Friday, March 25, 2016

Scrap Quilt Secrets Giveaway and Blog Tour!

Have you ever tried to make a scrap quilt and ended up with something that sort of looked like mush? Not every piece of fabric in your stash {or even your scrap bin} belongs together in the same quilt. Diane of Butterfly Threads Quilting just published a great new book explaining her system of making scraps play together very nicely.
Want to win a copy of this book?
Her acronym of S.C.R.A.P.S. is so simple you can almost miss the brilliance of what she's trying to say. Every successful scrap quilt requires some guidelines to, as she writes, 'make quilts that truly represent your personality'. Ahh.. I so wish I could have had this book when starting out with my first quilting efforts! It totally reflects how genuine Diane is about helping other quilters connect with their own quilts as they learn to 'follow their hearts'.
So much to think about!
So I flipped through the book and found a simple pattern that looked impossible to mess up. I wanted to put the scrappy tips to the test! I'm usually terrible at following pattern directions, but this time things made perfect sense. No re-writing in my own quilty language involved! And simple pattern or no, this quilt had a sweet charm that sort of intimidated me at first. Sometimes a quilt really needs to be made in the specific colorway the designer chose or it isn't going to look quite so.., well, sweet. Good challenge, right? I paid close attention to the details of {most} of Diane's scrappy tips: Style, Contrast, Repetition, Accent, Palette and Selvages {didn't have any of those to work with} and started making my version of Citrus Squeeze, below.
Diane's Citrus Squeeze
Once I made the important decisions concerning fabric and color, the quilt went together very quickly. I love how she continually urges the reader to consider changing things up--personalize the outcome. She totally gets that the more of ourselves we invest, the more we're gonna appreciate the results. Even with her pattern as the foundation of my quilt, this quilt was almost instantly recognizable as a 'me' quilt.

And just for the record, I completely followed Citrus Squeeze pattern directions until the very end. Then and only then, I gave into temptation and added one measly little, outer border and the teensy tiny, bit of flower applique. Because you know the quilt was just asking for it....
So happy with my version of Citrus Squeeze
{Leaves still need some stitching}
What an honor to be included in this particular blog hop! I had such a great time playing along with Diane's ideas and still ending up with a 'me' quilt. Honestly, that doesn't always happen. If you'd like a chance to win a copy of this book {e-version for international winners}, just leave a comment below. Tell me what your definition of 'scrap' quilt is. Does it have to include a hundred different fabrics or are you a purist and want it made completely from the leftover bits and pieces, no matter how many fabrics are involved? Don't forget to check out all the other links for extra chances to win this book!

3/21    C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
with Diane (that’s me)www.butterflythreadsquilting.com
3/22    Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
3/26    Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27    Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/29    Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
3/30    Rachaeldaisy http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
4/1       Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/
4/2       Barb Www.funwithbarb.com

Please leave an email with your comment if you are a no-reply commentor or I will not be able to include you in the drawing! This drawing is open through April 2nd!

254 comments:

  1. your quilt looks beautiful, would love to win the book to help use up the scraps.

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  2. More ideas to use up the ever growing scraps would be great!

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  3. I love the porch ceiling blues with the hot pink. One of my current favorite color combinations.

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  4. What a lovely book. Great to have a chance to win it. My scrap quilts are from small pieces I get from my fellow quilters, and mine too, of course. I try to sort them out in different values.

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  5. Great book with a plan for using scraps that I can relate to

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  6. To me, a scrap quilt is one where any color is acceptable rather than my controlling the color choices. However, I do pay attention to my values more carefully! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  7. your quilt is great! love your little addition

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  8. Love scrap quilts. I think that the more fabrics used in a scrap quilt, the better. This book looks fantastic. Thanks. Diane O

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  9. Scrap quilts are difficult for me. I imagine that successful scrap quilters have this huge bin of fabrics that they draw from and somehow make it work. I always end up arranging the pieces in a rainbow - I think I'm ready to break through that!

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  10. Great project....like your color selection and arrangement. Perfect applique for the accent. I think this could be a scrap book worth buying. Thanks for the input:)

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  11. I like the quilt you made, your applique definitely made it your own quilt. My personal feeling is there can be too much scrappy in a quilt sometimes. I've tried making some everything goes scrappy quilts and they ended up looking like mush! I'll keep on trying though. Thanks, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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  12. Your quilt looks great. I have made some rules for myselfaboutscrap quilts too. I like a more controlled scrappy by using families of color rather than random. In some quilts, random is ok but the pieces better be small. Love scrappiest- like Getting a free quilt!

