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February 4, 2019
Some Progress in 2019 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Okay, January has already disappeared off my calendar and I didn't get to post.  I can see that this year is going to go even faster than the last, but I put some of that down to less time available for me to do "stuff" in. Health has leveled out a little and we are managing to get back to our sewing machine so that is the most important thing.
Here are some photos of what I have managed to accomplish so far...


 This is my block for January for the BOM running in the Kiwiquilters Facebook group.  It ...

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January 21, 2019
Good Fortune {Clue #7 and Making Blocks} from Little Bunny Quilts

Moving has (understandably) put me slightly behind schedule for my Good Fortune quilt. However, I now have a mostly operable sewing space (hooray) and managed to squeak in Clue #7 and some block construction.

For Clue #7, we made some of the units we needed for block construction. I made the 16 patch units first.


Next up were the four-HST chains. These will be used in the border and I made each of these units the same.


At this point, I realized that I needed to make a few more HSTs for my spinning star blocks. I picked a fabric ...

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December 31, 2018
The end of 2018 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Thought I had better try and catch up with you all before the year is gone.  November/December have been hard months for me health wise and I got back home for Christmas on Christmas Eve Day.  Yay, thank you Lord.  Spent Christmas with some of our family.  Photos coming.
Might not be a lot more posts in 2019, we will see what progress I can make.  However, there is still a strong urge to kill that stash, so I'm hoping to do a little more stitching yet.  Hoping to infect (lol) one of my granddaughters with the bug ...

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December 29, 2018
Fancy Little Mug Rugs from Solid Stars from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
I have a fun little gift project to share today!



I made three little mug rugs, using
some 6 1/2" star blocks that I made
a short long time ago. 

{Ahem...time flies.}

You can read more about the Moda Sweetwater solid bundle
of fabrics that I used, in this post.




I had such fun stitching up these solid blocks!
I used one of them on the back of a little table runner,


Hmmm...solid blocks do tend to show "mistakes", 
don't they?
I'm pretty sure I've ...

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November 19, 2018
Island Batik Sneak Peek from The Inquiring Quilter

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I’ve been busy over the weekend, and I made some progress on this month’s Island Batik challenge so I thought I would share.

This month, our challenge is to make log cabin quilts. I’ve had a layer cake of the Alpine Jingle collection sitting around, waiting for the right moment and I decided that this challenge was it.

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I’ve cut the pieces for the quilt, and have sewn together one of the blocks. The block is not a log cabin obviously, but a tree, made with paper piecing. I’m sure the log cabin blocks will ...

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November 6, 2018
F2F3-October from I Patch and Quilt

I had sent these blocks out early… and they arrived last of all the F2F bunch… because I wrote the wrong address on the envelope… YIKES! I am so happy that they are finally in Moira’s hands in beautiful Texas.

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Moira requested blocks in various beiges, browns and a bit of duck egg blue.

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Luckily I had quite a few fabrics that would fit this sophisticated color scheme. My favorite of the fabrics is the one in the corners of the block below, which makes me think of my wonderful summer vacation.

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You can admire all the blocks we ...

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October 31, 2018
F2F3 September – blue and pink from I Patch and Quilt

In September, the Foot-to-Freestyle-3rd edition group joined forces to create blocks for Nanette.

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She had requested blocks in dusty pinks with various blues.

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After finishing the second block I discovered that I had misread the text of her request which actually said dusty pinks and blues ON A BLUE BACKGROUND…. OOPS!

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So I set out to correct my mistake and made extra blocks.

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This last one being also on request of Nanette as she had mentioned she would love a basket block or two. I think that many of our group put one together for her.

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The whole collection is ...

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October 27, 2018
Finished Sajou Mini quilt from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I have finished my first sewalong with Lori from Humble Quilts.  Here is a link for you to visit - Humble Quilts and I'm sure you will enjoy a visit to her blog.  Two of my friends have said I should make this bigger, but then it turns into a WIP and I'm not sure I want that.  Much nice to say it is finished.  Hoping to quilt it over the weekend to be properly finished of course.  What do you think?




Best of all, it has all come from my stash.  Making some inroads here (she says positively ...

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October 16, 2018
Stars... everywhere from Espritpatch

The Seeing Stars sew-along is nearly, very nearly finished and I am still quite some way behind... so I have been very busy sewing stars and more stars in the last few days, in an attempt to catch up (dream!) and not let the top fall in the UFO black hole (reality? let's hope not!). I still have a few hours.. and frankly who needs sleep? (well.... me I think!)

Anyway for now, I have finished all 11 of the classic stars






The next group of stars were the "improv" stars and this is not a favorite for me ...

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Radiant Jewel {Starry Night} from Little Bunny Quilts

When last I posted about my Radiant Jewel quilt, I was in the midst of making all of the four patches for the star blocks and pieced border.



Once I was able to finish all of the four patches, I started working on my eighteen star blocks. These went together relatively quickly and were easy to work on for a few minutes here and there. I think these came out really lovely and I am happy I decided to make all of the large center four patches the same for these blocks.


I also have all of the pieced border ...

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Progress has been made...lots of photos from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

My friend Lorraine said "your blog's been a bit quiet lately."  Oh dear, she is right, I have been so busy concentrating on getting stuff done, that the energy required for posting has not been there.

