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September 20, 2021
Improv Abstraction from Goer

Four years ago this week, I took an improv piecing workshop with Karen Foster of Capitola Quilter. She taught Improv Abstraction, using two methods of improv curves, for the workshop with Bay Area Modern. In my #99DaysofWIPs this summer I focused on projects that had been started in quilt workshops such as this one.

I used the remaining solids in these two colors, Kona Pewter and Nautical, to fill in and add to the blocks I'd created in the workshop.

I added smooth curve walking foot quilting, inspired by my recent walking foot class with Jacquie Gering. I started ...

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September 18, 2021
Trialing A Cloud Design from The Quilt Yarn

Working on my next panel...Have it cut to size and was preparing a backing in order to baste this up but then discovered that my backing had tiny holes right across the middle in regular intervals right across the length of the entire piece. Only bought this yesterday, so it had not been lying around here. Looks like there was a label attached or something and that may have just been ripped off the bolt. Was not impressed.


So had to find another piece, wash it and was left with some time on my hands.

Decided to trial a ...

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September 3, 2021
Coin Flip Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Back in July, I participated in a book hop for Cheryl Brickey's new book Just One Charm Pack Quilts. You can read all about that quilt finish here. But there were a number of other quilts I wanted to make from the book, and the first one of those was Coin Flip.


I loved making this quilt! I used an older charm pack from 3 Sisters (Papillon) along with a solid teal fabric and Kona Dove as the background.

The backing is fabric I had leftover from a recent quilt finish.


I quilted it with free-motion flowers in light ...

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August 29, 2021
Random Acts of Cuteness from Sew Preeti Quilts

Our office recently moved to a new location.  There are no lunch places within walking distance but there is a café in the basement. The food is good and the service is great. Naturally, I became a regular :-) Fami works in the cafe and she is usually behind the counter so it was a few weeks before I noticed her pregnant state. To be sure, I asked Frank - Is she expecting a baby. Frank nodded. When I asked, he told me that the baby is due in October. She'll be going on leave soon.

So I did what most ...

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August 24, 2021
Time for a Baby Quilt! from TheEclecticAbuela

 My niece has a new (big!) baby boy, so you know what I did--made a flannel baby quilt!


Baby Quilt--36" x 54"

 

The red flannel is printed with a funny assortment of animals (cows, horses, owls, foxes, giraffes, elephants, and dinosaurs--dinosaurs?!?). I think the fabric designer asked some kids what their favorite animals were, rather than sticking with a theme.

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August 20, 2021
A Crib Size Pulsar Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I'm not a huge fan of the colour orange and yet, this is my fourth or fifth orange quilt now. Turns out my stash had quite a few orange fat quarters in it and I do like it with a black background, so when I made the decision to work on the Pulsar quilt and make a crib size quilt from it, I pulled four orange fat quarters and Kona Black.


I cannot tell you how much I love this pattern! It was super fun to make and I just love the results. This design is so versatile, I ...

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August 14, 2021
Island Batik - Try a Tool Blog Hop from Sew Preeti Quilts

 Welcome to Day Two of Island Batik's August 2021 Blog Hop - Try a Tool.



My assignment was to use the Butterfly Blooms collection and the Corner Pop 3 Ruler to make a project.

Butterfly Blooms, designed by Kathy Engle, is shipping to stores in September 2021.  
Let's first feast our eyes on the lovely fabrics.


Inspiration Board

If you like these fabrics, you are about to be dazzled...by how bright they look in person.


On my cutting table

These colors remind me of the Crape Myrtle trees that are in full bloom these days.

On my morning ...

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July 28, 2021
Books, Dragons and a Fantasy Land! from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

 I've stitched a few things since I last posted.  I made 2 fabric books for my grandkids.  I didn't want to use batting between the pages, so I used fusible interfacing instead.  One is a Christmas book.



The other book is a color book in both English and Spanish.



My Treadle On group started years ago with lots of fun and fantasy.  Captain Dick (who started the group and ran it until 2013) has quite the imagination, and invented a whole other world for sewing machines.  It was the Island of Olde Treadleonia.  For several years I've ...

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July 27, 2021
Fresh Flowers Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

One of the first fabric collections I bought when I began quilting was Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda. I dug through my archives to find the quilt I made with it back in 2012I ended up donating it for a family fundraiser, but I hung on to the scraps and finally dug them out in 2019. I saw a design on Pinterest I loved and began sketching out the block to make the best use of the fabric I

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Bowtie Quilt – Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop from The Crafty Quilter

Hi everyone! I am super happy to share my Bowtie Quilt as part of the Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop. The author, Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs, is a talented quilter, designer and teacher who I met at Quilt Con in Austin, Texas, six years ago. We’ve stayed in touch ever since, and I’m so happy to see her success as the author of Just One Charm Pack Quilts.