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  13. I have decided that I love a controlled scrappy quilt. I have made random quilts, and they turned out great, but I'm more at peace using just a few colors.

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  14. Well, I'm not a purist. I consider a scrap quilt to be a quilt with lots of different fabrics, not necessarily just made of small pieces. I love scrap quilts and I guess I do "control" them somewhat. It depends on what I'm making.

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  15. Loved reading your take on Diane's book this morning and seeing your "me" quilt. It's delightful. Of course, you needed to add some applique. I don't think a great scrap quilt is as easy to make as anyone might think. Value plays a key role. Diane's methods sound like they are very successful.

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  16. I've tried both totally scrappy and a more controlled scrappy built around a focus color or fabric. Even when I worked with totally scrappy fabrics in my Campfire Memories string blocks I tried to use fabrics that played well together within the individual string blocks. This book looks like it would be a great learning adventure.

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  17. Looks like an amazing book. I'd love to add it to my library. kmcassie at gmail dot com. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

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  18. I absolutely LOVE making scrap quilts. My definition of scrap is using gifted and thrifted leftovers from another to make something beautiful.

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  19. For me a scrap quilt is making hexagons out of leftovers and seeing where it takes me. I definitely need this book! Diane is so wise and has much to share.

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  20. Diane’s new book looks wonderful. I have always thought of a scrap quilt as having lots of different fabrics but then mine always seem to look messy. It would be nice to learn how to make a more controlled scrappy quilt.

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  21. i love scrap quilts...and applique flowers :) thanks for a chance to own the book.

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  22. A scrap quilt, to me, is anything lovely I can make using lots of different fabrics, preferably out of my leftover bins. I tend to use a pattern, and instead of buying specific fabrics, I incorporate all my reds for any red section, all my blues for any blue section, etc, ala Bonnie Hunter. I love this book -- and I love what you've done with the Citrus Squeeze pattern, incorporating even more scraps with your applique!!! That's the magic of scraps: same quilt, completely different looks! lynnstck(at)yahoo.com

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  23. My scrap quilts are usually exclusively leftover fabric from other projects or fabric from friends that was also leftover.

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  24. would love to be included Audrey - I love scrap quilts

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  25. I consider a scrap quilt any quilt that I did not buy fabric specifically for -- because most of the fabric that I have are scraps from cotton clothing or given to me. I suppose if I had an extensive stash with lots of big cuts of fabric, I'd have to alter my definition, but since I don't, that works for me. :) I am currently working on a scrap quilt that does not look anything like one -- it's a solid coloured tumbler block quilt for my son made in lego colors. I got the fabric from a skirt, pillowcase, sheet, 2 giveaways, a Christmas present from Japan, and clothing making scraps from a sewing friend of mine. So far, I haven't made a NON scrap quilt -- to me it adds to the joy, challenge, suprise factor, and is part of what connects me with many quilters of the past. sarah@forrussia.org

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  26. New books are always such fun to read, especially if they mention fabric! Sign me up please. My scrap quilts have varied through the years. Once they included every fabric I owned, but now they seem to happen when it's time to empty a container. You know how it is, too much fabric and too little time.

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  27. I love your variation with the tulips growing into the border! Definitely very Audrey. :D

    And I think Diane is onto a good thing with her book! To me, it's a scrap quilt if you've used more than one fabric in the same colour. I think that's the essential "scrappy" characteristic, whether the fabric is new or left over. Happy Easter! It must be a favourite holiday at your house. :D

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  28. Your quilt came out great! So far, I seem to like a controlled scrappy quilt. Whenever I try to use just assorted scraps at random, it tends to look too messy and muddy. I'm fairly new at the scrappy stuff though. I've always love the look but have some difficulty with the scrappiness - too many decisions. This book could be a great help. chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  29. Love your interpretation of "citrus Squeeze." As a relative newbie to the quilting world, this book would teach me a lot. I find myself drawn to scrappy quilts.

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  30. I like to put as many fabrics as I can into a scrap quilt, but I try to control them either by color or type of fabric such as brights, civil war, batiks, etc. I really like your variation of the book's pattern.

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  31. I love your quilt, and the applique (which really does make it you) is the perfect touch.
    My version of scrappy is whatever makes me happy - sometimes controlled, sometimes wild and weird. I love the dance of colors and values that scrap quilts have.

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  32. As usual you have taken a wonderful pattern and turned it into something even more exciting and totally your own. I love the little appliques. I can't wait to get my copy of this fun filled book!

