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April 19, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Stacked bricks. Pieced and quilted by me.
Pieced and quilted by me for 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 going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me indirectly, I do include Amazon affiliate links to products I use on my other blog posts. If you purchase the items I recommend, or anything else, after using my links to reach Amazon I receive a small payment from ...

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April 17, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love this quilt pieced by Mary. Aren't the fish wonderful?
I was playing thread chicken while quilting this one. I managed to finish quilting it before running out of thread. 
I also love these birds, also pieced by Mary for 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 going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

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April 16, 2024
Book Review Meditations at Midnight by Gary Jansen from Quilt in Piece

Meditations at Midnight by Gary Jansen is a captivating exploration of spirituality and self-discovery, delving into the profound moments that emerge in the stillness of night. Jansen weaves together personal anecdotes, mystical insights, and timeless wisdom to create a book that resonates deeply with seekers of inner peace. At its core, Meditations at Midnight invites readers to embrace the quiet moments of darkness as opportunities for reflection and transformation. Jansen skillfully intertwines his own experiences with spiritual teachings from various traditions, offering a holistic perspective on navigating life’s challenges and finding meaning in the midst of chaos. What I ...

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The Discipleship Opportunity: A Guide for Churches in a Changing World from Quilt in Piece

In “The Discipleship Opportunity,” Daniel Im tackles the challenges facing churches in the modern world. Im argues that clinging to traditional methods of evangelism and leadership may no longer be effective in a society characterized by indifference, impatience, and political division. The book is aimed at church leaders seeking to revitalize their congregations. Im equips them with practical strategies for: Reaching those who are spiritually disengaged: Im acknowledges that many within the church itself might be going through the motions without a deep connection to their faith. The book offers guidance on rekindling a passion for Jesus within the existing ...

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April 15, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Saturday I picked up a roll of batting and bag of quilts to quilt. 
I picked up backing for six tops that I pieced and eleven quilts made by other members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I'll be busy for the next few weeks.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me indirectly, I do include Amazon affiliate links to products I ...

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April 12, 2024
30's Playtime from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend helped me pick out the backing for this 30's Playtime quilt.
It's scrappy and wonderful. 

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April 10, 2024
Needle Felting Adventure from Becca's Crazy Projects

As a crafter, have you ever gotten an idea and been unable to let go of it? No matter how hard you tried? Well, this needle felting adventure is one of those ideas. I don't know why, but I had the idea to make some wool dryer balls. Can I buy wool dryer balls? Absolutely (link at the bottom of the post). But where is the fun in that?
Because I wanted to make dryer balls, I grabbed a box of roving. I estimated I could make several with this box.
I wanted some colors so I added in ...

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April 8, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been making little four-patch blocks with leftover bits. I paired them up and made them into blocks using some 2.5" strips. I really like how this one turned out. 
These quarter log cabin blocks are so easy to make. Pieced and quilted by me. Both will be heading to 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 going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me ...

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April 5, 2024
Pretty Purples from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I was near a big box fabric store. I popped in to wander. I found some superglue that I needed and eight fat quarters I didn't. They were on sale: 4 for $5. That price is perfect for charity quilts. 
I came home and chopped them into 6.5" squares suitable for charity quilts. I also grabbed some squares from my stack to make up another. 
There were even some 3.5" strips left over. Perfect for yet another quilt once I paired them with some other leftover 3.5" strips. It just occurred to me I ...

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April 3, 2024
Brown Bag Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

These little nine-patches were the first clue. 
The second was loads and loads of flying geese. I'm going to be piecing these for days.
A little bit of chain piecing makes this go quickly. I use the letter opener to quickly cut the units apart. 

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April 1, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun quilt was pieced by Kat for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. Quilted and ready for binding. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me indirectly, I do include Amazon affiliate links to products I use on my other blog posts. If you purchase the items I recommend, or anything else, after using my links to reach Amazon I receive a small payment from ...

