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    Thought I was going to be able to do Misty's peacock colors quilt all from stash, but got started on it and it was much too dark. So now it is going to be scrappy with the addition of the delightful variety of fabrics I found on my trip to Joann's. . .all somehow reminiscent of peacocks and everything from dark to light to bright. Can't wait to get a chance to work on it! Maybe Wednesday.

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    Can anyone join or is it limited?
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Can anyone join or is it limited?
    Welcome!! Everyone is welcome!!

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    I will start bashingthestah tomorrow. Can I purchasea large amount of one fabric to use in the quilt or must it all be stash.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I want to play. I have a large stash, but not nearly as large as some I've heard described on here. I've made quilts from my stash for charity, but then go and replace it. I'm going to see how much I can reduce it by the end of this year.

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    Dottymo, idea is to use as much of your stash as you can without buying more - go back and read the guidelines on page 1 again. We all buy too much (well, I do anyway) and don't always use what we have already folded neatly in the closet/shelf/bin/under bed (wherever we store fabrics). I've had to buy for some of my projects, but it was a back or just one color to fill out the color pallette. Now, that doesn't say I haven't gone out and bought fabrics with no particular use in mind, cause I have. Got one all pulled out and sitting to start - totally from stash. Try to do one without buying and see if it works!!
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    Made this little thing from from stash yesterday. I made my first attempt at loop de loops and hearts for quilting. I think it is just so sweet.
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    That is adorable. Great job!
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    I want to join. I am participating in the moratorium now too. I do like to use stash though. I used 100% stash on the following table runners--even the batting. They are both Christmas scrappies based off the Flurry pattern by Kate Spain for Moda. It's a free pattern and somewhat addictive. It adapts beautifully to scrappy and using up Christmas scraps. Just a caution...it's easy to get carried away making the presents...

    This one is super long for a Christmas table...more than 6 feet.
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    This one is more a normal table runner size. I like to add tags to some of them to be personalized to the family whose table it graces. On this one I used scraps and varied the size/style of the present.
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    Completed a graduation gift quilt...now back to going thru scraps and stash for my next stash buster!!

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    Like Foxflower I'm on the moratorium thread. This will help us along.
    Thanks everyone for sharing your pictures of stash busters!
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    Don't forget to check the scrappy show right here on quilting board!! http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t135936.html

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    I started a separate thread with this quilt but the blocks, the sashing, the batting and the backing all came from my stash! Don't ask why I bought that lime green peace sign stuff! But I'm glad I did!
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    Awesome. Isn't it neat when it all comes together like that.?
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    Very nice missgigglewings.
    I have been asked to make a Peace sign Signature quilt for a special little girl so stash hunting I am going. i hope mine turns out as pretty as your.
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    Good luck in your hunt Dragonfly Nana. I have piece of bodacious 70s fabric. I was thinking you might need it, but a printing mistake runs right through the peace signs! At least I had a fun mini-hunt through my own stash.
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    Thanks for looking Foxflower. Since I am making signature blocks I might be able to use it if you are still willing to part with it. What could I offer you in trade?
    I have to admit I purchased a fleece backing that has colorful peace signs on black but I could not resist as it was on sale for 2.99 yd!
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    Dragonfly nana...I have some very colorful peace sign fabric...I think 1/2 yard. ! will swap it for any black & white print you might want to part with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly Nana View Post
    Thanks for looking Foxflower. Since I am making signature blocks I might be able to use it if you are still willing to part with it. What could I offer you in trade?
    I have to admit I purchased a fleece backing that has colorful peace signs on black but I could not resist as it was on sale for 2.99 yd!
    The fleece for backing was a good find!

    Well, you're welcome to this if you want it. Here are a couple pics. I took a close up of this peace sign (1 of 2) because it has a (rust?) stain next to it (look above the "Heavy"). This is a truly vintage 30"x30" piece give to me by a friend. It is fairly thin. I used a piece of it to make a great handkerchief for my daughter.
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    The printing problem runs through both peace signs.

    I don't need anything in trade if you want it, but IF you happen to have rosebud or rabbit fabric like the ones below, I'm watching for them or something extremely similar that isn't vintage. Any color rosebuds and backgrounds would be fine. Actually, I'd be willing to pay or trade within reason with anyone who has these in their stash. (I finally found 1 piece on ebay in pink. It was pretty common so you'd think there'd be more of it for sale.) Thanks.
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    Foxflower - I searched my stash but no rosebuds left. I know I had some of the pink but must have used it all. I will keep a look out though as you said - it is a popular print.
    Wow - that IS a bodacious 70's print - a bit more so than I can use for the quilt I am doing - but thanks for offering.

    Here is one that I just finished - totally from my stash. The lady I work with who had the little girl it is for said "well maybe just a snuggly" for this child. She felt bad because she has two others that I made for previous children. I told her not to worry about it, if she wanted a snuggly, then a snuggly she would have for for Samantha Lynn.

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    Oh my - the edge print looks like it has lavender in it - NOT! Honest - the print matches the rest of the quilt.
    Those are light pink flowers with yellow centers with green dots. Funny how the computer reads colors sometimes.
    Paula
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    The last few of my projects required a lot of HSTs and flying geese. I decided to sew a second seam on the leftover triangle before cutting so I ended up with a ton of small HSTs (<2"). When I needed a brain-dead moment, I sewed them into rows and then sewed the rows together. At first it was just a way to "grow" the bits into usable chunks but when I was done, I had a small quilt top. The backing has a row of flying geese and some striped fabric from my stash as well. It will go to the guild's community service bin.
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    I know I used that yellow rosebud, but don't think I have any left. Will double check but can't guarantee it.
    Cute snuggly quilt Dfly nana.
    Oh those HST's are just perfect. Love it.
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    Now I am busting someone elses stash!! My daughter's friend had a UFO started by her grandmother, she wants me to finish...a Quilt as you go log cabin...First step is to try to clean the stained blocks, and find out what size she wants and get it all figured out...The worse part I guess will be joining the squares...May make a few practice ones first.

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    Dragonfly Nana -- bodacious isn't a word I use often, but it definitely fits that fabric. It is definitely not one to put in any quilt.

    Thanks to you and Oksewglad for looking for the rosebuds for me. I'm not surprised you both used them up. They are very useful and work well with so much. That's why I want to get some more, plus they're darling. I only had a few 2.5 inch squares and a fat quarter of a reproduction piece. Those got used very quickly.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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