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Thread: My Self-Imposed Challenge

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    My Self-Imposed Challenge

    I have so many orphan blocks and scraps! I decided to take an orphan block and design a quilt around it using the scraps that were cluttering my sewing room. This and a clean(er) sewing room is the end result. Quilting's not too great on this one.....it was my first date with a new machine and frame. Of course, my Inspector was on it IMMEDIATELY!
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    It is great! Good for you for taking a block and designing a quilt around it. Kitty knows a nice quilt when she sees it.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    Very pretty quilt!
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    lovely quilt.
    When life gives you scraps, quilt!
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    Beautiful! I love those colors. Pretty kitty, too.

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    I like that a lot!

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    Beautiful quilt and you did a great job on the quilting.
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    Great quilt out of leftovers! Why is it that spreading out a quilt on the floor is like rolling out the red carpet at the Oscars? It's as if every pet or person in the far corners of the house race out to see who can get on it first!

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    Love the colour choices! Beautiful!
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    Beautiful, I am using up leftover strips from other quilts I've made. It will be very scrappy.
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    The inspector clearly approves

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    Well, it appears that your inspector is cleaning his/her feet before pussy footing across this beautiful quilt. one thumps up for the quilt and one for the kitty.

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    What a good idea, and my favorite colors.
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    Pretty quilt! Scrappy ones are always fun! I really like your purple border fabric too~
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    Pretty quilt!
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    Wow! Love the colors. They are very complementary. Great job.
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    really nice job. the inspector is adorable

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    I love it!! and all those beautiful colors!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Great quilt - looks like the orphans found their place after all!
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    Very pretty quilt. Great job!

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    Wow! I really like this! Guess I'd better take another look at my orphan blocks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    I really like what you are doing with building from one block and making it into a quilt.

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    I like it.

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    BEAUTIFUL . . . and so is your sweet kitty!

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    Hhhmmmmmm! That gives me so many ideas!! Isn't it fun making somthing without a pattern & just let your imagination fly! Love the purple!

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