Step 3 July Scrappy

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Not to worry!!  Go back and look at my response--I definitely took it as a complement.

When I posted my quilt photo, those were early days in Scrappy July.  I think that few of us were confident that our odd-lot squares were going to end up as great quilts! But we've done it--lot's of beautiful quilts have appeared from our scraps.

 

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Ginny L replied on Mon, Jul 23 2012 12:05 PM

I put a border on , kinda like it, I don't know if I'll be adding any more or not, depends on what I find.  I really like looking at it, thinking about all the quilts it represents.

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Nana replied on Mon, Jul 23 2012 12:07 PM

Everyone's quilts a looking great.  You have each done a wonderful job.   And I know that it was  a lot harder for some of you than others.  I hope that someday all of you can catch the scrappy fever....LOL>  

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lcqultr46 replied on Mon, Jul 23 2012 2:11 PM

Donna B:
Your and Marge P's blocks ended up 10 1/4" and 10 1/2"?  I can't believe it!!!!

Hi Donna B. I don't know about Marge but with me, I messed up and made the same direction cut on two or three blocks on the second cut,, in a hurry as ususal. Rather than sew another strip on those I just cut them all down to 11"  which resulted in the 10.5" blocks after the diagonal cuts and sewing back together. I really love the way everyone's scrappys look but, like you,  I  have to experiment with different settings. I'm just excited I fininshed Nana's row today and I love how it turned out. Just hope she does.

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Donna B replied on Mon, Jul 23 2012 3:54 PM

lcqultr46:

Donna B:
Your and Marge P's blocks ended up 10 1/4" and 10 1/2"?  I can't believe it!!!!

Hi Donna B. I don't know about Marge but with me, I messed up and made the same direction cut on two or three blocks on the second cut,, in a hurry as ususal. Rather than sew another strip on those I just cut them all down to 11"  which resulted in the 10.5" blocks after the diagonal cuts and sewing back together. I really love the way everyone's scrappys look but, like you,  I  have to experiment with different settings. I'm just excited I fininshed Nana's row today and I love how it turned out. Just hope she does.

Hi Judy...Thanks for the explanation but you still do a beautiful job!  I think Marge P said something about uneven seams...which sounds like me...I must be the queen of uneven seams...lol. Marge P is miles ahead of me in quilting skills!

I'm sure Nana will love the row you are doing for her.  I started Jacy's row yesterday and it is changing by the hour-literally.  I make a little progress and then think of something else that (I think) will work much better.  Luckily, this is all on the design wall, so no unstitching...yet!  I hope she will like it too!  It's almost as bad as a landscape quilt...it keeps talking to me and it won't shut up...LOL!

Off to Seattle tomorrow morning for surgery follow-up appt and a dental appt on Wednesday, so no machine quilting until Thursday for me.  But, I will take along some handwork to keep me busy in the evenings.

 

 

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Ginny L.  I like the polka dots with your scrappy July which looks Modern to me.  You might think about adding another border which is bold or dark.  I like what you have so far but I'd recommend you go one more step!

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Kris replied on Mon, Jul 23 2012 8:20 PM

Donna B:
I finally finished all 30 blocks but haven't decided how I am going to use them. 

Your blocks looks really good Donna.

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MaxNTopeka replied on Tue, Jul 24 2012 12:02 AM

Ginny,

I really like your quilt!  The turquoises and blues really unify the 'busy-ness' of the scraps. Very very nice!  A

Are you thinking about adding an additional border outside the light colored polka dots? You have lots of dotted fabrics in the scraps. Do you maybe have a dark blue polka dotted fabric you would pin down the side to audition it? I think you might like how it would look.  Or a dark red, maybe?

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Ginny L replied on Tue, Jul 24 2012 3:44 AM

Thanks Max and Judy,  I don't think it looks finished yet either, but so far nothing I've tried looks right.  I may have to make a scrappy border ?

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 24 2012 6:22 AM

Ginny

I think if you add a really dark outer border you will find that you like the look.   It will frame the quilt.  It is really looking beautiful.

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dardar replied on Tue, Jul 24 2012 6:39 AM

I love this quilt, and agree that it has a thoroughly modern look. I even recognize some of the fabrics as those I have in my stash! I am really looking at my stash in a new way after seeing the results of these scrappy quilts.

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jul 24 2012 9:46 PM

Kris:

Donna B:
I finally finished all 30 blocks but haven't decided how I am going to use them. 

Your blocks looks really good Donna.

 

Thanks Kris,

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I did not do this project and haven't been around much lately. Life has been very hectic! However, all of those who have posted pics did great. I am so impressed with your layouts! I finished the June project and MQ6, but haven't had time to quilt them. So what else is new, LOL Anyway, great job ladies and gents.

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Jean replied on Wed, Jul 25 2012 8:37 PM

Ok I am finally finished putting all the squares togehter.  It's not as bad as  thought it was going to be.  Now my question is borders.  I'm thinking maybe a light green thin and then a wide burgandy (sp).  But I sure am open to suggestions.

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