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    Love those finishes ArizonaKat. Those turned out nice.
    Good job Pat625, finishing up projects from the stash feels good.

    I am along with you gals, finally getting some things done from the stash. I finished up a quilt that I received the fabric from my husband nearly 20 years ago. Now that is some old stash busting. I posted on the UFO thread. I also did a couple mug rugs as well, one for my MIL for a birthday present, and then a couple of doll quilts.
    DH has to have some major dental work done so won't be visitng the fabric store very much at all. I will definitely be pulling from the stash. Good thing I have a bolt of each of nautrual Kona cotton and Kona black. That will keep me busy with the stash busting, not to mention some of those projects that I have been collecting for a long time. LOL
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    I recently finished this large lap quilt from scraps. I was even able to do the backing from some leftover backing. My husband thinks it is a "little busy". It is out of the norm of what I usually do, but like the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie2 View Post
    I recently finished this large lap quilt from scraps. I was even able to do the backing from some leftover backing. My husband thinks it is a "little busy". It is out of the norm of what I usually do, but like the results.
    Sophie2, I love this one. I don't think it is busy at all - zoomed right into the yellow pinwheels! Great use of those scraps.

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    I agree with AUQuilter - I was drawn right to the pinwheels. Such a fun and uplifting quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter View Post
    Sophie2, I love this one. I don't think it is busy at all - zoomed right into the yellow pinwheels! Great use of those scraps.
    Thank you. I will have to tell my DH that it is not too busy!
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    Oh you tell him, he has to know that the color is what he thinks makes it busy because it doesn't blend it pops. My DH would have said the same thing. I love it and you did great in getting those pinwheels so pretty and the movement of the yellows makes them seem like they are spinning.
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    Very pretty Sophie2. I think it works great.
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    I think your quilt is very nice. Love the 'pop' of the yellow - and if your hubby still doesn't like it, I'll send you my address and I'll even pay the postage and you send it here!
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    I just finished one totally from stash.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t224607.html

    And another from PaintmeJudy's scrappy mystery
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t224534.html I did purchase the binding for this one, but nothing else. The table runner was mostly stash, too.

    Why haven't the stacks gone down????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    I just finished one totally from stash.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t224607.html

    And another from PaintmeJudy's scrappy mystery
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t224534.html I did purchase the binding for this one, but nothing else. The table runner was mostly stash, too.

    Why haven't the stacks gone down????????
    The stacks seem to grow!! I have made 2 twin quilts from my box of 5 inch squares. There is still a ton left! I really need to get into the yardage to make a good dent...HHHMMMMM..where is it all stuffed?

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    All from stash..not a dent made!

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    Very nice, Pat. I like the mix of florals and shirting plaids. I have many, many yards of that ruffled eyelet buried in one of my sewing rooms.

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    Little scraps finally get a use! I just made this fun cat toy for my friend as a gift for his first kitten! Just cut scraps into 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide strips, tie together with knots and braid! Put the whole thing on a stick (knobby sticks work well) or dowel that you've notched.

    Kitty tested and approved! Disclaimer: not for kitty to use unsupervised!

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    I have one of those tied to the underside of my ironing board! Keeps kitty from trying to play with what is "dangling" when I iron.

    My kitty also looks like yours - a tuxedo. They are such fun and playful cats.
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    Just started 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars quilt - trying to get it completely from my stash. I think I can do it, with the exception of possibly having to buy more white for the background fabric. Here's a picture of my first block in progress - just need to sew the sections together.
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    I'm planning on doing this as a QAYG and maybe setting the stars on point.

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    I love your color choices!

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    I love the bright colors! I've been stashing marbled fabrics like a mad woman, and now that I'm about to wrap up my swaps for a bit, I may be able to participate in this challenge & make a quilt for us. The hardest part though is deciding what to make that I want to live with long-term.

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    This is a quilt I made for our pastor a couple months ago. It's all from scrap, even the batting and backing. It's was originally Christmas presents but our pastor was sick, very sick and in my mind, I saw the original pattern as God's gifts to us. So I made the quilt in manly fabrics and told him to imagine that each of those quilted gifts were actually God's gifts to him. I actually should have made it larger. I was thinking of him sitting up but mostly he was lying down and the quilt just wasn't long enough. He appreciated it anyway.
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    dd, what a neat idea for a pastor's quilt. I'll have to remember that if the need ever presents (pun, not intended) itself!!
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    I made two charity tops this weekend. Both started with 4-patch blocks and one alternated with kid-fabric, the other with a pink print. Now I need to see which backing from the stash will work. Most of my backings are rather dark and not kid-friendly.
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    Martina - kid friendly doesn't have to be kid fabric. My DGS and my big guys love ones that are just the pieced top and a navy or dark green or burgandy fleece back/batting with SID or diagonal cross hatch quilting.

    Don't know if the charity will accept that scenario though.

    But you still could use a darker neutral print for the back.

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    When I did my boyfriend's nephew's playmat, I did a solid piece front in the printed fabric the mother had picked, and then did solid blue on the back with a strip of the front's fabric to break it up. Then I used variegated blue thread to sew wide crossing rows to create a crosshatch. The blue matched perfectly. He uses it every day....literally! Here's the photos:



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    If you saw my backings, you would understand why I am loath to put them on a kid's quilt. They are rather old-lady funerial in appearance. (Think I went through a dark patch lol). I do have some solids - never thought to use them.
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    Well the lovely thing is that most of the time it's easy to find solids on sale & they're cheaper to begin with, so you can stash up to break the dark gloom, lol. I bought the blue specifically to match the bear fabric. Here's the little guy using it. Apparently he gets a kick out of trying to pick off the bears, lol.

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    Aw what a sweet little man.
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