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Thread: What's your (visual) definition of Scrappy

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    Super Member jillaine's Avatar
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    Based on both public and private communications, I've come to believe that "scrappy" is not so well-defined nor used to mean the same thing by all quilters.

    What's your definition of Scrappy? Please answer with a photograph (or several).

    (These are NOT my quilts, but others I've found here that I admire.)
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    I love the black one.

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    Those are very pretty and scrappy.
    To me scrappy is using lots of different fabrics, no matter how you put them together.

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    These are some of my scrappy quilts!

    Our family signature quilt
    Name:  Attachment-280234.jpe
Views: 733
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    My granddaughter's Dora quilt
    Name:  Attachment-280235.jpe
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    Pastel fabrics for my best girlfriend all hand quilted
    Name:  Attachment-280236.jpe
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    Scrappy 9patch for my older brother all hand quilted - This was a quiltboard challenge quilt from last year
    Name:  Attachment-280237.jpe
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    More of my scrappy quilts!

    No two pinwheels will be the same fabric when I get this done
    Name:  Attachment-280238.jpe
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    Another scrappy quilt
    Name:  Attachment-280240.jpe
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    Scrappy to me is defined as using any fabric left over from previous projects. Nothing PURCHASED for the project. Though I know many people actually purchase and co-ordinate fabric for scrap quilts. But, to me that defeats the purpose of what a scrap quilt is about.

    Here's one of mine and it's a true scrap quilt. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-160689-1.htm

    By the way...someone entered a scrap quilt at our show and was marked down by a judge because the scraps weren't co-ordinated well.... Grrrrr. Scraps are scraps:<

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    scrappy is taking all your leftovers and making a work of art

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    A good link to see LOTS of scrappy quilts;

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-135936-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    scrappy is taking all your leftovers and making a work of art
    That's the way I think of scrappy quilts too. Thanks for the pictures of some pretty quilts.

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    scrappy is taking all your leftovers and making a work of art
    ....This is also my definition of scrappy!!!!
    Dee LaCelle.....I believe in miracles!

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    Here are some of my Scrappy Quilts. OOPS --guess I'd better go read how to post a picture! Will try again after I've read the directions!
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    I think theyr all great quilts!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    scrappy is taking all your leftovers and making a work of art
    Absolutely!!!
    Love to laugh everyday

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    I love your signature quilt.
    What size are your blocks ?
    Where did you get the pattern?
    I would love to do one.
    Thanks for posting.
    Scrappy is defined by using what ever fabric you have in your scrap bag.
    I Like planned scrappy select your scraps and make a quilt more pleasing to the eye.

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    Scrappy - the only way to go

    Your quilts are WOW!
    A scappy to me is taking anything and everything, and putting them together in an ordered of disordered way. A beautiful surprise everytime! Much as I love working in a an organised way with a few colours and following an intricate pattern, scrappy quilts really excite me. Sometimes I think this is what quilting is all about, making something superb out of what should have been thrown out.
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    beautiful quilts thanks for sharing
    QUILTNMO

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    Love these...
    We are star dust, we are golden!

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    Mine is scrappy, drag around quilts. Made completely out of left-overs. They won't win any awards, and often not so nice looking. But big, warm and comfortable. As all my quilts are made are given away for free to charity.

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