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Thread: Recycled quilt blocks made into a lap quilt

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    A nice quilter in my town gifted me a large bag of her scraps and unwanted blocks. I sashed and backed them with my own fabric and spent the last 3 days doing tight FMQ and quilted, embroidered feathered designs in the four corners of each block. I still need to hand stitch the back of the binding and throw it in the wash to "shrinkify" it. :> The quilt isn't my colors, but will make a nice gift for someone. It's fun to take other people's "trash" and turn it into a treasure. I've got one more small quilt in the works from her blocks. So, to any quilters out there that have blocks they don't want...don't chuck them. Give them to someone to make use of! Yes, the points in this one weren't perfect and the blocks needed some help...but, I hate to see someone's hard work go to waste. Hope you like it:>
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    Very pretty! You did a great job. I love the quilting too!

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    lovely

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    I love them and love the feathers too! I have some I will never get to, but they are a bunch of random sizes ect...usually from swaps ect...So if someone wants I will send...they are very random though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisey
    I love them and love the feathers too! I have some I will never get to, but they are a bunch of random sizes ect...usually from swaps ect...So if someone wants I will send...they are very random though.
    Have you ever considered sashing the blocks to get them the same size and then putting them together? I plan on doing that with some antique blocks that are not the same size. I also received these blocks in the bag of scraps she gave me. It was like Christmas!

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    That is a great quilt. It's going to find just the right home & someone will love it. You made a great sacrifice in saving this quilt.

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    Nice job on the quilting and the rescue! Well done.

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    Beautiful qilting! Where is elk grove?

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    That is a great quilt. Even if you don't like it someone else will. And what a wonderful way to work on your quilting. Yours is wonderful by the way. I want to try feathers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Beautiful qilting! Where is elk grove?

    It's south of Sacramento in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is a great quilt. Even if you don't like it someone else will. And what a wonderful way to work on your quilting. Yours is wonderful by the way. I want to try feathers too.

    It's an embroidery design, so the main talent required is placing correctly and hooping. Though I did have to make a few samples to get it exactly how I wanted it;>

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    Great job!

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    Glad that you were able to save the quilt :lol: Your quilting is great and some one will really be lucky to get that quilt :mrgreen:

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    very pretty

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    Really pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Beautiful qilting! Where is elk grove?

    It's south of Sacramento in CA.

    I was wondering too! There is an Elk Grove in Illinois as well (but I don't think we have elk).

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    great job like your quilting

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    Lovely!

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    love it its pretty great job

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    I really like it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup
    Very pretty! You did a great job. I love the quilting too!
    amen!

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    Great job :!:

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    You mean you hand embroidered the design on the 'back'. You had to have a quilt frame to hold the quilt. Is there tutorials on how to do this embroidery, because all I do is tie the quilt and than sew along side the blocks through the three pieces and that comes up with a squared off or whatever design on the backside. Of course, my quilts are family gifts so whatever I do has to do .... for lack of room to have a huge quilting frame here.

    The quilt is a lovely quilt. I done a few quilts for an order from old dresses and blouses that a guy had stored and wanted to do something with as they were his mother's clothes and it's a memory quilt.

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    I am now parked near the Sacramento River and where the Feather River come together. Just North of Nicoluas. I know where Elk Grove is located. Cold here this morning 45 degrees.

    That is a beautiful top. Do you free motion quilt? I am hoping to take lessons at the "Sew Sew Shop" in Marysville.

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