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August 11, 2020
Scraps and more scraps from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


We had an excellent Zoom sewing session yesterday. We got to see two people that we hadn't seen in quite a while, so that was good to catch up with them. I was ripping something out, and now it's ripped out completely. That was a bit of a nasty job, but it's done.

I did spend some time puttering to try and get a handle on the stuff in Studio B. I got everything from the retreat put away, except those baskets of work that need to be done. They are still sitting in the middle of ...

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August 1, 2020
Buttoned up from Celtic Thistle Stitches

Time for another Endeavourers reveal. This quarter rather than all of us working to the same theme Janine and Catherine switched things up a bit. Each of us had to send something to inspire this quarter's piece to a partner, whose name was drawn from the proverbial hat.



My fellow Endeavourer, Gwen, who blogs at Textile Ranger, sent me this glorious array of buttons! What a great jumping off point for several flights of fancy :)

Penny Rugs, Suffolk puffs, Medallion quilts were all considered and discarded.

This is what I eventually created. I am calling it a "Memory Keeper ...

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July 31, 2020
hand embroidery, buttons and a notebook [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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hand embroidery, buttons and a notebook

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stash building and notebook stitching from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery, buttons and notebooks...

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July 26, 2020
UFO update from Granny Maud's Girl

I have not yet shared my May UFO because it is away being long-arm quilted. May’s UFO, a sampler quilt, was such a large project that I set myself a far more modest goal for June: finish a top that I bought the fabric for and cut out in January 2018. Since then, it has been variously draped over my dressmaker’s dummy, folded in a basket or on the desk in my sewing room. Since I finished it last month, it has been on a coathanger in my sewing room.

The top is a repeat of a Liberty ...

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July 8, 2020
Masked Hexagons, Part II: A English Paper Piecing Variation from Gefilte Quilt

Help!

I'm going nuts making masks! 

These are a few of my new masked hexagons, made from the scraps of face masks I've been sewing since March. In my last installment, here, I described how I made these hexies, using conventional English Paper Piecing techniques. At the time, I had only made about 35 hexagons. 

Since then, I've made many more masks to donate - I'm closing in on 1,000 masks - and about 40 more masked hexagons. So here's the finished quilt, with a total of 73 masked hexagons, all socially distanced. My free, revised ...

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July 7, 2020
Shopping chez Elaine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


We had another great Monday sewing session via Zoom. Honestly, I don't know what we would do without these Zoom session. The fact that we get to see each other and keep up to date with families, solving the world's problems, our projects, and anything else that comes up in the conversation is AMAZING. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have the Zoom sessions. I'd feel so isolated.

While Zooming is NOT the same as seeing each other in person, it's the next best thing, and quite frankly, I feel like ...

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July 3, 2020
Masked Hexagons, Socially Distanced: An English Paper Pieced Mystery Scrap Quilt from Gefilte Quilt

If you are one of the thousands of quilters giving time and fabric to make lifesaving masks, thank you. For me, making masks is not only a good deed, but a powerful way to reduce anxiety in a tragic  time. 


You may also be putting mask scraps aside, to someday make a  quilt. Here’s one idea that you can work on as you continue to make masks: 


And here's what it would have looked like on white:

It's not finished - it's just a top - because as I continue to make masks, I will grow it. The ...

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June 21, 2020
Pattern sale: Summer Breeze from Carried Away Quilting


It's finally summer, so let's celebrate the sunshine and warm weather with a pattern sale! For a limited time, my Summer Breeze pattern is available for $5 on my Etsy Shop!


This sweet little quilt features colorful pinwheels spinning in a soft summer breeze. Grab your favorite mini charm pack and some coordinating fabrics to create this cheerful scene, all wrapped up by a dancing ribbon. Summer Breeze finishes at 26 1/2" square, making it the perfect size for a seasonal wall hanging or kitchen table topper. 



The ribbon effect is achieved by selecting two greens that ...

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June 20, 2020
flower silks, squishy buttons and a little half circle pocket [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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flower silks, squishy buttons and a little half circle pocket

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flower silks, squishy buttons and a little half circle pocket from Karen Ann Ruane

flower silks, squishy buttons and a little half circle pocket

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June 10, 2020
embroidery, an embroiderers cloth in progress [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidery, an embroiderers cloth in progress

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progress, my embroiderers cloth. from Karen Ann Ruane

wrapping cloth, progress and buttons

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June 9, 2020
It's almost summer! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


What's with this crazy weather? One day it's freezing cold, and the next day it's hot! We're fortunate that our house is cool. Even though it can be hot outside unless we've had several days of very hot temperature and humidity, it's cool in the house. I was in Studio B yesterday and almost made a hot chocolate I was so cold. I really must get those sweatpants made!

Part of our yard is shaded as well, and with all those trees, it stays pretty cool. Then I go out the front for a ...

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May 21, 2020
Tick tock from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


When I refer to Tick Tock, I don't mean the program/app or whatever it is that people are watching these days. That's so funny as I used to be a TV junkie. I watched hours of TV every day. All the reality shows, comedy shows, and talent shows. I was addicted to the darn thing. Now there are all these subscription services and streaming services, and I have NO clue about any of them. New shows? Talent? Trends? No clue.

And you know what? I'm perfectly OK with that. I do watch some stuff on You-Tube ...

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May 9, 2020
needlecases and ball buttons [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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needlecases and ball buttons

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needlecases and ball buttons from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered needlecases and hand made buttons

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March 31, 2020
Slow and steady from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Slow and steady - everything gets done when you work slow and steady. And a bit of focus helps a whole lot.

I'm hosting two sew-along groups and I send out the homework on a Friday. Fortunately and through NO planning on my part, the Fridays have alternated. I send the homework every second Friday to one group and the first Friday of the month to the other group. I'm sure at some point that those dates will end up in the same week, but that's OK. What I'm impressing myself to death with is that I ...

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February 23, 2020
My New Eye Bowl from Gefilte Quilt

Pass the Visine! Here's my new Eye Bowl!


The name is inspired by the orange Tula Pink fabric covering the small diamonds. I drove the point home (because too much is never enough for me) by placing glass eye beads on half the outer shapes. 


It's entirely English Paper Pieced. Before embellishment, it looked like this:
Afterwards, along with the beads and buttons on top, I added danglies below.
 Lower.
 The back: 
Pure fun! I showed a different polygon-based bowl in my last blog entry, here. All my techniques and many more ideas (but not this exact project ...

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January 20, 2020
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Buttons (again) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

One of my most popular posts is this one on buttons. Interestingly, just yesterday (which was Sunday, I'm a day late posting) I found a place to exhibit the quilt mentioned in that post. Anyway I thought it serendipitous enough to pull another SQI from the idea. So, first a few buttons from this board....


12 Vintage Art Deco Black & Ivory Coloured Celluloid Buttons


Vintage Buttons from Ebay.

all in green

Mary Engelbreit (@homecompanion) • Instagram photos and videos

Victorian Metal Buttons

And, of course, some button inspired quilts....
how to crazy quilt by hand #Crazyquilting



61+ Ideas Crazy Quilting Ideas Things To For 2019

Embroidery bird wall hangings 32+ super Ideas #embroidery #wall


crazy quilting ideas #Crazyquilting





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