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Old 05-24-2019, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Queenbarbiej View Post
Ladies for my bird background fabric I reserved 10" for the squares in the scrappy chain blocks. The other 26" went to making 11 bird backgrounds. I have some plain lavendar that matches the star fabric. I was thinking of using the rest of the star fabric and make 4 to 65 more birds and using the plain lavendar in the scrappy chain blocks. Here's a picture of the fabrics together. Attachment 613228 If I use the rest of the star fabric for the bird backgrounds then I could have a quilt that is 50x60.
some nice lavender fabrics. Can't wait to see what you make with it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:22 AM
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Christine, I am much like you ... I don’t like the feeling of a “growing” stash so often look for scrappy projects to help tame my stash. I just finished this scrap quilt and will look for another project after the Irish chain we are working on. I have Amanda Nyberg’s book “No Scrap Left Behind” dcce141c-b162-4622-9236-0a51ca7a2623.jpeg
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:54 AM
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Jmoore your blue scrappy is just beautiful! Very tranquil to me. I took a quick look online at her book and from what little I could see she has a bit of a modern-scrappy style which I like. Once I finish a few quilts that I must have done this summer then I will have plenty of add'l left-overs for the next scrappy. I think it may be a continuing effort

Queen - i like your idea to continue with the lavender star background for your birdies - I'm anxious to see how this all comes together and imagine it will be very pretty!

Off to put a baste and quilt a lap quilt so I can get back to making a few more Irish Chain blocks

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:17 AM
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Jmoore, I love your blue scrappy. Lots of different fabrics but yet very orderly. Nice job.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
Christine, I am much like you ... I don’t like the feeling of a “growing” stash so often look for scrappy projects to help tame my stash. I just finished this scrap quilt and will look for another project after the Irish chain we are working on. I have Amanda Nyberg’s book “No Scrap Left Behind” Attachment 613231
Love your quilt! Did you make a strata for your strips or are they paper pieced?
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:34 AM
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Thimblebug, you just sew strips together that are at least 5 inches in length but the width or each strip varies between 1 1/4 to 2”. Once you get a long strip done you trim it and then you sew a scrappy strip to each side of your focus fabric to make a block. It’s a great scrap buster and a good project to take to a Sew Along or retreat.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:21 AM
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Another great way to use more scraps. I was asked not long ago if I had made an Irish Chain quilt. I guess itís about time I did. I will enjoy sewing along.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:54 PM
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Well, after finishing yard work, washing cars, replacing an exterior door, enjoying time with friends at a BBQ and even finishing up another quilt - after all of that I was able to piece an additional 10 of my blocks for a total of 17 so far.. I will spend my free time this week piecing more blocks - once I get going it seems to go pretty quickly.

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Memorial Day weekend and please do take a moment to remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice
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Old 05-27-2019, 05:07 PM
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I have three rows sewn together and the other 3 done. I've started the border, too. Yes, I know it's bright, but I like it. I am concerned about how to quilt the open spaces. FMQ isn't my strong point.
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:07 AM
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Pretty and bright, Irishrose! You can always do some straight line quilting... an overall cross hatch or something.
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