I NEED to make a scrappy quilt.   Why do I have so much fabric that I don't know what to do with??   I find so many patterns I want to try and I check out my fabric stash and decide I don't have what I need to make that quilt top.  So then I just putz around and get nothing truly accomplished.  Therefore, my next project is going to be a scrappy quilt.   Just cut up a lot of unused fabric and sew it together and hope for the best!!!   Well, no, I suppose I should have some sort of plan, or it's going to be real messy...........LOL.


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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 21, 2013 at 12:54pm
that really is a common theme i read as i cruise the comments of mqp & other quilty forums :))

i am doing the current mystery quilt. but instead of batiks, i, as usual, am taking a different path. fussy cutting colors out of an incredible floral that i didn't want to buy. but between the hubs and then the clerk when we got to the cutting counter, i did buy & it has langished in closet for several years. it was just to beautiful to cut into. i now have an increasingly mutilated, albeit still full of wonderful hues, scrap of once upon a time incredibly beautiful fabric art! :)) so sad... but fun too!! cut away girl! ...someday ...no time rules in our quilty world :)) !
Comment by Brenda Stride on June 21, 2013 at 12:01pm

I just went to a wonderful quilt show and have come back with some fabulous fabric that I don't know what to do with. I just don't want to cut it because it is so pretty. I guess a lot of us have this fabric dilemma. And I too have so many books and magazines that have ideas for things I'd like to do. I will have to live at least three lifetimes to do all.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 19, 2013 at 10:49pm
he doesn't do e-mail photos? tsk tsk .... seriously tho, that sounds like a great idea. i was given several books of decorater fabric swatches years ago. had finally decided to make hubby a scrappy comforter out of them. was laying out when i got the "let's move" directive. ergo, in a box in the garage. but your idea is great - and i could alternate flocks of some of the really lovely florals.
Comment by Riana Noyes on June 19, 2013 at 10:08pm

l made a cq for my parents' guest room w/left over drapery scraps. l made white sashing between the floral scrap squares. Then made drapes from one of the fabrics in quilt. Turned out nice.Went out west to my son after folks died, so no photo.

Comment by sue brigle on June 19, 2013 at 5:05pm

good idea Riana!!

Comment by viki hagan on June 19, 2013 at 2:22pm

Actually Riana.. I've been planning to do that on the next one. Just to see how it looks.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 19, 2013 at 12:21pm

or with fussy cut flowers or other images like childrens' prints!

so many ideas popped into my head w your comment riana! lol
Comment by Riana Noyes on June 19, 2013 at 12:09pm

Hey, you could even use alternating whole fabric blocks between your cq ones!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on June 19, 2013 at 9:45am
oh so true! viki. i have been folowing here and my first thought when i read sue's comment. the hardest thing to learn is to disconnect the control button, says i, the queen of controled chaos. but w cq i really let go. as to how to put it all together...just start w one piece & build around it. then trim blocks to size you want. or start w very lt wt cheap muslin squares cut to block size you like and build one block at a time. my thing is the embroidery and finding to decorate. no full quilt yet, probably never will, because it is such a great way to make special gifts, pillows of any shape or size. wall hangings like the one mary moore did, which, i think is posted in the scrap group.

best advice in a nutshell....have fun, qc is great mindless relaxing form of quilt building that ALWAYS looks incredible!
Comment by sue brigle on June 19, 2013 at 7:39am

thanks everyone!!   All great ideas/suggestions.   Now I'm looking forward to using up some bits and pieces of fabric!!

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