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October 21, 2019
Baby Butterflies from Quilt Art by Olena Pugachova

I was very good this summer and got out several UFO projects to turn into baby quilts. Here is a glimpse of my design wall at the peak of activity:

The blue and white had been packed away as a top for about four years, now it's finished and donated to a charity (Heart Children Ireland). I didn't even take photos of it finished, but I really like it.

The buttefly blocks for a long time were my go-to samples for the curve piecing workshop, the orange one features in the curve-piecing tutorial here on the blog. Now ...

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Progress Potpourri {Borders, Blocks, and Batting} from Little Bunny Quilts

I didn't have a ton of motivation (or time) to sew this weekend, but I did manage to get a few productive things done, even if it wasn't just finishing a quilt.

First, I made bias binding from a fat quarter and added it to a baby quilt that I quilted *last* week. I am hand stitching the binding by hand, so expect that finish later this week or early next week.

Next, I used the backing cut-offs from the aforementioned baby quilt as the (first) border of my Ribbons quilt.

I maximized the width of border I ...

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October 18, 2019
Orange Zola Quilt - Another Baby Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I have another baby quilt finish to share with you today! I purchased the Zola Quilt pattern from Erica Jackman on a whim a little while ago and when my daughter asked me for a baby quilt for her cousin, I immediately thought of this one.

This is a fat quarter friendly pattern and I had loads of orange fat quarters in my stash. I paired the orange with a Kona White solid and I'm really liking the look. This is a pattern that looks complicated, but it's, in fact, pretty easy to put together.

I quilted it ...

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October 16, 2019
Expecting a Baby from TheEclecticAbuela

No, not I!

My son and his wife will be parents in November. What is an Abuela to do in that situation? Make a quilt, of course!

I was going to try to make a calm, sedate baby quilt, but my style choices are usually about as peaceful as a riot. Once I saw the Laurel Burch flannel--I was a goner. No more plans for pale green and grey--I wanted her wild animals.

Wild Baby 42" x 54"

Wild Baby (backing)

Wild Baby (backing and binding detail)

I went with a simple pattern to show off the fabrics. Also, since ...

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October 12, 2019
Friday Finish from Quilting Reader's Garden

Actually it was a Wednesday finish (sorry for the blurry photo): This is a St. Anne's baby quilt, and another scrap bag creation.  I added the outer border, quilted and bound it. This top was made by another St. Anne's member. I just love the scrap squares that were in that bag. Such cute novelty fabric. I'm linking to Can I Have a Whoop, Whoop?, Finished or Not Finished Friday, Let's

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Friday Finish from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Actually it was a Wednesday finish (sorry for the blurry photo): This is a St. Anne's baby quilt, and another scrap bag creation.  I added the outer border, quilted and bound it. This top was made by another St. Anne's member. I just love the scrap squares that were in that bag. Such cute novelty fabric. I'm linking to Can I Have a Whoop, Whoop?, Finished or Not Finished Friday, Let's

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October 4, 2019
Moxi Charm Baby Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

After the short detour as a result of running out of thread, I finished my Four Squared baby quilt!

Once my thread arrived, I was able to finish up the quilting in about five minutes!

For the binding, I used the leftover fabric from the backing. I like to cut a 2.25" binding, and for this quilt, I sewed the binding to the front by machine and hand stitched it to the back.

I really am wishing that I would have had another charm pack or two to make this quilt bigger and keep it for myself! But I ...

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October 3, 2019
Another Baby Quilt from The Quilt Yarn

Working on another baby quilt and did a bit of fun sewing on the side.

Had a pack of charm squares called 'Corner of 5th and Fun' by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. Always struggle with what to do with charm squares but keep buying them anyway. Decided to just set this into some sashing and be done with it.

Lovely colours and it is coming along nicely. Not sure yet how to quilt it...thought about just doing an allover design but also looking at the rulers, in particular the arcs and wonder whether I just arc away in ...

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October 1, 2019
THROWBACK: Hundred Hugs Top from Wedding Dress Blue

It has been fun to revisit my own tutorials from several years ago.


And I have a Hundred Hugs top to show for it.


The colors were chosen to match the proposed back.


Hopefully it will be a complete quilt soon.  The baby is on the way!

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September 27, 2019
Little quilt for Peter's new Baby Girl from Dizzy Quilts

A colleague of mine is having a baby girl in October. And like most quilters I guess, when I found out Peter was having a baby, I immediately started planning the baby's quilt! He let me know a couple of months ago that he was having a girl and that the nursery was going to be pink.

I finally got some time last week so started looking at possible patterns and fabrics.

I've mentioned before that I'm really trying to use up the patterns I already own as well as my stash of fabrics. So I decided ...

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September 24, 2019
Star Cake Quilt from Let's Begin Sewing

I needed a quilt for a colleagues baby and I had whole six months to get to it. Obviously I started making the quilt the morning of and finished it in the nick of time. I used a free pattern by Fat Quarter Shop called Star Cakes to come up with the blocks. It went together pretty quick and for a last minute thing I do like how it turned out.

