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Old 03-08-2015, 10:32 AM
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I was given a pile of fabric sample books from someone on Freecycle. Although some of the fabrics were 100% cotton, in general they are very large scale florals and very large scale toiles. In addition to the scale of the prints, because they are fabric samples there were maybe 5 of the same design but in different colors x pages and pages of different designs.

I thought it was a great challenge to find a use for these fabrics and debated how to organize the prints - by color, by theme - etc. I decided to make my first lap quilt using all fussy cut flowers in huge blocks. Each block is 9" square. I'm thinking of this quilt as a "spring" theme since I'm so sick of the snow!

I have enough fabric to make a few more like this, but with different flowers and I can make couple of quilts with the toiles too. I am pleased with how it looks and hope you enjoy seeing it.

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Old 03-08-2015, 10:34 AM
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Looks good! I am very fond of flowers and you have a great variety.
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Good use of the fabric. It sure looks like Spring to me
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Turned out beautifully.
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nicely done
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:11 AM
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. It's a quilt for all seasons. Who doesn't like flowers!
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very nice use of your fabric! colorful too
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great upcycle. we need some flowers now too.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:36 AM
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What a great idea! Nice that you recycled these fabrics in such a creative way. It really is a very lovely quilt. You can bet I am going to keep this in mind for a future quilt. Thanks for posting.
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Very interesting
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