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June 5, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

I found the perfect diagonal print to bind this All Hallows Brown Bag Mystery Quilt. I like stripes, dots and diagonal stripes for binding. Diagonal prints are great because it makes it look like you put stripes on the bias without the work of making bias binding. 
The quilting for this quilt is a fun spiral spider web design called Gossamer, available from Urban Elementz. 
See my tips on machine-finished quilt binding
Overall, a great finish. I'm sure I will check out the mystery quilt next year. This one had some new tricks and it was a great experience ...

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June 4, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this version of the brown bag mystery quilt together.
I added a narrow dark blue border. 

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June 2, 2023
a cleaning finish from Making A Lather

My April goal was to clean the sewing room floor which took until middle May to finish. A by product of that cleaning, was to clean the cutting table, too. This is a Friday finish with great benefit. 

It went from this....


to this...


By cleaning this, my scrap management just improved. And, I am working diligently on my ironing room in May ( and probably June) When I run into a stack of mess, I have this lovely table to sort and cut. yipee. I have been very careful to clean it every night, to keep it that ...

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May 26, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Remember those quarter square triangle blocks I was making? Let's get back to those. 
This was basically my practice quilt for the Brown Bag Mystery Quilt. I worked out how to make each unit using fabric from my collection. This one is very different and I really like how it is turning out. I haven't decided on borders yet.  

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floor finish from Making A Lather

I can't believe it, but my sewing room floor is clean and as tidy as it is going to get.  It went from this


to this. 

I spent 6 weeks sorting through procrastinated messes and organizing better. I tried to remove as much as possible by donating or gifting. There is still too much packed into the room. I also tried to locate often used items closer to me.

These were all over the room wherever I could lean them

scrap bins

I can walk straight to my machine

 still more to go

cutting table

I decided my ...

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May 24, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pieced top center complete! Time for some borders.
A narrow orange border.
Followed by a wider black border. I'm so pleased with this finished top. Now I need some backing and I can get it quilted. I found the perfect quilting design for this little quilt. I think a light gray backing is the right way to go. 

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May 20, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

This mystery quilt is such a delight. 
The units are just the right size and the blocks are large. Next is joining it all together with the sashing. 

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May 17, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Do you remember my Brown Bag Mystery Quilt? 
The big reveal happened last weekend. I decided it was time I got cutting and stitching. Here is the first clue, fun little uneven nine-patch units. How fun is that skeleton print!?! It is directional but I'm going to treat it as though it is a tossed print and let the pieces fall whichever direction they fall. 
Pieced sashings are delightful. The directions for these are great! I cut the quarter triangle units with the Accuquilt Go! So fast, and accurate.  
These outer sashing pieces are simple yet effective. 
Here is ...

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May 10, 2023
New Starts from Becca's Crazy Projects

I don't have anything exciting to share today. I do have this pile of black and white prints that I am going to make into a quilt, or quilts. I'm still in the planning stage, so stick around to see what happens. 

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floor mess from Making A Lather

My strip bins overfloweth. The big problem is the floor around them is collecting strips as well. I don't like the mess of sorting into colors, so, I wait until the situation is urgent. I am trying to clean the floor in my sewing room. It has to be done.

1 1/2 inch strip bin

This is the 1 1/2 inch strip drawer unleashed. Hard to believe all this was in one drawer. 

The big pile of neutrals was a mess on the floor which prompted my attention. I sat on the floor making piles of color ...

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May 8, 2023
floor disaster from Making A Lather

This was my view from the door into my sewing room. I had to step over things to get to my sewing table. It was embarrassing and dangerous. I was focused on getting parts done, so, I would just set aside the maintenance, until, my projects were done. which is never.  I just couldn't take it anymore. Enough is enough. I decided, for April, I was going to take back my sewing room floor.

My first decision was to tackle the table next to my accuquilt. I cut and throw  the scraps into a pile for later. This is ...

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May 3, 2023
Quarter Square Triangle Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm working on a project and needed a bunch of quarter square triangle blocks. I decided to give my Accuquilt Go! a workout. 
Start with four squares cut to at least 5.5" inches by 5.5" inches. This block has two green quarters, one background (tan with stars), and one orange quarter. Starting with four squares will yield four finished units. You could use four colors but my quilt pattern called for three colors. 
Layer the squares with right sides together. I know it isn't easy to tell with that green solid. Make sure the fabric grain ...

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April 17, 2023
A Bit of Thread Basting from Quilts....etc.

Off and on all day I was thread basting the next section for Noriko’s Star and now it is ready for EPP – this section that goes around the inner hexagon is the easiest of the 3 different designs that make up this “border” of course it is the smallest of these sections also. I […]

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March 15, 2023
cutting for ohio star block from Making A Lather

Once, I started cutting shirts for scrappy pinwheels, there was a cascade of shirt related cutting. Ohio stars was an easy decision. I have the accuquilt go die. I need a 5 1/2 inch strip of shirt to cut one block. So, While I was going through the box of shirts, I cut what I could get from a shirt in that size. Once I had been through the box once, I started cutting with the die. It wasn't until then, I checked my list of ufos, and, found I had a project box already cut. hmmm And ...

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March 8, 2023
Scrappy Bricks and Charms from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I pieced a couple little quilts. This one used 5" charm squares to make pluses. 
I had to make another scrappy bricks quilt top. I enjoy making these so much. 

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March 3, 2023
Springtime from Becca's Crazy Projects

I haven't been getting much done this past week. Well, I went on walks with my dog and saw the daffodils blooming at the end of my block. 
I pieced this simple quilt top for Quilts for Kids. I quilted it, too. 
I cut a bunch of squares and bricks for more charity quilts. Otherwise a quiet week. 

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March 1, 2023
Scrappy Bricks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I pulled out my stack of 2.5" strips and cut a bunch of 2.5" x 4.5" bricks. This time, I pulled bright green, dark green, aqua, and some yellows. I also pulled out some 4.5" center blocks from my stack. 
Over part of Saturday I pieced the 12.5" blocks. On Sunday, I finished piecing the blocks and assembled them into this little top that will finish at about 36" by 36". Perfect for a Quilts for Kids quilt. I think I have a piece of green flannel that will make a snuggly backing ...

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February 22, 2023
Scrappy Bricks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time for another scrappy bricks project. This time, I decided to go big! The center squares are cut at 4.5" by 4.5" and the bricks are cut at 2.5" by 4.5". This is a great way to use up a bunch of 2.5" strips. Particularly if you're like me and have like a million of them. 
First I made this one. Each block measures 12.5" by 12.5" and finishes at 12" by 12" in the finished quilt. Only nine blocks make a great baby quilt that measures about 36" by 36". 
Then ...

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February 17, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

After piecing the quilt backing, it was time to load this fun quilt onto the frame. 
I used a fun quilting design that has become one of my favorites. If I remember to look it up I will share the designer. Yesterday I trimmed it and added it to my pile of quilts waiting for binding. That pile is now five quilts deep. I should start another random quilt soon. 

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February 16, 2023
74 Degrees–February 15th from Quilts....etc.

what would you do if it was 74 degrees in winter!  Be outside and take a walk.  I did get some stitching done but I got done with a few things outside too and took a walk.  Cooler weather returns today – it was nice while it lasted. The trail had so much junk washed […]

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