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    Conchalea, I really like the pattern of your topper. Does it have a name or dimensions anywhere on the net that I can find? Or, what size do your snowball and bird blocks finish out at?
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    Nice little topper, Judith. I guess I should get the camera out and take some pictures. I always forget till I finish up.

    Have run into a little glitch with the quilt I am quilting for a friend, have to do some unstitching and repositioning.

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    Unstitching is no fun Gran. Sorry you have to do that. I hope it goes fast and you can move on.
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    I'm so envious of all you are all doing. I cannot wait to unpack my stuff soon and get busy.

    All your projects are wonderful!
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    Unstitching was minimal, fixed and finished. Am going to load a large quilt for my friend, and then I can go back to my baskets for month 3 of this BOM. I bought it all as a kit in its entirety, except backing, of course. I think I'll be able to find backing in my stash.

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    Judith, the WH is 'Round the Twist & the link I used for the pattern is here.
    https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/celt...attern-2820798
    In person the links don't show up as well as they do in the picture. It didn't have as much contrast as I wanted so I didn't make it any larger.

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    Thank you Conchalea. I will definitely watch the contrast. I just think it's a great pattern for focus prints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Thank you Conchalea. I will definitely watch the contrast. I just think it's a great pattern for focus prints.
    My thoughts exactly! I fussy cut the cardinals but sort of missed on the snowmen.

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    Pulled out some fabric a couple days ago and counld't decide on a quick pattern. It just hit me: disappearing 9 patch. So I'm off.

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    I must really be in ( Moratorium mode) I had to order some fabric for two different projects and seemed almost anxiety attack state- I hated having to spend money on the fabric but there was no way around it- one fabric was 3 yards of black for a test pattern and the other was a novelty print (Sloths- who has Sloths in their stash????)
    Even though I had to shop I didnít look at sales or anything I just found what I needed & left, so still doing good. Iím going to continue working on taming my scraps and try to pass some on. Even though my shelves are showing signs of improvement those scrap bins seem to just get bigger and bigger. I used all scraps for my Bonnie Hunter ( Good Fortune quilt) and just created more scraps. .....
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    CK, I’m not sure what Law of Fabric dictates that “No matter how many scraps are used to create a quilt, a near-equal amount remain after completion.” Maybe we should call it the Law of Quilt Scraps. So if I (a retired physics & chemistry teacher) write LQS, I may mean this law instead of Local Quilt Shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    I must really be in ( Moratorium mode) I had to order some fabric for two different projects and seemed almost anxiety attack state- I hated having to spend money on the fabric but there was no way around it- one fabric was 3 yards of black for a test pattern and the other was a novelty print (Sloths- who has Sloths in their stash????)
    Even though I had to shop I didn’t look at sales or anything I just found what I needed & left, so still doing good. I’m going to continue working on taming my scraps and try to pass some on. Even though my shelves are showing signs of improvement those scrap bins seem to just get bigger and bigger. I used all scraps for my Bonnie Hunter ( Good Fortune quilt) and just created more scraps. .....
    I'm not one for scrap quilting, typically. For me, it takes too long to organize and cut up. I'm getting better at it. Last year my green scraps were out of control so I made a strip quilt and it worked out well. I need to try doing that more. Now, I'm attempting to cut up scraps in different sizes to avoid scrap bags. But, you are are right, it seems we just make more scraps. Lol.. Oh well...
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    Well, I am back from my sew-in day at the LQS, and I didn't too bad on the moratorium end. I only bought 2 fabrics, one is Mille Fleurs to go with a precut I have, and the other is a William Morris fabric to go with another precut left from a previous project. They will both become backing. Since both fabrics are Moda and were $5 a yard, it seemed only logical to jump on it.

    As far as scraps go, I have lots of scraps from trimming my quilts after the longarm. Some I have cut up into usable pieces. But I struggle with the whole scrappy concept. I was an apparel sewer for many years, so in my mind fabrics have to be matchy matchy. That's where precuts come in handy, I don't have to labor over difficult decisions of what coordinates with what. I AM getting better, slowly. And one day I will take the big plunge and throw scraps together willy nilly and force myself not to make color/pattern judgments. But until then I will attack the precut and yardage stashes and attempt to reduce the volume.

