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September 17, 2021
Renter Roundup for September from Quilted Joy

We love our renters. They bring in such lovely quilts. The one downfall for me is after seeing all these lovely quilts I now have a long list of quilts that I have to make now. I don’t know if it’s the colors or the piecing that draws my eyes more. You can tell me exactly what makes them so pretty. This is a renter roundup of some of my favorites over the last couple of months.

First up in the renter roundup: A Bright 16 Patch

image of a quilt with lots of rainbow scrappy fabrics

This is a fun quilt by Leann. The bold gray lines ...

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July 11, 2021
Oh Scrap! : Keeping the Options Open from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Last Sunday I shared a few block photos of a new scrap project I had started.

I was making some 16 patches from 2.5" squares and framing them in some 1.5" solid strips.  The initial plan was to make the entire quilt from these framed blocks.

As I started sewing blocks and realizing just how many scraps in these colors I really had, I decided to modify my plans and make some of these 5 x 5 blocks to use up even more scraps.

Now I can alternate the framed blocks with these 25-patch blocks.  I was worried ...

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March 20, 2021
blocks of green from Making A Lather

 I used most of my green 2 1/2 inch squares to make 16 patch blocks for the Debby Brown color blocks quilt along for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I think I have 3 left. It makes me nervous, and, so, I have to resist the urge to randomly cut more, so, I will have "enough"

I found this free quilt along with Debby Brown  from Alycia at quilty girl. I had started making postage stamps last year for the rsc. and once the gate was opened, I enjoy making 16 patches as well.

Here are the ...

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February 12, 2021
color blocks from Making A Lather

It was time to sort through my 2 1/2 inch strip drawer. The color of the month for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy is yellow. I wanted to make 16 patches in yellow 16 patch blocks for the Debby Brown color blocks quilt along, but, I only had 5- 2 1/2 inch squares to be found. I pulled out the shortest strips and cut squares. I really didn't count.

I had fun sewing them together. I had several repeats, but, they will be in various places in a quilt.

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February 6, 2021
still in the pink from Making A Lather

Even with an extra Saturday in January, I did not get all my pink projects finished for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. I am using my 2 1/2 inch squares to make 16 patch blocks for the Debbie Brown color blocks quilt along. I am making the blocks each month with the rainbow colors, and, then, deciding which blocks for which quilt at the end of the year. I wonder if a person can ever empty the 2 1/2 inch square bin.

I wanted to get started with full stop quilt that Angela is doing, but ...

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June 1, 2020
Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

I rolled THREE quilts up today
and found some gift bags to place them in.

I'm looking forward to driving around this week
and passing out some graduation quilts!!!

The girls all like similar colors...
so making them similar yet different was kind of fun!

I have a photo HERE of all of them BEFORE quilting.
The ladies at my church spent a Saturday making blocks
and then I put them all together and finished the quilts.

It is a yearly tradition that I LOVE.

What are YOU making this week??

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May 1, 2020
Hand2Help Quilt Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy May Day!
When I was a young girl I used to always love making paper baskets and filling them with flowers to leave on neighbors' doors.

I should think about starting that tradition up again one of these years!

But today I am sharing the first of two Hands2Help donation quilts.
I made it using one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilt techniques - it is made from leftover 2.5" binding strips.  I focused on oranges, red, and pinks paired with blues and purples.

I didn't have quite enough 2.5" strips so I pulled some fabrics from the scrap ...

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April 19, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Fumbling Around from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Most of my time lately has been spent quilting client quilts (because everyone is sewing right now) and making face masks (because my family needs them).  This is not giving me a lot of time to let my personal creativity flow.  So I am finding myself in a real funk lately.

So I decided to spend some time getting out some scraps and making a block that I have been thinking about for weeks.  The test block is a bit crooked but I do like the possibilities in it.  It will finish at 13" square and now I just need ...

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