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November 19, 2017
My Thread Stash and a Finish from The Cozy Quilter

Back in August, I took a two day design workshop with Jacquie Gering.  You can read my blogpost about the workshop here. 

If you went back to the post, you would have read that I had the quilt pin basted shortly after the workshop--I just needed to find the right colour of thread.  I had lots of colours in my thread stash, but not the right colour. (Here is a picture of my thread drawer--the colour I used in the quilt is in the picture.)




Jacquie had suggested a lighter colour of thread for the quilting of this project and ...

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November 17, 2017
Meadow {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Finishes make me SO happy!

The last little bit of quilting on my Meadow Quilt involved more meanders and loops in each corner.


I pulled four different binding fabrics -- I didn't have enough of any of my original fabrics left to use for binding, and I decided against using the blue floral backing. I narrowed it to two -- magenta and emerald -- and finally settled on magenta!


I decided to hand bind this one -- mainly because it was good timing to sit and stitch on a binding while watching TV! I am so pleased with how this quilt came together ...

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November 12, 2017
6 Köpfe 12 Blöcke - Layout für meinen Samplerquilt from Quiltmanufaktur

Die Layout-Woche der 6 Köpfe ist heute Thema auf meinem Blog! Ihr habt jetzt bereits die tollen Ideen von Dorthe - Lalalapatchwork, Nadra - ellis & higgs, sowie Verena - einfach bunt Quilts zu sehen bekommen.

Sampler Quilts stellen immer eine knifflige Sache für das Layout dar. Alle Blöcke unterscheiden sich nicht nur in ihrer Form, sondern auch in den Farben aus denen sie gemacht sind. Das führt dazu, dass man wie ein hypnotisiertes Kaninchen um das Layout schleicht, weil man gezählte 1000 Möglichkeiten hat.... Lustig ist immer, dass die erste Idee meist die ist, was man später dann umsetzt - dazwischen liegen Stunden, in ...

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November 6, 2017
18 and counting.... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday I get the binding on that king size quilt finished.  It was hand sewn binding so it took me a while to finish.  So now this quilt is ready to be picked up today.  Shew....
 I got this loaded on the frame and the quilting started.   I will finish it up today.  I don't have to do the binding on this one, just the quilting.  She requested a stipple which is fine with me as I can do that faster than doing a pantograph.  :)  It is being quilting in burgundy thread to match the backing.  This one is ...

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October 31, 2017
Kaffe Fassett and QSTs from TheEclecticAbuela

I combined large blocks of Kaffe Fassett fabrics with very subtle Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) in this quilt for my stepdaughter. I didn't have a pattern for this one--I just made alternate blocks that I thought would be complementary to the prints.





The KF fabrics reminded me of vintage sheet prints.





Since the prints are quite bold, I toned them down a bit by using QSTs as alternate blocks.


The color difference is very subtle (almost too subtle, I think), but the QSTs are white and creme.




I used a small print for the backing and a purple blender ...

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October 25, 2017
Double Magic Binding from Quilt Doodle Doodles

While out doing my trunk show at different quilt groups this summer, I noticed that everyone was drawn to my machine binding on a few of my quilts. They all had my decorative binding on them. It's what I call my Double Magic Binding. I discovered the technique a few years ago, it's a fun way to bind a quilt.  I can't take credit for coming up with the idea, there are several tutorials out there describing the same or similar process... but I want to share this wonderful technique with you again. It's a nifty ...

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Double Magic Binding from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

While out doing my trunk show at different quilt groups this summer, I noticed that everyone was drawn to my machine binding on a few of my quilts. They all had my decorative binding on them. It's what I call my Double Magic Binding. I discovered the technique a few years ago, it's a fun way to bind a quilt.  I can't take credit for coming up with the idea, there are several tutorials out there describing the same or similar process... but I want to share this wonderful technique with you again. It's a nifty ...

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October 24, 2017
Quilted and ready! from Life in the Scrapatch


Quilting!


The quilting had to be scheduled around the cat naps.

But is is now done ...
and ... 


... ready to bind!

This pretty Binding Baby is from 


It fits over my extra spool holder and peeks at me as I bind.
Cuteness ... :)

I have a surprise in the binding for this one
and can't wait to show you!

Reveal is November 3rd. 

Please stay tuned ... :) 

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Did you hear about that time from Terificreations's Weblog

I started singing this? Singing isn’t in my skillset, and while I tend to sing with reckless abandon here at home, when I’m in public, lip syncing is great, and it makes it look like I know the words. Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on two quilts that will hang in the … Continue reading Did you hear about that time

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October 16, 2017
Quiltville Mystery Quilt 2016: En Provence from Becca's Crazy Projects

En Provence!, Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt is finished! This is the final post for this quilt. I shared my progress on clue #1clue #2clue #3clue #4clue #5, and clues #6 and #7
I found the time to sit still long enough to add the binding to my En Provence quilt. This is what it looks like when you pile a queen-size quilt on your sewing table to finish the binding by machine.
It is so nice to finish something. Now I'm really ready for the next mystery quilt.

You can buy En Provence ...

