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« on: January 22, 2011 03:20:16 PM »

I have been quilting for a long time, and I have several shoe boxes of scraps.  I sold some of my scraps at a yard sale, and I turned some of them into a lap quilt for our den couch.
Here is a picture of the whole quilt:

I used more scraps for the back:

and here is a picture of the quilt on the couch (the really old, we need to replace this thing couch):


I am really happy how it turned out.  Plus, I used up a lot of scraps, and I helped dress up our worn out couch!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011 03:28:52 PM »

Beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011 03:38:08 PM »

I like that.... lots!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011 05:43:09 PM »

Wonderful!  Loving the string quilt look - and hey, you could always re-upholster your couch with a string quilt top...well - maybe not.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011 07:15:27 PM »

Oh, man. This reminds me that I have at least three shoe boxes and a vase(!) filled with scraps.Tongue Anyway, I love the look of your quilt. Although it would be quite ambitious, I like CraftyDiem's idea of re-upholster your couch with a string quilt top.Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2011 09:31:34 AM »

Thanks for the comments.
you could always re-upholster your couch with a string quilt top...well - maybe not.  Smiley
If I were both sufficiently skilled and ambitious, a quilted re-upholstery job might be a great idea!  I'll just have to settle for draping quilts on top of the couch for now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011 09:43:01 AM »

This quilt is fabulous!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011 05:43:29 PM »

Your quilt is beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011 09:33:20 AM »

This is great!  I love really scrappy quilts the best.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011 11:12:52 AM »

I love this!
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