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January 3, 2021
Sunday Stash January 3, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

It always feels good to start the year with a clean slate.

My stats from last week held and I finished the year down 5.625 yards. I’ll take any year when I use more than I buy.

I’m back to working on the Stars in the Night BOM having figured out where I left off. I have three blocks ready to sew together. Only eight more stars to go, and then I can move on to month five.

The original quilt had a dark teal background, thus the name.

Expect to see a lot of this quilt ...

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January 1, 2021
January 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

New year, new projects, new approach.

I had a productive December with both a UFO and a garment finish. That means new additions to the list.

In 2021 I will keep the list shorter. In looking at finishes in comparison to 2020 goals, it was clear my goals were too ambitious. That pushed me to get a lot of projects done, but I don’t want to feel overwhelmed.

I also realized I need to limit the active sewing projects to two. I have a small cluttered sewing room, and if the projects exceed two I have to move everything ...

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December 23, 2020
Paper Chain ~ Final Assembly from Liz Makes Crafts

I've finally completed my last block-of-the-month of the year! Paper Chain is a paper-pieced block-of-the-month designed by Freshly Pieced. Out of the 4 block-of-the-months I've done this year, this one is perhaps the most traditional: 12 blocks, one block a month.

For me, fabric selection is always going to be the most challenging part of a quilt. This is why I like kits so much, but I decided not to do a kit for Paper Chain and instead curate my own fabric. I decided to use Breeze by Zen Chic.

Paper piecing requires a lot more prep work ...

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December 9, 2020
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! from That's Sew Kerry

Especially when you get Great Presents!

It's no secret I have an addiction to fabric - so this is always a sure win when buying a present for me, but as a quilter I quite often get asked what 'good presents' to buy are. So I thought I'd put together a little list of things that have caught my eye recently or that I generally can't do with out in case anyone was struggling with what to buy for the quilter/sewer/crafter in their life.

This is not sponsored or affiliated in any way, simply my opinions ...

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November 25, 2020
Stargazer from Liz Makes Crafts

Stargazer, designed by Rebecca Bryan, is a block-of-the-month I did last year. It was a big challenge, and after I was done with it, I felt so physically and mentally exhausted that I didn't want to look at it for quite awhile. So I put it away for a whole year ... but I finally decided it's time to quilt this.

Although I usually choose to quilt my quilts to death, I decided to try something different here for a change. I wanted to emphasize the beautiful geometric nature of this quilt, so I did a lot of dot-to-dot ...

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November 19, 2020
Handiwork ~ Build-A-Quilt #2 from Liz Makes Crafts

Handiwork is the 2nd colorway from the Build-A-Quilt program by Angela Walters, and unlike Urban Grid which felt a bit like a risk, I knew I loved this color palette the minute I saw it.

I mean, it's Alison Glass, how could I not love it? What did scare me a bit more than Urban Grid is that I chose a layout I've never tried before: a braid quilt.

This was definitely more challenging than the flying geese layout of Urban Grid, but I'm glad I chose it because it is definitely an interesting and beautiful design ...

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November 12, 2020
Urban Grid ~ Build-A-Quilt #1 from Liz Makes Crafts

Late last year I decided to join the Build-A-Quilt program by Angela Walters. I had trouble deciding between 2 colorways, so I decided to just do both of them. The first one I've completed is Urban Grid.

What drew me to Urban Grid immediately is the really funky fabric. This is not a palette I would usually pick for myself, but something about it was intriguing to me, so I decided to give it a shot.

I enjoyed receiving fabric in the mail every month and making the blocks a lot. I followed the pattern except for one curved ...

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November 1, 2020
November's Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles


Happy November! It's been quiet the weekend, Halloween, turn the clocks back.... full moon.... as you read this I'm on my way to quilt retreat, driving along with my bestie. I'm going to pick up a HUGE vanilla latte for the drive there. Going to a new place I've never gone to before with girlfriends from my quilt guild. I'm looking forward to the mini vacation. I've packed my bag with comfy clothes, I spent time this week designing and precutting projects. I stocked the fridge for hubby and got a huge project done ...

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November's Grandma's Attic BOM from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


Happy November! It's been quiet the weekend, Halloween, turn the clocks back.... full moon.... as you read this I'm on my way to quilt retreat, driving along with my bestie. I'm going to pick up a HUGE vanilla latte for the drive there. Going to a new place I've never gone to before with girlfriends from my quilt guild. I'm looking forward to the mini vacation. I've packed my bag with comfy clothes, I spent time this week designing and precutting projects. I stocked the fridge for hubby and got a huge project done ...

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October 21, 2020
WIP’s and more from The Crafty Quilter

I feel like I should call this blog post “WIP’s and more WIP’s” or “The Battle of the WIP’s”. I have a growing number of works in process, but I’m enjoying myself immensely. So it’s not really a battle of WIP’s but a battle of time. I know we can all relate!

