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QuiltingCrazie



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PostSubject: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:56 am

You are more then welcome to take my idea BTW. Need to use up scraps and quilt to feel better.... I'm a Capricorn so even scrap projects have to be organized in my head lol

I want to do a themed scrap quilt 1 block representing each month! I'm just taking scraps and sewing them together.

Need help with January??? What do you think of? All I could think of was blue and white...snow??? It's actually my birthday month too.
Have all the other months

Febuary: Valentine, reds, whites, pinks
March: Greens, shamrocks
April: Easter, spring colors
May: Flowers for mom's day
June: guy stuff for fathers day or wedding theme
July: Red, whites, and blues
August: Summer, vacations
September: School
October: halloween
November: Fall (my fav)
December: Christmas

Thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:27 am

I don't think I can help you Rachel as your months are different to mine. How about some happy fabric , party fabric for the months that your family members birthdays fall in ? Last year I did a Calendar quilt with a group. We had to put a square in fabric to represent each day of the month for twelve months . Was a bit of a hard thing at times but i got there ! To size the block up better [ it was made like a calendar ....7 days across by the number of weeks down ] I used fabric in the colours of the birthstone of the month and also the flower of the month fabric . Still haven't sewed those months together into atop ! ANOTHER UFO
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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:04 am

I think you need to send your scraps to QBee...she seems to be collecting them lately lol!

actuall.... January is a celebration month for the new year...so that might help with looking for those types of fabrics??

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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:52 am

That's just what I was going to suggest too Mamu......ask QBee. I'm sure she has all kinds of ideas for "scrap" quilts! lol!



My birthday is in January too! The 10th. I'll be 57 this year..... My suggestion would be something to do with a New Year begining. You're in a new place so that means a new begining. JMHO
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BearFoot



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 am

You could do a Santa on Vacation on some tropical Island. Then you could use brighter colors.
Or a "thoughts of spring" version where someone is planning their spring seed planting or what they will do when the weather warms.
Or a cozy fire and books (quilting of course...LOL).
If you want to go with the snow theme...you have snowmen, skiing, sledding, ice skating,
Or anything that symbolizes a "new start" to you. A "clean slate" if you will.
I'm sure you will come up with something that you will love.
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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:24 am

Rachel - I pondered your birthstone and birth flower. . . but a garnet is red and the flower is carnations which would be white, reds, and pinks - - - and sounds like your February Valentines theme. I like the idea of blues, grays, and whites for winter because you'll be making your block in Germany, where you'll actually have winter (I think scratch ), but I also like the bright, celebration look for the New Year. I hope our thoughts will help you do some more pondering and decide what means the most to you. By the way, I love your block for each month idea!
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QuiltingCrazie



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:58 am

Thanks so much for all the input I will play around with my scraps again and see what happens for January....should be fun! Maybe if I use up scraps DH will say wow and let me buy more fabric HAHAHA worth a try!!!
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:39 am

My thoughts are exactly what Qbee stated. (Yes, we are geniuses, we think alike a lot. And if that doesn't give y'all sleepness nights, nothing will. Twisted Evil )

I like the snow/winter theme cause it can also represent where you are (physically) in your life right now.
On the months that have a little something extra, how about an applique to represent that event. For example; applique a party hat on Jan's. Embroider or write your name and the date on the little hat. You could do that for birthdays and your anniversary.

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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:24 pm

QuiltingCrazie wrote:
Thanks so much for all the input I will play around with my scraps again and see what happens for January....should be fun! Maybe if I use up scraps DH will say wow and let me buy more fabric HAHAHA worth a try!!!



Well, if hubby won't let you buy more fabrics, maybe you could swap some you do have with QBee! From what I'm seeing, she has plenty....lol! lol! Again, JMOO
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:36 pm

One way to theme a scrap block is to have a background of scraps with an applique. I envision a snowman holding a birthday balloon or present.
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:42 pm

You could do something with the incoming year, like the baby as the New Year's symbol. OR something I think would be really cute is an eskimo/igloo theme. that would represent the cold or even an applique penguin.
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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:17 am

maybe someone here has some fireworks fabric for January, NY Eve represented? Sounds like you are having it all sorted in advance and well thought out. Do you need any scrap pieces to help you get it all together?

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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:46 am

Fireworks for the new year, party hats, snowman setting off fireworks wearing a party hat.
Fire and Ice theme.

Lets see, Elvis was born January 8th, as was my DD. Well, I didn't know about Elvis till she was 8.

Comet Kohutek was at its brightest on January 8th, we were hoping for more, that comet was a fizzle.
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redwork



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PostSubject: Re: Using up scraps...need advise   Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:38 pm

You could see if they sell some special fabric showcasting the place you our at now.
Redwork
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