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  33. Your quilt is delightful--great work! My definition of scrap quilt is pretty straight-forward ... I begin by using the fabrics in my scrap bins :-)

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  34. Over the last few years, my scrap quilts have come together by using up the scraps my mom left me. Some are very random, others more controlled. Always looking for more patterns that work well with a wide variety of scraps.

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  35. I think my definition of a scrap quilt is using mostly what I already have on my stash shelf. It's a fun challenge to use it up! New border fabric and sashing fabric may have to be purchased to tie it all together at the end, though, so that's why I say, "mostly."

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  36. i love your quilt. the additions are so perfect.
    I have not made a scrap quilt yet. i am not really sure what i would define it as.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  37. Good job at personalizing the pattern! My definition of a scrap quilt is one where fabrics change as the blocks progress. Not all the same in the same places. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. I have bins of scraps from other people and can't wait to make one.

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  39. scrappy quilts for me usually come from my strips already cut and not from yardage. Maybe some yardage for background.

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  40. A quilt made from whatever is in your stash is my idea of a scrap quilt! I like the idea of honoring the saying, "Use it up; wear it out; make do or do without."

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  41. Boy, would I like to use all the fabric in my stash but it would make more than one quilt!
    Rosemary

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  42. Your quilt turned out wonderfully - love those applique flowers to make it your own. My idea of a scrap quilt is one that uses leftover bits of fabric - anything less than a fat quarter. If you run out of a fabric, you don't have to go to a store and get more of it - you can just use whatever you have at home without ruining the design.

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  43. How smart of you to test the S-C-R-A-P-S method that Diane writes about. Love your quilt, of course with your extra unique twist at the end.
    My scrap quilts (of which there have been many) are made with what I have, my leftovers and leftovers from others. I might add a newly purchased background or unifying fabric, but mainly I use what I already have. I don't seem to be making much of a dent in my scraps stash, but that's OK.
    Thanks for the review, Audrey.

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  44. scrappy to me means a variety of fabrics that isn't a single line or yardage. I like to add in a basic for a background or a place for the eye to rest, but everything else according to value or even by color.

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  45. When I think of scrap quilts I think of using my leftover fabrics. It doesn't mean that the pieces have to be tiny, it could be larger pieces left from another project. The background fabric does not have to be "scraps", it can be purchased for the project.

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  46. Scrappy to me means using up leftovers. I call the other kind of scrappy quilts that have a lot of different fabrics. I make the "other kind of scrappy" first and then make a real scrappy with leftovers from that one and a bunch of other "other scrappy" quilts.

    I'm glad you showed Diane's and then yours. At first glance you would never know they were from the same instructions. Yours is definitely yours...and I just love the addition of those tulips.

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  47. Scrap to me means using bits and pieces of lots of different fabrics. I love the flower addition you made to your quilt.

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  48. A scrap quilt uses leftover fabrics from other projects.

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  49. First things first, I am captivated by "your touch" on the pattern. Your color choices and the applique are darling. As for my definition of scrappy quilts, it looks as though I think similarly to many of the others. Using leftovers from other projects (instead of throwing them away - horrors!) with creativity to blend them in a new project is what I would term scrappy. I usually don't have yardage in my scraps, so purchased sashing and border fabric is a must as the eye must have a resting spot and the quilt needs it to pull it all together in most cases. Otherwise it's a bit too busy for me.

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  50. Your quilt came out amazing! To me the more fabrics in a scrap quilt, the better. I really love it when, I make one with no repeats. :0)

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  51. Great quilt! My definition of scrap quilt is one made with the bits and pieces left over from other projects. Pbstrand@msn.com

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  52. Your circus quilt is gorgeous. My idea of a scrap quilt is one made of pieces left over from other projects, but if more color or variety is needed I have no problem cutting into my stash to complete a scrap quilt. My email address is cswilliams1974@hotmail.com.

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  53. I like to use up my random scraps in a quilt but I preview the fabrics and take out what glaringly doesn't harmonize. I then make sure that the colors are evenly distributed around the quilt top. I usually use a lot of white or snow for contrast.

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  54. Scraps are all the lovely leftovers. I love leftovers,sometimes they are better the second time around! 😉
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  55. While I love scrappy, I still need the fabrics to "mesh" together. Same type - repro, brights, etc. in the quilt.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  56. Scrap to me is the eclectic mix of fabrics that should not work but somehow when thrown down into a quilt do! It's not always about leftovers from previous projects but finding homes for every bit of fabric that comes to live with me. The best quilts I have made have been using the scraps gifted to me from other people, or random pieces thrifted from charity shops.

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  57. No real rules for "scrap" quilts, just whatever I choose to throw together. :)

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  58. My idea is lots of different pieces in f fabric. I do like them to go together though.

