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Thread: 4 Years of Leftovers Quilt

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    4 Years of Leftovers Quilt

    After quilting for 4 years, I decided to put together a quilt with leftover blocks from the many quilts I made over these 4 years.. Added leftover fabrics used to create the sashes from other quilts as well as making the border with leftover fabric. Then, I took other scraps and made the binding with with fabrics that made up the the blocks. The backing was fabric that I bought but never found the right quilt for it and this was it. I machine quilted and hand-quilted the quilt. With the terrible winter weather, this was a bright light in my quilting experience. Here are the pictures.
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    Great use of leftover blocks, fabric, etc. Turned out beautifully.

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    nicely done
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    nice unique quilt and less leftover blocks! bravo

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    I like your idea!!!
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    very pretty orphan block quilt
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    What a lovely result. Those blocks look they all "belong" together.

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    Very pretty.
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    Very nice! Great use of scraps and orphans. Love the binding.
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    Very pretty quilt. I'll bet it was fun to make!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    How about that .What a good job.

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    Nice quilt. I've got a collection of leftover blocks myself.
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    Lovely quilt using your orphan blocks!
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    What a nice job you did! And what wonderful memories of the quilts you made! Great job!

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    Another beautiful quilt.

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    Looks great!

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    This is so kool. Love it. BrendaK
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    Lovely quilt, great idea

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    Lovely, my kind of scrap quilt. I like to organize.

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    I admire your discipline in the fact you set out to use your scraps at a sensible time in your quilting career. I on the other hand have 24 yrs worth of scraps. Plus I inherited my Mother's stash in 1999. Drowning comes to mind, but what a way to go! I like your quilt!
    Last edited by stitchingcrazy; 04-03-2015 at 02:19 AM. Reason: added to it.

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    love it... although you used orphan blocks, it looks like a well-planned quilt. It turned out very nice.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    they play well together & made a quilt that sure looks planned! nice job & very colorful...
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    It's lovely, doesn't look 'leftovery' at all.

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    Great quilt from leftovers. I am sure that each block has a meaning to you.

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    You have been busy in 4 years if those blocks are any indication. Love your quilt.

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