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Thread: Scrappy quilt WIP --- will post from start to finish

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    I started to post this in the WIP photos thread, but then decided to start it as a new thread so I can follow it all the way thru. This is a quilt for my sister, who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and starts treatment tomorrow. The surgery went well and the outlook is very hopeful for her.
    I am using only my stash and scraps for this quilt as we are frugal people and she will appreciate that. The colors are red, white and blue which are her favorites. And yellow, for hope and sunshine!

    first you take some scraps
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    then you sew a bunch together
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    cut them apart and press them
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    then ya do it all again
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    make some blocks and squares
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    then make some more blocks and squares..
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    Coming next, playing with the little pieces. I'm off to the sewing machine to do that now!! What fun.

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    Glad to hear your sister will do well. Your quilt is going to be beautiful. My avatar is the one I made for my sister when she had surgery for cancer. Sometimes we just need to keep ourselves busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    Glad to hear your sister will do well. Your quilt is going to be beautiful. My avatar is the one I made for my sister when she had surgery for cancer. Sometimes we just need to keep ourselves busy.
    I love your quilt!! I'll try that pattern one of these days. The optical illusion is wonderful!!

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    Ha-ha--what fun!! I can't wait to see the results!! Thanks for posting the start.

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    This quilt is going to be Beautiful!! Glad to hear about your sister's prognosis!

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    looks great so far

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    Cool! I like it, this is fun. Best wishes to your sister!!

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    I love scrap quilts and yours is going to be outstanding. Someone once asked me why I buy yardage, then cut it all up, just to sew it all back together! I told him thats how you quilt. He just didn't get it. But we do and thats all that matters.

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    Looking great so far!

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    Hi wildyard! I am still around. Still have not finished the Claudia mystery quilt! Soooooo many other things doing! I like your idea of scrappy scraps wonky quilt~ can't wait to see it in the next stage.

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    hugggggs Sharon, great to hear from you.. My mystery quilt is the UFO of the month for February slated for finishing. LOL The only way I'm ever going to get past those dang apples.
    Smilessssss...

    @ followers of my thread: Fibro reared it's ugly head so sewing today was cut short and I'm having a close encounter with my heating pad. I got some things done, but didn't make it to the pressing stage. Hopefully will get back to it tomorrow.
    This is one of the great things about quilting; it's always there waiting for you when you have to walk away for a while.

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    Sounds like a neat idea.

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    Fun idea. Sounds like the next few days will be good ones to stay inside and sew. Hope we don't lose electricity.
    Best wishes for your sister

    Pat (near Rochester)

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    Looking forward to following your progress. I'm sure she will love the quilt.

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    Well, I got the pressing done and the photos taken, then a visit to the hottub before posting them here for you. I have my priorities. LOL.. So here is today's progress:

    strips are getting longer, squares are growing
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    getting bigger, working out the wonk
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    liking the squares so far, they aren't full grown yet tho
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    lovin' this strip
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    puzzles are special in our family, love this fabric
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    Thank you wildyard, this is very interesting to me as I have a LOT of scraps. Am I right in assuming that you didn't cut them at all, just used them as they were? Prayers going up for your sister and you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Thank you wildyard, this is very interesting to me as I have a LOT of scraps. Am I right in assuming that you didn't cut them at all, just used them as they were? Prayers going up for your sister and you.
    Oh, no, sorry I missed that part. I did cut them to straighten the edges and make them into strips, rectangles, squares, triangles or whatever shape was most suggested by the scrap. I do that when putting my scraps away so I have them already cut like that in bins.
    My sis-in-law recently gave me a shoebox of her scraps that were not trimmed, but were some of them in kind of wonky shapes which I kept and used that way.
    Also, I have pulled some fabrics from my regular stash which I cut into strips of various widths for I'll need longer pieces as the squares grow. Plus, I am going to make some 9P blocks so I had to cut strips for those.
    Also, I have my scissors handy and snip and trim as needed to fit things where I want them.
    Smiles and huggggggggs

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    Prayers being said for your sister and am looking forward to following this quilt from its birth to its delivery.

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    What a great use of scraps, nice work! :-D

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    I think it is so great of you to show us your progress. This is going to be a great quilt and I am sure it will do your sis wonders.

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    Lovin it so far!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Good luck with your quilt and the best of luck to your sister.

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    I love using scraps like this. Looking good! I am so sorry about your Sister. Will put her on my prayer list.

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    Special thoughts & prayers for your sister. And it amazes me how you are able to just put this together. Thanks for sharing your pics.

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