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March 26, 2020
Community Quilts from Karin from Jo's Country Junction

Karin was so kind to work on UFO that a blog reader sent my way and she’s finished!!

Karin writes:

Back in October, you sent me some blocks to it together. As you know, I live in my motorhome and we travel around the country, usually only staying a week in one spot. Well, we stayed in Phoenix for 2 months, and I went on a shop hop while we were there. I was originally looking for blue fabric with white or gold stars, so that I could turn this into a Quilt of Valor quilt. Well, I couldn ...

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March 23, 2020
An easy day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Wow -- I did work all day yesterday, but I don't really have much to show for it! I found one picture on my phone that I can share with you.

It was our virtual UFO meeting yesterday and I see e-mails and pictures from everyone and I SHOULD have got it all prepped for this morning, however, I did not. So I'll be posting all the pictures tomorrow. Technically, there should be no excuse for anyone to NOT have finished their homework. In case you're wondering, I did finish my homework. That was a HUGE job to ...

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March 22, 2020
Project Quilting Final Project 11.6 from Stitchin at Home

I have been feeling a little unfocused these past few days, I know I'm not alone in that. I find when I'm sewing or quilting I can forget about those feelings for awhile. I'm in my happy place then.

Vibrant and Vivacious was the challenge hosted by Kim of Persimmon Dreams. I drew up a couple different ideas in EQ8. I knew I wanted to make this final project for a child at Ronald MacDonald house. What child doesn't like colour, and bright colours even more.

colour pops in dresden blades
I finally settled on a ...

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It's all about the binding from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I lied. I said that things were pretty much normal at our house. For me and the girls, not much has changed, BUT for DH, there are no sports programs on TV. There's nothing for him to watch. He's not into the highlights or whatever they are showing these days. He's getting a lot of reading done.

But for me, as I said, not much has changed. I walk the girls, I sew, and I read. That's about what I did before, but at least there would be a group meeting or sewing days or something ...

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March 21, 2020
A glimmer of hope from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I LOVE my new headphones. They truly have made a huge difference in listening to audiobooks. No more worries about having the volume up too high, no cord to get on anything, and no missing any part of the audiobook because I was at the long arm or the embroidery machine. They were definitely worth every penny I paid for them. I haven't had to charge them yet - supposedly to last for 30 hours.

I'm now at 41% of The Goldfinch. 13 hours done and 19 to go. It's a LONG book with loads of description, but ...

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March 20, 2020
Ten things to pass the time in self-isolation from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It's truly a crazy world these days. I try not to dwell on it as there is NOTHING that I can do to change the situation.

There is plenty that I can do to cope with the situation but I can't change what's happening. There's nothing to be gained by worrying. That just expends energy that I can put to use somewhere else. Don't get me wrong - I'm concerned and it's in the back of my mind, but why worry about the future? We're all in this together.

The biggest thing that ...

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March 19, 2020
Progress reports all around from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



For those people who work outside of the house, this work at home/self-isolation thing must be very challenging. For our household, it's business as usual as both DH and I work at home all the time. Technically, our lives haven't changed a whole lot and we still haven't bought any TP. I just heard that even though Costco is bringing in up to 1,000 packages every day, the stock is still getting wiped out by the end of the day.

It's time to do some updates today. On my virtual challenges? Great progress. On ...

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Community Quilts from Ronda from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda was busy again.  Seriously…I think she’s always busy.  She finished up more quilts that will be donated on to those in need.

Ronda writes”

I have a couple more quilts to share with you today.  First up is a top that you passed on to me from Jan in Wisconsin.”

The backing also came from you, but I don’t know where it came from originally.  The brown and green printed duck fabric matches the top perfectly!  The dark brown binding came from my stash.  This quilt is a nice lap size at 56 X 65.”
I ...

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March 18, 2020
Progress in the office from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


A lot of new terms have been coined during this time. I've made up one for myself. I've become a porch picker. Yep - Not a porch pirate, but a porch picker!

Diane, who lives fairly close to me, had a couple of quilt tops that she had sewn for our community projects and she wanted a couple of new kits to sew. I volunteered to walk to her house and make the exchange, but could she please leave the items on her porch and I'd make the swap outside. I took the girls and I swear that ...

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March 17, 2020
What happened in the office? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



WOW -- I'm almost speechless at what is happening in the world. Yesterday, it seemed that every minute there was a new development - a closure, a cancellation, reduced hours, services shut down. It was getting to the point that I was afraid to check e-mail. However, it's all for a good cause - we need to get a handle on flattening the curve and many companies have stepped up to the plate to make that happen. Individuals have done the same. My gym is closed! ACK!!!!  But walking outdoors is still an option and even though the weather is yucky ...

