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January 22, 2020
Frolic Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 1
Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville hosts a mystery quilt that begins the day after Thanksgiving in the United States.

Frolic began on Black Friday in 2019. I wasn't excited about the mystery quilt this time. I did buy some fabric, but I didn't have the interest to actually play along with the mystery. This isn't the fault of the designer, just a general feeling of not wanting to make a quilt without knowing where I was going. I waited until after the reveal to settle on my colors.
I picked up the black and the gray ...

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January 8, 2020
2019 ~ All in One Post from {The Sweetest Dreams}

2019 has been a busy year.
So many times I've wanted to update the blog with information on projects I'm working on, completed quilts etc. yet, I never made it to the computer. Sorry.
Since the new year has started and I have every intention to keep updating here, I wanted to recap the past year in one post.

Quilt 15x20
A ELIQG Challenge "Animal Selfie"

Quilt 38x45
Baby Tumbler Quilt

Quilt 68x68
Pattern: Summerville by Thimble Blossoms
Fabric:  Miniature Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
Wedding quilt for my daughter

Quilt 70x76
"A Village in Spain"
Pattern: Village
Fabric ...

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January 3, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up another stack of charity quilts from Annapolis Quilts for Kids and have been working on them. This fun scrappy quilt was pieced by Mary.
A panel is a quick and effective way to make a fun quilt.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate ...

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December 31, 2019
top nine / one quilt from Charm About You


The year of colour site is an interesting tool that assesses the dominant colours used in your instagram photos. You can play with the sliders to adjust the pixels and brightness etc. and it's cool to see which colours it picks out. I have seen a lot of them pop up on other peoples feeds and they are all so different. Mine was a bit of a surprise, I know I've used brown a lot but I did think they'd be more pink and less blue. I guess it doesn't feel completely 'me' but then as ...

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December 30, 2019
My 2019 #topnine ❤️ my life - full of color and puppies!... from Wolf Creek Quilting



My 2019 #topnine ❤️ my life - full of color and puppies! #wolfcreekquilting #2019 #topnine2019 #sassafraslane #elsiesweetpea #crosbywoof #kingstonsmithwolf #zootropolisquilt (at Kirkland, Washington)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6t0LV7n3Cw/?igshid=rnrsart1rsai

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Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week we were treated to a visit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. I didn't take very many photos. These little green frogs were much more brilliant than this photo implies. 
The jellyfish were spectacular!
Really spectacular. The sharks were pretty cool, too. 
On Christmas Day, we shared food with friends and played Machi Koro. It might look like I'm winning but of the many games we played I didn't win a single one. Definitely on my list to play again. 
I started a new crochet project. This is an experiment, created with no pattern. We ...

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December 29, 2019
Best of 2019 from Goer

In my annual quick review, I'm sharing my five most visited 2019 blog posts here. The Swoon blocks and Round Robin project both feature my favorite color palette! And the curves and Turnabout Patchwork projects were the same Kona palette. :-)

Top Five 2019 Posts

  1. Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop - 907 pageviews
  2. Seven Swoon Blocks - 767 pageviews
  3. Curves Mini Quilt for Curated Quilts - 677 pageviews
  4. Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop - 676 pageviews
  5. Round Robin Kickoff - 542 pageviews

Visit my Best of 2015, Best of 2016Best of 2017, and Best of 2018. I also shared my Five Favorite Finishes of the ...

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December 27, 2019
Cranked Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Christmas Eve I decided I needed a couple pairs of socks to gift on Christmas day. I grabbed some of my Felici from Knit Picks and got cranking.
I used a ball of solid for the cuffs, heels, and toes on both pairs of socks.
Here is the sock train. One long piece of work joined by waste yarn.
After I pulled out the joining yarn, you can see the socks ready for toe grafting. I spent some time closing the toes with the kitchener stitch and had socks to gift by lunch time.

2019 sock knitting count:
  • Cranked ...

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December 25, 2019
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through this project during those little moments of waiting. Using the linen stitch to create a triangle shawl is super easy and with a large hook and yarn it is a somewhat quick project.
Want to see more of this project? I shared the start of this project earlier this month
I think I know someone that will like this fall-colored shawl.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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December 23, 2019
Knitting Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

As usual, I have more knitting projects in progress than any sane person should. This is one of those easy to carry projects. Only a few balls of yarn and big needles to make a simple scarf or small shawl.
I've been working on this fun shawl from Stephen West's latest shawl book. It might be the smallest shawl in the book, but it isn't the quickest.
I picked up this fun sock yarn by Into the Whirled at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Yesterday I finally wound it into a cake so I can make ...

