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December 15, 2017
Royally Striped Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still making slow progress on my Royally Striped sweater. I finished the bottom edge in this fun orange.
Then I picked up to knit about a million stitches across the top edge for the collar.
I'll be working on this section for a while.
After that, I just need to bind off with an i-cord edging. I don't know that I'll get it done by the end of the year. I'm sure I'll finish before spring, though. It looks a little lumpy with the live stitches on a cable to wait for the ...

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December 13, 2017
Finished Project! from I Have A Notion

So what do I do.... when... I am not cooking, cleaning, puppying or going to guilds? Creating of course. Most of my creations don't start on Monday and finish in a chronological fashion. They start, get sidelined by an obligation or other deadline... like the project I am going to talk about today. "The Night Circus" was inspired by a Facebook post made by a member of one of the Quilt Guilds I

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Sparkle - A Scrap Quilt Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last month I shared a scrappy quilt I made during the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild annual retreat.

I got back to work on it. I loaded up my backing, batting and quilt top. Basted it on the frame and got quilting.
I had planned on using several quilting motifs, but mostly it ended up just being a bunch of swirls. I like swirls.
I also planned on using several colors of thread. I ended up using only two colors. A somewhat mustard color that blended with the borders and white for the big white section.
Some feathers made there way ...

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December 11, 2017
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been busier than I want to be with work and travel and other boring things And I haven't gotten as much done as I would like. I did manage to squeeze in a couple charity quilts, though.
These humble strip quilts were made using leftover strips and squares from other Quilts for Kids projects. I love using these leftover bits to make something fun. There won't be a meeting for Annapolis Quilts for Kids this month so these will wait until the new year to be dropped off.

I used Bonnie Hunter's directions to make ...

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

Time for part 3!


I've participated in the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt a few years now. Check out my posts for clue #1 and clue #2. You'll also find links to the link party Bonnie hosts each week at the bottom of each post. Even if I am a little behind with the sewing I'm trying to keep up with the blog posts so I can link up with the weekly link party. 
This week we're making something different. Head over to Bonnie's blog for all the details on how to cut, sew and press ...

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December 8, 2017
{ Three (small) Finishes } from {The Sweetest Dreams}

Last winter I finished  my Charming Stars quilt, made with Snowman Gatherings II 
from Primitive Gatherings. 
I had leftover charm squares and had purchased extra yardage for pillow backs. 
Over the past couple of weeks I found time to put together
 three 20x20 throw pillows for our den couch. 
I love this fabric!





I'm linking up with Finish it Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts


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December 7, 2017
Newsflash Exclusive for Subscribers from Quilt in Piece

Newsflash Exclusive for Subscribers Hullo everybody, Newsletters In planning for next year and looking over my website, I realized that the newsletters were looking a little sloppy. I have combined all the newsletters into 1 mailing list, called Quilt In Piece Newsletter, this will still bring you all new updates happening on the blog, for announcement on Quilt Alongs, new blog posts, new pages etc. And will go out once a week as normal. And then I created a brand new newsletter called New Pattern Releases! This newsletter, will only be sent out when I release a new pattern, and ...

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December 6, 2017
So Many Strips from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I get to the end of a piece of fabric I try to cut it to usable sizes. I cut my binding at 2.5" and use a double-fold binding so I often cut my scraps to 2.5" wide and save them away for a rainy day. I've been meaning to use some of these to make something for a while. Instead of spending more money on more fabric, I decided it was time to pull out these strips and make some blocks. I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's Hourglass Leader Ender challenge from 2016 for ...

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

Time for part 2!

This year I have changed up the colors for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. Check out last week's post where I shared my colors

This week, we're making tiny flying geese units. Head over to Bonnie's On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt page to see all the steps and the link-up information. 

Saturday morning I used the Wrights 4.5" Easy Angle and the Wrights Companion Angle to cut my pieces. I don't have as much diversity in the prints for this color, but I think the scrappiness of the rest of the ...

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December 5, 2017
I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout from Quilt in Piece

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Quilt As You Go Layout And finally and far to quickly, we have finished all 12 blocks and will be sewing them altogether to make a quilt. Some of you may have quilted each block along with me, to make a quilt as you go quilt. I am so happy to see so many of you. Now I will be showing you how to put these together. But first, there is the really big prize. The sponsors web pages are below; Make Modern Magazine – https://www.makemodern.com.au/ RJR Fabric – https://www ...

