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January 13, 2021
Get That Stuff Done… from Adele Mogavero

Why not make 2021 a year to get that stuff done? Those UFOs. Pesky projects started, but for one reason or another, they ended up in some bin. Forgotten. Unfinished. Wasting Space. Don’t you think it’s time to get them out of the way? Out ....

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January 9, 2021
365 quilt challenge from Espritpatch

 The challenge started in 2016 and I started the same year. Kathryn has repeated it every year since and I have miserably failed to make much progress really. Last year, I only pieced 5 of the 3'' blocks, just 5 tiny teeny blocks from October, that I didn't even post here.

I also had a sixth one (11th October) cut out but I never managed to piece it until this week.

And while I was making this one, I also did the bonus block for 1st January that was released this year. I managed to sew that one wrong ...

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speedy from quilts und mehr

 Jetzt ist mein Challenge Quilt fertig. Es hat Spass gemacht, sobald ich mich an die Arbeit machte.

Now my challenge quilt is done and as soon as I started working on it, it was fun to do.

speedy, 48 x 48 cm / 19 x 19", Januar 2021


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January 6, 2021
Picking Up the Pieces from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes a project will get set aside. 
I'm not even sure when I stopped working on this quilt. It must have been at least a year ago. It was time to pull it out and make some more blocks. 
So much fabric and so many more blocks to go. I don't know if I'll finish it this time around but it is nice to pick up the pieces and keep moving. 

Like batiks? Want to see another of my quilts made with batik fabrics? Check out this post from 2018. My Jewel Box Stars was made using ...

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Tempo Challenge quilt from quilts und mehr

 Es wird nur ein kleiner Quilt und ich muss sagen, es machte mir richtig Spass einfach mal so drauf los zu nähen und zu sehen, was da herauskommt.

It will only be a small quilt and after difficulties in starting, I've got really fun in sewing it and it is also fun to see how it will look.


noch nicht ganz fertig, aber hier sieht man schon etwas vom quilting

not yet finished but you can see here already some quilting


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January 3, 2021
neuer Quilt / new Quilt from quilts und mehr

Da wir für einen Challenge bei den Neftiquiltern noch ein Kärtli mit einem Thema vorig hatten und niemand mehr einen Quilt nähen wollte, habe ich mich gemeldet. Diese Dinge müssen im Challenge enthalten sein, wobei man eines streichen darf:

- Materialmix

-Webkanten / offene Kanten

- Tempo

- Lächeln

Because we had one card left for a challenge with the Neftiquilter and no one wanted to do it, so I told them I'll do it. The things which have to be included in the challenge are, but one you can leave out:

- fabric mix / material mix

- selveges / open seams

- tempo in German = speed ...

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October 14, 2020
It’s Voting Day in the Home Made Challenge! from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Home Made Challenge quilt

Today is the day!! Today is the day!!! I entered my quilt into the FreeSpirit Home Made Challenge and today is the day that you can vote. Someone that enters into the challenge has to win first place at the local quilt shop to qualify and move onto the national round of the challenge. So head over to The Quilt Basket (aka Sewing Room) and vote for your favorite quilt in the challenge. Hopefully it is mine: #2. Eeeek!! I have my fingers crossed. Even my toes. LOL. 

My Queen of the Night Quilt

I have been working on this ...

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August 14, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 10 (the end) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

We are at the end of the quilt challenge. It was supposed to be a 10 day challenge, but has taken me close to a month to complete. Talk about technical difficulties, family issues, and life challenges, including a bout of CoVid 19. Believe me, when you're sick from that, you don't care about your blog, your social media, or even your people. 

But this post is about these quilts, which really deserve to be together. They are sister quilts made for two granddaughters who really know how to be sisters. They wanted the quilts to be different ...

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August 12, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 8 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 This quilt is the result of needing to use up scraps, in this case neutrals. To give it some contrast, I toss in lots of browns and just a few grays. I present to you, "Muddy Waters." It kept reminding me of the bayous and ponds in our area. Places where we went crawfishing, back when we were young. These days, we buy a sack of crawfish to boil or go to a restaurant where other people do all the heavy lifting and the cleanup. "Muddy Waters" is all improv--my favorite way to piece a quilt. It's fun, stress-free ...

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August 11, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 7 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

This happy cross quilt is one that I pieced on a trip to the Great Lakes. I always take a couple of easy kits that are cut and ready for sewing. When we return home they are quilted (or put into a basket where they may wait a bit too long.) I sold this one at a guild show a few years ago. It became a gift to a priest who was leaving one parish and going to another. Don't you think happy is a good description for this one?

