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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50
    WOW....you are so talented! I love them all but especially the chicken! You have given me a idea how what to do with my Rooster panel !
    Wow! Thank you for those nice compliments!! Yes, I didn't know the pineapple block could be so easy w/o a pattern, and it works great for a panel!! Just had to be careful to get those corner angles right! We can't wait to see your Rooster panel all dressed up!! Have fun with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdgiffin
    You are giving me courage to try this!
    Go for it! It's relaxing with no rules - haha!! Be sure and PM me when you post it!! Have fun with it!!

    :D :D ;) ;) ;)

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    I love scrappy quilts and yours are super lovely! I'm bookmarking your page for inspiration. Thanks for posting! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.! I'm in awe. I love how you did the Grab a Scrap lap quilt and used the white fabric and a colored fabric to make the last 2 rounds for each block. Even though this is a scrappy quilt, that feature makes it look like the quilt took a lot of planning. I am soooooooooooo going to use this idea for a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the pictures.

    The talent of the women on this board blows me away.
    Wow! Thank you so much, MomtoBostonTerriers, for those super comments!! Yes, I just had to "mat and frame" those blocks as I just can't stand crumb blocks. If I'm going to spend time with scraps, it's going to look like time well spent when I get done with it! Another reason was to use the white up as the scrap bag is now about 4 ft. tall ( :oops: ) and the third reason is for cosmetic purposes -- white needs to be included with a mumbo-jumbo of scraps as it gives much needed balance and a resting place for the eye. Always include white in your blocks and your scrap quilts will sing happy songs!! I feel like I'm just now learning to put color together (after all these years!!), but the talent on this board is incredible to observe!!! I'm so happy you'll try this method sometime! I can't wait to see your quilt!! It'll be singing for sure!! :D :D ;) :thumbup:

    p.s. I forgot to say, welcome to the board from VA!!! You will absolutely love all you see and learn here.

    For all the new members, I've inlcuded a handy link for you:

    Here are links for your convenience to some of my minis with my own patterns and a few lap quilts:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27393-5.htm - a link to pattern for a 2.5" pineapple block
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27393-6.htm - a link to my heart pattern (mini can be seen on page 5)
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-26750-1.htm - a link to "My Smallest Quilt Ever," a tumbling block mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-26560-1.htm - a link to "My Disappearing 9 Patch," a mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27393-1.htm - a link to "A Bevy of My Minis," an assortment of minis
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27603-1.htm - a link to "Just Another Slew of Minis", another assortment
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27280-1.htm - a link to "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go," a 3-D mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27393-1.htm - a link to the "Pineapple Passion" mini and heart mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27900-1.htm - a mini tutorial for the "Scrappy Hourglass" technique
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27900-1.htm - a link to a bow tie mini and pattern I created
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28150-1.htm - a link to my first Still Life Floral mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28439-1.htm - a link to the tutorial for Still Life Floral mini - Part 1
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28610-1.htm - a link to the tutorial for Still Life Floral mini - Part 2
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28958-1.htm - a link to "Double Wedding Ring" mini and pattern
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-29001-1.htm - a link to "Hen and Chicks," a 3-D mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-29001-2.htm - a link to the technique used for Hen and Chicks mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27974-1.htm - a link to "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" mini, a pattern for a 2 rail fence
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30651-1.htm - a link to "My Simple House" mini with instructions
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-30809-1.htm - a link to "Best Friends," a 3-D mini and pattern
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-31450-1.htm - a link to "I Love Springtime Mini," a vintage mini with feedsacks
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-31450-1.htm - a link to "My First Charm Mini" and pattern, an Orange Peel block
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37153-1.htm - a link to an antique reproduction, "Patience Corner" lap quilt
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-38049-1.htm - a link to "Roadside Poppies," two medallion minis
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40345-1.htm - a link to "All Buttoned Up" and "Spring Fling," two more minis
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41993-1.htm - a link to "Pinwheel Chaos Charm Mini" with instructions
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42480-1.htm - a link to "Pineapple Passion No. 2" with pattern
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-56035-1.htm - a link to "Pinwheel No. 2" mini
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44581-1.htm - a link to "Happy Lappy," a scrappy lap quilt
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44927-1.htm - a link to "Happy Lappy" tutorial

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43894-3.htm - a link to "Some of My Dolls"

    To see more of my quilts and laps, click on my name and then click on "list" under "topics created."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJean
    I love scrappy quilts and yours are super lovely! I'm bookmarking your page for inspiration. Thanks for posting! :D
    Thank you, JJean, for your super encouraging words and compliments!! So happy you'll be trying some of my minis!! We love being inspired!!! Hope you get great ideas for some great minis!! Be sure and PM me when you post!

