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    And the "bits" go on!

    I've finished #6 community quilt for Canada and while I was going through the QB with my morning tea I've always noticed my legs are cold. For years! Ding, ding, ding! Why not make Me a quilt?
    Great idea. Found a nice pattern on MSQC - "9-patch Swap". Easy but fiddly because I "shrank" the blocks to 6". Loving how its coming along even with tons of 1 1/2" cut pieces!

    Here are the two in progress:

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    The 2nd one shows how I don't ever throw out anything bigger than 1 1/2"!! Love my "Bits" bin. Have a happy day!!
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    *ding*ding*ding*
    Yes, sometimes the obvious just isn't obvious enough, isn't it?
    Definitely, time to make one for you!!

    The white really makes those sampler blocks show nicely.
    Immaculate piecing!
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    That #6 is a beauty--someone will enjoy that!

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    Oh thanks for sharing your #6! Anxious to see the finish from your Bits Bin. I love that name.

    I'm going to go dig in my Bits Bin 1" or BB .75. Need to make a mini..QE it's for a farm related fundraiser...gonna have a barn in it, I think!
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    nicely done
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    ...............QE it's for a farm related fundraiser...gonna have a barn in it, I think!
    ..... gosh, what a surprise!!
    And perhaps there should be a guernsey too?
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    Very nice #6! Your quilt for yourself will be wonderful. Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ..... gosh, what a surprise!!
    And perhaps there should be a guernsey too?
    Gonna have to be a really small one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Gonna have to be a really small one!
    You can do it!!!!

    That'd be part of the intrigue of the quilt .... where's the cow?
    Like Where is Waldo?
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    Kitsy I like the first quilt the best. I don't have you patience or talent.
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    Wow! What a wonderful quilt... and made from all those little bits that most people, including me, have tossed as useless! I'm ashamed of myself!

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    Very nice quilts.

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    Love your sampler quilt and look forward to seeing your bits turn into a quilt.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Those look great! I am the same, I keep even smaller pieces than 1 1/2 ". I do applique sometimes and need small pieces for that.

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    Beauties both! Love your Bits bin! I save mine too and love them. I wonder why I even buy fabric by the yard when all I really love is scraps. I should stick to fat quarters!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Making a quilt for oneself- what a novel idea!

    Love what you're doing, Kitsie!!

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    Wow Kitsie, Your bounty overflowth. lol, the tops your making are both coming out great. You have a wonderful stash to work with. (At least you use your bits and bobs. So, two to you.)
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    Your community quilt is so pretty. Love all of the different blocks. Yes-you do have a lot of scraps to contend with but it looks like you are making great quilts with them.

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    Wow. It’s beautiful. Hope it keeps you nice and snug.

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    Oh , Wow .... I Love it .
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    Both are beautiful.

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    Great work, Kitsie! I have a bits bin right under my desk, but I haven't done a scrappy quilt to make use of them yet.

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    Kitsie, your legs are going to be extravagantly warm. That leg warmer quilt will be fab, fab, fabulous.
    Our charity quilt bee is always on the look out for new patterns and that second one looks doable and quick. Is it possible to share your pattern? We are happy to give credit to the designer. I could likely figure it out if I knew the size of each finished block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhollifiel View Post
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    Our charity quilt bee is always on the look out for new patterns and that second one looks doable and quick. Is it possible to share your pattern? We are happy to give credit to the designer. I could likely figure it out if I knew the size of each finished block.
    here is a link to the video for that one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H11F0XQy2YE
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    I don't have a pattern, M. I just love making 6" blocks and there are many on line from various quilt sites. Many are free, also though I don't mind paying a bit for one. I do at least one a day. I've used several layouts and used to just send the blocks to Canada, but know I make up the top, mail it up to a place just a couple of mile south of the Canadian border and my cousin drives down to pick them up there.

    No need to make big quilts anymore though I am making one now. Its fun doing a variety!
    Thanks for you comments! I've posted others mostly with "6" " in the title.
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