On top of all that I keep forgetting to take photos of finished quilts!!!  Hate that.  Here are a few photos of what I have been up to lately.

These first three are from the Master Guild quilt shown held in Carterton last month.




This is the guest exhibitor - none other than said Lorraine Baker who commented on my lack of posting!  Revenge ...

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October 15, 2018
Modern Piecing for a Cause from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio.

I recently joined the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild and have met some incredibly talented quilters.  This is a very active guild and the monthly meetings are full of inspiration.

Each year the guild chooses a community charity project, and for 2018, the Meals on Wheels program was adopted.  Guild members make quilted placemats that are distributed to Meals on Wheels clients.  These placemats are are great way to use miscellaneous scraps and left over quilt blocks to create small, modern quilt designs.

Below is the label each quilter/creator sews ...

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October 9, 2018
Step 2 of Sew Your Stash Along from Butterfly Threads



Step 2 (3’’ blocks + 2’’ sashing)

Cutting
Background fabric - cut 96 2’’ squares
X fabrics - cut 48 strips 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ from one fabric
X fabrics - cut 48 strips 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ from another fabric
Sashing - cut 2 strips 2” x 21 ½’’
Sashing - cut 2 strips 2’’ x 24 ½’’

Sewing
For each block



Layer the background 2’’ square and an X fabric 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ strip right sides together. Sew along the right side of the square using a ¼” seam allowance. Press toward the square. Make 4.




      
Arrange the units as shown and sew ...

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October 1, 2018
Gasp…my thread broke! from Gray Barn Designs

Cindy here, reporting in from New York.   The big GRAY BARN is in view through a misty rain.  Mom, dad and I are just relaxing and hoping the sun will shine sometime today.  Good thing I brought a few quilting projects with me!

A few months ago, Sandy scored big at an antique store…10 antique red and white Ohio Star blocks.  These unfinished blocks measure 11 x 11 inches square.

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I like how the blocks were pieced by hand, very special!

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Sandy and I have created three different projects from these 10 blocks.  You’ll see our feature project ...

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September 22, 2018
Bee Block Roundup from The Inquiring Quilter

I belong to an online bee, Bee Inspired, and each month our Queen selects a block and we all make one for her.

I’d done well at the beginning of the year, but recently I’ve fallen behind and they’ve begun to stack up. So I’ve made it a priority this month to make my bee blocks and to get them mailed off to each Queen at long last.

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The happy news is that I’ve gotten two of my bee blocks done! The first is for Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch. Jen told us to ...

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September 17, 2018
F2F3 July and August from I Patch and Quilt

May last year I put these small blocks together for my Hot Green quilt… which is still waiting to be quilted, by the way…

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I put these small blocks the middle of the flying geese border.

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I really like making these small blocks so I grabbed the pattern again for my F2F3 swap blocks for Sue for the month of July.

Sue had requested blocks in blues and white: navy to cobalt to light blues plus white.

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I put four of the small cute blocks together to create one bigger block.

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Which I really love.  Blue Heart on Apple iOS 11.3 Blue Heart on Apple iOS 11.3 Blue Heart on Apple iOS 11.3

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For the second block I ...

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September 11, 2018
Step 1 of the Sew your Stash Along from Butterfly Threads


If you are following along with the Sew Along that I announced last week HERE. You will notice that it is called the "SEW YOUR STASH ALONG" and is meant to help you use up your stash. I had a birthday recently and I decided to buy the new Christmas fabric bundle from Fig Tree. And while I was at it, I picked up 2.5 yards of the cream with green print for the background and .5 yards of the tiny red check for the binding.

Okay, I know what you're thinking. But aren't we supposed to ...

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August 21, 2018
Fall into a QAL: Block 8 Autumn Leaf from The Inquiring Quilter

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Welcome to Block 8 of the Fall Into a QAL, a mystery quilt along by Partners in Design.

If you'd like to quilt along with us, click here to learn more.

The eighth block in our quilt along was designed by me and it's an autumn leaf!

I love fall, especially autumn leaves, because they remind me of my wedding day. Fall was at it's peak that day, and as we rode from the church to our reception in a horse-driven carriage, I remember most of all the beautiful fall leaves surrounding us with color.

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So of ...

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July 26, 2018
Friendship Star from Daisychain Quilter

This tutorial will make a 6" Friendship Star Block.  I used only two fabrics.  A cream tone on tone fabric for the background and a pattern blue fabric for the star block.

Background  
Cut two 3 1/2 inch squares
Cut four 2 1/2 inch squares
Star 
Cut two 3 1/2 inch squares
Cut one 2 1/2 inch square

Layer one background and one star 3 1/2 inch square right side facing and pin.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.  Then draw a line quarter inch either side of diagonal line.
Sew on the ...

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July 23, 2018
A scrap of this and a scrap of that... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

Is all I have managed to get done since my last blog.  It has taken longer than I thought to get back my energy.  However, we are getting somewhere now. I have finally managed to sew the mystery top together and have chosen the frame and border fabric.


And now onto the large sized HST's for Danielle's quilt.  Got all the little ones finally finished - 350 of them.  Now only the medium and extra large ones left to do.  Hopefully these will go a lot faster being bigger and less of them.  Gosh I'm hoping to make ...

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