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March 15, 2020
A Quick & Not So Quick Sew from Heart Desire Creations

bird quilt

Purging and reorganizing have consumed me the last couple of months.  Last week I went through the two donation bins of fabric, blocks and quilt tops I have.  Some I passed on to other worthy causes.  I pulled a couple of quilt tops ready to be quilted. Then I found a panel of bird blocks. I immediately cut them and paired with two solid fabrics.  Two days later a completed Hospice quilt top was on my design wall!

bird block

This was such an easy and gratifying sew.  As soon as the fleece I ordered for the backing comes in, I’ll ...

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March 12, 2020
Fun with technology from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



What a day yesterday was. I was merrily quilting a quilt on the long arm. The bobbin ran out as it happens from time to time. Oh for a bobbinless long arm machine!

I filled the bobbin and then proceeded to touch the buttons to restart. NOPE - the long arm was having none of that. It started to go in a straight line to the end of the quilt. Not stitching, just moving. OK - let's try something else. NOPE - that wasn't going to work either. Now the first time this happened to me, I was a bit panicked ...

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Charity Quilts: Tanzania Gals from Jo's Country Junction

I got an email from Celesta and she had quilts to share.  YAHOO.  I love getting emails with charity quilts in them.

I was so surprised to hear that others of you are sending quilt tops directly to her.

Celesta writes:
Here are some more pictures of quilts going to Tanzania. The generosity of quilters is amazing! There is just

something about quilters that make them more giving than the general population, and they have been blessing our group!

These came from Kay in Forest City Iowa“.


This bright and cheerful quilt came from Dee in New Hampton IA“. (New ...

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March 9, 2020
“Little” Inspiration from Heart Desire Creations

Last week on My Quilt InfatuationI learned of a drive for little quilts for a NICU. You can learn all about this wonderful mission on Little Lou Lou Quilts here. I was so inspired! I got right to it. These darling fabrics with pretty colors and cute little sheep were in my donation quilt fabric bin. Cut 5 1/4″ squares later, it was on the design board.

NICU 1

The next morning I got right to it. How wonderful to be excited about a project! Of course it went together in no time and quilting diagonal curvy lines was also ...

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March 7, 2020
Advice from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I'm totally fascinated by all things sociological and there is plenty of that going around at this moment in time. Only bad news sells and there's definitely plenty of that going around. And there's plenty of advice to be had everywhere. While those three statements are somewhat random, they are definitely connected.

Like almost everything, there are fixes for the symptoms of the issues that do nothing to address the root cause or that make things seem worse than they really are. I think we're too much about short term thinking - get rid of the symptoms ...

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Easy Preemie Baby Quilt from Jelly Roll Strips from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I’m participating again this year in Project Quilting, and this week’s Season 11.5 challenge is “Give It Away”. TRISH we must be on the same wavelength (LOL)!! Just the week before the challenge I made ten baby quilts for one of my favorite charities, Mikayla’s Grace! What are the chances? See that blog post here.

BUT those quilts won’t count for entry into this week’s challenge. The rules clearly state the quilt has to be made–beginning to end–during the challenge week. That’s not a problem… I see by their website that ...

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March 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished three projects on the list in February. That’s as good as it gets around here. Because I’m setting quarterly and semi-annual goals this year, I will not choose new projects in the categories with finishes until April. I want to make sure I have finishes in all the categories, and this seems like the easiest way to accomplish that.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for over 5 years to help keep me focused. I change the categories as my goals ...

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March 5, 2020
Scrap quilts tidy up from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


So much to write about - so little time! Well, it wouldn't make sense to write about everything on one day and I'm still working on the clean-up from Sunday. That Sunday was an extremely productive day. I almost got derailed yesterday. As I was quilting, I spotted a project from my UFO list that I want to take to our sewing retreat so I should get that prepped. It's not even on the worktables, it was under the long arm (we won't go there).

I pulled it out and opened up the pattern. Oh boy - there ...

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Community Quilts from Alice from Jo's Country Junction

I got an email from Alice in Indiana.  I had sent a couple small quilt tops to her to finish.  I don’t know which blog reader sent these to me.  I’m so sorry I can’t credit you for making the top.  If you recognize a top and you made it, please leave a comment in the box.  We’d all love to recognize you and the work you did to help people.

Alice writes:
Last August you sent me two quilt tops for charity. They are finally completed. Here they are! The longarm quilters in my charity ...

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March 1, 2020
Saved by the bell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Oh, how our brains work in mysterious ways. I had a very quick conversation with Ronda just before heading out for dinner last night. She was telling me of the purchases that she had made while out on a mini shop hop with Susan. I had no desire to be along. I realized afterward that many shops had sales on because it was February 29th.

I only had to look at all the stuff in my studios to find something to do. Anyway, I had woken up with my first alarm and didn't get out of bed. Back for ...

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