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  59. Oh, yes, that quilt was just asking for a bit of applique :) It looks lovely! My idea of scraps is pretty much anything less than a fat quarter...something not big enough to join a quilt and be present in every block.

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  60. I love scrap quilts and prefer to use little pieces that other quilters probably wouldn't bother with...they would throw them away. I once was "caught" digging scraps out of the garbage can at retreat.

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  61. My definition of a scrap quilt is using lots of shades of lots of colours , so that it is a riot of happy. I am still trying to figure out how others manage to do this in their quilts, what looks like, so effortlessly. I would love to win this book, so that I can continue to try to figure this out. Love your addition of applique to your quilt. So pretty!

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  62. I love scrap quilts and use a mix of actual scraps and pieces cut from my stash. If it has lots of variety, I think it qualifies! This looks like a wonderful book. And your quilt is fabulous! I think a touch of applique really adds to a pieced quilt.

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  63. Most quilts I make are scrappy. I am attracted to the business of lots of different fabrics. I have found through experience that the most successful scraps quilts have an overall flavour to them, i.e. brights, reproduction, etc. Diane's book sounds like it would be full of good advise and tips so every scrap quilt would be a success. I really like the quilt on the front cover of the book, as well as your rendition of Citrus Squeeze - great fabric choices. Karen

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  64. Love the book and love scrap quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I think of scraps as the left overs that pile up in my bin. I think of scrap quilts as using the piles up, perhaps using what comes or controlling it a bit. Thanks for the contest.

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  66. I love your scrappy choice, and your touches are perfect!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  67. To me a scrap quilt can be one that I just randomly pick fabrics from my stash for or controlled by limiting the colors of the scraps

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  68. I love your version! The appliqué really sets it off.

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  69. I am always on the lookout for ways to use up my precious scraps! I like to mix & match all my fabrics, but have found from experience that 'random' and 'scrappy' are not synonyms! This new book sounds wonderful! Your quilt looks great, I love your added unique touches, really makes it yours!

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  70. I love scrap quilts, but I'm finding I like a little more "control" scrap than just total abandon. I'd love to win this book, it sounds wonderful!

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  71. I love your Citrus Squeeze! Very uncitrusy :0) and yes - very you! The applique adds so much joy to this quilt. It looks like a fantastic book but I don't think I would use an ebook. I love the cover quilt.

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  72. Scrap quilts are my favourite. I generally throw everything in....and I usually like it!

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  73. I generally think of scrap quilts as ones that use up the bits and pieces of leftovers, but truth be told, for some of Bonnie Hunter's mysteries, I have dug into real pieces of stash to have a controlled color scrap quilt. Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway!

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  74. Your version of Citrus Squeeze turned out great! The flower addition was genius.

    For me scrap generally means multi-fabric from many sources (not just one line or one manufacturer or one year or even one decade!). But sometimes it does mean truly scraps from leftover bits.

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  75. I save my scraps thinking I will do something with them, but keep putting it off. I might get inspired if I win this book!
    Thanks for the chance! (celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

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  76. For me, scrappy is using fabrics that I have leftover from other projects--I have lots--LOL! I do like to control the colors I put together.

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  77. A scrappy quilt to me is all your left overs that are filling your sewing room up calling to be put in a quilt...... happyness044312yahoo.com

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  78. Most of my snap quilts are made with fabric donated to church for mission quilts. Some of the fabrics are really old. It makes me smile to turn eighties fabric into something modern and usable.

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  79. The applique addition to your quilt is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book.
    lbcookie1@gmail.com

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  80. Hi I think it is use of old scraps and using new fabrics for the neat
    "Scrappy-look" that is so popular. Thank You for sharing !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  81. Love making scrappy quilts. I save any little piece of fabric thats bigger than 1/2 inch wide. Am currently contemplating a crumb quilt.

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  82. I Like scrappy quilts that have a color palette, but have unexpected fabrics in them.

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  83. I struggle with what scrappy truly is and would like to learn how to blend so many different types of patterns and colors. :)

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  84. My scrappy quilts are a combination of bits and pieces of leftovers with a touch of something on the shelf. It's kind of a kitchen sink attitude. I love touch of flowers on your quilt. Very cute. spoofs@juno.com

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  85. I have just joined in doing scrappy quilts. My first is made up of all those...."hmmm I should save this just in case" pieces!

    smokedwhiskey@gmail.com

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  86. My current definition for scrap quilt is a quilt made with fabric left over from other projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    blackberryteacakes@gmail.com

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  87. Scrap quilt ... many different fabrics in one quilt.