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December 20, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

We're approaching the end of the year. This has been a great year for charity quilting. I'm not calling the year in charity quilting done, but it is close.

Sometimes even a charity quilt demands something more than the humble meander. 
I let the piecing help me decide what to do. Here is a close up. Custom quilting isn't my specialty, but I like doing it once in a while. 
Sometimes panels are just as fun as great piecing or custom quilting. 
Here is the stack headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow. This is the last ...

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December 18, 2019
Star Storm Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The piecing on this quilt is rather quick once you have all the pieces cut and labeled. Trust me, labels are included. Use them. 
I assembled all the units before trimming them according to the pattern directions. 
I was super pleased with how precisely the units went together. Just amazing! I think there is only one somewhat wonky point and that is a really big accomplishment. I still need to cut and attach the border. I haven't quite decided what color to use. Then I'll need to buy some backing to finish it up. I'll have to ...

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December 17, 2019
2019: A Year to Remember from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

As the year comes to a close, we are filled to the brim with joy here at Missouri Star. Truth be told, we hadn’t done much reflecting on what this year truly meant for us until it was time to sit down and write our annual Year in Review. Once, we got started, it seemed the list of things we did this year would never end!

As we looked back over the past twelve months in amazement, we were so touched by the love from our followers, support of our customers, the selflessness within our quilting community, and the ...

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December 16, 2019
Fabric Shopping from Becca's Crazy Projects

Disclaimer: This post was prepared for publication on Friday the 13th. It seems I failed to actually set it to post. Therefore, this year I'm short a post and this one is a little late. Hopefully I'll do better in the new year.

Every year I vow to buy less fabric than I use. This might be the first year I accomplished that lofty goal.

The day after Thanksgiving, I ventured out to Spring Water Designs to shop their sale. I picked up some great fabrics. A couple were in the holiday prints (on sale) and the others ...

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December 11, 2019
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I get a crazy idea to watch some YouTube videos and do something new. I sort of put that on its head with this one. I watched this video from Rachel's Rocks and instead of breaking out the paints I used the tutorial to draw this gnome. He isn't high art, but I made a thing. 
While piecing Star Storm, I made some little four-patches to fit in when I needed to piece the strips. 
And my current knitting project is going along quite nicely.

Have you tried something new?

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Moleskine ...

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December 9, 2019
Star Storm Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up the pattern to make the Star Storm Quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the Annapolis Quilt Guild show Quilts by the Bay earlier this year. It has been sitting on my cutting table just waiting.

This past weekend I pulled out the stack of 1930s reproduction prints, some coordinating solids, and got cutting. First I cut and taped the paper pattern, then the fabrics.
The pattern is clearly written and states exactly what you should cut. Since I pulled fabric from my collection, I was short the yardage required to get the exact cuts, but I managed ...

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December 7, 2019
Barn Quilt BOM Month 3 & 4 from Quilt in Piece

Welcome to Month Three and Four of the Barn Quilt BOM from Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting. In the first month in August we showed off our fabric choices and I think I might have changed my mind several times during that month. My previous post with the fabric choices can be found here. Then for September, the first block of the BOM was release, you can see that post here. I did decide in the end to stick with the green that I didn’t like last month. The second month we made the in between strip that ...

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December 6, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another scrappy charity quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
Isn't this one fun!

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019. 

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 68

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December 5, 2019
2019 Houston Festival Part 2 from Nestlings By Robin

I truly was honored to be a part of
 the 2019 Houston Festival Faculty!


 Here is my fancy badge and pin:)
 The next 3 pics are of the Sweetest Surprise!!  
There is a gift bag for faculty members where
Quilt industry sponsors 
donate small gifts ....WOW!!
THANK YOU to 
Quilters Select for the Appli-web and thread, 
Fairfield for the batting sample, 
Steady Betty for a fun tool I have never tried, 
RNK for a great tote bag and scissors, 
IQF for the great bag and everything else you did for us, 
Mountain Mist for the baby wool press mat, 

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December 4, 2019
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have been in a sort of creative slump. I'm having difficulty getting motivated to embark on some new sewing adventure. That doesn't mean I'm not creating, I don't think that is possible. I just haven't found a new project I'm really excited about. 

I did finish my Helix Hat. It isn't shaped like the pattern because I wasn't paying attention when I read the pattern. It was a good project, though, and I will likely make another.
Sometimes I think my motivational block is caused by some of the clutter in ...

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