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Socorro Foundation Quilts from Sew Preeti Quilts

I will never tire of watching Simone Biles' incredible double double beam dismount and triple twisting double tuck from the US National Championships.
Have you not seen? Check out the link below. I'll wait.

I take pride and pleasure in her success, even when I don't know her. I had no role in her journey. She is not from my city or my state. I am not a gymnast or a sportsperson. But as a fellow American, I celebrate her achievements. Can you relate? 

So when America is responsible for deaths ...

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September 23, 2019
Ohio Star Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Hip hip hooray -- another finished quilt to cross off my list!

As I shared earlier this week, I quilted this quilt over the weekend. I used a tan/gold Aurifil thread for the quilting in both the top and the bobbin. It's slightly darker than the background fabric, but blends well with the block piece and on the back. I had a perfectly sized Hobbs Cotton/Wool blend batting to use with this quilt too.

A simple meander is sometimes all you need for a beautiful quilt!

For the binding, I used the leftover green fabric from the backing ...

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September 21, 2019
Child’s PlayIsland Batik ambassador September challenge: Make a... from Living Water Quilter

Child’s Play

Island Batik ambassador September challenge: Make a baby quilt using an AccuQuilt BOB die.

Each ambassador received a Block on Board(BOB) die from AccuQuilt.  I am one of four ambassadors who received the Bear’s Paw BOB die.


With the Island Batik provided Mermaid Cove fabric, designed by Kathy Engle, I opened Electric Quilt design software and played with the Bear’s Paw block. Yes, the background fabric is an Island Batik’s neutral, Milk Shake.


I like to make a test block with stash fabric before cutting and stitching a quilt project. To reduce the ...

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September 20, 2019
Baby Quilt for Ella from Dizzy Quilts

Last week, I shared a basket I finished for little baby Ella who is scheduled to make her appearance in early October. Well this week, I completed the quilt that goes with it.

The pattern is from Shannon Fraser, her Modern Aztec Quilt pattern. I made the baby size, but the pattern is available in 7 different sizes.

I used the same pink fabrics as for the basket - some Tamara Kate for Michael Miller and Alison Glass. I also added some Kona solids in grey and white.

For the quilting, I used my walking foot once again and stitched some ...

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September 18, 2019
Losing Thread Chicken {Quilting in Progress} from Little Bunny Quilts

This weekend I had *big plans* for knocking out some finishes. During the week I layered and pinned both my Ohio Star quilt for this month's Island Batik Ambassador project and my Four Square quilt top that I made on retreat.

I had no issues quilting my Ohio Star quilt -- hooray! I used a gold thread for the quilting and did a simple meander quilting motif for this quilt. It is trimmed, but I need to prep the binding. Here's a sneak preview:

I had a two yard cut of this pink print with flowers in my stash ...

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September 13, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Tale of Two Quilts... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow!  How did Friday get here so fast!  But it's here, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I know I am (barely, by the skin of my teeth) so let's get started!


These words kept rolling through my head as I worked on my most recent finish(es).  You know how sometimes quilts just name themselves? Well, this blogpost did just that - "A Tale of Two Quilts"!  And here's the full story....

You may remember the t-shirt quilt I wrote about ...

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September 12, 2019
We’re All Seeing Stars from Quilted Joy

There are many motifs and themes I see repeated in the quilts my longarm renters bring into the shop – hearts, leaves, flowers. But stars seems to reappear more than any other image. Quilters love to incorporate stars into their quilts through the piecing. And others are seeing stars in their quilting designs. No matter how they’re seeing stars, they all shine bright in their own starlight!

Jennifer is Seeing Stars

Stars and Stripes Quilt after longarm quilting at Quilted Joy

This is Jennifer’s quilt. The stars and stripes have a beautiful patriotic theme without being exactly an American Flag. She quilted this with the Star Dance Pantograph. It ...

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September 9, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - Back at Starbucks! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it's Monday, and I'm back at Starbucks!  No worries - the internet is working fine at my house, but we had a minor hiccup - my husband installed DropBox on his home computer (a program he uses at work) and it sneakily downloaded about 50 gigabytes of data before we knew it was doing it!  So for the next few blogposts I'll probably be relying on the kindness of others for my internet.  Starbucks is my favorite - have you tried their Sous Vide Egg Bites yet?  They are amazing even if you're not on a ...

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September 8, 2019
Catching Up from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I had a pin cushion exchange with my Treadle On group.  Here is what I got from Stephanie.
Owl pin cushion and mini pin cushion

needle keeper

needle keeper

zipper bag

Thanks Stephanie for the lovely goodies.  I've used the Owl pin cushion several times already.

I finished both of the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings quilt tops.  These are for our new grandson, Korin.  The first one is HUGE for a baby quilt (54"x72").  Korin will get to use it on his big boy bed one day.
Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit quilt top

I'd ...

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