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August 10, 2018
A New Convert and more FLW from The Cozy Quilter

One of my colleagues at work, Sam, has a niece who will soon be celebrating her first birthday. Several months ago, she expressed an interest in quilting so I invited her to come to my house and make an I Spy quilt for her niece's birthday. The first night, Sam picked out fabrics from my extensive collection of I Spy fabrics and cut out 6 1/2" squares.  She laid them out on my design wall and moved them around until she had the arrangement she liked.  The second evening, she started sewing them together to make her quilt ...

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August 7, 2018
Humidicrib quilts – the gallery from Granny Maud's Girl

A bit of idle curiosity inspired me to wonder how many humidicrib quilts I have made over the years. I think I photographed most of them.

Let’s see …

Nine-patch humidicrib quilt Humidicrib quilt of bicycle made using Snapsots quilt-along pattern Dog Gone Cute pattern made up into a humidicrib cover Scrappy humidicrib mini quilt made with half-square triangles Hedgehogs from 'Fancy Forest' pattern by Elizabeth Hartman Humidicrib quilt with dog Panda quilt, pattern by Fat Quarter Shop Humidicrib or doll's quilt made from 1½-inch squares of scrap fabric. Strawberry humidicrib sewn by Granny Maud's Girl 'Squadron Leader' baby quilt pattern by Granny Maud's Girl Foxes from 'Fancy Forest' pattern by Elizabeth Hartman Humidicrib quilt made using Sew Fresh Quilts’ ‘Elephant Parade’ pattern Castle quilt, pattern by Blossom Heart Quilts Humidicrib quilt made using Piece by Number’s ‘Kiriki the Frog’ pattern Humidicrib quilt of cat made using Snapsots quilt-along pattern Snapshots Gone Surfin’ pattern made up into a humidicrib cover Snapshots Sail Away pattern made up into a humidicrib cover Nine-patch humidicrib quilt Snapshots Quilt-Along, Let them eat cake Humidicrib or doll’s quilt made from 1½-inch squares of scrap fabric. Balloon quilt from Snapshots quilt-along

And that adds up to … lots!

One was made as a nursery wall-hanging for my Spanish teacher. The others all were donated to a local hospital’s neotatal unit.

I wonder whether I have forgotten any.

Any favourites among the bunch?

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August 6, 2018
Two-Step Baby Quilt from Sew........This Is My Blog

I'm working on a quilt right now that is way outside my comfort zone.  When a lot of quilters say that they mean they're working on something bright, and artsy, and fun. When I say it I mean pastel, and simple, and sweet.   

A group of online quilty friends had a challenge quilt-along in July.  We were to make a quilt using the Two-Step pattern by Missouri Star Company's Jenny Doan.  You can see her video tutorial here.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to make a "put back for the great-grands" quilt, and I ...

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August 5, 2018
Baby’s on its way… from RobynsPatch

Yikes! The Baby Shower is only a couple of weeks away and ‘it’s’ not finished! Thank goodness second hand books do not go astray, somehow they always find a loving home where they hang around just biding their time, waiting … Continue reading

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August 4, 2018
Something Charming from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I don't often use precuts or sew with a full collection of fabrics, but I couldn't resist these Lily & Loom Space Camp charm squares from Craftsy.

The prints in this collection are so adorable and the quality is just what I have come to expect from Craftsy.  (I have previously used Boundless solids and their prints in some previous projects).  There are so many Lily & Loom collections it was hard to choose one to try.

 I have two charm square packs to play with.  If you have a favorite pattern, be sure and let me know in the ...

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July 29, 2018
Lucky last from Granny Maud's Girl

As I explained last week, my plan to sew one humidicrib cover each month in 2018 is being cut short, and this one will be my last.

Strawberry humidicrib sewn by Granny Maud's Girl

I raided my scrap bag of 2½-inch squares.

I made the top and quilted it a few months ago, and then I decided to try a piped, peeper or flange binding. It was my first such experiment. I used a technique for a machine-sewn binding, but I do not like the backs of my quilts looking messy, so I finished it by hand. Anything that can be sewn by machine can be sewn ...

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July 27, 2018
Sewing with Christine from The Cozy Quilter

I have been squeezing in a bit of sewing here and there this week, including an evening of sewing with Christine last night.  Earlier in the week, I put together four more Foothills blocks --this quilt is being made with my husband's cast off shirts. The light green fabric in the block below actually came from one of my shirts. 

I am making these blocks by making parts--hour glass, HST and flying geese units and then putting the parts together into blocks.  In the original Foothills quilt, some of the blocks were not perfect and this added interest to ...

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Baby Postcard From Sweden Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a baby Postcard From Sweden quilt!  Do you remember the Postcard Quilt Along that Sandra over at MMM Quilts hosted?  Me too.  Mmm hmm.  The one ended three months ago.  Better finished late than never!

This quilt is made with blocks leftover from previous Postcard From Sweden quilts I've made, so the placement of the blocks doesn't match the pattern exactly, but I did try to reproduce the general transition of colors shown in the original quilt.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern ...

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July 24, 2018
Black & White African Safari Baby Quilt from For Quilts Sake

"Black & White African Safari" baby quilt, 34" x 34", handmade by Pam Geisel

In October, Village Artisans is having a community lobby show with the theme B&W+1 (black and white plus one color). In August, the Quiltsy Team (a group of on-line quilters on Etsy) is having a challenge called "Black & White & Spread All Over" in which we were to make something that was, you guessed it, black and white plus one color! Two birds! One stone!

I have several black & white fabrics in my stash so I chose one that had black and white drawings of ...

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July 22, 2018
No more humidicrib quilts from Granny Maud's Girl

I have not been shouting this from the treetops, but my goal for this year was to sew one humidicrib cover a month, as I did in 2015.

