HELP! I'm Scrapping and I can't stop!

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLMarch 12, 2011

This is why I can't get my important projects done! I have a lot of 6" blocks made up of scraps or left over from various projects. I prefer working with 12" for a quilt, so have put some of them together. At this time, I don't care for the black sashing. Anyway this is going to be put away and am now working on what needs to be done within the next 4 weeks.

SharonG/FL

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teresa_nc7

I know what you are experiencing!......a SCRAP ATTACK! Ha! And I love the results!!!

(see what happens when you try to help someone? it sometimes ends up biting you in the bu!!)

hugs,
Teresa

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 11:31AM
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toolgranny

And it just says to us "Rebel Biker Chick". Good job.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 11:52AM
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salijo

ROFL.....this from the woman who told me "I just don't DO scrap quilts. Never had the desire."

Welcome to my side! We can scrap when you're here in the next few months!

Salijo

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 12:00PM
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magothyrivergirl

I am paying attention....Recently, I have been separating my scraps - not nearly as many as all of you, but this group taught me early to keep a handle on my scraps.
I like the black sashing if you put it horizontal also.

"And it just says to us "Rebel Biker Chick"~~I agree!!!LOL

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 12:18PM
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Carol_from_ny

Some of my very favorite quilts are made of scraps. It amazes me what can be done with a single shape and a variety of fabrics!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:45PM
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sunnycentralfl

Good use of scraps and pretty to boot! You go Girl!

Gwen

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:49PM
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nanajayne

Too much fun to quit!! Go! Jayne

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:52PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Teresa, Yes! SCRAP ATTACK is exactly what's happening!! Unbelievable! You can tell on me if you want. @:)

TGLinda, Now you've let the cat out of the bag. That was supposed to be a secret!

Salijo, I must have said that before Gwen posted about crumbs and Teresa about all the neat things that can be made with what I was tossing! You'll inherit my scraps!!

Mago, Yes, the sashing will also go horizontal and probably with various bright cornerstones.

Carol, I've learned to love 'making' scrappy quilts. It's an addiction! @:)

Thank you, Gwen. You're an enabler...you know that?! lol

Jayne, If I get done what I need to before leaving in 4 weeks, I'll be back at it for sure! But, the middle DD will be 50 this year and the binding needs to be put on her quilt. @:)

My original thought was to have various sizes surrounded by black in sizes that would come together....sort of like a collage. I could still do that.....have to wait and see. @:)

Thank you everyone,

The RBC

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 2:31PM
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rosajoe_gw

Sharon, sorry I meant, Rebel Biker Chick, I like it. It looks scrappy artsy! I didn't like scrappy either until I joined this forum.
Rosa

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 2:41PM
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day2day

Yeah, it's a Scrap Attack!! I'm just recovering from mine.
I think I burned out. It will take a while for me to recover.LOL.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 6:59AM
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barbara_l

OHHHH scrap attack - it never ends. Too many ideas around for using up those bits and pieces, and not enough time to do it all. Gotta love it!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 7:16AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I think I've beat the addiction of keeping anything less than 1 1/2" as I've been tossing those. I run my rotary through it a few times so it will 'decompose' easier....at least, that's what I tell myself.

RBC

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 12:15PM
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teresa_nc7

Yep, 1 1/2" by 2" or more is my cut-off size also and I can now toss anything that I know I will never use - even larger scraps too.

See, when you give up some control over the scraps, you gain a lot of freedom in other areas! Ha!

Teresa

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 1:12PM
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quiltingfox

That looks really good. Like your use of scraps. Hoping I can start a scrappy project later this year.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 10:58PM
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grammyp

Awesome! Do I get to do this one too?

beverly

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:07PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Beverly, You're a glutton for punishment! Yes, when it's ready for quilting, you can quilt this one, too. @:)

Sandra, Don't wait to start it. It's an on-going project. You keep squares or strips by your machine and just do a few when beginning or ending a seam. C'mon, you know you want to be a scrappy addict. Teresa is an excellent scrappy teacher. In fact, I think that must be her mission in life! lol

rbc

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:41PM
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