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October 11, 2017
Fossil Rim Blog Tour ~ A Dino-mite Baby Ensemble! from quiltscapes

Sometimes, the cutest fabric comes along, and you just gotta make stuff!

Baby Ensemble made by Debbie Proctor & Deonn Stott
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Binding the Supernova Quilt from Curlicue Creations

 Sorry, Supernova quilt.  Your time to fly free is over.  

 As I showed in my last post, I quilted the Supernova quilt with an allover loopy meander.  It was easy, stress free quilting for me.  Sometimes I need that.

This is the bottom edge of the quilt.  Yee-ha!  It's always exciting to make it to the end.

 
 Here is the quilt, rolling off the quilting frame and draped over the ironing board.

 All loose thread ends were woven into the quilt.


 I usually cut my binding from fabric that matches the outer border of the quilt.  But I went ...

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WIP Wednesday – stuck in the binding phase from The Crafty Quilter

It’s been a while since I’ve done a WIP (work in progress) blog post.  Right now I’m in between projects, and I thought I’d see what unfinished quilts I had to work on.  (Was that an oxymoron?)  It seems I’m stuck in the binding phase of five quilts!  Eeek!  I had no idea.

WIP Wednesday, stuck in the binding phase of five quilts!  Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

WIP Wednesday, stuck in the binding phase of five quilts!  Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

 

It might be helpful to have a project tracker to keep me in check.  I found this Quilt Project Planner at Hello Melly Designs and downloaded it yesterday.   It has space for all of the quilt stages and quilt information, along with ...

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October 9, 2017
Guild Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm a sucker for a mystery. This goes for mystery quilts and mystery knit-alongs. I'll join them and sometimes finish them. Okay, I mostly finish them. Some just take longer than others.

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild hosted a mystery quilt this year. It took several months to get all the clues as clues were distributed at the monthly meeting. This is a painfully slow pace for me as I generally participate in mysteries that are released weekly. These are my fabrics. I'm getting lazy and have been buying a single piece of fabric even when scrappy ...

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October 8, 2017
Other people's quilts from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Yesterday was a very productive day! And I had fun!  Well - almost all day!  I've got a few things that I'm working on - there are the quilts that have deadlines for magazines. This month, there are three of them. There are quilts that I need for my presentation at Quilt Market - there are three of those, technically four, but I managed to farm out one entire quilt yesterday to someone. Phew - that was a huge relief!  Then there are the quilts that we need for our display.  There are a number of those - let's say about 15 ...

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September 29, 2017
Baby Quilt for the Talent Auction from The Cozy Quilter


My church is having a talent auction this weekend to raise money for a new roof.  My talents lie in the area of sewing and quilting, so I decided to make a baby quilt for my donation to the fundraiser.  I found some fat quarters in my stash and purchased the yellow background fabric. The pattern is from 42quilts.


I cut out the pieces and sewed the blocks together one night, and added the borders another night.

I found the backing fabric in my stash and had to add a light blue strip to make it wide enough for the ...

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September 27, 2017
Quiltville Mystery Quilt 2016: Quilting En Provence Part Two from Becca's Crazy Projects

It took me more than a little time to finish the quilting on En Provence. I went with this all-over swirl design. Like all of my quilting, this is exclusively hand-guided work. No computers for my long arm. That means all the errors are my own. Quilted using Superior Threads So Fine! #50.
I've pieced the 400+ inches of binding. I'll attach and finish this binding by machine so I can be finished with this quilt. I'll be ready for the next mystery quilt.

You can buy En Provence as a digital download directly from Quiltville.

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Workshop Wednesday: Joining the Ends of Your Binding from McCall's Quilting

I think it’s safe to say there are two kinds of quilters in the world when it comes time to join the loose ends of a binding strip: those who measure and those who don’t.

In a previous Workshop Wednesday blog post I discussed different techniques for binding a quilt. This final part of making a quilt alone contains a few different steps that require more measuring, cutting and careful stitching right at the point when many of us are ready to just be done working on the darn thing already.

joining the ends of your binding Photo E Workshop Wednesday: Joining the Ends of Your Binding

How do you join the ends of ...

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Home again from Romany Quilting

After two weeks away on a caravan trip, we are finally home again.  And after playing “pass the parcel” with my collected quilt (well wrapped in a big towel to keep it clean) from one end of the caravan to the other I was pleased to finally carry it inside to my sewing cabinet.  And at last I’ve found the time to sit at my sewing machine.  My first priority is to stitch the binding on, and luckily I had planned ahead and prepared the binding ages ago.  With the walking foot attached I was all ready to start ...

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September 22, 2017
In Which My Husband Sets My Oven Mitts On Fire, and I Have to Make New Ones, and Then He LAUGHS at Me! A Tutorial from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Okay, I didn't HAVE to make new ones.  Sensible people just go to the store and BUY oven mitts.  I checked Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table, though, and neither of them had any cute, kitschy oven mitts that I could get excited about.  And yes, I DO need to feel excited about oven mitts in order to buy them.

Laughing So Hard, His Face is as Red as the Oven Mitts
Apparently my oven mitts are hysterically funny, just because the thumbs are a bit too small for Bernie's giant hands.  This is because I took too ...

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