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  88. I enjoy making scrappy quilts whether from a variety of leftovers or from a variety of new purchases.

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  89. My definition would be working with different fabrics from my stash. I love your version with the flower appliqué. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. I consider a scrap quilt to be made from many different fabrics. I usually cut small pieces from a large piece so mine are not exactly made from leftovers. I'm loving what I've seen of this new book! Your quilt is awesome!!!!

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  91. I try to make all of my quilts as scrappy as i can. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I love the look of the scrappy quilts and I really need this boob.

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  93. To me a scrappy quilt is one made with lots and lots of different fabrics. I usually follow a definite color way but use many fabrics in the colors I have chosen. I always choose several neutral fabrics to use. The scrappier the better! ( sue@asdfwordpro.com )

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  94. Scrappy means I hit the scrap bins for most of the fabric used in the quilt. I have never just put a bunch of squares, rectangles or triangles in a bag and just went with whatever I pulled out next to sew on - I think I am a bit of a control freak even with my scraps!! Love your quilt and I love the way your applique really makes it yours!!!

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  95. Scrap quilts are a bit of everything, my favorite

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  96. I guess very simply, it's a quilt using many, many different fabrics. this book looks great!~

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  97. Scrap quilts are to me, bits and pieces of different fabrics which could come from friends, shop hops or leftover bits from previous projects! quilting00!

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  98. I can't go totally scrappy like Bonnie does, it has to be a "controlled" scrappy. Up to now, I had no idea someone had crystallized some of my thoughts into a book. I look forward to reading Diane's book for more ideas.

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  99. That's a great quilt you made, Audrey! It's definitely "you" and I would recognize it as yours anywhere.

    I think of scrap quilts as quilts made only from leftovers. I think of scrappy quilts as quilts made from a mix of leftovers and additional fabrics. It's a slight difference but that's just the way I think. Either can have any number of fabrics.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giveaway for Diane's book. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  100. Scrap quilts can be memories and just plain fun! These days they can be made from scraps from other projects or scraps that you can get online from other quilters or quilt shops.

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  101. Scrappy is bits and pieces, hunks and chunks of beautiful/not so beautiful, new or recycled fabrics that happen to make their way into the quilt!

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  102. Scrappy, to me, does not need to be made just from small, leftover pieces. Anything made with lots and lots of different fabrics that I already own, is scrappy to me.

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  103. To me a scrap quilt is one that uses lots of fabrics, old, recycled, new and leftovers from other projects, all in a variety of patterns and colors. The more scrappier the quilt, the better I like it. Thanks for the chance to get a copy of this book for myself.

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  104. To me scrappy is a wide selection of fabrics being used without agonizing on what "goes with" each other. It doesn't have to be made from only leftovers, but can also include things from my stash, or fat quarters that catch my eye in the store.

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  105. Scrappy to me means using what I have, which is very hard for me as I'm a planner. I'm working on it!

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  106. Scrappy means using left over pieces of fabric to me. I love your version of the pattern and the applique adds a lot! Thanks!
    aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

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  107. Thanks for the give-away! For me, a scrap quilt is one that is made from all my leftover bits and pieces. Part of the fun of scrap quilts is sorting through all those bits and pieces!
    Jenniferk2p2@gmail.com

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  108. Scrappy to me means working with what one has on hand like our grandmothers made with all the scraps left over from make clothes there may be one background fabric that ties all the scraps together in a harmonious way. I have yet to be daring enough to make one. I love how you version turned out and it would not have been you with out the small additions.

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  109. Scrappy to me means lots of different fabrics. I recall hearing that one of the major venues requires 75 different fabrics in a quilt for it to be considered scrappy, and I'd agree.

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  110. Scrappy to me just means using what I have in my cabinet that may or may not have been a "matched set." I like your quilt.

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  111. I suppose my idea of a scrap quilt would be using multiple materials of the same value. Kind of like if you're using green not just one brain but multiple different greens that blend or or seen the same from a distance. I have a hard time just using whatever is there but it would be cool to learn more about how to do Scrappy.

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  112. Scrappy should be from leftovers! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  113. I am somewhat new to scrap quilting and would love this book.

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  114. I have lots of scraps. Tried to do a tumbler quilt and gave up. Couldn't get the contrast quite right. Sounds as if this book would be a great help.

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  115. Love how you took Diane's pattern and made it your own! I'm a bit intimidated with selecting colors. This looks like a great book for that.

