Tried a new scrappy project

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Darlene Posted: Sat, Aug 4 2012 9:36 AM

I was so inspired by the June scrappy project that I bought a magazine of scrappy projects and this is my first project from there.

I will confess that this is a very controlled scrappy because I only used 8 fabrics and was very selective in the placement of my pieces when making my rows.

Lots of fun and I will be doing this again with more abandon and less control.  Probably only control I will not give up is that I frogged a few times because I rotated triangles when joining and ripped out so that the strip sets all faced the same.  A dear friend made one with me and she chose to leave her turned pieces in.  She thought it added to the finished product.  I am still too OCD to let go that much.

Working on the quilting now. 

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Darlene:

I was so inspired by the June scrappy project that I bought a magazine of scrappy projects and this is my first project from there.

 

Darlene, this is really beautiful! Wonderful fabrics and pattern.


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Helen replied on Sat, Aug 4 2012 9:50 AM

Beautiful quilt Darlene!  Colors are so cheerful!

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Very pretty, bright colors Darlene! I really like this a lot.

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Great job, Darlene!  Love the bright colors...looks like you used more than just eight the way they move around.

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Very pretty!! Love the pattern and your color choices!

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Kris replied on Sat, Aug 4 2012 9:59 PM

WTG Darlene. This looks like a cool project.

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safrmaz replied on Sun, Aug 5 2012 8:06 AM

I like the colors in the fabrics, Darlene.  Makes it look like more than 8 fabrics.

 

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Darlene, very pretty, I like the colors and the pattern

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Darlene, very pretty, I like the colors and the pattern

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Jean replied on Sun, Aug 5 2012 6:44 PM

Darlene, what a pretty quilt.  

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Kristie replied on Mon, Aug 6 2012 8:57 AM

Very nice!

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Nana replied on Mon, Aug 6 2012 12:02 PM

Darlene

This is a beautiful pattern.  I love stars of any kind.  Your quilt will be beautiful when finished.

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Thank you all fot your kind words.  There were 16 strip sets made from the 8 fabrics and then with the reverse cutting, it truly does look like there were a lot more were used. 

Thinking that I will use some triangles cut from the remainder of the strip sets and then make some additional strip sets with other scraps to make another quilt top when done with this one.

I want the next to have more contrast of value.

Working on the quilting of this.  Will post a pic when done with binding.

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Finally got my "independent project" scrappy August quilt together today.  The pattern is Bricks and Stepping Stones from Quiltville.com, the same site with the Diamond Strings pattern.

The pattern used very dark grey and black with shades of whites and creams for the stepping stones.  Since all my blocks are on the darker side, I decided to use yellow and cream.  I had planned to use orange and cream but chickened out.  I should have gone for it.  The yellow and white is just a bit too subtle. But it looks better in real life than in the photo. The border is a farm print.  The backing is very bright green and the binding is orange!   This is a twin sized quilt.  My young friend passed on the July scrappy. He thought it was just too busy for him--fine by me since I really like it!!  So, trying again, I made this one as a controlled scrappy with just blues, lavenders and greens.  

 

 

 

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