Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Amazing America

Amazing America
56 x 72 inchess
Quilt of Valor
Amazing America was made mostly from scraps of other quilts: I had to supplement some of the white from my stash. The pattern directions are for Jelly Rolls, but I used 2.5 inch squares that I had pre-cut for other projects.

Even though this quilt used a lot of 2.5 inch scraps, I have even more to use. No matter how much I sew, it seems like all I've been doing is making even more scraps.

This quilt was made using the Royal Squares - Quilts by Emily. The link directs you to the free pattern.

Update: February 2016

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Amazing America (shown at center) was presented to a veteran at a local nursing home.

17 comments:

  1. Great job Nancy using the scraps! A soldier is going to love this quilt! Thanks for the link. :)

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  2. Your quilt is wonderful!! And I totally know what you mean about making more scraps, LOL!!

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  3. This is definitely one of my favorites! The white/light fabric frames are what my eye catches first and then it dances all over the place. Love it!

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  4. Very pretty! I'm having the same phenomenon happening at my house - the scrap bin is not shrinking like it should be. My theory - and I'm sticking to it - is that scraps - like dirty laundry - multiplies in the dark while we sleep.

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  5. We were out to dinner the other night with a couple that has a son in Afghanistan. She is working to get a Quilt of Valor for her son when he gets home. Thanks to you ....I knew just what that is.

    This one is very cheerful!

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  6. Oh my, I can't imagine all the work this took and to think it is all done with scraps!

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  7. I love it, and it definitely supports the idea of "Waste not, want not."

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  8. An amazingly beautiful quilt Nancy! It has great character. I have also found that it is hard to get rid of scraps. I have made scrap shawls and scarves and socks and still had as many scraps left as when I started. They have a life of their own!

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  9. its so cool to see some purple and black squares. It doesn't detract from the red white and blue at all. Lovely. sorry the scraps are like rabbits...

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  10. Ditto what wool winder said. And yes scraps do tend to multiple.

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  11. Your quilts are so lovely. I'm going to send it to my mother to look at. She will swoon for sure.

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  12. That is really lovely! So glad you enjoyed the pattern!

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  13. Chuckling, those 2.5" bits are never completely gone! Nice job Nancy!

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  14. Nicely done! It should make someone very happy.

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