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  116. I like to make scrap quilts out of scraps from previous projects. It's a trip down memory lane to sew those pieces together! cherimerritt@yahoo.com

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  117. I totally love scrap quilts and making them. I use leftovers from previous projects, recycled clothing, and my local quilt shop sells "bundles" which are the last few inches from the bolt.
    knichols58@yahoo.com

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  118. My personal definition of a scrap quilt--which I apply only to myself--is a quilt made from fabric already in my stash, most of which was used in previous quilts and has already been cut into. No "bundles", nothing from a specific line of fabric, nothing very matchy-matchy.

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  119. Even though I have been quilting for almost 20 years, I am just getting into the scrap world. So, I haven't found my quilt scrap style yet. Looks like this book would be a good resource to have on hand.

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  120. For my, Scrap quilt is a million of colors and forms,, which bind with a one fabric of one color, or with a one form repeated.
    Thank you for the opportunity .

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  121. As i have always enjoyed trying to get the last piece of fabric used (cheap?) scaappy quilts are my love!

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  122. For me scrapquilts are done with leftover fabrics from previous projects and fabrics, that are to small in amount to pile it up again. One or two constants are allowed, to calm it down. Would love to win this book.
    Greetings from Tunisia
    morgaine

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  123. I would love this book and the quilt you made is beautiful! I like a lot of scraps in one. As long as it is using up a good portion of scraps, I count it as a scrap quilt

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  124. My definition: To me, a scrap quilt is using what you have on hand. All designers, all scales of print and all colors in one quilt!

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  125. I feel scrap quilts can be planned or a little bit of everything in my stash. Sometimes scraps have to be removed because they're distracting or not adding to the look and sometimes ugly fabrics shine!

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  126. My favorite scrap quilts have been two colors with a wide variety of values.

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  127. I like some sort of order/rhythm in my scrap quilts, so will go for controlled color or choose one background/accent fabric.

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  128. Wherever two more fabrics come to play there you will find a scrappy quilt. My favorite part to make then a me quilt is to add one piece that is not repeated. Then try and find it after it is completed

    Tjbetan@icloud.com

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  129. The more scraps and fabrics the better!

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  130. I think a true scrappy quilt is made from just left-over pieces from other quilts - nothing goes to waste. However, I like controlled scrappy, so if my target is color I will end up shopping for specific colors but buying in FQs to 1/2 yd pieces.

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  131. I've been saving scraps for years and now have the time to use them in a quilt.

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  132. Looks like a wonderful book. I have lots of fabric to complete a few of these! blessosu at Yahoo.com

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  133. What a great book! I love scrappy quilts. Your version of citrus squeeze is delightful!

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  134. When I work on scrappy quilts I love to use my leftover pieces but tend to need to buy more neutrals. I've that we can each decide what works for us. Love your version of this quilt with your border ans flowers.
    mary57k@yahoo.com

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  135. A scrappy quilt to me is a miss mash of all colors, no particular order or color. your quilt is beautiful.

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  136. Definitely left-over, but very picky of color & quality of fabric.

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  137. A scrap quilt is a mix of fabric 'genre', where the color value is more important than the color itself. And it needs to make a small dent in my left-over scrap box (hah - you know scraps are multiplying over night...). Thanks so much - this books looks fabulous!

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  138. my idea of a scrappy quilt is just random colors. I am working on a scrappy pineapple right now and I love it

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  139. I love scraps and use them all the time. I try to keep organized like Bonnie Hunter, but it ain't easy when friends keep giving me scraps they don't want to mess with. I can always make something great with the variety I get this way, so like to see something made only of scraps!

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  140. Oh my, I love how your quilt turned out, it's beautiful. I like to make quilts that make some sort of sense. I'd love to win a copy of the book. Thank you.

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  141. I love this book. I have to use as many different pieces of fabric in my scrap quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  142. Building a scrap pile so I haven't made a scrap quilt yet. Thank you for the chance to win this book as it would help me to understand more about scraps and how to use them.

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  143. For me it is a scrap quilt if I find it in my stash and something has been cut out of it, no matter how big or small. 😀

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  144. I usually use everything in my scrap bin, but lately I have been trying to use a consistent fabric in the background and I think this looks better. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  145. when I go scrappy I use a color scheme so if I use earthy hues I don't put in pink.

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  146. This book sounds Awesome! My guild gets a lot of donated fabrics to use in charity quilts.. we could really put this book to good use. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Grannygoodstuff (@) ymail.com

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  147. I like 'controlled' scrappy quilts. By that I mean I would have a hard time putting an orange next to a red in a scrap quilt.
    :-)

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  148. For me, a scrap quilt has as many fabrics in it as I can manage to put in! Why use 20 when I can use a 100 or more? Love lots of fabrics! I don't care if it's new fabric or actual little scraps left over. Fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sharon
    livin4qltn@embarqmail.com

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  149. My scrappy projects have used coordinated scraps, but I am very interested in using ALL scraps and just randomly sewing them together. How much fun would that be?

