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February 17, 2020
Squiggle and Stripe from Becca's Crazy Projects

It took me almost as long to mend in the ends than it took me to finish knitting this shawl. I wasn't too sure about the lumpy shape of the finished piece before blocking.
I really like the squiggle effect. But all those color changes! Four different colors make for beatufule work and lots of ends.
Like usual, I went with wet blocking to get a dramatic shape. This helped get rid of the lumpy bits and brought out the squiggles. It also made the shawl a shawl shape and size. I was concerned it wouldn't be big ...

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February 14, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by members of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 15

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February 13, 2020
I’m In Love With Some Gnomes from Seams To Be Sew

Hi all, I know it seems silly to release these literally the day before Valentine’s. It’s been somewhat difficult to get these done when I wanted to release them as I gained permission to distribute SVG cutting files from artwork during the creation of these patterns and of course, I had to take the time to create the SVG files, thus, they are getting released today. Most of today’s patterns are very quick and easy and require little or no embroidery. I sure hope you like them. These come in sizes 9×12 and 12×15, both ...

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February 12, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I grabbed this blue and green Felici by Knit Picks to make a pair of socks for a friend (this color has been discontinued). I realized the colors match my Frolic Mystery Quilt.
This is the first pair of socks I made on my circular sock knitting machine. 
See how well they match! Well, they don't match each other but they match the quilt. I think perfectly matching socks are terribly overrated.
I even made a label for the socks. Because sometimes labels matter.

If you are interested in having sock yarn knit into a tube to knit hybrid ...

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February 10, 2020
So Many Sharpies from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have been using the super-classy gallon-size ZipLock bag to hold a bunch of Sharpies. I know it isn't fancy, but it works. I wanted to get something to hold all those markers and make it easy to see what colors I had. Fishing around in that plastic bag wasn't conducive to creativity, so I ended up dumping them all out onto my desk and that wasn't much better. 
I did some poking around on Amazon until I found one that was well reviewed and would suit my needs. The Marbrasse Wooden Desk Organizer (affiliate link) was ...

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February 7, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by members of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 13

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February 5, 2020
Frolic Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 2

A couple weeks ago I shared Part 1 of my Frolic Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.
I've been making good progress on the many units that make up this quilt. First, I worked through the corner blocks.
Then, the side blocks.
I was finally filling in units and it was starting to look like a quilt.
This past weekend I managed to finish all the blocks. Now, I move on to the sashing. I don't make many quilts with sashing because it always seems like so much work. Great results, though.

Tools and supplies ...

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February 3, 2020
One Monthly Goal- February from {The Sweetest Dreams}

I stumbled across a great monthly challenge hosted by Elm Street Quilts. It's called One Monthly Goal or OMG for short. It's a great opportunity to make myself accountable for one thing, each month, with no great pressure. The OMG could be as simple as getting a binding sewn onto a quilt that's been waiting for one for 6 months. (not that I actually have one of those, but you get the idea)

My OMG for February is to quilt and bind this Meadowland baby quilt. The little one this is going to won't be arriving ...

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Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

Remember this? 
I decided to try another poncho using this yarn. Yarn is Knit Picks Swish. This tonal is no longer available, but they do sell dozens of colors of this superwash wool. 
This is the linen, or moss, stitch. I love the resulting fabric. It's quick to work with worsted yarn. 
This is a work in progress. I'm not sure how far I'll get, or if I'll add another color at some point.

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

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February 2, 2020
Sometimes You Rip from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was looking for a new crochet pattern and discovered a fun cowl design on Ravelry call Kruska. I caked up some yarn and grabbed my hooks.
This won't be a small project, so I also grabbed my big project back to hold it all.
I was having some difficulty with the new stitches, so I did something I almost never do: I worked a swatch. It took some practice to get the stitches right, but this looks like the pattern, so I'm going to assume it's right.
This pattern taught me a new cast on, which ...

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February 1, 2020
Making Progress on the Remodel: Renovation Update from I Have A Notion

Keeping Up Does this give you an idea of why I haven’t been posting? We are still in the midst of the remodel, we lived with this mess for 5 days. We discovered in the kitchen, dining and 1/2 bath, that the linoleum and luan area had been stapled and glue Too read more go to www.ihaveanotion.com/blog

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January 31, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had a bunch of stuff going on last week so I only have one charity quilt to share this week.

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 2020.  

2020 ...

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January 30, 2020
A Finish for the Week- Baby Quilts Are the Best from {The Sweetest Dreams}

Just this morning I washed and photographed this sweet baby quilt. It is made with a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop and Big Sky by Annie Brady for Moda. It's perfect for a little boy. About a year ago I made the same quilt for another little boy using another color way. You can see that quilt HERE .






I love the backing fabric! I'm sorry I didn't stash a few more yards before it disappeared.  I'm linking up with:
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication's Blog
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation's Blog ...

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January 27, 2020
Meadowland from {The Sweetest Dreams}

This quilt pattern is a phenomenon. Social media went crazy last year with images of fabric pulls and finished quilt tops in all sizes. A quilt along with the pattern designer, Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June generated thousands of photos on Instagram. 

The second annual Meadowland QAL will be starting February 3 and will run for 6 weeks. I’m joining in this year. Here are two fabric pulls, one will be a baby quilt for a friend’s grandchild and the other an anniversary gift for my daughter and son in law.





I couldn’t wait to test ...

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Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been enjoying simple crochet projects for quite a while. I had a single cake of Lion Brand Mandala yarn and needed a quick to work project. I grabbed my hook and got stitching.
The goal is for a semicircular shawl shape. I didn't have a pattern, so I am kind of winging it with this one. The stitch is the linen (or moss) stitch. Nothing more complicated than a single crochet and a chain one. 
The magic of the shape is increases concentrated every fourth row. I think the shape is working out better than I had ...

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January 26, 2020
The Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 4 from Kitty and Me Designs

Today I have another Band for The Never Ending Sampler.  This Panel 6 Band 4:

Click here for the PDF file:
Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 4 PDF

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January 24, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been slowing cutting and piecing 6.5" squares for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I came to the realization that I would never be able to make all those squares into quilts so I packed them up and dropped them off with the coordinator. I'm sure she will bundle them up with other blocks, borders, and send them to her piecers to construct tops. I'm sure I'll see some of these blocks in finished tops at some point. I'm looking forward to it.
Panel with pieced border constructed by another member of Annapolis Quilts for ...

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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 20, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working with the moss stitch, or linen stitch, depending on where you learn it, for several months now. I've made more than a few Cakes Two to Tango shawls. I've even modified the pattern a little to make a stole shape with the same design. This time, I wanted to make a poncho. I started with the single crochet cast on, worked a few rows, then switched from one cake to the other every row. 
The result was this fun striping effect. I liked it enough to work to the end of my first cake ...

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January 17, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

More fun charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
The border fabrics really pull this fun, one-block quilt together. 
I think this may have been a carpenter's star quilt that went somewhat sideways. I added the border fabric and quilted it as it is. A finished quilt is always better than a perfect quilt. I'm sure it will be loved.

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 ...

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