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Thread: Is this a good start for a scrappy?

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    Senior Member leakus's Avatar
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    My box of scrapps is growing and wanted to start a quilt. I decided to start with a 5 1/2 square and sew scrapps together. I've been procrastinating because I don't know how to combine the colors and make it nice to the eye.

    After seeing some of the very nice quilts here in the QB and hearing that the scrapps are taken out of a bag with no order, I decided to give it a try.

    Do you think it is a good start or should I control the way I saw the scraps toghether?
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    You are on the right track!!!!

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    Hey, it's a scrappy! I think that is a great start!

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    Perfect!

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    good to go

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    Control it? Of course. You take one piece of fabric, put it on another piece of fabric and even up one side, put under the machine needle and......

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    Yep...looking good.

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    Looks good to me!
    A quilt like that I wouldn't worry about being organized for the scrappy look. It'll all just "hapen"!!!


    Have you considered doing it as QAYG?
    Also, I'd suggest you make your squarea a little bigger, then it'll give you some extra to trim off for precision squares. Will result in an easy put-together in the next stage and a better looking quilt later!

    Good Luck and Have Fun!

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    this is a good scrappy layout

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    Why not.

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    A scrappy is just that....SCRAPPY! You're on the right track

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    Beautiful block :D:D:D

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    Looks like a great start to me, just keep on sewing.

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    Scrappy quilts are fun because you get to see how the colors come together without planning. I just put a scrappy border on my (scrappy) log cabin. The only planning I really did was a.) I didn't want any of the same fabrics touching each other, or being too close to each other, and b.) I tried to avoid similar colors or values being clustered together- for instance, I avoided having a bunch of yellows right next to each other, or clustering lots of lights or darks right next to each other (for the border that is, obviously not for the log cabin blocks). Those are certainly not any kind of "rules" or anything, just my own preference for what I thought would look the best.

    You've got a good start! Have fun with it! :)

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    Your on the right track,looks like a good start to me

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    Lookin good!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Perfect block.

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    You're doing fantastic!! Keep on sewing ~ you've got it down pat now!! :-D :-D :-D Isn't it fun? Let it happen on its own!!! :D :D

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    On this quilt, you can pull them strip by strip from a bag not knowing what you are getting and it will be wonderful

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    lookin good

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    Way to go!

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    Great start. Can't wait to see itfinished.

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    I am working on a scrappy. Its taking me forever...ok..one day so far. ; ) I have been doing blocks that I wanted to try and some that I still need practice like pinwheels. Scrappy quilts make wonderful practice quilts.

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    Looks great to me! Control and scrappy just don't go together at my house! I prefer "just wing it" scrappies!

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    It's a great start! Don't fret about matching just yet. I made one like this last year and honestly, I hated it right up until I finished binding it - then I fell in love. In the end when you have all that crazy color together, it works. If you need to impose order you can use a set color for either the center strip or the next one (one offset); then you'll have a pattern for the eye to "rest" on when it's done.

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