Just One Charm Pack Quilts by Cheryl Brickey for C&T Publishing

Just One Charm Pack Quilts

I love pre-cuts, from mini-charm packs to fat quarter bundles. They contain a snapshot of the entire collection of a fabric ...

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Just One Charm Pack Quilts Book Hop from Dizzy Quilts

Over the years, I've made many quilts from patterns designed by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. When Cheryl asked me if I would be willing to participate in the Book Hop organized to celebrate her latest book Just One Charm Pack Quilts, I didn't hesitate to accept!

All of the quilts in the book can be made from just one charm pack, an accent and a background fabric. The sizes ranges from baby quilts to small lap size.

The quilt I made from the book is the 9-Patch Challenge.


For my version of 9-Patch Challenge, I used ...

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July 19, 2021
Just One Charm Pack – Blog Hop! from Needle and Foot

Finally! Today is my day on the blog hop celebrating the release of Cheryl Brickey’s second quilt book, Just One Charm Pack. I have been waiting to play with this book for quite some time. I loved her first book Modern Plus Sign Quilts and knew this book would be at least as creative. Cheryl’s patterns are not new to me. I have made three so far (Postage Plus, Pike’s Peak and Flock of Geese.) Additionally, I have carried her patterns in my shop for a long while and they are very popular. (Note – all quilt patterns ...

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July 5, 2021
Island Batik July Challenge - The Holly Family from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik Challenge for July urged us to get an early start on Christmas and other end of the year holiday projects!



In my first Island Batik Ambassador Box, I had received a strip set of Holly Holiday fabric, designed by Kathy Engle. With deep red/dark green colors and reindeer/pine shaped trees it screams Christmas. Naturally I set it aside for the July challenge.



Holly Holiday Strips

Selection


I chose to make a tree skirt.


We have a small Christmas tree and some years we even put it up, when we are not traveling. If I make ...

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June 20, 2021
“Snuggle” from Heart Desire Creations

Finished the baby rag quilt I started here. It was a quick sew, but the clipping took a while. I’d clip, rest, clip some more, do something else, then clip, clip, clip! The quilt has been washed and dried twice to get it fluffed up. Each washing & dry will make it more snuggly.

I secured the outside of the quilt with an extra strip doubled over instead of binding. It too is clipped. The stripe brightens the quilt and pulls it all together.

For the backing I used a bright directional print, but altered direction of the design. SNUGGLE ...

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May 10, 2021
Spring adventures and Pine Lullaby fabrics from Sew Sunshine




Spring time suddenly seemed to creep up on me. I found out that my niece was going to be having a baby this summer but a baby shower in May. I decided this would be a perfect quilt to make using the group of AGF pine lullaby fabrics I already had. I have not been out to the stores shopping so I wanted to use what I had and open this nice FQ bundle. It came with a panel of bears hugging and I knew I wanted to use it somehow. My only question was could I make a quilt ...

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May 3, 2021
tried and true . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy binding?  I really do.  I love the rhythmic stitching motion.  It's soothing and settling. So I often volunteer to do the binding on group quilts.  (I dislike giving blocks for group quilts ... not because I don't want to give or participate, but because of comments someone once made about my blocks in a swap.  It hurt my feelings and I'm just afraid to stitch up bad blocks for a quilt someone else is having to piece. So I bind.)

I volunteered to do so for a quilt we were ...

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An Out of this World Finish on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 329. After making the Pinwheels and Stars blocks years ago, putting them together to make a baby quilt and then using it as my free motion quilting (FMQ) project for almost a year, it's now finished!  

Pinwheels and Stars baby quilt

It's finally over

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May 2, 2021
Kindness Quilt: A gift for a new little blessing from Carried Away Quilting

In 2020 I joined a mystery sew along hosted by Sweet Treasures Quilts called the Kindness Project. The goal was to make a quilt and gift it to someone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I finished my quilt top and then tucked it away . . . pondering who to gift it to.  I knew the answer would come to my heart, and it did.

I am taking a little license with my choice, but I think you will understand why.  It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult, sad and challenging year for so many people. But one miraculous blessing came ...

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May 1, 2021
Economy Block Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

It was fun to turn the scraps into a top.

But even more fun to turn the top into a finish. And use more of the prepared scrappy bindings Sparkle Jane and I created and set aside.

Even small finishes are so satisfying. This adds to my growing stack of baby quilts to be gifted or donated by the end of the year.

More babies needed!

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April 20, 2021
Dinosaur Quilt Finished & Delivered from Needle and Foot

It took very little time to finish up the whole cloth dinosaur quilt I made for our local Community Service group. It is great to have quilts available for children in crises and I think this one is perfect. Cute dinosaurs on the fronts and snuggly, soft flannel on the back.

A not so artsy photo – complete with ladders and scrap wood in the background!

The binding is a bold red and white stripe, leftover yardage gifted by my sister some time ago.

I quilted around each dinosaur and if needed (to travel to the next creature) I echoed some ...

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