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September 13, 2019
A Pink Basket Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Grand-baby #5 is coming next month and her mom asked me a while ago if I'd make her a basket for the nursery. I made an Easter Basket for her big brother last year and it's been used in his room ever since.

I absolutely love it when the kids ask me to make them stuff and so I immediately started searching through my stash for the perfect pink fabrics (my daughter-in-law confirmed the nursery would be pink).

Last week was a little bit hectic, but I managed to make Ella's new basket.


I used the same ...

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August 30, 2019
Intertwined Finish! from Dizzy Quilts

I'm noticing now that I've been on a Plus quilt kick lately - but the truth is I'm trying to make quilts from the books and patterns I already own and there are so many quilts I want to make from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book by Cheryl Brickey and Page Alexander!

Intertwined is another one from the book that I finished and photographed last weekend.


I used my long-hoarded Alison Glass fabric along with some Kona White for the background. The Alison Glass prints are just gorgeous - the colours are so saturated!




I quilted it with ...

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August 23, 2019
Trellis Vines from Dizzy Quilts

I pieced this quilt top back in the Spring, got it basted a few weeks ago and then during my recent vacation, I finally got it quilted and bound. This is Trellis Vines from the 2019 Quilter's Planner Magazine.


I didn't take notes about the fabrics I used and it's been so long now I really don't remember. But they are all Kona solids in greens and a light grey for the background.



I once again went with flowers quilted with the FMQ foot on my Juki sewing machine. I really love this design - it's ...

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August 16, 2019
New Cowl Top (M6963) from Dizzy Quilts

I made another garment and I really like it! I mean, I'm not very good at garment sewing yet so this is far from perfect, but it's definitely wearable and I'm learning so much.

Apologies for the vacation hair and lack of make-up!

The pattern is McCall's M6963. It's from the Palmer Pletsch line so there lots of fitting help within the instructions so that even a beginner can achieve a good fit. My measurements put me somewhere between a 20 and a 22 but I decided to go with a straight 20 because of ...

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August 9, 2019
Postage Plus Finish from Dizzy Quilts

After what feels like many, many months, I finally have a finish to share. I have to say - being able to sit down at my machine for any length of time and actually get stuff done feels really good.

Postage Plus is a pattern from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. This specific quilt was designed by Cheryl. I loved the book's version so much, I pretty much copied it - used blue scraps for the plus sign in the middle along with Kona solids for the bars (not sure which colours exactly).


This ...

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July 10, 2019
2019 FAL - Q3 Proposed Finishes from Dizzy Quilts




Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 3 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today.  If you missed participating the first half of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who did join us for the first and second quarter, thank you and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q3.

So let's get to it!

You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 3 ...

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July 6, 2019
2019 FAL - Reminders! from Dizzy Quilts




Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 2 link up for all your finishes closes on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST.  So you still have a few more days to finish that project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes.  The link up can be found HERE or on any of the 2019 FAL hosts blogs.


A few reminders for linking up:
  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please ...

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July 4, 2019
Easy and quick quilt labels - A 2019 FAL Tutorial from Dizzy Quilts

Welcome to Tutorial Week brought to you by the 2019 FAL! 

If you’re anything like me, once you’re done applying the binding on your quilt, you’re ready to move on to the next project and don’t really want to spend a whole lot of time hand sewing a label. Especially if the quilt is destined to stay in your home.

But we all know how important it is to document our quilts - so here’s a way to quickly and effortlessly apply labels.

The secret is to plan ahead and be prepared. When you’re cutting ...

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July 1, 2019
2019 FAL - Q2 Finishes from Dizzy Quilts



We have reached the end of Quarter 2 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long already!!  Of course, that means it is now time to link up those finishes from the list you linked up in April. We hope that you have been able to complete a bunch of the UFOs on your list and if you haven't, we'll do it all over again for Quarter 3...

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. This year our hosts are:

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May 2, 2019
2019 FAL - Q1 Winners! from Dizzy Quilts




 The time has come to officially wrap up Quarter 1 of the Finish-A-Long by announcing the winners and awarding some wonderful prizes from our fantastic sponsors.  We had a whopping 553 finishes for the first quarter of 2019, which is really impressive you guys, keep it up!

Without further ado, here are the winners picked by Random Number Generator for Q1 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long:


The winner's choice of One Large 12 Spool Collection from Aurifil goes to Ann who blogs at Brown Paws Quilting and she finished this gorgeous Summer Sampler quilt that she custom quilted:


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The $80 ...

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April 19, 2019
A new dress for Madison from Dizzy Quilts

I finished my first project off the Q2 FAL list!