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I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes from Quilt in Piece

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Twelve Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now we have the FINAL block, block 12. The “Christmas Lights” block was designed by Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here. Here is my finished Christmas Lights block ...

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December 4, 2017
The Rush from I Have A Notion

Let's start with the good stuff!!! Goldie at 12 weeks! After Thanksgiving, is the onslaught of Christmas Planning, Preparations and then the New Year, which brings all that turmoil of clearing and cleaning up of the Christmas Holiday and making pathways into the whole of next year! Today is only the fourth of December and the statement above makes me want to pull the blankets back up for

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December 1, 2017
Felted Slippers: Felfs! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I received a bunch of yarn from Aunt Betty that is suitable for felting.

I tried to knit up some slippers and they turned out okay. This was my own design, but there are similar patterns available on Ravelry.
Even better after felting, which was the idea.

I decided I wanted to try something new so I poked around Ravelry until I discovered Felfs. If you want to try knitting for felting, but are a beginning knitter, these are a great way to start out. The Art of Felfs by Cat Bordhi is a great introduction to felting.
You don ...

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November 29, 2017
Royally Striped Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

We drove up to New England to have Thanksgiving dinner with family.

On that trip I managed to make some great progress on the Royally Striped sweater (pattern by Stephen West). I finished the second sleeve.
And moved on to the bottom border. Pick up and knit about a million stitches! Okay, not that many, but many more than you would think.
I didn't get the bottom border finished yet, but here it is in its lumpy glory. If you're on Ravelry, I have a project page that has the progress photos. I'll add some notes when ...

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

Every year Bonnie Hunter shares a mystery quilt with the quilting world. She is generous with her inspiration and her time. She provides the mystery quilt as a wonderful teaching tool that also lets thousands of her followers try one of her patterns for free.

This year will be my fourth mystery quilt with Bonnie. I'm really looking forward to it. This year it is called On Ringo Lake. You can learn about the quilt on Bonnie's blog Quiltville. This is my first post about the mystery.

As happens every year, I break with the provided colors and ...

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November 26, 2017
{ Time Flies and Some Finishes } from {The Sweetest Dreams}


Even though I haven't posted any finishes here in 9 MONTHS, I have been doing some sewing. I finished two quilt tops which I won't show until they've been quilted and bound. 

I'm going to become a great-aunt for the second time and 
new baby Ella needs a quilt.



This quilt finished at 52x52
The fabric is Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique
The pattern is a freebie called Flower Girl from Moda Bake Shop.

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Another finished quilt will be gifted this weekend.  It's a combination birthday-housewarming gift for my sister-in-law.





Quilt finishes at 72x72 ...

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November 24, 2017
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I managed to piece this kit from Annapolis Quilts for Kids and get it quilted before the last meeting of the year.
I still have kits and tops to finish.
I love this scrappy one!
I dropped off three for binding.

2017 Charity Quilt Count: 45

I'm behind on quilts heading into December. I think I can catch 48 by the end of the year.

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November 23, 2017
Thankful and Goldie from I Have A Notion

I was going to post about Goldie today, but on retrospect I decided to post a Thanksgiving note. And on second thought I can do both. I have so much to be Thankful for. I am Thankful for a fabulous worldwide network of friends that keep me entertained; and I am Thankful for a wonderful network of Quilters and Crafters that visit the store and occasionally a sale, (hope there will be more of

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November 22, 2017
Kawaii Kitties from Becca's Crazy Projects

In case you don't know, there is a great designer that regularly releases free patterns to make all sorts of wonderful and fun things. If you have a minute, or more, please go check out the great stuff from Choly Knight at Sew Desu Ne.
This little cutie is the Kitty Bean Plush which appeared recently as a free pattern. I made two of them using some scrap fleece I had leftover from other projects.
I am too impatient to hand-finish the tiny faces, so I resized the embroidery designs from Urban Threads collection Kawaii Factory and let the ...

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November 21, 2017
I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes from Quilt in Piece

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block Eleven Plus Prizes Don’t forget, besides the prizes you can win each week, there is also a big prize for everyone who posts a finished quilt at the end. Here are some of the sponsors for the BIG prize that you can win at the end of the quilt along. And now for block 11. The “North Star” block was designed by Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing. You can find the tutorial and pattern on her blog here. Here is my finished North Star block. I dug really deep into my stash ...

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