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April 8, 2020
The Never Ending Sampler - Upcoming Panel 7 from Kitty and Me Designs

We're almost done with Panel 6 of The Never Ending Sampler.  There will be one more band which will be released next week.

I'll give everyone a little time to get caught up on the previous panels but I thought I'd share my ideas for Panel 7.

I'm trying to make these all different.  I don't want anyone getting bored!!  So for Panel 7, I will be working the design as a more traditional, antique style sampler.  I always call them "schoolgirl samplers".  Traditional sampler motifs along with an alphabet and probably a phrase regarding ...

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Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I shared this project in March. I finished it in April. After I ripped out every bit of the work you see above. The switch from regular to working the front post single crochet was entirely too obvious and I just had to start over. It was the right thing to do. 
Here is a close up of those stitches. The design is a super simple two-row repeat. 
I used two cakes of Mandala.
This colorway is called Phoenix. I don't know if it is very fitting for this colorway, but there you have it. 
Since the two cakes ...

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April 7, 2020
Mask Making Mania from Cowtown Quilts

  • Materials Used:
  • 2 pieces of 7″ x 9″ fabric
  • 1 strip of 1 to 1+1/2″ x 7″ fabric
  • 2 strips of stretched 1″ x 6″ T-shirt fabric
  • Optional: some type of filter and/or wire

Along with everyone else, I am making fabric masks. I am also making masks from special microbial fabric the hospital provided for them. The fabric masks will go to family, friends in need, and special places that need at least some form of protection. I looked at and tried a lot of different patterns, until I came up with something that works for ...

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Mask Making Mania from Cowtown Quilts

  • Materials Used:
  • 2 pieces of 7″ x 9″ fabric
  • 1 strip of 1 to 1+1/2″ x 7″ fabric
  • 2 strips of stretched 1″ x 6″ T-shirt fabric
  • Optional: some type of filter and/or wire

Along with everyone else, I am making fabric masks. I am also making masks from special microbial fabric the hospital provided for them. The fabric masks will go to family, friends in need, and special places that need at least some form of protection. I looked at and tried a lot of different patterns, until I came up with something that works for ...

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April 6, 2020
Something is Better than Nothing from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been carefully watching the homemade mask discussion over the last few weeks. We went from "they don't do anything" to "you should wrap a bandana around your face" and finally to "wear a mask when you go to the grocery store". It was a social experiment set on overdrive. I collected a few links to tutorials along the way. Everyone had their idea of what a mask should be. By the time the CDC announced people should wear face coverings when going out, the number of tutorials and free patterns was mind numbing. Domesticity, a Baltimore fabric ...

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

Another scrappy quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. This one was pieced by Cindy. 

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: 24

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April 1, 2020
Elvira Quarantine Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

I loaded up the finished Elvira Quarantine Quilt Along by GE Designs and got quilting. Yellow thread is one of my favorites for long arm quilting and it was perfect for this quilt. It blends in while lending texture. 
The pieced back worked out perfectly. This will make some little person so happy. Great for tummy-time when tiny and play when older. 
I can imagine little cars driving around those city streets. 
Polka-dot binding might be my favorite. A fun little pop of color. The best part about this project is that purchased no fabric or batting. This entire project ...

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March 31, 2020
Out West Block 4 + a Designer Trunk show event! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today I have 2 things.....

Out West a Day early, and A fun Designer Trunk show event!

QCVTS 300

I was invited to another fun event, this time at Facebook! From April 1 to April 10 a group of us will be doing  15 minute 'Show & Tell' trunk shows about our quilts LIVE!  So if you are on Facebook check my Facebook page each day for the list. 

At the end is the List of designers for the first 5 days!

Pat Sloan Out West  block 4 button

*** PLEASE READ ***

There is a small change to the Out West Sew along. The whole thing will be here at my ...

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March 30, 2020
Elvira Quarantine Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

I stumbled across the Elvira Quarantine Along by GE Designs last weekend. I didn't need another quilt project, but I decided to join in. I've had this collection of fat quarters since 2013 and never settled on a project. This project makes great use of larger scale prints, so I it was the perfect candidate. I bought this bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop during a sale in July 2013. I also had a couple of one-yard coordinating prints and about a half yard in my collection.
These blocks are really easy to cut and piece. I used ...