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    I have a similar perspective. Not so much that the fabrics exactly match but that they have the same personality type if that makes any sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    Well, I am back from my sew-in day at the LQS, and I didn't too bad on the moratorium end. I only bought 2 fabrics, one is Mille Fleurs to go with a precut I have, and the other is a William Morris fabric to go with another precut left from a previous project. They will both become backing. Since both fabrics are Moda and were $5 a yard, it seemed only logical to jump on it.

    As far as scraps go, I have lots of scraps from trimming my quilts after the longarm. Some I have cut up into usable pieces. But I struggle with the whole scrappy concept. I was an apparel sewer for many years, so in my mind fabrics have to be matchy matchy. That's where precuts come in handy, I don't have to labor over difficult decisions of what coordinates with what. I AM getting better, slowly. And one day I will take the big plunge and throw scraps together willy nilly and force myself not to make color/pattern judgments. But until then I will attack the precut and yardage stashes and attempt to reduce the volume.
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    Today our quilt guild had its meeting...a bag of scraps followed me home...again....Help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post

    And one day I will take the big plunge and throw scraps together willy nilly and force myself not to make color/pattern judgments. But until then I will attack the precut and yardage stashes and attempt to reduce the volume.
    Using random scraps will-nilly can be a little stressful when you are used to having all your fabrics match. The first time I did a random scrappy, I used the "Paper-Bag" method--I took all the scraps, tossed them in a bag, and pulled them out one at a time without looking, except to make sure I did not have the same color next to itself. The whole time, I was skeptical, and was sure the quilt would look horrible. The resulting quilt, however, turned out awesome, and is now my favorite. I now have no trouble at all using random scraps. So, my advice is to just jump in and try it.

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    JJ..that is absolutely stunning! Cannot believe that this was not a planned colorway....now you've inspired me to try scrapping more. I don't have a bunch of scraps because I always make a second quilt with the leftovers right away for donation but I do have full ziplocks in each colorway I could still play with. We'll see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Today our quilt guild had its meeting...a bag of scraps followed me home...again....Help!
    Repeat after me..."No, thank you!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Today our quilt guild had its meeting...a bag of scraps followed me home...again....Help!
    Well, if this was a donation to you and you didn't buy it, could you say that you took it to help a friend reduce her stash? Hmmm! Maybe it's not so bad. You had to help a friend, didn't you? What shall we say, maybe 10 push-ups and we'll forgive you?

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    happylab, did you know there is a Harry Potter quilt along? https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/...ilt-along.html. I'm not a fan of HP, but know lots of folks who are.

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    I'm with you, Teen. Our remodel is dragging on waaaayyy longer than I thought it would. It's driving me crazy. Stuff everywhere, nothing where it belongs and what a mess! Last section of drywall in bathroom is in, only the mudding/sanding and repeat left. Hopefully after that, I will dare to take my sewing machine out of storage and try to work around tools/cans of paint/drop cloths/boxes with lights, toilet, and just plain junk!

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    Great scrappy JJ...

    Went through the scraps last night. A couple of members are doing a string session and need reds and blues. They will get those pieces from my newly acquired scraps. That will take care of some of them...going to go through some of my own to add to their pile!
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    That's a great idea Ok. Perhaps you can send some of scraps on their way and you have new ones without adding to the stash total.
    I struggle with scrappy quilts myself but after putting a few together, I find I enjoy the challenge of the quilt. Of course others might call it controlled scrappy.
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    Well, my left leg slipped off the wagon and I need a hand back up. Bluprint sent me an email today telling me of their attempt at clearing out their shelves. And they had some yardage that goes with a layer cake that I already have, but not some extra pieces to go with it. I had found a perfect free pattern the other day to use for it. So I just "had" to pick up more backing fabric and a couple coordinating for the setting triangles. But I did find a bolt of tan in my stash that works perfect for the background, so it is a partial stashbuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    Well, my left leg slipped off the wagon and I need a hand back up. Bluprint sent me an email today telling me of their attempt at clearing out their shelves. And they had some yardage that goes with a layer cake that I already have, but not some extra pieces to go with it. I had found a perfect free pattern the other day to use for it. So I just "had" to pick up more backing fabric and a couple coordinating for the setting triangles. But I did find a bolt of tan in my stash that works perfect for the background, so it is a partial stashbuster.
    Oh, Grann, what are we going to have to do to keep your limbs from sliding off our wagon! Maybe you need to move to a seat not so close to the edge!

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