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September 15, 2019
Flip Flop Quilt from High Road Quilter

It's been a flip flop kind of a week for me, so I thought it was appropriate that I make these flip flop blocks for Stitching Sisters. It is another one of the kits I picked up when I went last time. I had originally thought I should give them a finished top and return the other kits and tell them that I got carried away, but I decided to try to make another quilt top since it is taking me so long to get one back to them.

I was expecting strips of fabric that I could strip ...

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September 12, 2019
Charity Quilt for Tanzania from Jo's Country Junction

You might remember a bit ago that I had a donated baby quilt top that was here and I asked if anyone might be interested in finishing it up and donating it.  I got a large response from about 10 different people/groups that would be willing to finish it and donate it on.

One of the people that contacted me was Celesta Pyle from Ohio.  She went to explain that she was partnering with a people from the states who were working to bring better health care to the women and children of Tanzania.
I decided that this seemed ...

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September 8, 2019
Sunday Stash September 8, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
I finished the 9 patch quilt for 8 yards out. That really helped the numbers! It would pick up animal hair if I laid it on the floor and already washed it. Nothing changed except the green binding.
9 patch finishedNow I’m working on the Holly Runner. A lot of life happened last week and sewing time didn’t come easy. This is another busy week and then life should settle down to a more typical routine. The one good thing about shorter days is an abundance of sewing time.
Fabric Added: 55.45
Fabric Used ...

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September 4, 2019
All The Bits and Pieces from Heart Desire Creations


There was a fair amount of flannel fabric left after piecing hubby’s cat quilt. The large pieces were used for the backing and there was still a fair amount of pieces left. Right then and there I cut them all up into 2 1/2″ strips and began to sew!


A patterned fleece is the backing, with no batting. Isn’t that backing jazzy?! Using the walking foot, I quilted using crossing wavy lines. Originally I was going to gift this quilt to someone, but it wasn’t quite large enough for the person in mind, so off to ...

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September 1, 2019
Sunday Stash September 1, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week. The nine patch top is quilted and the binding cut. Today is all about binding that quilt. The finish will do wonders for my numbers next week.
My Art Quilt Group is doing a challenge that includes using a specific fabric. One fat quarter in for that.
challenge fabricFabric Added: 55.45
Fabric Used: 9.625 yards
Net Fabric In: 45.825 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 Meloney
3 Mary-Kay
4 Julie in GA
5 Melva Loves Scraps
6 Jennifer in Indy

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Endless cutting and August Progress from Heart Desire Creations

A blogger I follow, Quilt Diva Julie recently posted about a string quilt she was doing called Optic Strings, using prints and solids. I loved it and immediately knew what fabrics I would use from my stash! The prints I pulled are all the Tula Pink prints I had and matched them with coordinating solid shot cottons. It was a blast to pull and match!


The cutting marathon began. The strips are 1 1/2″ wide by 10 1/2″+ long. There are 37 pairs of fabric and I cut two sets of each fabric with 4 print strips  and ...

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August 29, 2019
Community Quilts from Caro from Jo's Country Junction

I sent some things to Caro and the Pierce City Library Quilters.  Many of things that I sent were things that I passed on from things that had been sent to me.  The giving keeps on giving when things are sent my way.

Caro made the quilts with the help of MANY.  Seriously…MANY.  You can pop over to her blog and read all about it.

If you gifted something to me, is there anything you can see in the quilt that may have come from you??

Here’s another quilt she did….This was a really FUN quilt in ...

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August 23, 2019
Online Quilter's Meet & Greet from High Road Quilter

I am going to be taking part of the Online Quilter's Meet and Greet on September 3. It is basically a blog hop with big prizes! I hope you will join us, and hopefully get lots of inspiration and maybe win a prize!

I am working on writing the blog post that makes me sound more interesting and spectacular than I really am. Please play along. What they don't know won't hurt them! They will find out soon enough if they take the time to read any other post on my blog.

In the meantime, I have ...

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August 22, 2019
Mail Call: Community Quilts Version from Jo's Country Junction

I got a package in the mail.  I never know what is coming.  It could be fabric, things for the kiddos, yarn, or even occasionally quilt tops.  I opened this one to find fabric and quilt tops.  LOTS!!  For the most part, I don’t get a lot of quilt tops.  Readers have been sending them straight to Ronda or one of the other charity quilters on the list.  (Find the list HERE)  I often don’t see the tops until Ronda or one of the other charity quilters send me pictures of the finished quilts.  Either way, it’s ...

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August 15, 2019
Community Quilts from Ronda and Friends from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda sent more quilts.  I had messaged her asking if she was wanting more.  Ronda is so sweet and said, “I’ll gladly take them but doesn’t anyone else want any?”  Well I thought I’d ask again…Does anyone want quilt tops to finish for charity??  If you do, drop me a note at  The only requirements is that you send a picture of the finished quilt and tell us where it was donated to.  It’s fun if you write a little something like Ronda does.  There’s no hurry.  We always hope the ...

