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 Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................

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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Wed May 09, 2012 6:50 pm

what a wonderful quilt to know how much effort went into making it that you were working on regaining skills, sure would make it precious to me. Its lovely and your embroidery looks great, so glad you didnt give up and quit when you suffered the setback, good for you Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Wed May 09, 2012 6:54 pm

Thanks Gimpy. It's so nice to hear encouraging words. I know it's not a "must have design", but it's still good to hear encouragement.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Wed May 09, 2012 9:43 pm

Yes, VERY good for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 pm

Scrappies are so much fun especially when you start recalling where some of the fabrics were used... I love your quilt..and love the embroidery you put on it.... I try to make a scrappy every year... good way to keep control of the left over fabrics... my dd is usually the recipient of the flannel scrappies... all from left over backings...

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Wed May 09, 2012 10:54 pm

Sewn3w , even those of us who make must have designs can appreciate someones work even when it isn't perhaps something we would make ourselves. I see lots of quilts that I would never want to make or own but really admire the work and the person who did it. Given your position I would hope that I would have the perseverance to come back as you have . Well done clap BTW ... I see that green in there again ! I love that fabric and have a few different colours in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 4:26 am

That is really nice Paws. That is called yardstick quilting from the depression era. How neat! Haven't seen it in quite awhile. Gives me an idea.

I've gone scrappy insane. My son's quilt is half quilted, will quilt the other half and join them down the middle. A segment of a scrappy QAYG is in the gallery.

sewn3, I love it. I see so many of my favorites in there. When I get tired of this scrappy Courthouse Steps, that might be a good way to use up the little left over strips. I saw one somewhat like it years ago, they called the design Confetti.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 7:50 am

What is a "must have" pattern? No such thing in my book. I think it is great. It is very similar to the current rage of jelly roll quilts. So I guess that makes it "must have". Considering the "race" you were trying to win, I'd say you beat out the competition by a mile. Very Happy Great job, your brother is going to love it. lovehearts

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 1:29 pm

great way to use those 2in squares...I too have been working on them but am not challenged and trying to get mobility...just juggling time to get some sewing in...

I have posted a picture on my blog,

it is now at the quilters getting quilted. got the boarders and all on.

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 4:49 pm

TXM I am guessing a "must have " pattern is one that is designed by a known designer or somesuch as opposed to one of the quickly made no pattern types.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 4:57 pm

Betweens I like the strippy quilt on your Blog ! that one appeals to me ! more structured . Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Thats lovely Deb, guess no matter how ugly we think it, put those fabrics together in a scrappy and they always work!

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Thu May 10, 2012 10:23 pm

Wow Sewn....I'm impressed on how you could do that....makes it a special quilt to know that you worked so hard to make it and help yourself improve at the same time!
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Fri May 11, 2012 7:56 am

Henny Penny wrote:
TXM I am guessing a "must have " pattern is one that is designed by a known designer or somesuch as opposed to one of the quickly made no pattern types.

I guess since I have never been into designer anything the no pattern ones appeal to me. I can't follow a pattern anyway! lmao lmao

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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Fri May 11, 2012 12:02 pm

lol! Thumbup
I don't trust any type of patterns vey much. In fact I don't have a huge amount of trust of details of the printed word. My students were astonished when I corrected the teacher's manual. I explained that ALL people make errors sometime. When I was barely sewing and my dad pushed me into making a brocade coat for my prom, I got stymied with the pattern. HE found 3 significant errors in the pattern, not to mention other things that were poorly phrased. This was from a major pattern company. The lessons I took from the experience were 1) I could do more than I thought. and 2) trust MYSELF rather than the experts.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Fri May 11, 2012 12:44 pm

QMary, very good advise!!
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Fri May 11, 2012 3:57 pm

Sewn, I really like that, such a creative way to use all those strips. I like that jelly roll race one too, I would have never thought to just sew strips together. Glad you are using it as therapy, also. Good for you. By the way, I had that green landscape fabric, too.

Betweens, I really like the one you did also. I have a lot of strips cut and really need to start to do something with them. Those are good ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Where are your Scrappy and Crazy Quilts..................   Fri May 11, 2012 4:17 pm

We are not the only people to have strips left over. Old time quilters would cut out pattern templates from any handy paper, such as IRONED (to set the ink) newspapers. Sew strips onto the papers, tear off paper and sew those elements together, or do those in the other order. A friend uses old telephone directories this way. The paper tears easily and you already have it. A standard sized phone book page (or other newsprint catalog) can be cut into diamonds, covered with strippy bits in whatever order you like to make a Lemoyne Star. Squares can be used for HST units, sometimes with plain bits, sometimes with other scrappy bits. some people make the scrappy bits go 1/4" outside of the paper, so there are no papers in the seams. I tend to do the same sort of thing with old sheets as the foundation so that I don't have to remove anything.
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