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August 23, 2019
A Time For All Seasons BOM - August from Melva Loves Scraps


As we traveled down the two-lane highway on our return home from Lincoln, Nebraska I had set the repairs and hand quilting aside since I just couldn't do it anymore.  My hands were a little tired and my eyes said "no more" - they would no longer focus clearly as we moved down the slightly bumpy highway.

You know that saying about having enough coffee to thread a sewing machine while it is running?  I felt like that was what I was doing most of the day since the two-lane highway wasn't silky smooth.  Threading the needle and trying ...

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August 1, 2019
August's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy

 Are you ready for our August blocks?
Here where I live, it is a little on the warm side.
So how do you cool off? 
With a nice slice of watermelon.

Here is our appliqué block 

Dog Days of Summer



You can find the pattern HERE.  


The second block is our pieced block.
A fast and easy log cabin block.

My Summer Log Cabin


You can find the pattern for it HERE.

If you have missed any of the blocks here 
they are.

July's Blocks
From Carla of Creatin In the Sticks
Can be found HERE. 



June' s blocks ...

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July 19, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - July from Melva Loves Scraps


In June I wondered what the July blocks would be... perhaps fireworks, or picnic theme... or star or flag related...




I was excited to see the waving stripes block offered by Carla over at Creatin' in the Sticks


My first block reminds me of a picnic and apple pie with the checked gingham and the apples on the blue stripe.

I love my second block with the color placement that gives the illusion of a waving flag and shadows...






However, I could not get the idea of a flag block out of my mind!  It was an idea that came ...

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July 5, 2019
Fun in the Sun! from Melva Loves Scraps

I needed a second block for the A Time For All Seasons BOM hosted by Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends.  The June blocks were all applique and I had decided in February {at the beginning of the BOM} I would do only pieced blocks, as they were offering one pieced and one applique block each month.  






I could have simply made a second sail boat block...






But since I had modified Carol's block, I wanted to capture the sun portion of her block shown below.










I came across this free pattern from AQS.  The pattern makes a 16-1/4 ...

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June 28, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - June Blocks from Melva Loves Scraps

Ok... so this month I am a bit of a rebel... The blocks for month of June all had applique.  The designers of the Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends BOM drug me over the hump of my dislike for applique last year in their It's A Wild Life BOM... and I so appreciate that! I have even chosen, on my very own, a project that featured appliqued letters to make a fun little baby quilt.



I considered Carol's (from Just Let Me Quilt) sailboat in the sunset... modified.  (I hope that you don't mind Carol!)  With the ...

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June 1, 2019
June's A Time for All Seasons Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy



 Here we are with June's blocks!!
I just love that in our neck of the
woods it will be getting warmer.
That means, if you are
lucky, you get to play at the lake.

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
designed this adorable block
that is a mix of piecing and applique.




I am just using all of my fun
Riley Blake scraps and stash
to create each of them.


Her bonus block for June
is this cutie.


I just love this pattern.  It is just too
cute. 


The applique block for June is this
fun one.  Great for ...

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May 16, 2019
No Guilt::Go Quilt - Breakfast - May Flower Baskets from Melva Loves Scraps

I am rarely in my studio after 5 pm... I am not a late night person by any means!  I am much more of a morning person and I have been known to go in there very early... like 6:00 or 6:30 a.m. or earlier if Dave happens to be gone overnight... and I tend to "get lost" in there and won't emerge until around 10 or 10:30 to head to the shower.

If you happen to be a late-night owl and quilt away until you realize it is way too late, before you head ...

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May 1, 2019
Pinwheels - Bonus Block - A Time for All Seasons from Melva Loves Scraps

I didn't do any of the bonus blocks in last year Sew Incredibly Crazy Friends "It's A Wild Life" BOM.  Because the designers are being so gracious in offering two blocks - one pieced and one appliqued -this year, I am sticking with the pieced blocks, two of each.

This first bonus block is an easy to piece block that features two pinwheels designed by Carla at Creatin' In The Sticks.

My first thought when I saw the block was of the Walk to Remember in 2011.  My Dad had Alzheimer's and was a resident at a nearby ...

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April 20, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - April from Melva Loves Scraps



Basket Upset is the block of the month designed by Carla at Creatin' In The Sticks for the Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends BOM.




And have I got a story for you! As I made the block I was taken back in time to Easter of 1992. Heather was 4-1/2 years old and Rebecca was two.


Dave and I have always been bargain shoppers and sometime in the midst of a harsh mid-west winter we found a swing set that had been deeply discounted. We snatched it up and stored it away until Easter.

After the kiddos had gone ...

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April 2, 2019
April's Blocks - A Time for All Seasons from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Of course, April showers
bring May flowers.
didn't disappoint with 
these adorable blocks for 
April.


April Showers
You can find it here




Basket Upset


You can find a the pattern for it Here.

To recap the block so far for the 




Created March's Blocks

 End of the Rainbow




You can find the pattern for it Here.

A Wee Bit of Ireland



You can find the pattern for it Here. 


The February  Blocks


A Piece of My Hearts.
And



Love At First Spike.
Both patterns will be ...

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March 20, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - A Wee Bit of Ireland from Melva Loves Scraps



March's blocks for A Time for All Season block of the month is from Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and features shamrocks and a Wee Bit of Ireland...  




I went with a perfectly planned block and a completely scrappy block.  In all honesty, I like the look of my scrappy block better than the planned block... an example of lack of contrast.  My background fabric is not a great enough contrast with my light green fabric.  


As I pieced these blocks I was waiting to hear from my brothers-in-law that a special surprise had arrived in their mail ...

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March 5, 2019
A Time For All Seasons - March's Blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Are you ready for 
a little Irish fun?
I am a wee bit Irish
so these blocks have 
a I hold close to my heart.
Carol of Just Let Me Quilt is the 
designer for this month's blocks. 

The first is End of the Rainbow.

If you notice I carefully 
placed some wording in the block.
I thought it added a bit of fun.
Especially, the "make a wish" writing
I strategically put inside the hat.

You can find the pattern for it Here. 


The second block is 
A Wee Bit of Ireland.


Isn't it a cute pattern ...

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February 23, 2019
A Time For All Season - A Piece of My Hearts from Melva Loves Scraps




The February blocks are from Carol at Just Let Me Quilt and are really cute and so appropriate for the month of February... the month of love.



Ecclesiastes 3 has always been a favorite scripture of mine... 

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a ...

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February 1, 2019
A Time for All Seasons BOM, First Blocks - Free BOM from Sew Incredibly Crazy

We are so excited to begin our 4th annual 
Block of the Month
If you missed the announcement, 
this year it is 




I am so excited to be kicking off
the BOM.  
If you were curious about the theme, 
you no longer have to wait.
We again are having the best of both
worlds, 

If you like to piece blocks, 
or if you love to applique, 
we will be having both.

So here is our first blocks, 


It is fun 10 1/2" pieced block
featuring a four hearts.



Here is the link to our first 
block, 
A Piece of ...

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January 4, 2019
Announcing the 2019 Block of the Month from Sew Incredibly Crazy


How is it that this is our 
4th Annual Block of the Month?
With it being the first part of the
2019, it is time to announce 
our theme and it is...….









Here is the list of designers and the months that 
they will be designing for.

February

March 

April 

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January


We are ...

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