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    Made a Quick Little Trip Through the Scrap Heap

    This thread has nothing to do with composting... LOL.

    After I made the Sailboat quilt from baby clothes, which I posted last weekend, there were lots of lovely polka dotted flannel scraps left over. As I was putting them away, they tempted me into making a quickie quilt.

    Eleanor Burns has a great book called Quick Trips and I always wanted try her technique of sewing the strips into loops and ironing the seam allowances in alternating directions to lock them. So I adapted her directions for use with squares (she used rectangles in the book).

    Here is my scrappy flannel little Trip Around the World Quilt. It’s a little wonky after washing, but very soft and cuddly because I backed it with minky. It’s quilted with SID in a concentric zigzag pattern around the center, every 3rd ring. It is made with 775 one inch squares. I learned a lot on this little quilt. (Mostly from my mistakes)
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    Are you kidding me? How do you people do this? I saw the sweet sailboat quilt, and now you have done this one in a flash. I am slow is all I know. I am sitting here today waiting to hear what kind of twins my niece is having so I can get their quilts done by the time they are born in June. All I can think of....is you must have a quilting fairy.
    this is a gorgeous little quilt, I love it.
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    Very pretty.
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    it's just wonderful!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulettepoe View Post
    Are you kidding me? How do you people do this? I saw the sweet sailboat quilt, and now you have done this one in a flash. I am slow is all I know. I am sitting here today waiting to hear what kind of twins my niece is having so I can get their quilts done by the time they are born in June. All I can think of....is you must have a quilting fairy.
    this is a gorgeous little quilt, I love it.
    I know, right? I take forever to finish a quilt too so these posts of quick little quilts just floor me.

    This is a lovely little quilt - I want to snuggle right into it and stay a good long while! Great way to use up scraps and you got to test out a new technique to boot - win/win there! Is there a little one designated to receive your adorable quilt? Whoever they are, they are lucky!
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    Awesome quilt! You are amazing!
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    What an amazing quilt you created!! Absolutely beautiful!!
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    Some little one is going to love this! Awesome quilt ... and quilter!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    So pretty & sweet.

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    wow you did a nice job in such a short time im slow!!
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    I bow to your creativeness and speed. As a previous poster said that is a win-win quilt. A new method and a beautiful result.

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    That is beautiful!!

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    Wonderful work. It wouldn't be a "quick quilt" if I did it. Impressive.
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    That is so pretty! I really like the TOW. There's so many different looks you can get.
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    Very nice. Just what a baby would want. You did an awesome job.
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    I am in awe....

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    Just lovely, great job
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    very pretty, great job

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    Pretty little quilt. That is another one on my list to do.

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    Very beautiful quilt.
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    I loved the baby clothes sailboat quilt & I love this one too!

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    That is so cute, and I bet it is really snuggly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulettepoe View Post
    Are you kidding me? How do you people do this? I saw the sweet sailboat quilt, and now you have done this one in a flash. I am slow is all I know. I am sitting here today waiting to hear what kind of twins my niece is having so I can get their quilts done by the time they are born in June. All I can think of....is you must have a quilting fairy.
    this is a gorgeous little quilt, I love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mimm View Post
    I know, right? I take forever to finish a quilt too so these posts of quick little quilts just floor me.

    This is a lovely little quilt - I want to snuggle right into it and stay a good long while! Great way to use up scraps and you got to test out a new technique to boot - win/win there! Is there a little one designated to receive your adorable quilt? Whoever they are, they are lucky!
    Thank you everybody for all the nice things you've written! I should answer a couple of points brought up:

    Paulette and Mad Mimm (Sheila) - it looks like my post was unintentionally misleading... Eleanor Burns might call it a Quick Trip, but it took me about a week. A pretty good quilter could have done it over a weekend I think, but I'm fairly slow at things. So no it wasn't speedy, but it was great to make a cuddly and educational little quilt out of scraps.
    Paulette & Maggie, thanks for the sweet words about the sailboat quilt. I too will be making baby quilts until about June. And Sheila, we have a few new little ones in the family this year, so i haven't decided who to give it to yet. By the way, I shared your quote about chocolate with the gals in our family this Christmas and everyone wanted to adopt it as their own motto.


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    That is so pretty. I love the saten binding
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    what a sweet quilt!

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