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Thread: I am trying to use up what I already have......

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    Since I am on a fabric moratorium for the rest of the year, I am trying to use up a lot of the 4, 5, and 6" fabric sample squares I have accumulated. Here is a quilt using up 6" squares, and some five inch squares. At first when deciding if to put on a border I thought I would need something to calm it down, I saw the black and white check and thought,,,no, really, oh give it a try. I think it works.
    Blocks are free cut in a slash, mix and sew. No particular pattern except that they radiate out from the center. The black square was an after thought but I think it gives the quilt definition.

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    Nice

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    Very pretty!

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    neat!

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    Love your quilt! The black center really does make the blocks pop.

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    Awesome quilt and I love your commitment to using what you already have! :thumbup:

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    I like it.

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    Nice quilt and a good use of your scraps----I'm doing the same, trying to use up my scraps.

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    Wow. very creative.. Great job.. And hmmm Do i see a wide stash of fabric from behind your quilt on that HUGE shelving unit.. ?!?!??! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Very nice....I see quite the stash behind your quilt lol

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    I like those.

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    Really nice :-P

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    Cute idea for a quilt. Like the red border.

    You can't fool me, I see all that fabric behind the quilt.

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    OH! I really like this! That black square in the of ythe blocks center really finishes it off perfectly!!

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    I like it, reminds me of the ones my grandmother used to make, using what she had on hand.

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    Good job of using up your stash. You are of good example for some of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellen46
    Since I am on a fabric moratorium for the rest of the year, I am trying to use up a lot of the 4, 5, and 6" fabric sample squares I have accumulated. Here is a quilt using up 6" squares, and some five inch squares. At first when deciding if to put on a border I thought I would need something to calm it down, I saw the black and white check and thought,,,no, really, oh give it a try. I think it works.
    Blocks are free cut in a slash, mix and sew. No particular pattern except that they radiate out from the center. The black square was an after thought but I think it gives the quilt definition.
    That's really cute as a finished quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaJeanne
    Nice quilt and a good use of your scraps----I'm doing the same, trying to use up my scraps.
    Well I never said I didn't have a stash......That is the reason I am on the moritorium....flat out of space. So far I have only done some damage to the sample square bin. I have not touched the layer cakes, jelly rolls or charm squares. Hmmm maybe when I get to piecing all those backs for all the tops I am doing up, maybe I will create some breathing room on the shelves....right now I think if I tried to cram one more fat quarter in there the whole house would just 'splode.

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    Love it!! If you are planning to use up your stash I Can see that you are set for a couple years or so. I love peeking behind your quilt. You are such a tease :thumbup:

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    That is quite an impressive Stash peeking out from behind your quilt! I understand completely your Moratorium on Buying...

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    Wow that is some stash you have behind the quilt. You are in for a lot of sewing. I imagine that will last for more than a year. Good thing you have so much extra space. Lucky you.

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    My kind of quilt, very pretty!

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    pretty!

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    How did you get you blocks to all look the same as far as cutting (the fan shape)?

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    I like it too. What a neat design..Keep up the good work..your stash will disappear soon...

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