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March 27, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I was in the mood to crank out some socks. This is a shot of the cast-on bonnet loaded up and starting with the waste yarn. 
This is another fun hand dyed from Into the Whirled that I picked up at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last year. 
The colorway (on the right) is "Radioactive" and I couldn't leave it there because I love purple and green together. 
Here is the turned toe with the waste yarn started for the cast-off. 
The stripes on this yarn are just delightful! I still have to finish the Kitchener on one ...

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March 26, 2020
Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 7 from Kitty and Me Designs

Well, it looks like I chose a good theme and bright color scheme for Panel 6!  Nothing like happy yellow daffodils to brighten one's mood!

Here is Panel 6 Band 7 of The Never Ending Sampler:

Never Ending Sampler Panel 6 Band 7 PDF Download

Stay safe and keep stitching everyone!



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One Monthly Goal March-Complete from {The Sweetest Dreams}

This has been one heck of a month for reasons I don’t have to mention. Everyone’s finding comfort in things that make them happy. Quilting and knitting are keeping my hands busy and my mind occupied.

I was really happy to get this quilt top finished and I’m hoping to get it quilted within the next week. I’m just waiting for delivery of some batting since my LQS is closed for now. I really think they should have been considered an essential business.

This photo was taken before adding the last white border. The pattern called ...

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March 25, 2020
Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my first Call Me badge holder. Saturday I grabbed some fabrics to make a couple more. This time, I used this fun tentacle print from Spoonflower. 
Darling Husband wanted something bright and difficult to miss. I think this hit the mark. 
This one is a little wider than the first one I made and I'm super pleased with how it turned out. 
Now he will be ready the next time we get to attend a convention. 
I made myself a slightly larger one, too. I love the happy crab and jellyfish!

Tools and supplies (af ...

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March 23, 2020
» Jan's Quilts


Disparate times! Its been raining off and on, but I really wanted to get some photos of this completed quilt, Currents. I stood on my driveway waiting for someone to walk by. The first person was walking a dog, holding a bag of poop, and talking on the phone, so I just waved. The next person helped me, but he didn't want to hold the quilt, so he took the photos. Mission accomplished! This is my 3rd finish this year.

As you can see, I chose to use a facing on this quilt instead of binding it.  A binding ...

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Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

Aunt Betty dropped off a bunch of Mandala yarn a few weeks back and I've been trying to use it up. I almost always have at least one crochet project going at a time. I wanted to use this easy 2-row repeat design called "domes" to make another triangle shawl. This stitch is from Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways. A great stitch dictionary if you are into crochet stitch dictionaries and designing your own crochet projects.  
I wasn't getting the texture I wanted by doing one row in the the ...

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March 20, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

As the world becomes a surreal place, I have been quilting less. This isn't a problem, just a shift in focus. This is the stack of quilts waiting for another Annapolis Quilts for Kids meeting. The March meeting was canceled. I might try to quilt a couple more this weekend as I still have supplies and finished tops. Hang in there, folks!

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 ...

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March 19, 2020
Something new. from Quilt in Piece

Super nervous to record for the first time one of my homilies. But here it is. I have been preaching for 2 years now, but found myself camera shy for some or other reason. Be safe and healthy my friends. Vanda ChittendenRead More →

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Hop, 2020, and More… from Seams To Be Sew

Today is the start of the hop which represents all of us with Worldwide Quilting Day right around the corner this Saturday… Did you know that March is National Quilting Month? I did not know this until just a few days ago… I was amazed because I know September is National Sewing Month and I had the impression that quilting was just included in that. So it was a surprise to me to find out this is also National Quilting Month. Quilt Qwazy Queens is a 5-year-old hop as of this year, that I hosted for the first four years ...

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March 18, 2020
Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last year when we went to Relaxicon they handed out these badge holders with registration. I liked the idea of a badge holder that holds more than your badge, but this one really didn't hold all the things I want to carry, or not conveniently, in one place. If I had to pick one reason I didn't like it is the cord. Sure, it is adjustable, but once you put your cell phone inside that cord will cut into your neck more than you would think. 
I found a great pattern called Call Me from By Annie that ...

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March 16, 2020
Crochet Madness from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working up some swatches using my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways to make things. This was my swatch for a cowl. 
A friend gave me this cake of Caron Chunky and it seemed perfect for a chunky cowl. Aft I swatched, I cast on the right number of stitches and got hooking! This project took only a couple days to work up. Super quick with bulky yarn.
On Sunday morning I was almost done. 
It's kind of lumpy, but I like it anyway. Now I just ...

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