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Thread: Scrapaholic quilt finished

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    Scrapaholic quilt finished

    I've seen quilts made with this block on several web sites, using different block settings. I think I still prefer to make log cabin quilts with my scraps, but this was a fun quilt to make for a change. I subscribe to the theory that all fabrics can co-exist in a scrap quilt, and I don't care which ones share a seam, as long as they aren't from the same bolt. I did use some medium fabrics that muddy up the pattern in places, but I kind of like that too because it keeps your eye moving (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

    The blocks are 7.5" finished, quilt measures 90" square. I used Soft and Bright poly batting (from the Warm Company, makers of Warm and Natural) and quilted it in swirls. I really like that batting. I started to try to do some ruler work for the quilting (needed the practice after taking the craftsy class), but quickly realized it wouldn't show up with such a busy pattern. So... one area actually has a couple of big stars quilted in it, and the rest is the swirls. I think I'll pretend that I did that on purpose too.
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    Love all the colors, and swirls of the quilting. it does keep the eyes moving.

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    We can pretend if we want to. I love your quilt. It looks hard to make with scraps.

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    I LOVE this quilt!! Have always wanted to make one.
    How big are your "scraps"?

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    I am a scrapaholic too

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    I just love that to pieces!
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    A very colorful scrappy! Terrific quilting, and love the binding as well!
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    I wouldn't go back to log cabins just yet! I think you aren't giving this one enough credit. I like it alot! and log cabins are my scrap quilt of choice!

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    Beautiful, I agree and think all colors go together in a scrappy. I also think all flowers go together in a bouguet or flower garden. A great pattern and great quilting.
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    nice piecing

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    looks great from here!
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    Mud! What mud? It turned out beautiful. And I agree that every scrap works in a scrappy quilt. Love this pattern and your quilting is perfect with it.

    A few days ago there was a thread about Controlled scraps and I mentioned a theory about moving clashing fabrics a few patches away from each other and they will play nicely together. For those who have a problem with color, this tip can help to be color happy!

    Love your freedom form fear of color!

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    Beautiful quilt!! I love that scrappy look!!

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!
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    I think it turned out wonderful. I really like your setting and quilting.
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    That's a very pretty quilt. Is there a pattern that you used?

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    I like the scrappy look....no quilt police looking at your quilting. : ) Stick to your "story". Ha!!

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    Love it! Don't think I've seen this layout before. Really like the scrappy binding!
    Last edited by PaperPrincess; 12-04-2012 at 04:48 PM.
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    I love your scrappy quilt! I am acquiring a lot of scraps, so hopefully, I will get into the scrappy quilting soon!

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    Your quilt is qreat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplecat View Post
    That's a very pretty quilt. Is there a pattern that you used?
    Thank you. I copied from the quilts titled 'scrapaholic' that I found on amishcountrylanes web site, among other places. There's just one block. It's basically a 9-patch with HST's in two opposing corners, darks on one side and in the center, lights on the other side. Really easy to make and then play with the setting.

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    It is a beautiful scrap quilt! great job with the whole thing! I love it!
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    Your quilt is so beautiful.

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    I love love your quilt.
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    Fabulous quilt! Has lots of movement and interest!
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