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November 28, 2021
A bit more on the Scrappy Piecing from Gene Black an Alabama Artist

Yesterday I added just a bit to make two larger pieces fit together. Then I joined them. 

The top section got a diagonal slice added to it. But then it was a bit too long, 
so I added the strip on the right side of the bottom to sort it out. 
Yes, this is moving slowly, but that is because I am doing
 other things also that are not quilt related. 

Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 

Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible. Of course if you are a "No Reply Blogger"- I can not reply. Links in comments ...

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Stash Report #47 from Mel's quilting blog

I didn't post last week because I was in the middle of chaos.

If you want to see the status of my studio, check it out here.

  quilt paint create links to all our stash reports.

Used this Week:
.12 yards

Used year to Date:
188.28 yards
Net Stash used in November
0.92 yards

Added this Week:
0.00 yards

Added Year to Date:
54.33 yards

New Goal:
200.00 yards

Yards to the goal:
34.55 yards

Net Used in 2021:
165.45 yards
  I made a mug rug for the gift exchange at ...

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Stitching Stuff: Week 48 of 2021 from Life In Pieces

This week of vacation went fast. There was lots to do.  My niece's wedding was last weekend, so no stitching time then.  Even though I was off work, I spent one afternoon on work stuff.  There was other stuff that got in the way of sewing room time, but this week was definitely better than last week in that department. 

  • 15 minute days week 48 = 5/7 days
  • 15 minute days/Nov = 16/27 days
  • 15 minute days/2021 = 257/331 days
  • Success rate = 77.64% 

At least November is proving to be better than October was on the ...

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Oh Scrap! : Too Many Blues from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Not too recently, I had my blue scrap bin out.  After sorting out some pieces I wanted, I realized the bin was still so stuffed and overflowing, I could not slide it back into its home.

It has sat in the middle of my sewing room floor waiting for me to do something about it.

After much thinking, I finally came up with an idea. Most of my darker blue scraps are wider strings.  I also have a lot of dark blue leftover bindings already cut at 2.5" wide.  So, I decided to cut them to 8.5" lengths ...

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stash report 28, 2021 from Making A Lather

I have a thing for charm squares right now. If I am not careful I may be able to wallpaper every room in my house with them.

stash report November 28, 2021

Fabric Used this week: 0 yards  

Fabric Used year to Date: 208 yards

Fabric Added this week: 6 yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 156 yards

net fabric: 52 yards used more than bought - still on the plus side

 I stitched at least 15 minutes 3 days this week. more cooking than sewing

I have really struggled to work on this rug hooking project. Once the friendsheep exchange ...

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Labels are important from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH DRAT!!!  I should have checked that the links I posted yesterday actually worked. There was an issue with the sound, and so that video was replaced. 

Here are the NEW links.  Just tested, and at least the Facebook one works. So sorry for that!!!!

Facebook Video Link:


YouTube Video Link:

As usual, I tried to cram too much into the day! In addition to the last class for two of the sew-alongs of this past year, I signed up for a Kimberbell class that I could participate in virtually. 

I'll ...

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

“God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7

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Happy Holidays with Free Tutorials from From My Carolina Home

Friday after Thanksgiving is a fun day. Most years, I do not leave the house that day as it is the time to put the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street on the DVD player, take down all the autumn decorations and begin to put up Christmas. Of course, this weekend begins the shopping frenzy for those with gifts to buy. I miss that as the family has stopped doing gift exchanges, so I only need to shop for My Sweet Babboo and his 101 year old mom. In recent years, we’ve gotten her things she can eat ...

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Sunday Stash November 28, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

This long holiday weekend has been a productive one. I finished the ornament for the exchange. I’m not posting that until later to keep it a surprise. I also finished another stitch project, using a small amount of fabric.

A few weeks ago at my Guild’s fabric sale, I bought some possible focus fabric candidates for a group challenge. That group met this week and picked the art deco fabric, but I still have a yard left. I also have the other piece and a small cut of something another member brought to share.

That didn’t help ...

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A long time in the making – the Positively Square quilt from Stitch and Yarn

I shared the first tentative pics of the making of this quilt back in September 2020, but the inspiration for it is lost in the mists of time. I do remember being motivated to play around with plus blocks when Curated Quilts did a callout for their Plus edition, but the actual specifics of this one are long gone...

Maybe I was on a roll with the denim, as the Laid Back quilt had just come out and I was working on the pattern for the pouffes – there's nothing like a bit of pattern-writing procrastination to get the creative ...

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Portrait time........... from Exuberant Color

The seams are all sewn, the pressing is done, time for a portrait.

