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    Controlled Scrappy Quilt [Stash Buster]

    I grabbed my hefty bag of scraps, bits 'n pieces and started sewing them together. I figured I could use up ALL of my scraps. HA! I don't think I even made a dent in the scrap pile!

    I did not use any paper foundation for the blocks; however, I had some adding machine tape laying around and used it to sew strips for the border. That was a huge help when it came time to trimming since I didn't have to worry about measuring! The adding machine tape was already 2-inches. Next time I'd like to use 3-inch adding machine tape.

    I used my Hanging Gardens pattern (from Cozy Quilt Designs) for the layout. I had to do some math (ouch) for the setting triangles since my scrappy blocks were smaller than the pattern.

    Making scrappy bits 'n pieces blocks is definitely fun, no-brainer sewing.

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    Sheep Farmer by day....sigpic....Quilter-in-Training by night
    The Farmmyfarm

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    Absolutely LOVE this technique.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
      Re: Controlled Scrappy Quilt [Stash Buster]

      Beautiful way to use up scraps!
      Christine

      Bernina 640, Singer Centennial 15-91, Singer 201-3 and a Tin Lizzie 26" Ansley long arm.

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        #4
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        Very cool layout and I especially love the border. I feel the same way about scraps. You feel like you're really putting a dent in them, then once you start digging they seem to multiply.
        Robin
        My Pinterest Page of the Quilts I've Made: http://www.pinterest.com/rwmomto3/quilts-ive-made/

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          #5
          Re: Controlled Scrappy Quilt [Stash Buster]

          Very nice, love the border!
          If you could choose to be anything choose kindness.



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            #6
            Re: Controlled Scrappy Quilt [Stash Buster]

            That is a lovely quilt.


            Jeannette

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              #7
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              Beautiful quilt!

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                #8
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                Sheep Farmer....Cool, very cool, quilt! I love that idea for using scraps. Wanna come and use up some of mine??? Ha ha
                I just today noticed your "The Farm" link under your cute picture! Oh my gosh, how interesting your info is about the sheep and the dogs. I have never heard of either breed for the sheep and the dog. Loved reading the info. What an interesting life you have. And a lot of work! Thanks for posting your quilt and the info on your farm.
                A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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                  #9
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                  wow wow wow - this is awesome
                  Karen
                  Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                    I think those scraps multiply with use! I made 5 quilts this winter, all scrappy, and I used a lot of pieces.....but my boxes are still stuffed! I will NEVER get them all gone!

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                      #11
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                      that is fabulous. No one would guess those were scraps.
                      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                      Terry

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                        #12
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                        That's beautiful!
                        Katrina


                        “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
                        ― Maya Angelou

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                          #13
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                          Beautiful arrangement.

                          Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

                          Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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                            Love it! That's a great setting for scrappy blocks.

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                              #15
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                              Thanks for the tip on more info. about Sheep Farmer's life in her personal profile & link to the farm. Very interesting. More work than I'd be willing to take on, esp. at my age. I have never heard of that breed of sheep or those dogs. I viewed your user notes, too, about all those links to quilt shops & info. on pre-cuts. I'll remember that for future reference.

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