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Thread: Miniature Quilt Tops

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    Super Member Chele's Avatar
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    Lately, I have this obsession to use the trimmings from other quilt blocks. :roll: Is this packrat syndrome? I've made a few little doll quilts. Great practice for me. And look, I'm hand quilting one of them.

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    I don't think it's packrat... That's keeping it and never seeming to USE it. I think it's more a conservation thing. :) They look just great Chele, great work.

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    Great job Chele! I love your little quilts. I think that your handquilting looks very good too. Now make a big one so you can handquilt it!

    Debbie

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    Those are great Chele! Are they for you or are you going to sell them for an exhorbitant fee to some hoity-toity interior designer?!? :wink:

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    Chele,
    They are sooooo cute, and your hand quilting is beautiful.

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    so sweet and pretty! I love them all :)

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    Chele, the little quilts are great! I want to make some :-)

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    Great job. You are putting the rest of us to shame is what you are doing. I have all of those pieces saved too. I just don't seem to get to them. Someday.

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    No I don't think pack rat. I think it is very creative.

    Me I think must be the queen of all packrats. I packed up 9 big rubber totes full of fabric when I packed up the sewing room. Got most of it moved to the other house. How did I get so much!

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    You are being thrifty/green with your scraps is all! The quiltville frame of mind.

    As long as you don't tell us you are making little quilts for the squirrels and mice to keep warm with, we won't think you are losing it. You are just making the most of your stash.

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    Those are too cute!

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    Very cute!!

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    Very nice Chele!

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    I say "pat yourself on the back". Beautiful little quilt tops AND your recycling....way to go!!!!!

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    Those are fantastic!! Good for you for using every piece!! I'm saving them, but hope they get used. I'm so proud of you! :D

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    Chele--those are great little quilts

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    Great minis! I love the baskets!

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    Love all your "little" quilts. Keep practicing your hand quilting - it looks great.

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    I love them all. Something I need to do.

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    Chele, those are great, I love the idea of using up all the scraps, I cherish every little piece of fabric and don't throw anything away that is an 1" square or bigger, good on you for turning out something that might otherwise have ended up in the bin.

    Your hand quilting looks great, I too have been learning to handquilt...it is NOT easy to get it looking half like you have done :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Those are so cute!!! I have been saving all my little triangles to do something like this too!!

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    Oh they are so cute! And make great table toppers too, or even tote bags...good for you! :)

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    Very nice, Chele. I have just the book for you: "Little Quilts All Through The House" by Alice Berb, Mary Ellen Von Holt, and Sylvia Johnson. It is from That Patchwork Place. Mine is a 1993 publication, but I bet it is still available and you can probably pick it up dirt cheap on Amazon.com. It has a nice variety of miniature quilts to make and is perfect for someone like yourself who actually puts her stash to good use. I applaud you, for both your wise use of "leftovers" and more importantly for the nice work you do. Think of your little quilts as small canvases of art. A GREAT way to show off hand quilting. You go, girl! Nita

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    Chele--these are great!

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    Very cool. I love doing miniatures!!!

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