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December 31, 2018
Day 31: Remembering New Years Past:) from Nestlings By Robin

These posts are my January "Happy New Year" posts since starting the blog and you can see that I didn't make it every year:)
So great to see what has been accomplished and how I have changed.  We should keep learning and evolving. Who knows what 2019 will bring to each of us but I know we have the courage to face it, learn it, accept it, change for the better. 

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See you in 2019!

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December 5, 2018
Cherry Christmas from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the last installment of the Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018.

Way back in September the Get It Done UFO Challenge was number 11. What is number 11? That would be Cherry Christmas. A tumbler quilt top constructed as number 3 for 2017 UFO challenge. It still needed to be quilted and bound. Crazy how some of these projects just seem to hang around. 
I needed the project box that was holding the completed top so I pulled it out and loaded it up. That's a fair reason to finish a project.
These quilts go together quickly ...

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November 20, 2018
Mickey Mouse Quilt - much later and a friend lost.... from living, quilting and stuff


Funky old washing machine - surprisingly there are newer models of this

Another gap - my last blog post was Wednesday, 28 June 2017. I was looking forward to finishing a special quilt - all about  Mickey Mouse for my friend Paula. We have been friends since we were about 4 years old. You will have to read the other post to see how this quilt actually came together. This post is about Paula. 

She always loved Mickey Mouse - just Mickey, not "that slut Minnie". Mickey was everywhere in her world. 

Paula and I grew up together in Coney Isand, West 29th Street- ...

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October 23, 2018
Geese at Julia and Fred's Wedding from Seaside Stitches

This quilt is going home to North Carolina soon so it's time for a blog post. If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't, you really should!) you saw it coming together last year. 



Made for my daughter and her husband, Julia selected Judy Niemeyer's pattern Geese at My Wedding. Julia insisted on a double wedding ring and she loves flying geese, so this was a perfect fit. Oh, but the pattern was written for a table runner, so some recalculating had to be done to make it queen size. Only a crazy mother of the ...

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July 10, 2018
CHRISTMAS 2017! from Nestlings By Robin

December was a very busy month too. I finished a quilt commission just in time to hit the road to go see this sweet girl get her nursing pin!  We are beyond proud of her hard work ethic and her choice of profession.  Nursing is not for the faint of heart!
JULY UPDATE: My girl is a Licensed RN in NC and working in a Cardiac Unit.  YAY!! How could we be prouder?? ~!!

Pooka and the Biscuit chillin on the highways of America
from FL to NC and home again!

I like doing these posts because I appreciate how fortunate ...

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June 30, 2018
Today is brought to you by the Number 6 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I have been sewing along with Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop using her Sewing Bee book (on sale!) AND the sew along part is almost done.  This is my 2nd time on the tour to share the Number 6...

Pat Sloan number 6 and 7

If you have been CRAZY good and sewed the blocks assigned each week, today is 6 & 7. I'm using the 6" size blocks.

I've made one of each letter and number and some of the images to put into a quilt. Is the quilt ready to show you? mmmmm....

Pat sloan number 6

I had ...

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June 6, 2018
Carpenter's Star from Becca's Crazy Projects

This Carpenter's Star quilt was a great stash busting project.

I put this under Sew My Stash 2018 because Other than the backing fabric, I didn't buy anything to finish this project.
I pulled out all the quilting books (links at the bottom of the post) to try to figure out what to do with the quilting.
In the end it didn't end up being fancy quilting, but I think it is effective. Swirls are my favorite!
This is the back of the quilt so you can see the details of the quilting on the center star ...

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May 18, 2018
The Letter Y... more useful than we may think! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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When Lori Holt and the Fat Quarter Shop announced her Sewing Bee book AND a sew along, I was "IN" before they even asked if I'd be on the tour. I have a long love affair with the alphabet.. let me show you...

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We were each assigned a letter. The book has upper & lower case, I'm mixing it up using both in the 6" size.

For my 'Y" block I used Welsummer by Kimberly Kight with the chickens, in this amazing orange/red colors.

What are a few quilting words with the ...

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May 15, 2018
Sew A Barn Quilt with Pat! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Two fun things! My Barn quilt and a block for the Alphabet quilt. I'm debating on the barns.. let me know what you think! ... 

Pat Sloan Sew Sampler Barn Quilt block 1 pic 1

I am going to use this fabric by my friend Joanna of FigTree for my Barn quilt!

You get the block in your Sew Sampler, but you can also buy just the pattern.

Are you going to sew along? Tell me in the comments!

BB-QK

The Fat Quarter shop is using Black, white and gray.

It's striking!  

UPDATED-FabReq

THE IMAGE ...

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April 9, 2018
divergence from Becca's Crazy Projects

This quilt was a result of one of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild bee I participated in last year.

I was the queen bee for the month of April, so I guess it is fitting I finished it in April of this year.
I used the same backing for another quilt and liked it. I thought it would be perfect for this quilt. I quilted swirls as an all-over quilting design. The thread is a very light gray, the same light gray I piece with most of the time.
I think the quilting really adds a dimension to the quilt ...

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March 30, 2018
Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018 - March from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the March installment of the Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018.

