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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8789473

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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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8789476

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

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8789487

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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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2011
5:17 AM

Post #8789819

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...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8790154

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!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2011
10:24 AM

Post #8790238

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.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 2, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8790240

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

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 2, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8790552

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!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 2, 2011
8:17 PM

Post #8790951

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.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 5, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8794097

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

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8794136

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 ;>).

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8794527

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

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 5, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8794711

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.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2011
4:31 AM

Post #8806340

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

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