I posted this on my Instagram feed too and it looks a lot brighter there, the difference between a real camera and a phone camera.  I think the colors are truer in this photo.  This one ended up 68" x 92".  It will shrink up a little with quilting.

(Reminder: this quilt was inspired by the Gridlock quilt in Kaffe Fassett's book Glorious Patchwork and again in the book Kaffe Quilts Again.  Both of them in the books were made by Liza Prior Lucy).

I had ...

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"Groetjes vanuit een heel serieuze quiltwinkel,..." from Supergoof Quilts


dat is meestal de fijnste tijd om een verhaaltje te schrijven.
Het is nog stil in huis,
en ik bekijk de foto's van de afgelopen week,

en denk,
ja die is leuk,
en die,
die heb ik wel heel vaak gemaakt,....

het nieuwe kasteel met op de begane grond een keuken, die vast zit,...

Waar wil ik over vertellen?

Over Maileg,
je ziet het hier allemaal voorbijkomen op de foto's.

Maileg is kinderspeelgoed,
dat helemaal uit Denemarken komt.
Ze hebben van alles,...
beertjes, konijnen, pixies, muizen en meer,...

en ook huizen, bedjes, keukentjes en meer,...
Geloof me ...

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Holiday side-step - from A Left-Handed Quilter

Before I check my stash for fabric for potholders -  I thought I would try making some napkins -  So I found a set of 12 fat quarters -  Enough for 6 double-sided napkins -    There are plenty of tutorials on the internet -  So I found one I liked - And made a "test" napkin -   Cutting my squares at 14" -  Except for the back of this one -   I cut it short -  So BOB told me to "splice it" -

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The June Dyson Coverlet from Red Pepper Quilts

A Finished Quilt

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Continuing this week with another 2021 finished quilt. This quilt is June Dyson Coverlet; a pattern by Emma from Treehouse Textiles in Mornington (not far from Melbourne, in fact the perfect day trip from Melbourne, and a fabric store truly worthy of visiting in person!). Emma has a unique eye for pattern and fabric/color placement and her quilts and patterns are on my quilting bucket list.

June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
June Dyson Coverlet - Handmade Patchwork Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

I started this quilt at the end of May this year and finished it some time in July. The quilt consists of just two shapes - an octagon and a square ...

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Just a Little Quilting But a Lot of Yardwork from Quilts....etc.

Would you believe fall in Arkansas just keeps continuing – Saturday was a pleasant 58 degrees and all week or most of the coming week is to be in the 60’s.  So most of Saturday was spent raking leaves trying to clear out a smaller area that is hard to get the lawn mower doing […]

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Community Quilts from Doris from Jo's Country Junction

Today Doris and the Cresco Ladies teamed up to make some great quilts…

Doris writes:
Jo, these were all from Cresco ladies.

This one is done with your hook and flower motif. The backing was a shell print.

The pirate quilt was quilted with…

loops. The backing was a plaid flannel.

The last one was nine-patch animals with a meander.

The backing was a striped sheet with an added black strip.

All have been given to local church group that provides quilts to foster care kids at Christmas.”

Thanks again Jo and Cresco ladies.”

These all turned out great.  A ...

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Taking it easy from WAZOO! Newsbits

After doing way too much on Thanksgiving, I have had to surrender to recovery and take things easier. I'm doing much better on my new medication (better living through chemistry...) and have decided to do what I am supposed to and not aggravate it further.

I got the backing done for the 16 patch, and decided I didn't like the top well enough to add the fancy flamingo border I bought in Ooltewah.

I used all the leftover pieces to make the back. 

This is the top. No border required.

Sewing the last seam! Back done and project ...

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Went To The Movies from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up before Patrick. No plans were planned. So, we sat around in the morning, while I played games. 

At about 11:30 am we decided to go to the movies. We watched "Encanto." It was really good. We were the first to get there, then more came into the theater. One family came just as the movie started and sat behind us. I really, really wanted to get up and move. I hate it when there is a whole theater to sit in and they decide to sit in front or behind me. Behind is worse ...

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Rhododendron Trail Part 1 from Peachy Pages

Are you joining in on this year’s Quiltville Mystery?  Bonnie Hunter is our Quilty Santa each holiday season, generously offering a free sew along to all of her followers.  This year’s colors are super fun:

Rhododendron Trail Intro

The first clue came out yesterday and it’s amazing how many people finished their units within the first few hours of it being posted.  Here’s mine:

So far, so fun!

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First Thanksgiving Changes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

These are the changes I’m going to make to this project. I know no one else is concerned with this but I’m typing them out and will link to them under this project on my project page in case anyone else who stitches this wants the info. I will change it as I go. Not...

The post First Thanksgiving Changes appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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