    :D ;) :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    They are great and I especially love the 'Grab a Scrap'. I looked at the link to the work in progress and I also really like the contemporary look when you had them laid out with the white borders only. I'll definitely be doing some of these, being a fellow scrap lover. It's such a nice surprise when you put things together randomly that you would never ordinarily combine and are surprised when they somehow magically work together. Thanks for the pictures and mini-tutorial!
    Thank you soooo much, Twilliebee!! I too am partial to the Grab-A-Scrap and will be making another for sure! There's no hard thinking involved and it's a great opportunity to use up some of those 'questionable' fabrics that just don't cut it for other quilts! I even cut up a Victorian House from a Christmas print and put in there! So it's a great way to use the uglies up and the 'what do I do with this piece' and it looks great among the others! You're right -- it's amazing how magically they all work together!! I love the "mat and frame" method as I just can't stand crumb blocks and if I'm going to spend time with scraps, they're just going to have to look decent. There's nothing appealing to me about a crumb quilt. Besides that, a scrap quilt needs to be offset with the white mats as it gives the eye a much needed resting place from the mumbo-jumbo of the prints. Be sure and PM me when you post, twillibee, so I don't miss it. Thank you again for loving my work!!
    :D :wink: :wink: :wink: :thumbup: 8-)

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    Wow just checked this topic again. Thanks so much for the lovely note and for gathering the links to your work in one place. I'm sure I'm not the only one who really appreciates it. I'll PM you when I'm brave enough and/or technically up to speed enough to post a picture.
    {{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}} and thanks again. You're very generous with your time and talent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Wow just checked this topic again. Thanks so much for the lovely note and for gathering the links to your work in one place. I'm sure I'm not the only one who really appreciates it. I'll PM you when I'm brave enough and/or technically up to speed enough to post a picture.
    {{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}} and thanks again. You're very generous with your time and talent!
    Your very welcome, Twilliebee! Am so glad you returned to this thread and*** hugs*** to you!! As I learn things, I just pass them on to you guys and together we make great quilts!! I've bravely launched out into a new zone -- piecing w/o patterns! You'll be posting pics in no time -- easy and very addictive!! We sure love pics!!! We'll look forward to seeing your lovely works of art! If you have trouble posting, you can always send the pics to me and I'll post them for you. Happy quilting to you! n2.
    :D :D ;) :thumbup: ~~~~~hugs~~~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.! I'm in awe. I love how you did the Grab a Scrap lap quilt and used the white fabric and a colored fabric to make the last 2 rounds for each block. Even though this is a scrappy quilt, that feature makes it look like the quilt took a lot of planning. I am soooooooooooo going to use this idea for a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the pictures.

    The talent of the women on this board blows me away.
    You are so right, it gives the quilt unity and at the same time supports the "scrappy" concepts. As always great job, n2

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by MomtoBostonTerriers
    F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.! I'm in awe. I love how you did the Grab a Scrap lap quilt and used the white fabric and a colored fabric to make the last 2 rounds for each block. Even though this is a scrappy quilt, that feature makes it look like the quilt took a lot of planning. I am soooooooooooo going to use this idea for a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the pictures.

    The talent of the women on this board blows me away.
    You are so right, it gives the quilt unity and at the same time supports the "scrappy" concepts. As always great job, n2
    Thank you, oksewglad!!

    :D :D ;) ;) :!:

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    I bow to you -- you are my new idol!!! The white matte, then frame -- genius idea. And it really brings everything together and makes order out of chaos. I gotta try it -- if only I can make myself grab without looking .... IT'S SO HARD NOT TO LOOK ! ! !

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    Your use of scraps make awesome quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana
    I bow to you -- you are my new idol!!! The white matte, then frame -- genius idea. And it really brings everything together and makes order out of chaos. I gotta try it -- if only I can make myself grab without looking .... IT'S SO HARD NOT TO LOOK ! ! !
    Oh, Nancy, you tickle me!!! haha. So glad you'll try my idea! I love making order out of chaos! Yes, you MUST try this! It's so relieving!!! Finally, I didn't have to worry about what went together -- I just mixed it all in....Xmas., uglies and all! If you really have a hard time with looking first and then grabbing, do yourself a favor and pull out all your favorite scraps and put them together where they'll be "pulled without looking" for a quilt with your brightest, scrappiest, and favorite fabs of all time!! You won't be disappointed then with the outcome!! Now....is that another brilliant idea or what??? Have fun with your new matted and framed scrappy!!!

    :D :wink: :roll: :lol: 8-) :thumbup: .....oh, and I love that avatar!!! priceless!!!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Bell
    Your use of scraps make awesome quilts.
    Thank you so very much, Blue Bell!!! That is so nice to hear!! You ladies are the greatest!!

    :D :D :thumbup: ;) :D :!:

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    Pretty! I love scrappy's :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Pretty! I love scrappy's :)
    I do too!!! Thank you, Dawn!!!

    :thumbup: ;) ;)

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    Here is my pattern I used in both of the Charm Minis. It's just that Charm Mini #2 was turned on point but still has the same number of blocks and is exactly like Charm #1. (This is the pattern of my avatar you see now).

    Thank you for requesting the pattern and I hope everyone else will give it a try too! ;) (for your convenience, I'm showing that mini again that you like along with the pattern). :D

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    Those are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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    oh my goodness!! these are such fun, vibrant, happy quilts!! I just love them all ~ you did such a wonderful job creating them and it sounds like you had fun in the process :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabear617
    Those are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you so much, Jabear617!!!!

    :-D :-D :-D ;) ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh my goodness!! these are such fun, vibrant, happy quilts!! I just love them all ~ you did such a wonderful job creating them and it sounds like you had fun in the process :)
    Thank you soooo much, kriscraft99!!! I love your nice compliments and I always seem to have a ball putting scraps together in some way!!!

    :-D :-D ;) 8-) 8-)

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    curious, what is the size of your center square? all are wonderful....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Cindy View Post
    curious, what is the size of your center square? all are wonderful....
    That would be a 4" square. I just measured. Thank you so much!!

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    Love them all. Scrappies are one of my favs.

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    I just love the looks of the charm mini #1. On the paper pieced pattern, which should be lights, darks, or mediums. It looks like there could be a lot of bulk in the center when the four blocks are pieced together. I would like to try this.

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