally random look. tho when we put together strip borders I like to have both a controlled version and a totally random version. I still tend to control the random to a degree tho in that I don't like two purples side by side and I dont' like to use more than 2 of the same color value close together. I rarely do any scrappy that repeats the same fabric either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower View Post
    How big is it? How big were the original squares? Are they cotton or blends, etc? What age are the fabrics? It looks like it's crib size right now. What do you want to do with it when it's done?
    I don't remember what size it is . I will have to get it out and measure again. I'm not sure what types but I believe they are blends. I had posted pictures a while back and think the fabrics are from the 50's to the 70's but not sure. I think it may be crib size. I want to make a throw for our couch as I cover up and fall asleep watching tv sometimes. hee hee!
    Sew, sew, it's the threads that keep love together :>} I love sunbonnet sue,old-fashioned things like 1950's or older housewife things, and like hankies,tea towels and aprons . Thanks to some lovely members on here I now have lots of aprons in my collection !!

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    Well sewred, I have some 4.5" squares from the same era that you may have if you like. They were given to me and I don't have a specific project for them. If they would help you finish your project as you want it I would be happy to send them to you. I threw some away I thought might be blends but some that I kept may be as well. Most are brights, then there are some blue floral prints and a purple print. There is a big stack of coordinating florals. The flowers are the same and there are 3 different background colors, a red, a green, and a blue. Again they are bright and there is enough to make a good size quilt with them. Those I believe are a blend (didn't wrinkle when I washed and dried them) and are vibrant 70s colors. PM me if any of these appeal to you.
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    I wanted to post my orphan blocks that I would like to swap. These were blocks made for swaps and we didn't have enough participate so we got our own blocks back. I have one of the Christmas Geese, 4 of the middle one, it is called the Salt Lake City Block, and 2 of the Leaves and Diamonds block. These are 12 1/2 inch blocks. I would like to see what others have to swap if you could please post them. Thanks, Vinae
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    Quote Originally Posted by javin22 View Post
    I wanted to post my orphan blocks that I would like to swap. These were blocks made for swaps and we didn't have enough participate so we got our own blocks back. I have one of the Christmas Geese, 4 of the middle one, it is called the Salt Lake City Block, and 2 of the Leaves and Diamonds block. These are 12 1/2 inch blocks. I would like to see what others have to swap if you could please post them. Thanks, Vinae
    PM me. I will swapp with you. I have orphane christmas and fall. Thanks!
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    Has anyone mentioned using scrapes and making what they call 'dryer sheet' quilts?
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    May I suggest using something else for foundation then the dryer sheets. They are highly flamable and many people are severely allergic to dryer sheets/fabric softner.
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    I do not know what "dryer sheet" quilts. I have orphan blocks I would like to trade. Some are spring, some are Christmas and others. I have Christmas blocks: ( 4) 12 1/2", (2) 9 1/2", (1) 6/12". Spring blocks: (13) 12 1/", (4) 9 1/2", (1) 8", (3) 6 1/2". Misc.: (3) 121/2", (2) 9 1/2", (9) 6 1/2", (4) 5", and (3) 4 1/2" blocks I would like to trade. If someone wants to trade, please let me know.

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    This is a scrappy that I have been working on. It is really easy and it just takes a 1 1/4 inch strip of two colors to make two 6 inch blocks. If anyone is interested, I could give more details. It is great for small left overs. Or if you have 2 1/2 inch jelly roll strips you could cut two in half lengthwise. I just love the contrast and pattern it creates.
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    Lovely javin22 Could you posted a tute on his thread how to make these blocks?
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    Yes, I wonder if we can put a video on here. I will figure something out if not. This block is called night and day and it is from an old quick quilts magazine. I will see what I can do in the next few days.
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    Lovely javin22 Could you posted a tute on his thread how to make these blocks?

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