The challenge this month is for Number 9. My number nine is On Ringo Lake. It was a risk putting it on the Challenge list, but otherwise I may never finish it. 
I've been working on it between other projects. I pieced all the blocks. This shows them laid out without sashing. 
I finished all the sashing early in the month. Time to get to the assembly.
On point blocks are a challenge. On point, with sashings is even more challenging. I sure hope all those ...

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March 18, 2018
Oh no!!!... Oh non!!!... from Accroquilt


My last big block is not finished yet.  And it  will not be ...I have sewn all the stems for the leaves and flowers.  Then, as I tried to put in place the other pieces of the applique block, nothing was right.  
Why?  What happened?  And I found the reason... I forgot to reverse the  pattern when I was printing on the freezer paper.  I tried to find a solution without going back to the beginning but ...  I have to redo that block again.  OK, I will redo it... It's a pleasure to make applique...I'm not in ...

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March 7, 2018
2017 Baltimore MQG Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild 2017 Mystery Quilt. The first clue of the 2018 mystery is going to be handed out this month and I wanted to work on the 2017 mystery quilt so I wouldn't feel so guilty about starting the new one.
I spent a bunch of time thinking about how to quilt this one. The stars wanted their own quilting and that dark orange strip really wanted the right color thread. I don't always do custom quilting but when I do it seems to take forever.
I think the texture is perfect! In ...

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February 25, 2018
Secret Garden...Jardin secret... from Accroquilt

For almost 2 whole weeks, I have turned all the leaves and sewn those one on the little blocks (40),  in the evening,  when watching TV.  

Pendant ces 2 dernières semaines, j'ai formé les ''feuilles'' et les ai appliquées sur ces 40 petits blocs en regardant la télé, le soir.  Je n'aurais jamais cru que cela puisse prendre autant de temps mais bon, c'est maintenant fait et on passe à l'étape suivante.


And on the next picture,  they are trimmed to the good size.
Et ci-dessous, les voilà  recoupés à la bonne grandeur, soit 4 1 ...

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February 16, 2018
What's on my design wall .. it's pretty full! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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The Cotton + Steel booster club arrived.... I LOVE this club!

Pat Sloan cotton steel club feb 2018

This month are AMAZING basics and some darling prints... if you didn't pick up any Beauty shop yet you need to.. those cats!

Can you guess where those black/white & aqua prints are going?   yep.. for my Aurifil Designer challenge quilt!

Pat sloan heartland hertiage jan and feb pic 3

I'm using some of these in my Heartland Heritage quilt.

If you didn't get this pattern yet BUY HERE.. it's also a 2018 calendar!

Pat sloan flower block

The Spelling bee sew along is ...

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February 2, 2018
Butterflies, Samplers, cut things for boo-boos and... a COOL pattern find! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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FYI, if you are doing my camping, I switched unit name placement on the one layout page. Most of you didn't notice as you are looking at the drawing and know where to put what you sewed. But if you want a new version GO HERE to get that single page to update your records. 

Time for a Project Round up!   you HAVE to read to the end to see the latest cool pattern find,and it's available as a PDF!

Pat sloan Sew Sampler Jan 2018 b

Here is our box and it's full of cute & useful things ...

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Mystery Quilt: On Ringo Lake from Becca's Crazy Projects

The progress report edition!

I've been working on the On Ringo Lake project as my leader and ender project while working on other projects. This is normal for me when a project is a huge Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. Bonnie hosted Quilt Cam on the 27th and I joined in to work on some projects. A couple flying geese units and sashing units were put together while she shared her sewing time with the quilting community.
I have all the units pieced and it is time to make blocks.
I pieced the setting triangles and have them ready to ...

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January 22, 2018
Royally Striped Finish! from Becca's Crazy Projects

It has been so long since my last update on my Royally Striped sweater.

That was December 2017! In case you haven't heard about this sweater, it is Stephen West design. You can find the pattern on Ravelry (link at the bottom of the post).
I finished this one up in January. Not a bad first knit-finish of the year. This sweater is so warm and squishy!
The construction is such that it didn't take long to weave in the ends.
One of my favorite things about this sweater? westknits liked it on Instagram! How cool is that ...

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January 17, 2018
Green Hour from Becca's Crazy Projects

This was my mashup of Bonnie Hunter's 2017 Leaders and Enders project. I wanted to use up a bunch of my 2.5" strips but I didn't want to make a bunch of tiny hourglass blocks. I decided to use the same fabric for the center strip of my strip unit and made hourglass blocks that way.
The result is an interesting effect. I pieced until I had used up most of my green 2.5" strips (almost all of those width of fabric) and had enough for a top.
The layout is 6 blocks by 7 blocks ...

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January 12, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I have to pull out all the thread. Okay, not all the thread, but several different threads and then decide which color, or colors, I want to use. I narrowed it down to four colors for this quilt.
This is the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild's charity quilt. The blocks were made by the members of the guild. I volunteered to do the quilting.
I decided to quilt with swirls, waves and whatever else struck my fancy.
There are areas where the quilting is specific to the block.
And others where it is more like a background filler.
I ...

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