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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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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011 03:54:12 PM »

This is great!  I love really scrappy quilts the best.  Smiley

Me too!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011 08:00:04 AM »

I really like this.  It puts yet another dimension into squares.   Making a quilt for my sister, have the fabric, although not scraps, think I will do something like this for her.   especially like the outside colour you have chosen and the backing.
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011 03:24:31 PM »

You totally inspired me with this quilt. :-D I dug into my bin and found a stack of fat quarters and went to work...  I'll be posting my finished quilt hopefully next week.

Thank you for sharing!

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011 04:35:30 PM »

You totally inspired me with this quilt. :-D I dug into my bin and found a stack of fat quarters and went to work...  I'll be posting my finished quilt hopefully next week.

Thank you for sharing!

~M
Oooo   to inspire someone . . .  wow.  I cannot think of a better compliment!!!   I look forward to seeing your spin on the idea.
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011 04:44:51 PM »

   especially like the outside colour you have chosen and the backing.
Thanks!!  Choosing a "border" and binding was the hardest part about making this quilt.  I spread out a bunch of my fabric and draped the blocks over them to see what felt right.  As luck would have it, my favorite fabric was only a remnant, so I had to go to the quilt store.  I found 3 fabrics that were very similar, but I couldn't decide which one to use, so I used all three!!   Sadly, I just got a note in the mail that this  quilt store has gone out of business.  Sad, sad day.
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011 09:46:46 AM »

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Oooo   to inspire someone . . .  wow.  I cannot think of a better compliment!!!   I look forward to seeing your spin on the idea.

I have to find a backing that will work for it...  But once it's actually completed, I'll have it up there. :-)

~M
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sandy31
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2011 08:22:46 PM »

really cute i love it you did a great job  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2011 04:59:09 PM »

i love this! I am going to use it for my inspiration for my first scrap quilt!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2011 07:22:01 PM »

This is a fun quilt!  I love scrap quilts; they always have personality.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011 01:33:51 PM »

You totally inspired me with this quilt. :-D I dug into my bin and found a stack of fat quarters and went to work...  I'll be posting my finished quilt hopefully next week.

Thank you for sharing!

~M
Oooo   to inspire someone . . .  wow.  I cannot think of a better compliment!!!   I look forward to seeing your spin on the idea.

OK - it's up. The link is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=374955.0.

Thank you again for inspiring me!
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011 09:05:27 PM »

I finally got a new couch, and the quilt looks great with it (phew):

Just thought I'd include this "after shot."  Now we have to figure out a way to get rid of the old couch!
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