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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Follow on from my scrap quilts

The follow on from the post about my scrap quilts. I selected the brownish colour scheme to work on 
But felt it needed some zing 

Using the floral in the center I added colours to tone or add the zing in felt it needed 

Strips and squares odd blocks all different sizes from my scraps 

I will use these as the focals for each block to ensure continuity in all the blocks 

Half way there 

I add the strips around the outside which ever way I feel looks best keeping them balanced  
They are trimmed when reaching a good size. I like to use 25 blocks up to 12 inches in size.
That gives you 5 rows of 4 blocks. A good lap size, in the photo below I used 5 by 5 and the blocks would have been around 10 inches 

Out of that bag of scraps I made two lap quits and one backing. 
They are currently waiting to be quilted... 

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