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April 21, 2021
Knots of Love from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend recommended I check out Knots of Love

Their mission statement: "Since 2007, our mission is to warm the hearts & heads of children + women + men + veterans going through chemo. We are powered by the compassion and support from people just like you. Please consider making a donation today."

I recommend you skip over there and check out their website. Those of you who have been following my blog know I am constantly making. Sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, all sorts of wonderful hand-made objects. Hats are like potato chips, you can make one right after the other. Easy to carry ...

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April 19, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Under the sea! This one deserved a more water-like meander. Maybe not wavy enough. Pieced by Mary. 
Flower power! Such a fun scrappy quilt. Pieced by Trudy. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

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April 15, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Do you have Cabin fever? I do have making these darling blocks with a log cabin in the middle!

We might have Cabin fever in more than one sense! I'm anxious to get out in the garden but April keeps going back and forth with the cold and warm, and rain, rain... rain... rain.. I know I will stop soon and be lovely, but... I'm not patient!

In my podcast today (watch below) I tell you about my 'work station' set up today and creating a habit, curious if you are like me?

Pat sloan 2021 charity row 3 pic 2

*** Serendipity Charity Sew along Week ...

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April 14, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this little four-patch quilt and paired it with a coordinating backing. 
A fun print that should make someone very happy. 
This one was pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread ...

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April 8, 2021
Whoops! from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes things get in the way. I seem to have missed the regular Wednesday post so this one is backdated. Sorry.
Here is a picture of another scrappy charity quilt top I pieced last week. Maybe I'll be more productive next week. 

As always, following my Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) will get you more often updates on what I'm working on. Sometimes things that don't even make it to the blog.  

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April 5, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I made this little quilt top months ago. Finally got it quilted this past weekend. 
This one was made by Trudy. I love how the border print makes the borders fun. 
I used this ribbon meander. I think I'll try to use this one more often. I'll drop these off with Annapolis Quilts for Kids later this month. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support ...

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March 31, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

All roads point.... in!  Happy April 1st!! we made it out of winter.. or at least I hope you did too.. I'm feeling might springy here in Virginia.  And today on my video I have some 'true confessions' .. the kind only a quilter can make!

Pat sloan 2021 charity row 2 pic 2

*** Happy April 1st! ***

Watch my video below, it's where I have all the tips and information today

At the end are all the links for downloads and the videos the Fat Quarter shop is doing for the Charity sew along

VA quilt museum needle

***Virginia Quilt Museum Virtual Events ***

I want you to get in on these ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

My goal with working with Annapolis Quilts for Kids is to quilt at least one little quilt every week. Sometimes I meet that goal, sometimes I exceed it.
This past weekend I quilted two. I'm playing catch up this year because we haven't been meeting. Now that I'm able to pick up finished tops I'm stitching right along. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your ...

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March 30, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Join me MONDAY at 8:00pm est   !!

We are blowing out of  March (March winds.. get it?😅  ) it has been an interesting month because it seemed to go whoosh right on by!  I am itching to do some gardening but know it's a few weeks too soon for Virigina. So instead I got a suet feeder to try and attact some birds. My dad and one and the birds are crazy for it! So far mine seem to be very snobby and nobody is eating it. One blue bird sat on top for awhile, so maybe she will come ...

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March 29, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

The last time I dropped off quilts with Annapolis Quilts for Kids it seems I missed a bag full of little quilts. I combined those with the few I made and those I picked up last time. That means I dropped off 20 little quilts ready for binding. I picked up eight more little tops to quilt up for next month. It's great to be working with Quilts for Kids again. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don ...

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March 22, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I almost failed to get this little quilt to fit on my chosen backing fabric. That's less than one inch before the leader on the frame. So close. Too close. 
Learn more about how I made this Little Scrappy Trips in this post
These big blocks are so great for little quilts. 
The scrappy border makes this one fun, too. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases ...

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March 15, 2021
Big Blocks Make Great Quilts from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have some larger pieces of fabric leftover from quilt backings. Some of these are a couple inches wide, some are larger. I also have a big bag full of narrow strips. I made some strip units and some of the larger pieces to make these really simple blocks.
Each block finishes at 17" by 17" so you don't need very many to make a little quilt. Heck, you don't need very many to make a large quilt.
I added a 2.5" border to tie it all together. This one was relatively structured. I made two identical ...

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March 12, 2021
Little Scrappy Trips from Becca's Crazy Projects

I used Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips free tutorial to make some blocks. I used a bunch of 2.5" strips cut from leftover quilt backing. Every strip was unique.
I used a single dark strip on the long diagonal. Each block finishes at 12" by 12". 
I played with block placement a little until I had a layout I liked. Big blocks means I didn't need many. 
Then I sewed the nine blocks together and added a border. I think I spent more time making sure I had 54 different fabrics than I spent piecing it together. Overall ...

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March 8, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love these stripes and dots!
So much movement from these fabrics.
How cute is this fabric? 
Mary, a quilter who works with Annapolis Quilts for Kids, pieced this wonderful quilt. Very precise piecing and such a fun finish.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my ...

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March 3, 2021
Four-Patch Fun from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is one of those projects that just sort of happens. I had this cute tweety bird fabric, but not a bunch, and some 2.5" strips in coordinating colors. Seemed a perfect combination. I paired up the blues with a strip of yellow and a strip of pink and made a bunch of little four-patch units. 
Then I added a single 3" border to frame it. I want to try this with a different background print so expect to see at least one more of these sometime soon. This was made with leftovers from backings for charity quilts. I ...

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March 1, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

It's great to be back to working on charity quilts. 
This one is a scrappy wonder. So many different fabrics come together to make a great string quilt. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the ...

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February 22, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
On Saturday Annapolis Quilts for Kids was available to meet up and exchange finished quilts and pick up more. I dropped off four finished quilts and grabbed these six finished tops to quilt up. 
Sunday I cleaned the piles of stuff of my long arm frame, loaded a quilt and got it quilted. 
Then I loaded another one. It was nice to get back to charity quilting after so long. I'll work through the rest over the next few weeks. Have you found your quilting groove again? 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or ...

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January 18, 2021
Quiet Start from Jean Swenson


Quiet Start

January 2021

In mid-December, my nephew surprised everyone, announcing that he and his partner of six-years were getting married in a week’s time. While it wasn’t a surprise that they are perfectly matched and would eventually marry, the actual wedding arrived sort of out of the blue. However, it was such a beautiful and memorable culmination to a year that had been to that point less than stellar, leaving me with a good memory for 2020.

The name, Quiet Start, comes from their wedding vows. While they don’t have “a song” per se, they feel ...

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December 30, 2020
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Merry Christmas Friend!

I have a Christmas message today with a giveaway 🎄💝

Pat sloan first christmas frame

****My First Christmas ***

This is my first Christmas with my beautiful mom, I was one month old. 

I sent this photo over to mom today! She said it was like having a babydoll with lots of clothing. I was the first grand child and the first girl on my dad's side, I was a wee bit spoiled.

****Merry Christmas Video***

Big hugs to you my friend!

Santa baby 1

I'm not sure why i had shorts on for Christmas, guess it was warm at my Great Grandmother's home ...

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December 15, 2020
Sorry we missed you yesterday! from QUilting By-You

We are currently in the throes of our holiday rush, but there is light at the end of our tunnel! With the pandemic this year, it seems like many of us are having quality time sewing which means we need to get the quilting part done! It’s been nice to see so many different quilts come through the door.

Hopefully your holiday season is going well so far. I know that at this time of year we typically think about charitable donations or charitable acts since it is the season of giving. This year it feels like donations are ...

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