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March 29, 2024
Charming: Tapestry from Becca's Crazy Projects

I loaded up the Charming Tapestry quilt and quilted it with this great edge-to-edge design called Brenda's Tulips.
Now it just needs binding.

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March 27, 2024
Brown Bag Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

How can you have only one?
I discovered Mountain Creek Quilt Shop through the Brown Bag Mystery group on Facebook. I found their collection of classic book covers as color inspiration delightful. So much so, that I bought two more brown bag kits. 
I bought The Raven and The Call of Cthulhu. I even added the extra coordinating fabric for borders and binding. I really like the mix of greens and blues in The Call of Cthulhu bag. The Raven will likely be stunning with the almost monochromatic palette. 
I started with The Raven. So far I've only made ...

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March 25, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

How does your garden grow? The Square-in-Square block is great for using 2.5" strips to make easy 6" blocks. Alternating with simple squares for a fun effect. I pieced and quilted this one for 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 going directly to their website and clicking DONATEI don't earn anything from this link. 

If you want to support me indirectly, I do include Amazon affiliate links to products I use on my other blog posts. If ...

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Holy Week Monday from Quilt in Piece

The echo of cheers still hangs in the air, a fading memory from yesterday’s celebration. Palm fronds, once vibrant symbols of hope, now lie scattered on the dusty ground, their green already tinged with brown. We walk beside Jesus, a heavy silence pressing down where excitement crackled just a day ago. The joy of Palm Sunday feels like a dream – a beautiful, fleeting dream that leaves you a little lost when you wake up. The bright Jerusalem sunshine that cast hope on the city walls seems to mock us now. We can still almost hear the cheers of the ...

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March 22, 2024
Charming: Phesant Hill from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is my second post about one of my charm pack quilts. Check out the first post from last week to see the cutting tools.
When I say I didn't plan this layout you will just have to believe me. I just grabbed contrasting colors and stitched them into pairs. Then stitched the pairs into sets of four, and so one until I had a row of 16 tumblers. Then I added one more to the end for a total of 17 per row.
I tried to get them to line up so there weren't too many of ...

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March 20, 2024
Brown Bag Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last year I participated in a fun mystery quilt designed by Karen Montgomery. I decided to jump in and try another this year.
I chose my brown bag based on the floral print. I'm not entirely sure how I feel ab out the amount of pink fabric but I'm going to go with the flow. I bought this kit from The Crabby Quilter in Annapolis.
The kit comes with cutting instructions to get you started. I did the initial cutter and stacked everything in an project box so I will be ready each week. 
The first clue came ...

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March 18, 2024
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced and quilted this simple quilt. This is the Alternate Square pattern from Quilts for Kids. I love that this pattern works up quickly and works with a handful of different fabrics, or 30 different fabrics. It finishes at 38" by 44" so it fits onto a 1.5 yard cut of backing fabric with no piecing! It will be heading to Annapolis Quilts for Kids for binding in April

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by going directly to their website and clicking ...

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March 15, 2024
30's Playtime from Becca's Crazy Projects

There was a time when I would pick up 30's reproduction prints. At some point, a quilting friend gave me some she had. So far, I've made at least three quilts using this fabric. Let this be a lesson about over-buying fabrics.  
I cut the charm packs into half-square triangle units using the Accuquilt Go. You have to be careful when cutting 5" charms because there isn't much room for mistakes. 
I made a bunch of 4-patch in 4-patch blocks.
In the end, I had enough blocks to make a fun, scrappy quilt. Now it just needs ...

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March 13, 2024
Charming: Pheasant Hill from Becca's Crazy Projects

Continuing my series of quilts made with charm packs, I bring you Pheasant Hill. I have six charm backs and two one-yard cuts of coordinating fabric. This time we're going with tumblers cut using the Missouri Star template. 
I also used my rotating 14" by 14" cutting mat. This is great if you don't want to have to reposition the template when cutting. You just rotate the mat. Easy! You can also get a smaller 8" by 8" cutting mat.
This tumbler lets you quickly cut your charm packs into the right shape.
Neatly cut and stacked!
I ...

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