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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 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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March 2, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Patch Pieces–Centers And Corners from Wedding Dress Blue

If you are new to the Star Kissed Quiltalong, welcome!  No, you are not late.  Today is the perfect day for a new idea. You can find all you might want to know about the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.

It’s finally time to get sewing! YAY!

Hopefully you have decided what size squares you are going to use and how many blocks you are going to make.  If you need more thinking time, feel free to stop by the QUILT SIZE CONSIDERATIONS post for information and suggestions ...

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December 30, 2019
Charm Quilts from Ann Quilts

Well, I think this is a great topic for this put-a-new-calendar-on-the-wall and make-those-happy-wishes time of year.

Charm quilts, as the name indicates, are made with thoughts of good luck in mind.  I'd heard the folklore that the magic happens because each piece is a unique fabric....but if one and only one fabric has been used twice, the quilt has a special magic.  So that's what I did.  My charm quilts were made for my babies because, as a quilter, I of course had to make them each a very special quilt.

I am prompted to think about ...

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October 7, 2019
Design Wall Monday - October 7, 2019 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good morning quilters!  This week I have been working more on "Doll Delicious", the doll quilt to go with my large quilt named "Red Delicious".  Thanks to Annie of "Annie's Quilt Orts" blog for naming the doll quilt.  I like the name.  I have 68 apple core pieces together and will finish it at 100 pieces soon.  Since it is hand sewn, it is a good "take with" project.   Here is a

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October 4, 2019
Moxi Charm Baby Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

After the short detour as a result of running out of thread, I finished my Four Squared baby quilt!


Once my thread arrived, I was able to finish up the quilting in about five minutes!



For the binding, I used the leftover fabric from the backing. I like to cut a 2.25" binding, and for this quilt, I sewed the binding to the front by machine and hand stitched it to the back.


I really am wishing that I would have had another charm pack or two to make this quilt bigger and keep it for myself! But I ...

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