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    Super Member VickiM's Avatar
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    Things finished this week. I'll love them even more, once quilted, but that won't happen till summer...I will be quilting alot of quilts this summer as I keep finishing tops & not the quilting...anyone have that same problem? I really don't mind that part of it, but I DO have to be in the mood to do it. So I usually end up doing about a dozen when I do get in the mood..... :lol:

    Table runner with the scraps
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    Bonus quilt from Gourmet Quilter site--made as a leader & ender project--even the piano key border--all 1 1/2" scraos
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    Magic Triangles put together as pinwheel--using alot of odd scraps
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    They are all beautiful. Great job.

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    Beautiful quilts love that last one especially, very subtle and interesting.

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    Beautiful!! You definitely have to be in the mood to quilt!

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    Awesome work and beautiful quilts!

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    Very nice - I really like the first one.

    While I have a few tops that have to get done - my quilts are not the problem - fabric managment is...scraps; material that is not quite scraps but under 1/4 yard; 1/4 to 1 yard material; material I went nuts on and bought a lot of; crumbs...that is what is getting out of hand at my house!

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    Nice quilts.

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    Beautiful... Great Job !!

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    They are beautiful. I feel your pain. I have 3 laps, 1 twin and 2 baby size waiting to be sandwiched, binding sewn on and tied. They have to be done this week. Keep thinking the "put it all together" fairy will show up but we know how she is a no show.

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    All are very pretty!

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    Great job on all three but I especially like the colours on the last one.
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    You do great work. Yes, I am the same I have 7 waiting for me to quilt. I'm not fond of that part but I love to cut and sew them together. Some day I will get caught up:)

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    I love that table runner.

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    Yes I am having that problem. I got interested in Texas stars. I am on the fifth top,(two are wall hangings) and have quilted two. That top quilt just took my fancy. I love the colors. I love that it is so graphic. The other two are wonderful also but when my eyes hit that first one, I just lit up.

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    Wow, so pretty! I love the black & white contrast. Just really draws me in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamkasperi
    Very nice - I really like the first one.

    While I have a few tops that have to get done - my quilts are not the problem - fabric managment is...scraps; material that is not quite scraps but under 1/4 yard; 1/4 to 1 yard material; material I went nuts on and bought a lot of; crumbs...that is what is getting out of hand at my house!
    Most of my quilts are scraps...I have a multitude of them! So I just decide what quilt I'm going to make, grab scraps & go hunting in my stash (which I have enough to put anyone to shame!), and "presto", another quilt. If I have the time or inclination, I make a tablerunner with leftovers from the quilt. If I just literally have scraps left, they get cut into 1 1/2" strips, 2" strips & squares, 2 1/2" strips & squares, 3" strips & squares, 3 1/2" strips & squares, 4" strips & squares, 4 1/2" strips & squares, 5" strips & squares, 6" strips & squares, & 6 1/2" strips & squares & I have plastic shoebox size boxes for each size. I seldom need to go out & buy fabric...what fabric I buy is only because I love it & it's on sale. If I don't have enough for backing, I mix fabrics & it's like 2 different quilts at the end. It took me a long time to start getting my scraps under control...I still have a large bin full of them, but I have them sorted into 2-gallon ziplocks according to theme & solids. I keep that bin open in my room so I can see them & I go to the shoeboxes & that bin first before hitting the stash. It's not an easy job to do & does take time...but if you're like me, I love scrappy quilts & love it that you never know exactly how they will turn out. If I like it, it stays or gets sold; if I don't, it gets donated. They all turn out pretty nice. I get bored easy, & only make one of a kind things for my craftbooth or anything else. Keeps things interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    Yes I am having that problem. I got interested in Texas stars. I am on the fifth top,(two are wall hangings) and have quilted two. That top quilt just took my fancy. I love the colors. I love that it is so graphic. The other two are wonderful also but when my eyes hit that first one, I just lit up.
    I really am more of a pastel person but I do the graphic things too. Personally, the first 2 are not my favorites, but as you can see from the comments...they are well liked by alot of people. I don't know if it will be sold or donated, it isn't a keeper in my eyes. I have kept about 6 quilts out of all the ones I've made.

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    You did a wonderful job on all three ... beautiful!

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    Thank you everyone for the nice comments. I show hubby, he says "That's nice"...so it's nice to have an extended "family" to show off to. Thanks for letting me do so. I have another quilt for you to see. My daughter in N.C. had a friend that was doing a butterfly block exchange back in 2006, they asked me to join too. These are the blocks from that exchange that I finally got around to making into a quilt. I needed 3 more blocks, so I grabbed 2 orphan blocks I had laying around, embroidered butterflies on them, then embroidered "Butterflies Are Free" for a center block. I used floral scraps & stash for the rest of it...butterflies love flowers. What do you think?

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    very nice.I have that problem.I am having a piecing spurt.I have at least 15 tops to quilt and am making more.soon I need to have a quilting spurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33
    very nice.I have that problem.I am having a piecing spurt.I have at least 15 tops to quilt and am making more.soon I need to have a quilting spurt.
    I TOTALLY hear you!!! :lol:

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    Love the butterfly quilt...and the little motto in the middle.

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    Just realized that I got the 2 bottom squares switched on the butterfly quilt...may have to do some ripping and resewing...I think it's going to bug me...oh, well!

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    Very cool, they are beautiful.

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    So pretty!

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