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August 8, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 6 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 And so it continues. Halfway through the challenge, I'm sharing this quilt that sold at a quilt show back when the museum was the sponsor. I don't know that this picture does it justice, but I barely managed to get this one. The technique, called "repeating Dresden plate" is one that I teach. It such fun to watch the plates create their designs as you put them together. Like magic!

A modern Dresden Plate quilt.  I don't remember the name, and it sold at its first show, where apparently it also won a ribbon.

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Quilt Challenge Day 5 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 I haven't forgotten about this challenge. Let me explain the whole "Mary" story. A real-life friend, who is also a Facebook friend, challenged me to show 10 quilts, probably in 10 days. I posted four days of quilts....four quilts. No one person liked, commented or otherwise acknowledged even one of my posts. Now it makes sense but at the time I thought I was just, well I'm not sure what I thought, but it was a little unsettling. No one? Not one like? Not a "uhmph"? So I quit posting. 

One of my three entries for QuiltCon.

At Monday's guild meeting, someone mentioned ...

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July 28, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 2 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I made this quilt when my mom was fighting cancer and Alzheimer's. Life felt deeply depressing, so I designed it to give us both a little cheer. (I really need to take a better picture though.)

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July 27, 2020
Quilt Challenge Day 1 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I'm a scroller. You know how people post food and silly pictures and challenges and every little detail of their lives on social media? Well, this is my form of social media. The (I don't know, maybe 7?) people who come by.... you're my social media. I mean I have Pinterest and Instagram and, of course, Facebook. But Instagram is for when I'm stuck waiting and there are no old magazines from three years ago. Facebook is my grape vine, but I read with dubious interest. Pinterest, well, that's my game. However, I can play ...

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July 15, 2020
Ooops - I did it again from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm listening to an audiobook at the moment called Finding Chika by Mitch Albom. It's a short one, so I hope to finish it today. It's about a Haitian child who was brought to the US because of a serious brain tumor. She does die - I'm not looking forward to that part of the book. The audiobook is way more interesting and fun than the actual hard copy of the book. The author reads the book, and there are audio clips of Chika and Mitch throughout the book. It's fun to actually hear some of ...

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June 13, 2020
Virtual Challenge June 2020 from Virtual Quilter

This months challenge is to try drawing simple line drawings.

No shapes. No seam lines.

Just lines I could embroider in stem stitch using needle and thread.

Recently I found some hand embroidery blocks I had intended to make into a fabric book, and I thought I would try drawing them in Electric Quilt while contemplating what I will do with them.

The originals were drawn with pencil and paper, and I pretty much wanted to use simple lines which could be stitched with stem stitch to draw Christmas trees, then decorate them with French knots and a few bows ...

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June 2, 2020
Mini quilt from Espritpatch

The deadline to finish our Mini Series Sew Along blocks was 31st May. There was no script was to make all 8 blocks from the sew-along and finish them in a project by the deadline. specific guidance or projects shared by Alison Glass or Giucy Giuce but just general ideas. The After debating whether to make a cushion cover or a mini quilt, I decided on a mini with the blocks set on point. With the bonus block, I had 9 blocks to be squared to 4.5'. I used a 3/4' turquoise stripe to set the blocks from ...

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May 29, 2020
Rio Ringer night dress from Espritpatch

As soon as Kelly released the Rio Ringer top and dress, I bought the pattern and printed it. It was the perfect candidate for the #sewtogetherforsummer loungewear challenge and looked like a great pattern for a summer nightdress. It is also one of the 2 patterns for May for Sew My Style. I also washed my fabric promptly and then everything sat there because I was working on other projects. I didn't manage to join the sew-along but sometimes delays are a blessing. Kelly presented some hacks on her blog after the sew-along, including a scoop neck version that ...

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May 24, 2020
Sunday Stash May 24, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
I finished A Walk In The Woods Friday for a big jump in fabric used. The quilt measures 50 x 60. It was my May OMG hosted at Elm Street Quilts.
walk in the woods doneMy only purchase this year was the background and binding for this quilt, and I only have scraps left.
I’m excited to move on to new projects. It felt like I worked on that quilt a long time.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 yards
Net Fabric Out: 11.25 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA ...

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May 18, 2020
Wrapping up the Coronacation Placemat Challenge from From My Carolina Home

Last week brought a few more packages of placemats for our challenge and a couple of photo entries.  Sometimes it is just fun to go to the post office and get happy mail, even if it isn’t really for me.  These two arrived the same day.  Carolyn Howerton sent a lovely pastel floral mat, and Carole Leaverton sent a fun sailing theme placemat.

Carolyn and Carole

These four mats made with food prints by Susan were really cute.


Diann sent a beautiful mat with two hand embroidered blocks, along with a set of cases for Safelight.


Connie Wolfe sent three mats using ...

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