I’m co-teaching a block of the month class (via Zoom) and it’s getting towards the end of the year. This means I need to get all of my blocks sewn together, finish up the applique borders and… you know the ...

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October 18, 2020
Pennsylvania! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

 


Today is the next installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Faith and Fabric for the state of Pennsylvania! I remember going to the Pennsylvania State Fair to see an Osmond Brother concert in the grandstand! It was my 13th birthday gift from my family. I was in the fourth row center! OMG every young girls dream back in the 70's. I still have a photo album filled with pictures. Donny's purple socks and all, lol! 

Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to ...

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Pennsylvania! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 


Today is the next installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Faith and Fabric for the state of Pennsylvania! I remember going to the Pennsylvania State Fair to see an Osmond Brother concert in the grandstand! It was my 13th birthday gift from my family. I was in the fourth row center! OMG every young girls dream back in the 70's. I still have a photo album filled with pictures. Donny's purple socks and all, lol! 

Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to ...

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October 11, 2020
Georgia! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

 


Today is the nexxt installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Tamarinis for the state of Georgia!  Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to visit the current weeks designer so you can get the block. I hope that you have fun with these blocks and enjoy traveling along across the US!

Happy quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

Participating Designers
  • Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
  • Appliques Quilts and more
  • KISSed Quilts
  • Carolina Moore
  • Off The Wall Quilt
  • Sarah Ruiz Quilts
  • Quilt Doodle ...
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    Georgia! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

     


    Today is the nexxt installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Tamarinis for the state of Georgia!  Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to visit the current weeks designer so you can get the block. I hope that you have fun with these blocks and enjoy traveling along across the US!

    Happy quilting!
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Participating Designers
  • Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
  • Appliques Quilts and more
  • KISSed Quilts
  • Carolina Moore
  • Off The Wall Quilt
  • Sarah Ruiz Quilts
  • Quilt Doodle ...
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    October 4, 2020
    Virginia! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

     


    Today is the nexxt installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio LLC for the state of Virginia!  Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to visit the current weeks designer so you can get the block. I hope that you have fun with these blocks and enjoy traveling along across the US!

    Happy quilting!
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Participating Designers
  • Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
  • Appliques Quilts and more
  • KISSed Quilts
  • Carolina Moore
  • Off The Wall Quilt ...
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    Virginia! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

     


    Today is the nexxt installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio LLC for the state of Virginia!  Remember to join us each week (Sunday), you will find the link HERE to visit the current weeks designer so you can get the block. I hope that you have fun with these blocks and enjoy traveling along across the US!

    Happy quilting!
    Cindy and Belvedere

    Participating Designers
  • Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
  • Appliques Quilts and more
  • KISSed Quilts
  • Carolina Moore
  • Off The Wall Quilt ...
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    Lupins, Slow Knitting and a Finished Quilt Top from The Cozy Quilter

    My lupin blocks continue to accumulate...I finished 4 more blocks this afternoon. 28/48 blocks have been completed.  This fat quarter adds some more red-violet to the mix. 


    I have four of each of these 7 blocks. 


    I started a new knitting project last weekend...another facecloth in turquoise.  I have a few more repeats of the pattern to go before this one is done. I will be working on it tomorrow. 


    The final layout for the London Modern Guild HST BOM was published this past week so I set to getting my blocks sewn together.  My blocks are ...

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    September 27, 2020
    Wisconsin! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

     


    Today is the next installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Phoebe Moon Designs for the state of Wisconsin! Wisconsin is just over the border from Minnesota. I have spent many summers in Wisconsin when my youngest son was in Boy Scouts. I used to make a special trip to camp to bring the boys fresh baked Chocolate Chip cookies during the middle of the week of their week long camping trip. It was a two mile hike in and out of camp... a beautiful walk. I was always greeted by a ...

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    Wisconsin! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

     


    Today is the next installment of the Around the Block US Tour! Our next stop on the tour is Phoebe Moon Designs for the state of Wisconsin! Wisconsin is just over the border from Minnesota. I have spent many summers in Wisconsin when my youngest son was in Boy Scouts. I used to make a special trip to camp to bring the boys fresh baked Chocolate Chip cookies during the middle of the week of their week long camping trip. It was a two mile hike in and out of camp... a beautiful walk. I was always greeted by a ...

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    September 25, 2020
    Sewcialities Sew Along- Harmony from Moda Lissa

    Hello everybody! I am super excited to start off the Sewcialites SewAlong with the Fat Quarter Shop team and some of the best designers in the world. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I am the mother of 5, I have 4 grandkids and have been quilting for almost 40 years. EGADS! that seems like forever ago and I really am not that old. I started quilting before the invention of the rotary cutter, I made templates from cardboard and I quilted as I went – known as ...

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