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August 13, 2018
Marled Dotted Rays Shawl from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on this shawl for what seems like forever (it wasn't forever). On Sunday morning I made it to the bind-off. The pattern is Dotted Rays from Stephen West. I knit it using two strands of fingering held together (more info on the yarn at the bottom of the post). This meant it knit up pretty quickly on size 8 needles. I also blended the colors together like in the Marled Magic Shawl
During the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild meeting I continued working on the bind off. I was pretty pleased when I made it to ...

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August 10, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been trying to complete small projects during the week. Trying to get much crafting done after the workday is no easy feat. I did manage to piece this charity quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
Then I spent some time last weekend getting it quilted. This one was just a simple meander. 
This one I did a fun flower motif. This one is great for covering a bunch of area relatively quickly and creating some great texture. I had to share the back so you could see the design.
This one was pieced by another member of the ...

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August 8, 2018
Applique Snap Tabs from Becca's Crazy Projects

I shared this fun fabric earlier in the week. Those round motifs begged to be put onto a snap tab. I sat down with my embroidery software and got to work. I already had the round snap tab design from my previous project with the D20 so I all I had to do was sort out the applique portion of the design. 
First I measured the outline of the motif and tried to add the applique portion. It turned out too small so I tried a couple more times. 
I did manage to get it to this point, which is ...

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August 7, 2018
Dragon Chow Dice Bags from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've shared my use of the Dragon Chow dice bag pattern a time or two. I'll say it again, it's a great, free pattern! With even a little bit of sewing experience you should be able to make one.

I picked up this fun fabric at the big box fabric store. It was too fun to pass up. I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do with it when I bought it.
I also bought a yard of coordinating Kona cotton solid for the lining. Overall, this was a very satisfying project. These little ...

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Seven from Quilt in Piece

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Six Today brings a fantastic pattern for block 7 in the Fall Into A QAL. Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting, has designed the Pumpkins Aplenty block, it is a traditionally pieced bock and super easy and quick to make. I absolutely loved choosing oranges for this wonderful block. Here is my pumpkins. Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download. You can download the pattern here. As I am planning to quilt as you go for this quilt. The same as I did last year. The Hosts for the Quilt Along ...

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August 6, 2018
Bravo Zulu, Coast Guard! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been continuing to work through the tutorials for my embroidery design software. It's slow going and I'm sure I'm only using part of what the software is capable of. I am learning, though.

I've had this design on my mind for a while now. If you aren't a sailor, or you don't know one, this might not make any sense. The two flags are Bravo and Zulu.
Bravo Zulu indicates a job well done. I wanted to tell a fellow sailor I thought they had done a good job on a recent ...

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August 3, 2018
Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop: August from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! This month, we are featuring the color purple in our August 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle! We are beyond excited to start month 8 of this year long quilt along!

We are dedicating 2018 to our favorite little precut, the fat quarter! We are doing this to celebrate our 15th anniversary as a company and because a fat quarter has 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too perfect!). Every first Friday of the month, we will be featuring one of our wonderful quilters and the project they make ...

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August 1, 2018
Shopping Totes from Becca's Crazy Projects

On a rainy afternoon I dropped by Spring Water Designs to share my Get It Done UFO Challenge Quilt and to do a little shopping. I do try not to buy a bunch of fabric throughout the year because I really do have enough fabric. But... I've been wanting to try out one of the Dream Big panels by Hoffman Fabric. So I picked on out. Then, of course I needed some backing fabric.
And, this fun cat print on black was back with the sale fabrics so I had to buy the almost 2 yards they had left ...

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July 31, 2018
Its the BIG DAY!!! from I Have A Notion

Its Moving Day. I HAVE A NOTION has new DIGS! www.ihaveanotion.com Please come have a look! There will be some party favors and prizes… for comments, shares, likes, etc. I would really love your help in spreading the word. I can’t wait to see you there! Beth

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July 30, 2018
Bubblegum Pink Shawl from Becca's Crazy Projects

During the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year I picked up entirely too much yarn. I'm constantly looking for new projects to use some of that yarn. This project uses the two sock blanks you see above, from Flat Feet.
I grabbed two cakes of yarn, my crochet hook, and did a couple test pieces to decide which fabric I liked better. In the end, the one on the bottom won.
I used that sample to get started on a new shawl. I crocheted in the car.
I crocheted at breakfast.
I tested out edging and ripped it ...

