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Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

I have been using this pattern using 2-1/2" scraps and am amazed how versetile it is. Here as a place mat for a man who loves place mats

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Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

here if combined with a scrappy center for a runner ( my insert is another place mat for demo)

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Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

and here twisting and turning this block see what can be made into a table cloth /twin you pick your size. --
-I think totally amazing - using 2-1/2" squares bringing life to the pary

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(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

How creative!!! And just in time too. I've been wondering about what I'm going to do with all the 5" squares we have been swapping and now I think I know. That would make great Christmas Presents!!!! Thank you once again Helene.
And please take care. I worry about you with the storm in the Gulf.....

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

I love the placemats......now do I have the patience to work with something that small? Getting lazy in my older years. LOL

Barb, Helene is further south and I am and I don't think this depression--storm--will effect here unless it turns. We barely are going to feel the effects. Predicting some winds, if we are lucky some rain. Still it pays to be alert and prepared!!

Cocoa Beach, FL(Zone 10a)

You've inspired me Helene, I can picture a baby quilt with four units sewn together for the top, then add borders to bring it up to size. Step one, cut 64 2.5" squares and assemble into 4 units of 16 each placed 4 across and 4 down. Will be back for additional info after I get that much done.

(Marion) Havana, FL(Zone 8b)

Geez thanks Mittsy, I was already fighting the temptation but that post sure did weaken my resolve. LOL Keep adding info.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

The squares would end up as an 8.5" square. Then you would need two contrasting fabgrics cut 8.5 X4.5. Cut on the diagonal and sew together. Add to the squares. Then triangles to finish off the corners. Sounds doable!!! Especially if we use the charm squares cut in half both ways -
four squares from each charm!!!! We only need 16 charm squares!!!!

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

Ladies- block name is "nosegay" on quilterscache check out all the quiltsmade by various students?
Fab. I am making a bed toewarmer with scaps of all colors for an otherwise all white bed plus using
a fabric that's in the cornices. Been laboring over this for quite some time. This will be just FAB. Don't like bedspreads, can't lift them anymore for a king.....Do like a litte bling.

(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

Those are so pretty - and so well made, too! Very creative use of scraps! :)

Odenton, MD(Zone 7b)

I wasn't too impressed with the nosegay blocks until I saw the layout that Vera did, absolutely love that one. Just what I need, another entry on the To Do list ;>).

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

If I keep this up I'm going to need one whole thumbdrive for the To- Do List!

Longboat Key, FL(Zone 9b)

yes Vera's layout solved something for me. Been looking to make something WOW with certain dull fabrics that covers the cornices in the guest room. White bedding and only a toe quilt is what I want and this will work.

This months Mc'Calls quilting shows quite a few scrap quilts very nice.

Orlando, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks for the inspiration. I love all the photos you put up and all your ideas.

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