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August 11, 2019
Cutting & July Wrap-up from Heart Desire Creations

A small retreat awaits me come Labor Day so I wanted to do some prep.  Most of my Works in Progress are not travel worthy – they are at the point that there’s too much thinking or I’m just not motivated to work on them. Interesting how when I begin my projects I’m SO excited and then, WHAM! Somewhere along the line I lose that enthusiasm. Fortunately, I tend to regain it later, sometimes even years later and manage to complete the project!

I recently purchased a kit on clearance and knew it was perfect for retreat. It ...

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August 8, 2019
Community Quilts from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda and friends have been busy again.  I love seeing all that she’s up to.

Ronda writes:
The first quilt I have to show you is one you passed on to me from someone who sent it to you anonymously.  It’s a jelly roll pattern and measures  51 X 63.”

The backing came from Karen S. in Chino, California and the binding from Nikki in Virginia.  This one is going to the women’s shelter.”

The second quilt was sent to me from Diane O. in Michigan.  She also sent the pretty gray backing fabric.”
There was enough ...

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August 2, 2019
Viewing art from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I knew, yesterday wasn't going to be a productive day as far as making things as I had a few errands to run. One of them took me to Hamilton where I got some roman blind rods trimmed to the correct length. Look at the size of shears one of the ladies was using in the store. Those are HUGE  - I don't think you'd get those on an airplane in your carry on!!!!

Huge pair of shears

I stopped in Oakville to view some art. I've posted about Fuzzy Mall in the past and some of ...

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August 1, 2019
STINKING Cute!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I can't believe how focused I've been these last two days. Head down the entire day - no napping in the gazebo and I don't even have a deadline. An imminent one that is.

Having so much fun - it's crazy! I've been listening to an audiobook which I finished yesterday. It's called The Gown by Jennifer Robson. I think someone told me about - probably Helen Anne since she's the only one I know who has read it. It's sad, it's funny, it's uplifting. It's so not my typical style, but ...

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Community Quilts: The Ronda Edition from Jo's Country Junction

Ronda has been busy again.  She sent two quilts to share with all of us that will soon be on their way to help someone and make their day just a little bit brighter.

Ronda writes:
I have a couple more quilts finished and ready for donation.  The first one is from Diane O. in Michigan.  She sent the top, and the back, and she had the binding already made for me to use.”

She used pretty floral panel blocks sashed together with dotted fabric to make this lovely quilt top that finishes at 49 X 78.  This will be ...

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July 30, 2019
May Your World from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not sure how this happened, but except for two short classes that are repeat classes so don't require any prep work, I have NOTHING scheduled for TWO entire weeks. How the heck did that happen?

Now that doesn't mean that I don't have things to do. What it means is that I actually have loads of time to get those things done. No deadlines, no pressure. Now that's not entirely true as there are deadlines, but nothing super urgent at the moment. The trick is to not fritter that time away and actually get ...

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July 28, 2019
Sunday Stash July 28, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I’m half way through quilting the 30s quilt, maybe a little more. The stems are sewn down on the acorn runner. I pulled the back, batting and binding fabric together for it.
Last night I cleaned up and stacked everything on the bed in order with the runner on top.
project lineupLeft to right, possible choices for the 30s binding, the acorn runner with backing, batting and binding, the 9 patch top with backing and binding, and the project box for the next UFO. Looks like a sewing plan for the next few ...

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July 25, 2019
Community Quilts: The Dallas Duo from Jo's Country Junction

Imagine how excited I was to see an email from Cheryl.  This quilt top has been a long time in the process.  I sent it to Cheryl in Dallas two years ago.  She wrote me that she misplaced it and the top didn’t come to light again until she unpacked all of her quilting supplies after a home renovation.  It’s not a problem!  I love to see charity quilts no matter how long it takes.

This top was made by Laura Hervey in Dallas, Texas, and she sent it to me some time ago.  I forwarded it to ...

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July 24, 2019
Scrappy Triple Irish Chain with a Twist from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Greetings from all of us in my backyard!!
When I said on June 13, I'd organize cutting instructions, I didn't mean to take so long to share the them.  Either I've had too many oars out of the boat this past month or I've lost my sense of urgency as I enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer?
I finished piecing the top yesterday, organized the backing and I'm ready to hand it off for quilting. 
I've checked the math several times and am pretty sure I've got my counts correct.
If I ...

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July 22, 2019
Christmas In July at the Charlotte Quilters Guild Sit-and-Sew from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I am pretty sure that Christmas cookies have ZERO calories if you eat them in July, when it's over a hundred degrees outside.  At least that's what I'm telling myself, because I ate at least four(teen) tree-shaped sugar cookies dusted with green sprinkling sugar at my guild's monthly Sit-and-Sew yesterday afternoon!

Although some of us were working on our own personal projects as usual, the Outreach committee had precut kits in holiday themed fabrics ready to go for those who wanted to put together charity quilts.  I brought Bette, my 1935 Singer Featherweight whom I ...

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