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January 19, 2018
Housetops Quilted from Fret Not Yourself

This is a lovely, soft quilt that I hope will be used daily by the baby. So I wanted a quilting design that enhances the softness as well as the durability. Baptist Fans work well with the spacing and direction changes. {And somehow, these colors are a bit off. Overexposed? The quilt really looks like the photos from the last post.}

Housetops quilt with Baptist fan quilting

I bought these darling bunnies on blue for the back and bound it with a tiny blue and white stripe. Stripes are our favorite binding, aren't they.

Bunnies on the back of ...

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Purple Baby Heart Quilt - First 2018 Quilt Finish from Studio Dragonfly Quilts


This sweet quilt was not even on my list of quilty goals for the year, yet here it is. Two of my coworkers are expecting babies this Spring. One of them is having an early baby shower since a super big work deadline is approaching for her team and time for baby showers will become scarce. I don't know her that well so I asked some of her closer work buddies what she might like. Without skipping a beat, I learned that "she really likes purple". That is all I needed to know.


My purple stash is not large ...

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January 18, 2018
Hippo Blue Quilt from Quilt Fabrication

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It's a wrap!


Hippo Blue quilt on the grass

Or should I say, it's a quilt? Either way, the top using techniques from my January Book of the Month selection, Improv Patchwork, now consists of three layers, held together by stitches - the definition of a quilt!

Introducing Hippo Blue, because it's blue and there's hippos. How creative is that?


Hippo Blue quilt side view

I'm happy with how this ultimately turned out, though I do wish I would have incorporated the orange sooner ...

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For the Boys from Quilted Joy

Girls can be so easy to quilt for. Floral patterns, pink and purple fabrics, as well as blues and geometrics, everything works for a girl’s room. But what to do for the boys? Here are a couple of beautiful masculine quilt designs that these boys are really going to love!

Judy made this incredible Nashville Predators quilt for her son. Such an amazing quilt!

Judy’s son is a huge Nashville Predators fan. In this quilt he got for Christmas, she quilted around the hockey player with the Jessie’s Swirls pantograph and outlined him to help him stand out a little more.

Judy made this incredible Nashville Predators quilt for her son. The backing really shows off her awesome quilting!

To really see the quilting, you have to see the ...

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January 16, 2018
Anita’s Sunny Skies Quilt from Quilted Joy

Take a look at Anita’s super cute quilt!

Anita took the Sunny Skies Quilt pattern and made it her own! She brought this super cute scrappy quilt to Angela Huffman for some simple meander quilting.

This looks a lot like Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s Sunny Skies quilt, but Anita mixed it up a little.

Anita took the Sunny Skies Quilt pattern and made it her own! She brought this super cute scrappy quilt to Angela Huffman for some simple meander quilting.

Instead of squares in the background arranged like a checkerboard, she made big squares in a square on point expanding out to the border. Doesn’t it create a really interesting effect? It’s like the 16-patches and 4-patches are floating over a series of larger concentric squares!

Anita took the Sunny Skies Quilt pattern and made it her own! She brought this super cute scrappy quilt to Angela Huffman for some simple meander quilting.

Anita took the Sunny Skies Quilt pattern and made it her own! She brought this super cute scrappy quilt to Angela Huffman for some simple meander quilting.

When she dropped off her quilt she still needed a backing fabric. She has lots of cute floral fabrics in the quilt, and ...

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January 15, 2018
» Charm About You


Some designs are organic and simple. I had drawn a quick sketch of this quilt and, as I was creating it, the dimensions and overall layout changed slightly from my original vision. It just worked, allowing myself to adapt the pieces and play with the blocks. 


The half dresdens work perfectly to create rising and setting suns, the bold mix of colours and solids/prints adds interest and I used both curved and pointed segments to suggest beams of light. The colours bring to mind the artist Clarice Cliff, her designs and use of colour are hugely inspirational.

I used ...

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January 13, 2018
A Two Quilt Tuesday from Pink Doxies


Cabin Under the Stars: Quilt No. 1

Yesterday was Monday, and it felt like a typical Monday for me in spite of the ice and snow storm. I am a self-proclaimed Monday Lover because it is the day of new starts, and I get so much done!

Starting mid-morning, I had all but a couple of these stars done before I went home for lunch. By 2:00 that afternoon, this sweet thing was sewn together. 

Some little details: The fabric is beach-themed. Swimmers, sling chairs, umbrellas, flamingos, and so one. I'll show you more when I quilt it ...

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Churn Dash Baby Quilt II from Pink Doxies


Churn Dash II


I had some minor problems with the points when I made the first Churn Dash baby quilt. Check it out along with the book I'm working from in A Two Quilt Tuesday. I needed one more quilt in similar colors so I made another one.

This time I starched the squares before making the large HST, and was very careful while squaring up and trimming them. Once again, it was problematic piecing the giant nine patch. Goodness, you think I would have stopped, ripped, squared the other pieces, and then sewed it together. But, No, I ...

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January 12, 2018
Improv Patchwork Update from Quilt Fabrication

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More blocks have magically appeared, with guidance from the Improv Patchwork book, and now I have a top!


Improv Patchwork quilt top after orange

Though I have a confession to make - there were minor adjustments to the top after all blocks were sewn together. Keep reading for the full story!

After the first round of sewing, the top actually looked like this:


Improv Patchwork quilt top before orange

Boring, if I do say so myself. Since it's intention is as baby quilt for one of hubby's coworkers ...

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January 9, 2018
Cabin Under the Stars Quilt from Pink Doxies



I'm Back to Sewing &
Oh, Baby, It Feels So Good!