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July 28, 2018
Spelling Bee Week 43 from In the Boondocks


Week 43 of Spelling Bee Sew Along 
with the Fat Quarter Shop! I have really enjoyed the sew along and appreciate the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me participate. This is a book we all need in our quilting libraries.


The Spelling Bee is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!



My block for week 43 is the Hyphen.  Hyphen (-) block using Modern Minis by Lori Holt Of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs and Bee Backgrounds Gray ...

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Another Side Line from I Have A Notion

Not sure anyone will know what this is… {It’s not a spaceship!}but I have had a rather regular view of it… this past year. It all started a year ago when I had a tooth bothering me… would wake me at night and some discomfort during the day. I won’t go into the details, but the tooth still bothers me…. but it will need rest to completely heal… and I am not willing to stop eating, so it is slow

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July 27, 2018
Big Damn Heroes from Becca's Crazy Projects

I bought some great Browncoat fabric from Spoonflower about a year ago. It has been waiting, patiently, to become a new bag. The pieces have even been cut for what seems like ages.
I fussy-cut the panels but still had to decide which one I was going to chop for the back zipper pocket.
I ended up cutting this piece for the back. I think it still looks great!
I fussy-cut the zipper tab for the zipper end. Not too shabby.
Big Damn Heroes on the front. My Teflon foot and I had a difference of opinion on the stitch ...

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July 26, 2018
Storms and Inspiration from I Have A Notion

Last Friday was a lost day… or mostly so. 10 hours of weather radio weather warnings… from 2:30 in the afternoon until well pas midnight! Didn’t get much accomplished and even less on Saturday due to much less needed sleep. So a loss of most of 2 days… I did a little playing…. in early May and June.Inspired by red poppies that are planted by the Department of Transportation in Kentucky in some of

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July 25, 2018
The Random Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

It seems I haven't managed to finish much in the last few weeks, so this post is just a mash up of a bunch of stuff I have been working on.

I received my order of goodies from Strapworks.com. I made a small error when placing my order, so now I have 1/2" strapping and 3/4" hardware. It won't slow me down one bit, but it did teach me something about checking the cart twice before checking out.
My Rise of Tribes (Amazon affiliate link) game from Breaking Games came in. It is a fun ...

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July 24, 2018
Bingo Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is having a bingo event again this year. What is Quilt Bingo? Well, it is an event where you play bingo and the big prizes are quilts made by the guild. For a list of the kinds of prizes one might win at Quilt Bingo you should check out this great post, complete with links to free quilt blocks, bag patterns, and other quilty goodness.

I volunteered to quilt one of the quilts. I didn't make any of the blocks. They were made by members of the guild.
I quilted it with swirls and ...

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Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Six from Quilt in Piece

Fall Into A Quilt Along Block Six Today brings a delicious pattern for block 6 in the Fall Into A QAL. Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting, has designed the Pie block, it is a mix of pieced and applique, with a little bit of embroidery. I absolutely loved making this block, and took forever deciding on my fabric choices. Here is my cranberry pie. I haven’t appliqued my pieced yet and will do the embroidery last. Full instructions is in the pattern that you will download. You can download the pattern here. As I am planning to quilt ...

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» I Have A Notion

Well Ladies.... Not one of you had the correct guess!!!  So I think we can rule out fabric! Maybe some day... but not at the moment. There are books! But New books coming!!! Tutorials, possibly.... just have to find a few minutes to do them. Since there were only 4 comments I decided you were all winners. Would Cheryl, Claudia, Jocelyn and Lisa Marie please send me an email with your mailing

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July 20, 2018
Underwater Queendom: "Sirena" Fabric Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

If you grew up in the 1980's, it was inevitable that as a little girl you would end up becoming obsessed with the Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.  I remember when this cartoon movie came out, all the other little girls at school also loved the main character,  Ariel who was a gorgeous, red-headed mermaid. We would all have "singing contest" at school and would compete to see who had the "best mermaid voice." On the weekends when my family and I would head to the beach, I would dive into the Atlantic Ocean and splash around, pretending my ...

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Dead Inside from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple years ago I was at a local yarn & fiber party and watched a fellow knitter go bonkers over a knitting bag made with The Walking Dead fabric. At the time, I hadn't seen but a couple episodes of the first season, so I shrugged it off. Later, while doing some online shopping, I found the same fabric and added a yard of it to my virtual shopping cart. I finally got around to watching several seasons of The Walking Dead and using some of that fabric.

I paired the print with with some black marine vinyl I ...

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