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  150. I have only made one scrap quilt, which was a block exchange at our guild. The blocks were only 2 fabrics (a square cut diagonally with a strip added in the center), and the only rule was there had to be good contrast between the fabrics. We all were amazed at how nice they turned out. Stargirl-13 (@) comcast . net

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  151. I really like how you have added a bit of yourself, and a little control, to the scrappy quilt, it really sparkles with your applique and border. The book looks like a good starting point for scrappy quilts, thank you for reviewing it and offering a copy.

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  152. I love scrappy quilts and I really admire the ones made with leftover bit and pieces. Since I'm in my early years of quilting I don't have a lot of those that play well together, so I just use lots of fabrics to achieve a scrappy look. Love this book- I have a hard time narrowing down fabric choices and this could help.

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  153. What a great question and I'm enjoying reading everyone's perspective on scrap quilts. To me, at the broadest since, I think of it when pulling a mix of fabrics from my stash to create a scrappy look. But, when I step back, I think of it as being eager to get scraps, from quilters, as well as my own stash, organizing, sorting, and planning projects based on those scraps.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  154. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Edie : ejr1403@gmail.com

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  155. Thank you for sharing your take on the Citrus Squeeze quilt. I really loved seeing both the original quilt and your quilt, it certainly helped me get a different perspective on picking colors for the pattern.
    deborah.k.browning@gmail.com

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  156. Like you quilt! The flowers were the perfect finishing touch!

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  157. I love your version! pink and black and the cute border/accents! What inspiration!

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  158. I love your addition of the border and applique. Very nice! I've only recently became enthralled with scrappies and usually just have a defining background fabric and accent color. Love using up my leftovers!

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  159. I love scrap quilts -- probably because that is what I grew up with. I love Bonnie Hunter's kind of scrap quilts. This book looks like it is really good, too. Love the flowers you added to your quilt. Nancy A: rangers@sbcglobal.net

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  160. Scrappiness is whatever you feel when the colors start working together! I have to admit, I have purchased fabrics to make those "scraps" all come together, sometimes its green and sometimes its a border fabric!
    LOVE this new book, thank you for sharing.

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    1. For me a scrappy quilt has many fabrics; most of which are leftover from other projects. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.

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  161. A scrap quilt is one made with fabric from the crate where all the fabric that wasn't put back lives. At the bottom the scraps may be 5 years old or more. A really scrappy quilt is made from the scraps left by others when they come by to sew.

    The book seems a good way to increase my use of scraps - I am not confident about mixing lots of fabrics to make a harmonious whole.

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  162. Any leftovers from my dressmaking projects go into my scrap box for quilting. X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  163. I use scraps for quilt tops daily, love them and give them to cancer patients undergoing chemo for free. I need this book for more top ideas. thanks for the giveaway.

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  164. I think a scrap quilt is one that uses many fabrics. Some of my scrap quilts are from my scrap bins and others are from pieces cut from my stash. I also have some that are from both.

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  165. Not a purist here ... use up your scraps but go and get some more fabric that ties it all together if you need it!

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  166. To me, a scrap quilt has many, many different fabrics in it. A hundred fabrics? You mean I'm supposed to count them?

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  167. I think many different fabrics should be used in a scrappy quilt. Otherwise, it loses its scrappiness. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  168. I use scraps salvaged from outgrown or worn out clothes, scraps left over from other sewing projects, and yardage in my stash. All of my quilts contain fabrics from these sources. I do not make quilts consisting of only new fabrics. This new book sounds very interesting! Jspwarren at aol dot com

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  169. Scrappy quilts for me are made from mostly leftovers. The book sounds inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  170. Scrap quilts come from the pieces left after making other quilts. Love the book. would be great to win a copy. :)

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  171. This book sounds great. I love your quilt--- the use of black is brilliant!

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  172. Wow, Audrey! There seem to be rather a lot of comments here today!!! I love your version - and without the teensy little border and the teensy little bit of appliqué, well, it just wouldn't be YOU! I love what you've done to make it your own, those tulips on the dark border really shine :) And for me scrappy means anything I can get my hands on for 'free', i.e. left overs, old garments and pieces given to me. That doesn't mean I don't curate them as I go along though! And of course, scrappy should include lots of variety :)

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  173. I love scrappy quilts with oodles and oodles of fabrics, but I need help organizing all the pieces. Diane Knott's book could guide me to become more organized with my scraps.

