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Sorting Scraps

Started by Sandy. Last reply by Sherri Eley Sep 26, 2016. 41 Replies


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Comment by Sherri Eley on June 5, 2019 at 1:12pm

OH geeze,  I should have read all the post ... it is the Box KIte pattern.  DUH

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 5, 2019 at 1:11pm

Love the qults.  Diane your quilt looks like the Box Kite pattern by Bonnie Hunter, I am doing that one now .  Along with two other BH patterns that are all cut and ready to piece together.  But before I can start those, or finish those, depends on how you look at it I guess,  I have to make my granddaughter's t shirt quilt.  For her college adventure this fall.  I get so caught up in scrap quilting I hate to stop for another project.  I have been doing some strip pieced blocks that I have no plan for at the moment,  but they are fun to do, and when I feel like sewing and have little time I can go in for a short time and piece a few blocks.  Today I am picking up my Blue Ridge Beauty from Brenda who long arm quilted it for me.  So there will be some binding sewing in my near future.  

Comment by Janet/MO on June 5, 2019 at 6:10am

I was in the same challenge as Connie & here is a pic of my entry.  It has 69 different fabrics in it.  This was a fun challenge.

Comment by Connie/KS on April 27, 2019 at 10:13am

Sherri....your block looks fine to me....I will be anxious to see your blocks set together.

Diane.....your blue quilts are really pretty. I agree about fabric breeding in the dark.....

Here is a top I made for a HST challenge in another group. It is "Box Kite" by Bonnie Hunter, but I made it larger. I may learn to enjoy doing scrappy quilts yet. Everything in this top was from scraps and I can't even see that I made a dent in them.

Comment by diane on March 27, 2019 at 8:44am

I was gifted a box of old fabric (1980s) this winter and decided to try to use up the blue instead of cramming it onto a shelf to sit for several more years. I have made these 2 extra large queens and there hasn't even been a dent put into the stack. Fabric really does breed in the dark!
I'm sure if you look closely you all will find pieces that you've had in the past or--still! 

Sherri I missed your 1st post also, I would NOT have done them all over again, I would have just gone with what I had and said to heck with instructions, there are no mistakes in quilting, only unplanned design choices. 

Comment by Janet/MO on March 27, 2019 at 6:44am

Sherri, for some reason I wasn't seeing that anyone had posted in this group so I'm sorry to be so late in answering your 1st question.  I have not made this quilt, but I can see where it would drive you crazy if you didn't redo the blocks.  Very frustrating mistake I'm sure.  

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 27, 2019 at 3:38am

I decided I could not NOT make another set of stripped blocks in the correct orientation.  It would have driven me crazy it I had pieced the top with the first bunch I made. So I finished that and the (512 )  2 1/2" 4 patch units.  I am itching to start piecing all the blocks,  but am saving that project for when we take off in the RV this fall and will be away from home for 7 months.  This should keep me busy as I do not spend as much time at the machine when we travel....

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 8, 2019 at 4:29am

If anyone has made SAnd Castle   YOu can probably see my mistake.

I did not string piece the blocks in the correct orientation.  I should have placed the strips corner to corner, and I just pieced them parallel to the edges of the foundation paper.  So now I have 64 of these blocks that will not fit together to make a nice looking pieced square in the finished top. 

Now considering my next move.  Redo all of the pieced blocks in the correct orientation.  or just go with what I've got.  I do not think I have enough browns to make 64 more units.... So I may just go with this.   OH the problems one faces when they do not fully read the directions before beginning a project.   I am cutting all the pieces for this quilt and packing them up to carry with me when we travel.  I will always have something to piece,  which is my favorite part of the project.   

Comment by Sherri Eley on February 23, 2019 at 1:12pm

Starting BH's Sand Castle pattern.  Sewing string pieced blocks for the corner triangles.  I need 64 blocks have 40 .  But couldn't wait to piece the entire block to see if I liked it and if it went together without a hitch.  It did, and looking forward to working on these in the Rv this summer when I get all the parts and pieces cut and organized.  

Comment by Janet/MO on January 21, 2019 at 7:51pm

Thanks Myrna.  Your Shoreline log cabin is beautiful.  Judy Martin definitely likes using a lot of pieces in her quilts, doesn't she?!

Sherri, I love your little quilt.  I too prefer straight line quilting for the most part.  Probably a throw back to my hand quilting days.


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