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January 19, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I made a big push to get a handful of charity quilts quilted before the January Annapolis Quilts for Kids workshop. 
There were so many great quilts from 2017 that didn't get quilted before December so they were waiting for the beginning of the year. 

It was nice to get them quilted up.
In January I passed nine quilts to other members of the group to get the binding done. I have more pieced tops ready for quilting so I have plenty to keep me busy in 2018.

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 5

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January 18, 2018
Winter 2018 from I Have A Notion

The middle of January has come and gone!!! I would say I have no idea of where the time went since the New Year Year dawned... but I do. Most of it has been winter!!! Lots of it. We went in the deep freeze in December and haven't really seen any relief since. This has been like Chicago COLD!!!  negative temperatures with biting wind chills, and we have snow to go with it. There are a couple of

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January 17, 2018
Journal 2018 Dashboard... from Home Designs by Amanda

So, it's been a little while since my last post... Okay, so, it's been two weeks! But while I was "missing" from here,  I was thinking about things to blog, I just haven't taken the time to sit and write here. But I have been working in a personal Bible/Prayer journal that I will be sharing a little further down in the post... But first, I wanted to share a little... It's the

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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 16, 2018
Quick Catch-up — January 2018 — What I’m up to from Lori East Quilts

Hey there! I know a lot of you have wondered what I’ve been up to, so I thought I’d drop in and give you a quick update. As you may have noticed, I have been absent from social media. I will tell you, right off the bat, that things are fine. I just kind of … Continue reading "Quick Catch-up — January 2018 — What I’m up to"

The post Quick Catch-up — January 2018 — What I’m up to appeared first on Lori East Quilts.

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Don’t Get It Twisted from Girl x Fabric

Protip: When it says read the full pattern before starting, read the full pattern before starting.

Twisted Ribbon
Twisted Ribbon pattern by Katie Rock.

Twisted Ribbons is a pattern by Katie Rock that was in an issue of Quilty.  It’s just flying geese, half square triangles (yay), and rectangle blocks.  I was going to make it scrappy…well, scrappy to the best of my ability.  It’s a fairly simple pattern so I figured I could make it without consulting my wise Momma Bear.   Well.  That was a mistake.

I’d never done flying geese.  I knew how to make them ...

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January 15, 2018
Geese in Flight from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I join in block bees at guild I seem to have trouble picking a block. This year I decided to ask for flying geese blocks. In 2017 I joined in the stash bee. Meaning you were supposed to pull fabrics from your collection and not buy new fabrics. You can read the directions for my bee blocks in this post from April 2017. A paper piecing pattern is available if you want to make big flying geese.

During the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild retreat I pulled out a bunch of geese and decided to use up some of my ...

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January 14, 2018
Faded Socks are Finished from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I probably say this after every finished project but these were the most fun socks to make. I suppose it’s evident that I had fun because I made these in three or four days. I used five skeins of yarn . . all stash yarn, the oldest being from July, 2014. I’m not thrilled with...

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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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January 10, 2018
Outsmarted By My Knitting from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m still planning my fade project for the Eat, Sleep, Knit Melting Moments badge. I know that I’m making socks. I’ve added a fifth yarn. The second from the right is the last one I added. It’s Cephalopod Skinny Bugga and the color is Crown of Thorns Starfish. That’s yarn I purchased in July, 2014....

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Hue Shift Has Shifted . . Again from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Sometimes I find myself getting frustrated when trying to choose yarn colors via the internet. It would be so easy to order a kit and be done but, even with the bit of frustration, I so love choosing colors and seeing how they work together. Or, maybe I just love shopping for yarn. Maybe it’s...

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Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018 Edition from Becca's Crazy Projects

I decided to join in the fun for another UFO Challenge. Again, I had a little trouble coming up with twelve quilts for the year. This is not because I don't have enough ideas. Just that I don't have a dozen half-done projects hanging around at the end of the year. If you want to see how Spring Water Designs does their challenge, check it out on their blog.

I put together my list and sent it over to SWD. I wanted to share it on my blog because I referred to the 2017 list at least once ...

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January 8, 2018
Late Night Knitting Report – Jan. 7, 2018 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The heel is turned on Vince’s socks. Worsted weight yarn is super fast for knitting socks! Not sure if I can finish these tomorrow but it won’t be long.  

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January 7, 2018
New sunshine....2018 from Made To Treasure

I decided to crochet a simple vintage doily on the new years day...

It was so simple and i could whip it up in  few hours...


Such a lovely weather ...it is is bright and sunny and also chill...

I’m loving this spot of my terrace for doily snaps ...


Used no.10 red heart thread with 1.25 mm steel hook...it is a 15" doily in sunshine orange...


Pattern is Gold Glory Doily  from the collection of vintage doilies..

Vintage doilies are simple to work and are quick finishes...

Perfect finish for instant satisfaction...

Until next time....

Have ...

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So Many Things to Love from Bear Patch Quilting

We are very excited to share lots of wonderfully inspiring ideas through our many new class offerings!  We have classes for all levels of experience with sewing and quilting and machine embroidery.  Visit our website for complete descriptions and information on any of our classes.  Or, you can give us a call (651-429-1039) and we'll do our best to answer your questions.  Or, best of all, come into the store!  Our slideshow covers many of the class samples, but there are more in addition to these.
We're going to do everything we can to keep you happy this ...

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January 6, 2018
Scrappy Patchwork Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a Scrappy Patchwork baby quilt.




Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  Scrappy Patchwork
Size:  42" square
Fabric:  Scraps
Batting:  Warm and Natural White
Quilting:  Moulin Rouge on Gratitude
Backing:  Red Rooster extra wide


Last Week's Feature!


Goddess Eyes by Musings of a Menopausal Woman!



If you want your quilt featured here next week, be sure to put a link back to this post in your post or sidebar, or tag @busyhandsquilts on Instagram, AND link directly to your blog post so I don't ...

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January 5, 2018
Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop: January from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! This month, we are featuring the color cream in our January 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle! We are beyond excited to start month 1 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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Goldie 4 month Pupdate! from I Have A Notion

As I promised.... a Goldie update. Let me just say that is Freezing cold in Kentucky these days. Much more like up north... in Chicago than down south in Kentucky. Several nights have been at zero... and a few degrees below that a couple of  times... and that does not include wind chills!!! Her life in our household has been a bit difficult to say the least. Nothing too serious .... but

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L-I-V-I-N from Charm About You



I have started 2018 with a kick ass mentality. Each year I chose a word, one that will guide me, give me focus and inspire the way I live. 
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January 3, 2018
So Long, Farewell 2017 BUT from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and a wonderful weekend ringing in the New Year!  I was very blessed to have all my boys together during the past couple of weeks. They always bring so much laughter, tons of craziness and endless love to our home. It certainly makes focusing on work difficult.  Those moments of having my boys under one roof for any length of time is simply priceless!

I will be implementing one major word into 2018.  And the word of the year is “EDUCATION“.  Yes, eduction with be the foundation for this quilter over the ...

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