The pattern is the Everyday Playdress by Love Notions. I made the cross-over bodice (it comes in a standard bodice too) and I love it!! I'm not an experienced sewer when it comes to garments but this dress was so easy and so much fun to make. The pattern calls for a knit fabric and I used this adorable Cloud 9 fabric I've had in my stash for a little while now.

The only issue I had with this dress is that I stretched the bodice a little ...

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April 12, 2019
My list of WIPs for Q2 of the 2019 FAL from Dizzy Quilts

The first part of Q1 was probably my least productive time in the sewing room... ever! Work simply took over every little bit of time I had. But then toward the middle of the quarter, I fell into a rhythm
at work and things got better. I managed to spend a little bit of time in the sewing room in the evening and on weekends and everything was right again!

And I finished a couple of things. First, there was the Emerald Pillow which I completed in February.


And then in March, I finished three quilts!

St-Patrick's Day Quilt ...

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April 10, 2019
2019 FAL - Q2 Proposed Finishes from Dizzy Quilts




Hello everyone! It is time for Quarter 2 of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new quarter of the Finish-A-Long is starting today.  If you missed participating at the beginning of the year, you can join us now for a brand new start. Those of you who did join us for the first quarter, thank you and I do hope you finished some things and plan to continue on with us for Q2.

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 2 of 2019 ...

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April 6, 2019
2019 FAL - Q1 Finishes Reminder and Tutorial Week from Dizzy Quilts




Today I'm popping in for a quick reminder that the Quarter 1 link up for all your finishes closes on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 pm EST.  So you still have a few more days to finish that project or two and link them up to be eligible for prizes.  The link up can be found HERE or on any of the 2019 FAL hosts blogs.


A few reminders for linking up:
  • Please only one finished project for each post that you link up, so that each finish can be an entry in the (random) prize draw. 
  • Please ...

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April 1, 2019
2019 FAL - Q1 Finishes from Dizzy Quilts



We have reached the end of Quarter 1 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long already!!  Of course, that means it is now time to link up those finishes from the list you linked up in January. We had a record-breaking 233 lists linked up for Q1, and we hope that you have been able to complete a bunch of the UFOs on your list. If you haven't, we'll do it all over again for Quarter 2...

The 2019 FAL is hosted by a great community of bloggers. This year our hosts are:

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March 23, 2019
Flock of Geese for Madison from Dizzy Quilts

My grand-daughter Madison who turns 3 in April moved into a 'big girl bed' a little while ago and of course, I had to make her a new quilt! Madison is a frilly, girly girl who adores princesses and everything pink. So her new quilt had to be pink. The good news is I had lots and lots of pink (and pinkish purple) scraps so this entire quilt was, once again, made from my stash.


The pattern is Flock of Geese by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. This pattern came with the 2018 Quilter's Planner. In the planner ...

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March 17, 2019
St-Patrick's Day Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

I'm not Irish and I don't really celebrate St-Patrick's Day, but as I was putting the final stitches in this quilt a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be fun to share the finish during the St-Patrick weekend!


The pattern is called Color Crossing and it was designed by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory. I purchased this pattern a while ago and I've been determined to use the patterns I own before purchasing any more so you'll be seeing more "older" patterns show up on this blog over the next few months.

The ...

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February 2, 2019
Emerald Pillow Finish from Dizzy Quilts

I have my first finish of 2019 to share today! I actually finished it last week, but I had to travel to Phoenix, Arizona for work this week so wasn't able to blog about the pillow until now.


I listed this on my Q1 list for the 2019 FAL here. I'm very pleased to have this one done because it had been sitting on my sewing table since November. This is a pattern by Andrea of 3rd Story Workshop and I actually made the whole top during a workshop with Andrea but then never got the opportunity to ...

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January 22, 2019
My WIPs List for Q1 of the 2019 FAL from Dizzy Quilts

I realize I haven't really been here in a while and I also realize I'm crazy late posting my list for Q1 of the 2019 FAL (because the link-up closed days ago!), but I thought I'd put it up here anyways. Maybe it's going to help me get back to the machine and to the blog!

I haven't been away from the blog or the machine because something bad happened or anything - just work and exhaustion! I just have not been able to find the time or the energy to sew and because I haven ...

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January 10, 2019
2019 FAL - Q1 Proposed Finishes from Dizzy Quilts




Happy New Year, everyone! It is time for a NEW round of the Finish-A-Long (FAL)!

As you can see, a new round of the Finish-A-Long is starting today. New logos (thank you so much, Marci), some new hosts (and some familiar ones), some new sponsors as well as some we have known for years now. Presumably we will have some new participants as well as many who have been taking part regularly for a long time...

So let's get to it!
You can now link up your list of projects that you want to finish in Quarter 1 of ...

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