My urge to sew finally returned. (Did you ever wonder about me? I did.) It came back with clear, strong intentions. 

Make what you love. Use what you have. Listen more. Talk less.

I can't say these are resolutions or even goals really. Simply put, they are intentions.  I want to live like this right now--not when I figure it out or jump through impossible hoops. Resolutions have such high expectations, and great chance of failure. Without success, we give up and quit. My daughter termed that kind ...

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January 8, 2018
Scattered Squares – Pattern Testing from Needle and Foot

I have a finish to share with you!  It was actually my last finish of 2017 and I just barely made it.  I stitched the binding down on December 31st!  This fun quilt was made as a test for a new pattern designed by Sarah Goer, of Sarah Goer Quilts.  This is the second pattern I have tested for her.  (The first was Knock Knock and you can check that out here.)

Scattered Squares is a modern pattern designed with the idea of floating the smaller squares on a solid background.  It could be done any number of ways though ...

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January 5, 2018
Claire's Butterflies {Finished Baby Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Our friends had a baby girl right after Christmas, so I needed to get moving on a baby quilt for her right away! I made this quilt for her big sister two years ago.

I decided on our Ready, Set, Soar! pattern because it's such a versatile and quick pattern. I pulled medium-toned pinks, purples, and blues from my Island Batik stash for this version. My previous version of this quilt is my Mystical Mermaid quilt. 


The top zipped together very quickly! Here's the top after I gave it a bit of a "haircut" at the bottom. 


For ...

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January 1, 2018
FINAL STASH REPORT FOR 2017 from The Proficient Needle

Used this week  2.625 yards
Used year to date  131.625 yards
Fabric added this week  18.5 yards
 Fabric added year to date  88.75 yards
Net used 2017  48.875 yards
 
I completed another baby quilt from a panel, and came in just under the wire to claim my final finish for the year!
I looked back through my archives of stash reports.  In 2010 I only kept track of fabric used, as I started part-way through the year.
Year   # of projects    yds used         yds added      net used
2010       30               273.5   
2011       36               252.625            72 ...

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December 29, 2017
Three Ways to Go from Quilted Joy

There is never just one way to do something right, especially with artistic endeavors. Multiple choices should be seen as multiple opportunities to try something new. With longarm quilting there are so many choices to be made like thread, color, density, and design. In fact, our renters have three different ways to quilt their quilts.

Judy quilted her super cute Arrow quilt with a meander design board.

They can use a design board. These are hard boards with the path cut into them so you can maneuver the machine with a stylus. It allows for precision, though it can take a little longer. Judy chose the design borads for both of her ...

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December 28, 2017
STILL STITCHING ALONG from The Proficient Needle

Just to keep my hand in, I basted this cute baby quilt panel, and managed to find an afternoon to quilt during the past week.  A little evening TV watching, and the hand stitching was complete on the binding.  This will be donated to the Hugs program at our local hospital, after being logged into my guild's comunity quilts program.

I've been slowly working on Diamond Hill by Esther Aliu.  


So far I have hand appliqued 3 of the 4 main blocks.



The flower colours were chosen to coordinate with some fabric that has been in my stash ...

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December 27, 2017
One last finish! from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

I couldn't tell you where the month of December has gone! It has been an upsy downsy month with flu (the entire family!), bulging disk in my back, lots of birthdays and the mad Christmas dash that always seems to happen no matter how well I think I have everything in hand. 


I've been absent here and online as home life, work and getting the secret sewing done has taken over and I haven't had a minute to myself except for last week when the back gave out and I had no choice but to find a ...

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December 25, 2017
Animal House and a Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

The quilt was completed on Sunday but taking good pictures was a challenge due to limited daylight hours.  And then snowy or cloudy weather AAAAARRRRGGGHHHHHH.
I am dying to show this one.  Here is the flimsy.

A beautiful day
Here is the back story of the quilt.
You know that Angela Walters is the queen of FMQ. Since I do not FMQ, (not even to save my life), I had not dived into the pool of Angela worshippers but admired her beautiful work from the sidelines.

But when Angela Walters joined forces with Craftsy (I am an affiliate) for the ...

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December 12, 2017
Some of This; Some of That from The Quilting Reader's Garden

What with finishing the NICU quilt top, making my geese for ORL, cutting binding for my quilted baby top, and making a Covered in Love block, plus a little tree, I used 1.64 yds from the stash. That brings me to 73.93 yds destashed YTD. On my design wall, I've got my Covered in Love block, the binding for the quilted baby quilt, and the tree for my table runner.  Yes, it's not the same size as

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Some of This; Some of That from Quilting Reader's Garden

What with finishing the NICU quilt top, making my geese for ORL, cutting binding for my quilted baby top, and making a Covered in Love block, plus a little tree, I used 1.64 yds from the stash. That brings me to 73.93 yds destashed YTD. On my design wall, I've got my Covered in Love block, the binding for the quilted baby quilt, and the tree for my table runner.  Yes, it's not the same size as

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A Chambray Flowering Snowball Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love a "big block" quilt and a large scale Flowering Snowball Quilt was always going to happen, and now seemed like a good time. I have had fun playing with the layout/coloring of the blocks in EQ8 (quilt design software). Although using a limited color palette - as I have done for this quilt - does not come easy, the design possibilities are endless and dare I say, this won't be my last big block Flowering Snowball Quilt.

Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Modern Geometric Baby and Lap Quilt | Flowering Snowball Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
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This quilt consists of 16 Flowering Snowball Blocks (each finished block measures 11 ...

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