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March 13, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love scrappy quilts. 
Aren't these little quilts great!

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: 23

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March 11, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last Saturday I wasn't in the mood for quilting. I was in the mood to crank some socks. I grabbed some Knit Picks Felici and Stroll and got cranking.
I didn't get far before I found this knot. There may have been some choice words at that point. I cut the yarn, switched back to scrap yarn, and started another hung hem. This is often what I do when I make a mistake. I just skip past it. I can wind that yarn back up later. I wanted to make socks!
There was a small miscalculation when I ...

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March 9, 2020
Crochet Every Way from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to make another shawl using a new design and some Caron Cakes yarn.
I grabbed my copy of Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary: 125 Essential Stitches to Crochet in Three Ways, some yarn, and got swatching. I have way more stitch dictionaries than I probably need but I had to add this one to my collection. It does something most stitch dictionaries don't do: it tells you how to shape the stitches it tries to teach you. I really like this book because it does exactly that. It teaches you how to work the stitch designs flat ...

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March 7, 2020
Pink Skulls Baby Quilt from Jan's Quilts


I have a large and wonderful family, including about 50 cousins.  One of my cousins, actually the daughter of a cousin, contacted me about making a quilt for her daughter who was having a baby girl.  The expectant mother is a mortician and her mother wanted a mostly pink quilt with skulls.  My first thought was sugar skulls, but no, she wanted just regular skulls.


So I found some pink skull fabric and pulled some great low-volume whites from my stash and did a disappearing four-patch design.



The last two photos, showing the front and back, are from the baby ...

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March 6, 2020
One Monthly Goal for February Complete from {The Sweetest Dreams}

I finished the sweet baby quilt right on schedule. The last stitch was in the binding even before its new owner arrived on February 25th. I threw it in the wash this morning and I only have the label to sew on tonight. I may even get it into the mail tomorrow.

Thanks to Elm Street Quilts for hosting One Monthly Goal. It will keep me focused, at least on one project a month.






Finished size 50x50
Pattern: Meadowland by Then Came June
Fabrics: Kona Cotton, Moda Bella Solids and Tula Pink Slow and Steady for the backing



I'm ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love scrappy quilts!
Aren't these little quilts great!

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: 21

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March 4, 2020
Moonscape Baby Quilt from Jan's Quilts




A 2020 finish!  I even remembered to attach a quilt label!  This baby quilt is my own design.  I received two mini-charm packs at Quiltcon 2019 of Moonscape by Dear Stella.  I sat down with my graft paper and figured out how I wanted to use them.

Started 11/6/2019, finished 3/4/2020
Measurement: 40 inches square

I've finished one other quilt this week, but it's a surprise, so I won't post it until the recipient receives it.
May your bobbins always be full,

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Fabric Acquisition 2020 from Becca's Crazy Projects

As part of my own quilter accountability I've been keeping track of how much fabric I buy during the year. Last year I did a pretty good job and totaled 24 yards.

My first purchase of the year was to buy backing for both of these finished quilt tops. Quilt backing is one thing I almost don't count. I wouldn't be able to finish quilts without it so I consider it a necessary cost. Handy tip: when you finish the quilt top, measure it and write down the measurements. Then, calculate how much backing fabric you need ...

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

Weddings, babies, anniversaries. They’ll be keeping me busy for the next few months. My goal for this month is to turn this pile into a ribbon star quilt. It will be gifted in mid April so I really do need to finish it this month.


I’m linking up with Elm Street Quits and her One Monthly Goal challenge.
PS: I missed the link up for the February OMG complete project. So please go check out that post too! I did finish my OMG last month.

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March 2, 2020
Crank to Dye from Becca's Crazy Projects

What seems like forever ago I bought entirely too much Knit Picks Bare Fingering weight yarn to dye. I still haven't managed to get through it all. I decided it was time to use the circular sock knitting machine to make some blanks to dye. This is a great way to create gradient colorways.
Step one was to take those hanks of yarn and wind them for easy knitting. I used my Stanwood ball winder. If you're unhappy with your small plastic ball winder, this is a great upgrade option.
I used the 72 slot cylinder on my ...

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February 28, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
It's great to finish this little quilts. 

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 ...

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February 26, 2020
Frolic Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 3

I'm still working on my Frolic Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. I shared previous progress in Part 1 and Part 2 blog posts. 
I was concerned I wouldn't have enough of the green for sashing, but after I cut a few strips of the black I discovered I had just enough.
I'm always challenged by blocks set on point. Not only is there the problem with keeping things from shifting because everything is on the bias, particularly along the edges, but it just takes longer to piece than blocks in rows and columns ...

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February 24, 2020
Vintage Four-Patch from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is what my cutting table looks like most of the time. I move on to the next project and leave a pile of leftovers to put away later. This slows down some of my creativity, but not enough to keep me from doing it again. I had a bunch of strips and squares leftover from my Star Storm Quilt. I decided to trim down some of those leftovers to make some simple four-patch in four-patch blocks.
First, I made a bunch of smaller (4.5" by 4.5") 4-patch units.
Then I joined some to make bigger blocks (8 ...

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WooHoo, WooHoo, WooHoo…. Is It Ok For Me To Be Excited???? from Seams To Be Sew

Each year with sheer anticipation I look forward to various designers and their block of the months. I just know they have planned something special for us that year. I am always saddened when they decide to take a break or stop for a year or so, but I totally get it also. The sheer amount of work that goes into a block of the month for free or for purchase is unbelievable. You can’t even imagine unless you’ve done one for yourself. At the same time, if you’re creating that quilt I know you look forward ...

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February 21, 2020
Meet the Yippies from Sew Fresh Quilts


These google eyed guys are fun to make!


My Yippies quilt is finally quilted and bound....

And will begin it's journey across the pond come Monday.




I used solids pieced from any "full width of" that I could find in my stash.



I used 3" squares folded into triangles for hanging tabs on the corners.






And quilted in grey both on top and in the bobbin .



Organic wavy lines using my walking foot.




I adore the saturated text prints.
Little words can say a lot.

Like....

LOVE.



"Yippies" finished at 18" square.

This fun little mini quilt is going ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I dropped off seven quilted charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
I also quilted up a couple more for next time.
Mary made these fun butterflies. I wonder if I got them right-side up?

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 ...

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February 19, 2020
Little Successes from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted to try a crescent-shaped shawl using the linen stitch. I couldn't find any tutorials or patterns, so I made a few assumptions about the stitch, how to increase it, and started stitching.
I only had a single cake of this Mandala so it isn't a very big shawl. I made sure I didn't line up the increases from row to row and it seemed to work out okay. I think this technique is simple. I don't know that explaining it will be as simple.
The fabric is nice. This was my carry-along project for ...

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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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