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Thread: small project I started last night

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    Super Member 4EVERquilt's Avatar
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    A friend of mine found these 2 1/2" squares at a thrift store, she gave them to me, so I just stared sewing them in two, then into fours. I don't know what pattern to use to put into maybe a lap quilt, do any of you have suggestions or ideas on what to do with these little squares? Thanks

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    Trip around the world maybe.

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    I would just make a patch quilt if thats even a name for a quilt. Just strips of squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    Trip around the world maybe.
    thank you, I'm sorry everyone that the picture came out small, that has never happened when I post. Does anyone know why this would happen??

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    Cool! Wonder what u will do??

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    since you already have some sewn together, a trip around the world probably won't work. but several recently posted quilts take blocks of the scraps and sash them with white or another color. they look great.

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    I would suggest that you start sewing them into 4 patches. Then you can either alternate them with a solid square or sewing the 4 patches together. I think it will seem that make faster progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donac
    I would suggest that you start sewing them into 4 patches. Then you can either alternate them with a solid square or sewing the 4 patches together. I think it will seem that make faster progress.
    I like this idea. I have a bag of small squares that I would like to do this with.

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    Thanks for asking and sharing! I, too, have a bag of small squares I need to do something with. I think mine are all different fabrics...

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    Another larger block is to make a 9P block with 5 of the 4P and 4 4 1/2" cut squares. This will make a finished 12" block. Put sashings around the blocks and in no time you will have a small lap quilt.

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    I made a scrappy by just stitching 16 patches together & then doing alternate colour borders around them. I'll see if I have a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick156
    I would just make a patch quilt if thats even a name for a quilt. Just strips of squares.
    I would too. This type of quilt is so homey and sweet looking.

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I made a scrappy by just stitching 16 patches together & then doing alternate colour borders around them. I'll see if I have a picture.
    Great use of scraps!! The borders bring it all together beautifully!!!

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    very nice

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    i love this quilt, and will be making one similar. Thanks for sharing

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    This is what I did with some squares that my daughter started and gave them to me to do something with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marykoch
    This is what I did with some squares that my daughter started and gave them to me to do something with.
    Really lovely!

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    that is beautiful. Did you machine embroider the hearts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotgreen
    that is beautiful. Did you machine embroider the hearts?
    Mo I did them by hand.

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    You should just keep going and see where it takes you! You'll probably have ideas as you continue. Please show us again as you add to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I made a scrappy by just stitching 16 patches together & then doing alternate colour borders around them. I'll see if I have a picture.
    Thank you thimblebug, that helps, yours is awesome, I am going to bookmark it so when I get ready to put boarders around mine I'll take a look at yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by marykoch
    This is what I did with some squares that my daughter started and gave them to me to do something with.
    Wow!! I see now where you can go with this. Thanks!!

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