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Thread: This is what keeps me away from my DJ, a watercolor bargello, plaid/flannel etc LOL

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    This is what keeps me away from my DJ, a watercolor bargello, plaid/flannel etc LOL

    Some time back, a friend gave me several tubs of material, some cut into different size squares, with a lot of them being 2 1/2 inch squares, a lot of pieces of fabric and other misc. So, I have been busy making tops.
    This first one I used the 2 1/2 inch squares and did post the beginning of it, a few weeks back. Here is the completed top, now to batt and back it.
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    This next one is made with plaids and flannel squares, most of which came out of the tubs that I received, and will go to my son-in-law for Christmas. It will be backed with a plaid fleece.
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    Then, last night, I thought that I should look through the tubs again, just to remind myself what was in them. You know, senior moment thing, and I found 4 blocks of a poinsettia print. I found some dark red fabric with white poinsettias on it and so, I made this top today. All of this fabric came from the friend also. Needless to say, I have barely made a dent in the stash. I did have a little problem, because the original squares were not square. They were 22x23, so I had to keep trimming off, as I added the borders on. But I am happy with the results, and others will be, also, I hope.
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    That is the end of my quilt show, and I really need to get them done, because lefsa frying time is quickly approaching, and the family is getting hungry for it. Have a great week everyone.
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    Beautiful creations. Amazing what can be done with a box or 2 of odds and ends

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    You have done a great job of making art out of your "gift boxes". The are all so pretty.

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    Amazing work!

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    Wonderful use of fabrics from your friend. Off topic, but could you please tell me how to make lefsa? My mother used to make it for us kids and I don't remember how she used to make it.
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    Such beautiful work
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    Each one looks very nice.
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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing.
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    Oh my! You have been busy! You have made delightful excellent use of the stash you were given! I love bargellos, so anytime I see one I kick up my heals! Your SIL quilt is soooo manly - he will love it! And what you did with the poinsettias is so lovely! How many more creations will you come up with? Can't wait to see - have fun!

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    love them all, what a great way to use scraps.

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    Nothing is more satisfying than to be able to create something beautiful out of scraps, especially when they were given as a gift! Your quilts are beautiful

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    great creations. you sure did the bargello the hard way - square by square
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    All are gorgeous, I'm sure they will be loved. Wonderful work on them.
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    Very nice choices for your gift stash!!!

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    Great use of scraps! The giver certainly know the right person to give them to.
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    Love them all especially the poinsetta one but what is lefsa??????Recipe??

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    You did well. Those unsquare squares can be a pain. We always have to add or substract. Your quilt was worth the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfosa421 View Post
    Love them all especially the poinsetta one but what is lefsa??????Recipe??
    Lefsa is a Norweigan food. The base is made of mashed potatoes, cream, butter and flour. Rolled thinner than a pie crust, and then lightly fried on a large grill, turning like a pancake. My lefsa usually measure 8>10 inches across. To eat it, you spread it with butter and then add what ever you like, such as sugar, any variety, peanut butter, honey, meats, etc. It is like a bread substitute. It was generally eaten with lutefisk, and I won't go into that. And since I am of Polish descent, learning to make lefsa came after I was married. But now, I have grandchildren who make it with their Moms. I would guess that you could probaby google it, but if you really want to do it, I do have a recipe. And I do share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    Lefsa is a Norweigan food. The base is made of mashed potatoes, cream, butter and flour. Rolled thinner than a pie crust, and then lightly fried on a large grill, turning like a pancake. My lefsa usually measure 8>10 inches across. To eat it, you spread it with butter and then add what ever you like, such as sugar, any variety, peanut butter, honey, meats, etc. It is like a bread substitute. It was generally eaten with lutefisk, and I won't go into that. And since I am of Polish descent, learning to make lefsa came after I was married. But now, I have grandchildren who make it with their Moms. I would guess that you could probaby google it, but if you really want to do it, I do have a recipe. And I do share.

    I'm from northwest North Dakota so I know exactly what Lefsa is!! We grew up eating it. Never could do the lutefisk though!! Grandma is 100% Norwegian so we had it a lot Quilts are beautiful.

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    Fun creations! Great job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    great creations. you sure did the bargello the hard way - square by square
    That was thought on the bargello! Such diligence to do it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    Lefsa is a Norweigan food. The base is made of mashed potatoes, cream, butter and flour. Rolled thinner than a pie crust, and then lightly fried on a large grill, turning like a pancake. My lefsa usually measure 8>10 inches across. To eat it, you spread it with butter and then add what ever you like, such as sugar, any variety, peanut butter, honey, meats, etc. It is like a bread substitute. It was generally eaten with lutefisk, and I won't go into that. And since I am of Polish descent, learning to make lefsa came after I was married. But now, I have grandchildren who make it with their Moms. I would guess that you could probaby google it, but if you really want to do it, I do have a recipe. And I do share.

    i'd like the recipe if you don't mind--sounds yummy!
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    Amazing what can be done with a box of fabric! Lovely quilts

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    Your quilts look wonderful! They will be cherished!
    I make lefse, too!

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    Great quilts. I need to do the same with fabric given to me but so far I'm procrastinating.

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