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Thread: Random Scrappy Blocks

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    Have been working on these random scrappy blocks for a while now, they are made up of off cuts and pieces of re-cycled shirting. Just wondering what you think of placing solid blocks in between or should I keep to all scrappy? Have been having fun with these, not sure about the quilting, might end up tying it. Any ideas would be welcome.


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    I like it scrappy much better. Very cool blocks!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    I like the addition of the solid blocks. Probably because I'm not a fan of "real scrappy".

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    I like both versions but I think I like all scrappy best:)

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    I like the solid colors. Keep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gal
    Have been working on these random scrappy blocks for a while now, they are made up of off cuts and pieces of re-cycled shirting. Just wondering what you think of placing solid blocks in between or should I keep to all scrappy? Have been having fun with these, not sure about the quilting, might end up tying it. Any ideas would be welcome.


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    I like the scrappy best.

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    What if you add a same color lattice strip in between each scrappy block or even a lattice with a blank block and a scrappy. I think the same color lattice would bring it all together.

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    I like the solid blocks.....what about making them half square triangles? Might be a compromise between all scrappy and blocks.

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    I like the scrappy only look.

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    all scrappy gets my vote

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    I like the scrappy!

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    Mark my vote with the "all scrappy" voters.

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    i like both ways glad i dont have to make the decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphire_Rae
    I like the solid blocks.....what about making them half square triangles? Might be a compromise between all scrappy and blocks.
    I liked scrappy best until i saw this post. Good Idea!

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    There's just something about scrap quilts :) I like it scrappy but think it would look nice as quilter53 said with lattace.

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    I'm a fan of scrappy!

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    All scrappy gets my vote. :D

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    It's a tricky one...I am doing a random scrappy at the moment. When I was playing about with some of the finished blocks I decided I would sash them in a solid colour. Didn't think of distributing a solid block amongst the randoms. I think the solids make it look interesting, but then the chaos of the randoms against each other is cool too. All in all not much help am I....but I love your blocks so keep us posted.

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    very nice I look forward to seeing your quilt when it is finished
    keep up the good work
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    Wow, what a great response, I am now looking at my quilt blocks in a new light, I knew I could rely on some good advise from you all here, may I ask what is 'lattice', is it not the same as sashing then?
    I am inspired to make more, just as I was thinking I would use the solids between, now I am thinking I shall try them on point and do away with the solids all together, I shall keep shuffling them about over the next few days while I make more until I am satisfied. If I was to tie it would I do that in the corners of the joins, I am thinking with black thread at this stage.
    Many thanks
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    I would go with all scrappy and then use a thick (maybe 2-3" sashing in between the blocks which are all the same color that sorta coordinates.

    I think the solids kind of take away the punch of very nice scrappy blocks you've made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    all scrappy gets my vote
    Mine too, although it's YOUR quilt and YOUR opinion is the one that matters. On some of my scrappy quilts I have used a uniform sashing. On some I have not. That's another option you could consider.

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    I like the scrappy.

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    I prefer the scrappy.

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    I agree with her.

    Quote Originally Posted by quilter53
    What if you add a same color lattice strip in between each scrappy block or even a lattice with a blank block and a scrappy. I think the same color lattice would bring it all together.

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