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Thread: Double Wedding Ring, Seven Sisters, and Crazy Blocks

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    Double Wedding Ring, Seven Sisters, and Crazy Blocks

    Since the beginning of the year I've been trying to use up as many scraps as possible. And I mean even the tiniest of scrap. Making simple quilts, with simple domestic machine quilting instead of quilting on my frame. I'm considering doing a few charity quilts that are tied. I'm a woman on a mission to get rid of the stash before I die. It might just kill me in the process. Now I'm not saying I'm never going to do quilt it to death again because I love them, it's just that right now I'm not in the mood to quilt them to death. There's one quilt in this series that isn't picture in this post because I posted it a few weeks ago. I called it "Flit and Flutter" if you feel like searching.

    After "Flit and Flutter" I designed a double wedding ring naming it "Hillybilly Hookup"( the first quilt below). It's 100% applique, no curved piecing. The applique is invisible machine applique using clear thread. I made simple string blocks and cut my arc pieces from them. Appliqued the arcs on a solid piece of fabric marked with a grid pattern, then added the posy instead of corner blocks.

    There was tons of scrap from the "Hillbilly Hookup" quilt. So I needed to use up those string scraps. "Super Nova" is the second quilt below. It was made using the Hex n more ruler. The layout is actually called Seven Sisters.

    Was I done with this pile of string scraps? Heavens no! I could still put a stitch in them. I tried to toss them in the trash but the Frugal Freida inside me said "NO". So quilt 3, pictured below is what I came up with. "Lemon Shake Up" is as close to improv piecing as this ole gal is gonna get. And the best thing is I could finally throw away the scraps that were left over without guilt.
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    great use of scraps! I love the last one. That's the prettiest setting for the tiny scraps that I've ever seen! Usually they are very busy.

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    love them all.

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    These are all very pretty!!!!

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    Wow! All 3 are lovely. You need a beautiful job of using up scraps. I can tell a lot of planning went into each pattern. So creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    Since the beginning of the year I've been trying to use up as many scraps as possible. And I mean even the tiniest of scrap. Making simple quilts, with simple domestic machine quilting instead ....

    I'm a woman on a mission to get rid of the stash before I die. It might just kill me in the process. .
    So funny. Well said. exactly the way I feel. the white background fabric really appeals to me. I have to remember to use more white in mine.
    thanks for sharing

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    I like all of your scrap quilts and I admire your determination to use up all the scraps. I am amazed at how they add up. Sometimes I think of just giving them away in some way. But, I think it would be fun to make a quilt from them (actually more than one quilt!) and remember all of the occasions to have made a quilt for someone. Love your work.

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    Wow, I love them all. I also really like the combination of the colors with white.
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    ​Great quilts!

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    You have a talent.......they are terrific.....I'm going to try to do some fabric creating with some scraps...thanks for the inspiration

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    wow, all look terrific
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    great use of scraps! I love the last one. That's the prettiest setting for the tiny scraps that I've ever seen! Usually they are very busy.
    I agree! All are lovely bur the last one sparkles!

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    All are great looking. I admire your use of scraps.

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    all very nice...............

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    What great quilts you've created from scraps!!!

    "Scraps:" Unassuming smaller versions of those beautiful fabrics that we once loved.

    "Scraps:" Gentle, diminutive reminders of quilts gone by...
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    Wow, great use of your scraps...they are all lovely!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    beautiful bright quilts. love the db wed ring with the flowers. never saw that and I love it.
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    Gorgeous, really like the last two.
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    great use of your scraps -- aren't you glad you didn't just toss them out? thanks for the inspiration, never hurts to see what you can do with them & ya did good! thanks for sharing!
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    Your quilts are beautiful! They are all so clean and fresh! Love the use of yellow and white!

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    They are ALL so bright and cheerful. You did such a great job.
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    These are all wonderful!! Love the colors, too. But I particularly love your take on the Seven Sisters!
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    You are so enterprising!!! i need to follow your example as I am overun with scraps. Thanks for the inspiration.
    I made it to the mtns and love every minute of it!

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    Love them all ..especially the double wedding ring

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    great use of scraps! I love the last one. That's the prettiest setting for the tiny scraps that I've ever seen! Usually they are very busy.
    I think that is always how my scrappys end up...very, very busy. Yours is lovely and I am studying it. Love all your quilts posted. I think that because I like bright colors, that EVERYTHING I make with scrappys has to be bright. Really like your white and pale yellow.
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