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    If life gives you scraps...

    I have tried it seems forever to post this picture. Get your sunglasses. This is probably the most fun quilt I have ever made. I love scrapy happy quilts. Got the idea from "15 minutes of play". It just kills me when I read someone is throwing away scraps. Anything too small to use, I give to a lady who makes dog beds for the Humane Society. Nothing to the landfill. I think the quilting is so fitting. Jeanne from Butler Crafts quilted it for me. There is a long story behind it, but I won't bore you. Enjoy.

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    Gorgeous scrappy!
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    Beautiful!!
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    Absolutely beautiful scrappy!!!

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    That is indeed a happy quilt. I can see why you had so much fun.. It came out terrific.

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    Those bits of cheddar yellow really make this a fun quilt.
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    I donate quilts to the AAQI.

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    lots of colours....

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    That is awesome!!! Looks like a fun quilt. The brighter...the better. My daughter is so into florescent and she wants me to find fluorescent fabric...lol. I'm taking my time looking.
    enjoy your life...it's the only one you have!!!
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    Makes you happy just looking at it. Just beautiful! I love scrappies and always salvage the tiniest scraps...

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    ​I love scrappy quilts and yours is super!

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    I have found if you let people know you collect scraps for quilts, it's amazing how many people love to clean out their fabric -- and not throw it away!! It's better than my birthday and Christmas wrapped up into one!! LOL!!! I have a "dog bed" bag to donate at every guild meeting. Believe me, these are truly scraps (usually less than 1/2 inch).

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    What a gorgeous scrappy quilt, this is so my kind of quilt Love it !!
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    Oh that's a super fun quilt!
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    It just feels good that somethings are designed with such useful things and turn out to be a great looking and admirable stuff. I would also like to say that I also just kept on looking towards it. This really is a great looking scrappy quilt.

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    Great quilt.....it put a smile on my face. Love all the colors in it.
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    Wow this is one pretty bright scrappy the best kind!!!
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Nice & bright quilt! I used to throw out scraps... until I joined this board. I have a whole new appreciation for all to be done with them
    Shannon

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    That is a true scrappy - well done.

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    I love string quilts for the very same reason - there's rarely a scrap that's too small. Your quilt is full of life - looks like lots of fun to make!
    When life gives you scraps, make quilts!

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    A feast for the eyes! Wonderful job!

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    I love it.. Actually, I love it so much I'm in the middle of making four that look a lot like it. I'm making them for my staff, but I'm doing QAYG with 4X4 6" squares. I'm having a great time doing it.
    I saved about 18lbs from being put into dogs beds when someone asked how to use the scraps, and I wrote a message telling about a better use of scraps.

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    Wow...... love how vibrant it is!!! Great job!
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

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    that's adorable...i love the spools of thread!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    I love scrappy quilts. The fabric scraps tell a story. Many years ago my mom made a doll quilt for my oldest daughter. It was fun looking at the fabric scraps that had come from my sewing days in high school and later on.

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    love it. I have started to make one too!!! Thanks for sharing.

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