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Thread: WIP to use up scraps

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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    i have started trying to make a dent in my scrap heap. so far you can't tell i have used any at all. i have another of these ready to put together. will post when i have assembled it. this one has what is to my eye a glaring error, but i am too lazy to unsew. maybe after i look at it for awhile. i meant to space the strips differently. do you think i should take it apart and redo?
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    What error? I think it is fabulous!!! :D What a great way to use your scraps! Anxious to see the next one too.

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    What error, If you are talking about the width of your panels reducing in size across the quilt, I think it looks fab, looks like graduated movement, like in reduction art :thumbup: Your quilt looks great, don't change a thing :P

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    I think that was a great idea. Maybe, when I get enough decent scraps, I'll do one like that too. Good job, good imagination.
    Jackie

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    Error?! What are you talking about? Its gorgeous! I love the different colored strips contained in these little panels with the black borders and the white makes it really stand out. Kind of reminds me of Japanese scroll paintings that you hang up on the wall.

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    I'm liking it a lot - would like to try one for myself! AND by the way, my neighbor who has "taught" me about quilting says I m "anal" - whatever THAT means>>>>~~

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    I'm liking it a lot - would like to try one for myself! AND by the way, my neighbor who has "taught" me about quilting says I m "anal" - whatever THAT means>>>>~~

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    I love it and wouldn't change it all all. it looks like a great work of art, and if you mean the size of the strips, I thought it was intentional till you said you made a mistake. I saw no others, so I am assuming it was what you were referring to. I wish I had scraps like it, but I have only just begun and will have to wait awhile till I can do something like it.]
    Deb :mrgreen:

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    Can't see anything. It's beautiful!

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    daaaaaaaahling ... it's faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!!! :P

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    Hmm--whatever that error is--I think you should write up the directions--including the error--and sell them!
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    That is beautiful!! :D

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    SPECTACULAR! My kind of quilt. You really have some neato fabrics. Make more!

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    I love scrappy and I love your quilt!! It's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing a pic with us.

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    I wouldn't change a thing as I think it looks great. I'll look forward to seeing the next one.

    Merry Christmas, Helen :mrgreen:

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    It looks great! My scraps are jealous!

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    There's errors?? All I see is one wonderful quilt!!! Its wonderful, hubby even said " Ohhhh I liiiike that!". You did a beautiful job!

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    I think it's great looking. I wouldn't unsew anything!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Gosh so simple but so Granddddddddddddddddd

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    barnbum, thanks so much for the kind words.
    there is no pattern involved. i saw a picture in a magazine and thought it could be easily done by string piecing. i cut strips of pre washed muslin the width of my finished strip, pieced them to the length i wanted and started sewing on strips of my scraps. width doesn't matter. (the method is similar to the way we made our table runners in class.) after my muslin is completely covered i flip it over and trim off the excess scrap fabric. after i had enough strips i simply framed with black borders and sashed with the background.
    i had intended for the narrowest 2 to go in the middle, but you all have encouraged me to let well enough alone so i will leave it be.
    now if i can just get it quilted and bound. i think i will attempt to quilt it myself, either by hand or maybe just tacking. i usually am way too impatient but i want a hand project for the long winter. wish me luck.

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    nanabirdmo I would love to try to do this. If I get into trouble may I PM you to find out what I am doing wrong? I think it is beautiful! No need to undo one single thing! That black binding is really striking and brings the whole thing together. Did you have anything between the muslin and the scrap strips? Good luck with your winter project!!!!

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    rein, you may certainly PM me. glad to be of assistance.
    not quite sure what you mean about "Did you have anything between the muslin and the scrap strips?" the strips of scrap fabric are sewn to a muslin base. that's string piecing. we discussed in another thread awhile back. it is sort of like paper piecing only the muslin stays put as the foundation.
    this is absolutely the fastest quilt i have ever made. i literally finished to the point of taking the picture in one day. about 6 hours. that is part of the fun. satisfies my need for immediate gratification. ;-)

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    since you were able to sew it fast, and got satisfaction there, go slow and hand quilt it. You will get great joy, and knowing you have done a beautiful quilt (we all think it is by the way) will warm you when you use it or give it away. I hand quilted one, and enjoyed doing it each evening as I watched tv or sat and talked to hubby. I felt so good knowing I put that effort into it, I think you will feel it too.
    Deb :mrgreen:

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    thanks for the encouragement, red. i think that's what i will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanabirdmo
    rein, you may certainly PM me. glad to be of assistance.
    not quite sure what you mean about "Did you have anything between the muslin and the scrap strips?" the strips of scrap fabric are sewn to a muslin base. that's string piecing. we discussed in another thread awhile back. it is sort of like paper piecing only the muslin stays put as the foundation.
    this is absolutely the fastest quilt i have ever made. i literally finished to the point of taking the picture in one day. about 6 hours. that is part of the fun. satisfies my need for immediate gratification. ;-)
    That is one thing I have never done is string piecing..The instructions seem simple enough but my brain refuses to grasp it :lol:

    I think yours is beautiful.. I would leave it as is...

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    That is one thing I have never done is string piecing..The instructions seem simple enough but my brain refuses to grasp it
    I'm where you're at Diamonds! If it's not rotary cut and basic sewing I'm clueless. Paper piecing...foundation...sewing pieces onto muslin... my brain doesn't have the section capable of grasping such ideas. :shock:

    (she has moments of persistent wonder)
    You sew the pieces right onto the muslin :?: Do you fold the edges under? Do you use a regular stitch?

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