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FiberBabble
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PostSubject: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:17 am

Woo-hoo! :yahoo: A recyclable topic!

I've finished my SNuBS scrap quilt top, finally (67" square). This is an example of what happens when I don't reign myself in and I allow myself to complicate things.



There's a blog post.
I have another scrap quilt in the works, but it'll be a while. :santa:?

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:37 am

Tracy this looks awesome great value selection on your fabrics!!

LOL I love the anticiptation of the next project.

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:08 am

Tracy...this is very nice! Can't wait to see it quilted! LOVE love love the scrappy look!! Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:13 am

Beautiful! Smitten
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:35 am

I really like the way the white frame around the boxy stars spill into the border. Excellent job!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:04 am

That is gorgeous. Not to be dense, but it is early and "pre-coffee" ;) , what does SNuBS
mean?

See, I like the coordinated scrap look, I just haven't figured out how to achieve it yet.

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:42 am

Well my friend..you did make a few changes! Cheesy It looks fantastic! I just love the way your alternating blocks dance around the quilt and spill into the border..and the split in the boxy stars that extends past the box..and the center of that strip. It all adds so much excitement to the overall piece! Well done! Heheheh..I still get a kick out of you saying you were just going to use someone else's pattern and not complicate it with testing anything new. lol! I knew you couldn't do it! and..just look at the wonderful results when you "do your own thing." Smitten I look forward to seeing what you're up to next!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:06 am

I love it! The colors are great.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:47 am

Nice Tracy. I love scrappy quilts.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:08 am

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
That is gorgeous. Not to be dense, but it is early and "pre-coffee" ;) , what does SNuBS mean?

See, I like the coordinated scrap look, I just haven't figured out how to achieve it yet.
TxMary (and all) - Thanks for the nice words. Smitten

As Finisher suggested, I started out actually trying to just follow someone else's pattern so (in theory) I wouldn't have to think too much. The pattern was Boxy Stars from the Quiltville site. There are actually 5 Boxy Stars blocks in the quilt. whew

So, SNuBS is Slight Nod to Boxy Stars.

Oh, and that split in the Boxy Stars blocks? I'd made the quarter blocks in two different sittings (2 different years!) and somehow they didn't all come out the same size. I had to trim some of them, so they all ended up at 5 1/2" finished. Even I wasn't thrilled about trying to work an 11" block into a project, so I added the center orange & yellow sashing to make the blocks 12" finished. The first sashing I did involved a lot of inset piecing. :affraid: After that, I got a clue and just lopped it off and pieced it in later.

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:20 am

Love it!! So stop reining yourself in!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:27 am

Tracy, it is beautiful!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:03 am

Wow, another case of problems turned into triumphs! 3 cheers for ingenuity!!!

I love those pieced sashings between the boxes and the spill over effect too. It's got a lot of action and excitement. Keep inspiring us, Tracy, great job!
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:06 pm

Love it... love the colors.. love the movement in your blocks... just great.. Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:43 am

Heheheh..your "make it complicated gene" took over? Cheesy I don't know what the pieced sashing strip you tried looked like..but I sure do like the orange/yellow one. It made me try to zoom in and see where the block ended. I like it when it's not exactly clear where the blocks end. It's just got a good flow to it. It keeps my eye dancing around. Love the scrappy quilts anyway. Well done! Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:59 am

fiber that is gorgeous,,, great job,,,
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:08 pm

Tracy, I LOVE the pokey star points sticking out into the border. Very special indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:54 pm

hug08 Thank you! Now I just need to quilt it (heaven knows how long THAT will take!).

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:08 pm

Okay, so this topic has not been recycled - (Yo! It says "my scrap quilt", it doesn't say "fiber's scrap quilt" - jump in!)

- so I'm going to drop in some more stuff here.

I'm taking part in the Calendar Quilt Challenge '09, hosted by Rachel Griffith. The deal is that you sew one strip (or square or whatever) every day and by the end of the year you have a whole quilt, with 365 pieces of fabric.

It's amazing what everyone's coming up with. I encourage you to visit the blog and just be astounded by everyone's inventiveness!! Some people are using only fabs that they used the day that they sew their strip on (kinda like a journal!). Some people are actually keeping a journal to go with the quilt. Others are doing squares, I think some are doing actual blocks (I have no idea how that works).

My January "block" used scrap strips from my paper bag - I didn't trim them or anything, just pulled them out. The only "guideline" I allowed myself to have is that I chose blues, purples and greens only. On notable/memorable days I used a purple Sharpie to write what happened (though on Puppy-butt's birthday I forgot and put in a dark strip, so I had to embroider it with white thread!).

In addition, I incorporated the January Country Calendar applique/stitchery BOM from Ellie's Quiltplace. Woo! Two BOM's in one!

I plan to treat each month as a complete block and then jigsaw them together with sashings at the end of the year. February iuses the Country Calendar block and small (2" or so) squares - so far.

Here's January (this should be clickable):

...and the detail.

And, no, my SNuBS quilt hasn't been finished. It didn't even make it to this year's UFO list - yet! bad girl

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:26 pm

WOW! you do find some nice sites.... looking good FB...

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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:51 pm

FB - That's just great! I love how you worked that delightful embroidered block in.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:13 am

Really interesting premis! I like that you are adding important dates in your months! Thanks for shairng yet another great site.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:15 am

I love it! It has a nice clean crisp look to it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:55 am

That's a very clever idea! It would be especially nice for someone born in this year. Sort of a current events of the year they were born?
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PostSubject: Re: My Scrap Quilt   Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:08 am

Thanks all - I thought it was a pretty cool concept, too. That's why I signed up. I think also that that might be the reason I'm keeping up.

At least if I get sidetracked or turn into a chair-sittin'-tv-watchin' slug, I can get caught up pretty easily by just sewing two or three strips/squares on. It's not like I'm behind by a whole block!!

Since January's block turned out to be :coughcough: kinda big, I went the opposite way with the small squares for February (thinking I could fit Feb and March along side January). That's fine until Something of Note happens and I want to mark the special day!

I guess that it will be a continually-evolving design. Maybe while I'm thinking about it, I'll piece some letters for the border. Ooh! I could put a pieced "2009" block into the body of the quilt... hmmmm.... ... I wonder what other words I might include in the quilt?

(there's a tangent coming on... wait for it...)

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