I had a plan for the rest of the year. I was going to sew animals from Elizabeth Hartman’s ‘Fancy Forest’ pattern and challenge myself to use colours I do not normally choose, like purple. I had bought and cut up pieces of quilt wadding to the right size, and I also bought several background fabrics in grey, taupe, lilac and chambray to push myself away from white, my go-to background ...

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July 15, 2018
Frank and some flowers. from The Cozy Quilter

Today, I went to the monthly London Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  After the business part of the meeting and show and tell, we had a few hours of sewing time.  I did not want to drag my sewing machine and supplies with me to the meeting so I brought my counted cross stitch project with me.  As you can see, I managed to get quite a bit done again this week. The lighting was a lot better for pictures this week...last week's pictures were a bit dull.

I managed to get one more block done for the Foothills ...

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July 9, 2018
Maybe I Should Just Make Baby Quilts All the Time from Quilty Folk

I had to laugh the other day while reading Julie's post. It must be a good time of year for planners and organizers to fall off the wagon en masse! My youngest brother and his wife recently had a little baby girl. And uh... well.., the rest of the story {understandably if you're a quilter}, writes itself.

Starting something new
That only-making-one-baby-quilt per-sibling, {no matter how many children they have} is crumbling quite badly these days. Once glimpse at the latest, but sweetest, niece or nephew and I'm diving head first into the fabric totes, potential fabric ...

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June 29, 2018
Thoughtful Tuesday. To Do Tuesday. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Thoughtful Tuesday
This post was written by Boma from The April Journal many month's ago.  I commented on it on March 4, 2018.  Boma responded with prophetic words.  Via a situation which completely broke my heart, my loved one has been on a good road for near two months.  Reminds me of the Scripture:

Emphasis on 

In other words,

Boma writes that the Canaanite mother in this Bible accounting  (Matthew 15:21-28) never stopped pleading for her daughter despite the judgement and discouragement around ...

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June 22, 2018
Baby Quilt #3 DONE! from The Cozy Quilter

This is the last of three baby quilts that I have been working on for the last while.  My husband and I went for a bike ride after supper tonight and then sat in the gazebo--He read a book and I finished off the last two sides of the hand stitching on the binding.  Since it is the longest day of the year, I even had some daylight when I finished to take a few pictures to share on my blog.

I quilted and X in each four patch and in each brick.  I used lots of fun prints in ...

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June 15, 2018
Here's My Heart Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party | How to Get a Free Craftsy Quilt Kit! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a Here's My Heart baby quilt.  It's an easy patchwork pattern jazzed up with the cutest hearts!

The pattern uses two colors of hearts, but I switched it to a rainbow in ombre fabric.  I also added an extra row of small squares to both sides and omitted a row of large squares from the bottom in order to make best use of the backing piece I had.

Almost all of the gray prints are from Simply Color and other ...

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June 12, 2018
Another Something New from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

After finishing my little Bunny Quilt top, I thought I would continue working on projects that I have held in my head using some of my older stash pieces.

I have had a one yard piece of an old Laurel Burch border fabric languishing in my stash.  It was time to get it cut up and made into a quilt.  I added a bunch of bright colored scraps cut to 2.5" square and set everything next to my machine.

The border fabric required some thinking on my part - I needed to get the best yield I could with some ...

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June 10, 2018
Houston, We Have a Problem... from The Cozy Quilter

This past week, as I stitched, I noticed that I was running short on one of the threads for my Frank Lloyd Wright Fountain Glass cross stitch picture.  I made a mental note to pick up more thread #318 the next time I was near the craft store.  Friday night, I ran into the store to pick up the thread and noticed that DMC thread #318 in the store was a much lighter shade of grey than the thread that I had been using for my picture.  I went back out to the car to grab my project box---I had ...

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June 8, 2018
Lindsay Lou Baby Quilt | Finished or Not Linky Party! from Busy Hands Quilts

Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a Lindsay Lou baby quilt with a sweet nautical theme.

Lindsay Lou is a new pattern by Shannon of The Flemings Nine.  It comes in 5 sizes from baby to king and is 10" square friendly!  I used a charm pack of On Deck fabric.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Lindsay Lou by Shannon of The Flemings Nine
Size:  36" square
Fabric:  On Deck by Lily and Loom and Kona Azure
Batting:  Warm and White.
Quilting:  Waves on Gratitude in white thread.
Backing:  On ...

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June 4, 2018
And that's a wrap, Hands 2 Help 2018 Grand Finale from Sue Daurio's Quilting Adventures

The grand Finale!! Hands 2 Help 2018 has come to and end. These wonderful quilters created 8 beauties for some wonder causes. Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo gets 2 quilts, Little Lambs Foundation for Kids gets 2 quilts, Project Linus local to McHenry Co will get 2 quilts and Sage Cancer Center in McHenry will get 2 quilts from this year and 5 from the previous year. DorothyVeronikaLaurieLiane KoehlRobertTomDeborah - thank you for all you do! We met our goal of 8 quilts this year, and I do think they are the best quilts we ...

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June 2, 2018
Printed patterns from Granny Maud's Girl

I bit the bullet and had some of my patterns printed, and now they are being stocked in two local shops: Calico & Ivy and Handcrafters House. Hurrah!

Granny Maud's Girl patterns

I printed all three!

I have started to receive photos of what is being made with my patterns, such as Elfi’s version of ‘Squadron Leader’ and Amei’s version of ‘Australia’.

'Squadron Leader' made by Elfi

I love the pop of the red binding that Elfi added. I will have to add some red in my next version.

'Australia' made by Amei 'Australia' made by Amei

I hope more people send photos!

I do not have much else to show you because May was a ...

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