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  174. Oh, my -- your applique tulips on that dark background are just perfection on this quilt! I think a scrappy quilt needs to include fabrics already used in other projects, even if those projects were not your own. After all, some of us collect scraps from our friends, right?

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  175. A scrap quilt doesn't have to be completely scrappy by my definition! I tend to do controlled scrappy quilts, either with a background fabric or with controlled color placement.

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  176. In my quilts, scrappy is anything that has lots of different fabrics in it. Color can be controlled, but there would plenty of variety.

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  177. For me, a scrappy quilt has to be made from my scraps! If I liked the fabric to begin with, or some aspect of it, it will work in the scrappy quilt. I've never planned a scrappy quilt but I can see the possibilities and love your use of black in this one!

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  178. Oh, I think your quilt is wonderful! And I love your addition of the flowers. Very charming and very you!
    I've been 100% scrappy "kitchen sink" up til now, but now I'm getting more in the mood for controlled scrappy. It would be a fun challenge/exercise for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  179. To me scrappy doesn't have to be all leftovers but it shouldn't all come from the same collection. One of the first quilts I made, the teacher told us to use lots of reds and greens and the white could be a constant. I had a few reds in my collection but some were pinkish and some orangeish and I was still in my matchy garment mode so I used a green pin dot and a red pindot for the whole thing. It's so boring and still isn't quilted after 20 years. I just finished a green scrap quilt with lime, olive, forest and mint greens and I love it and can't wait to quilt it.

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  180. I love your version of "Citrus Squeeze"! I like to use all my leftovers if possible but I still like to have a little control of what I put together.

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  181. I have a huge pile of 2, 2.5, 3.5, and 5 inch squares. I need some ideas what to do with all these scraps. Looks like this book would turn my scraps into a quilt:)

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  182. I am currently trying to do a quilt-along "scrappy' although I have had to buy fat quarters to give myself some variety. I was really worried about the different fabrics going together, but I am starting to relax into the process and trust that in the end I will be able to "tie" it all together.

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  183. LOVE YOUR TAKE ON THE CITRUS SQUEEZE, APPLIQUE ALWAYS WORKS.

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  184. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I love scrap quilts but I struggle with making my scraps come together and look good!

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  185. I love scrappy quilts where you use as many fabric scraps as possible.

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  186. I think there's a difference between scrap quilts (which obviously use scraps) and scrappy quilts, where it's more about a look - using lots of different fabrics but pulling it all together. I really, really like how your applique flowers sit in this quilt - very Audrey!

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  187. Thank you for the giveaway. I love sraps and use all the little tiny pieces, just like they come out of the box.
    Happy Easter,
    Sylvia

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  188. this book sounds like it was written for me ! I love admiring scrap quilts. when they are done properly they pull the viewer in and excite with colour and pattern... I know this is what scrap quilts mean to me but HOW to get there is what I need to know. My world would be a different place with this book in it :)
    if I am lucky enough to win my email is
    farmersfeedfamilies@gmail.com
    Thanks Audrey - as always, your quilt is beautiful.

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  189. Now that I ponder the scrap definition, I may only be making scrap quilts because I think it means using multiple fabrics for each color/value in the quilt. Only fabrics bought for backings and borders escape scrap status and I should probably chop into them with abandon too. :)

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  190. I've always been a scrap quilter (except for one quilt as my MIL asked for it: can't say no!)I love that the colours are represented by different fabrics. It makes the quilt so much more interesting and one looks at a scrappy quilt much longer than an one-colour/one-fabric kind of quilt. ;^)
    scrap(dot)and(dot)quilts via gmail(dot)com

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  191. The added applique is a wonderful personal touch. My scrap quilts need to have hundreds of different fabrics. But you are right, some organization is needed to make it successful. Would love to get my hands on this fantastic book.

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  192. My idea of a scrappy quilt is using each and every pattern of fabric and I have a few bags in my closet just waiting to be cut ironed and sewen together.

    slowery@shaw.ca

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  193. My idea of scrap is that it comes out of the leftover pile. Use up all those little pieces. I must admit to also using those old fat quarters that you can't remember why you bought them.,use them up..

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  194. I think I do a little bit of everything --- lots of different scraps or sometimes more color controlled. I always like to do something a bit different --- to "make it mine", so I really appreciate your comments.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  195. Love your quilt! I've been a scrap quilter for a long time and I think it's up to the quilter to define "scraps." If I need to cut yardage t achieve the look I want, I do so with no guilt. It's my quilt and I can make it any way I want!

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