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January 6, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm In Therapy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, I didn't make "scrappy sewing" one of my New Year's Resolutions, but maybe I should have - because I have FINALLY been doing some fun scrappy sewing!

I'm working on the quilts for this year's tutorial series, String Therapy, so I grabbed my blue drawer of strings and a stack of white 5" squares that have been in my scrap drawer F.O.R.E.V.E.R.

This is the block I chose to make.  It's from a tutorial by Christina Cameli and wow is it a quick and easy scrap buster ...

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September 11, 2020
How many more blocks to FMQ? from Quilting & Learning

Two free motion quilting (FMQ) posts in a week - wow! I had the weekend to myself and spent most of it fixing and continuing to FMQ our king size batik bed quilt. At 13 x 13 blocks, it's huge! It wasn't always pleasant but I did get a lot done.

After this weekend,
only 49 blocks left to FMQ

Fixing ripped blocks

When I sandwiched this quilt in July of 2016, I stitched-in-the-ditch around each block. However, since each block is 8", that really wasn't enough quilting, especially considering that we've been sleeping under this quilt ...

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July 15, 2020
Christmas In July Pattern Parade Blog Hop! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to my little part of the Christmas in July Pattern Parade Blog Hop!  I'm so happy to be here with you, and I hope you'll enjoy what I and all of my fellow contributors have come up with for you.

It's been a strange journey this year, hasn't it?  You may recall that I usually have a twelve day Christmas in July celebration on my own blog, but this year that just didn't work out.  So I was tickled to death when Carole of From My Caroline Home asked me to be ...

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June 24, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Here's A Solution! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I had a fun experience this week, and since it has everything to do with scrappiness, I want to clue you all in on it too!

Sunday night I received an email from Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps blog, BluPrint classes, QuiltCon, and loads of other places.  Now, I love Christina to pieces - I met her in person in one of her classes at QuiltCon in Savannah and we spent two hours at lunch sitting on the grass outside, eating and talking up a storm.  She's fun and sweet and a very talented quilter and teacher ...

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February 11, 2020
Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Hi! Welcome to week 266 of the Free Motion Mavericks linking party!

A production of quilted journal covers

A lovely neutral cover
If birds can have their own special words for groups, then I choose a "production" for a group of quilted journal covers.

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February 8, 2020
Finishing up One Monthly Goal - OMG from Quilting & Learning

I can't believe that it's the end of January. It was pretty intense quilting wise. I finished my two Project Quilting and the Winter Blues project with very little time to spare. That's how I live dangerously.

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December 29, 2019
More quilted gifts, an OMG and a Christmas runner from Quilting & Learning

I can't believe that I've got so many posts this month! I've been busy finishing up my two Christmas gifts. Actually there was supposed to be one, but a squirrel came for a visit!

More quilted gifts

My December One Monthly Goal (OMG) was another free motion quilted (FMQ) fabric basket. I used some incredibly lovely Japanese fabric for the FMQ.

The light was at its best outside on the snow :-)

I took an indoor shot the next day
I also created another journal cover. Unfortunately I misread my notes and didn't cut the fabric big ...

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December 20, 2019
Making a few gifts from Quilting & Learning

I'm really trying to avoid deadlines and I didn't decide to make a few gifts for Christmas lightly since I don't want these to be IOU gifts!

Christmas gift exchange

I am going to a potluck with my colleagues and of course there is a gift exchange. You know....unisex and under $20 (not including taxes). Personally I usually go for something edible but this year, I had a Christmas mug rug that's been hanging around my sewing room for the last year since I made it after Christmas. That seemed like a good way to ...

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December 17, 2019
Making a journal cover with practice piece from Quilting & Learning

Don't you love practicing on something and then being able to use that practice piece to make a finished, usable project? That's what happened to my practice piece from last week's Free Motion Mavericks.

FMQ my practice piece

My piece went from this very bright poinsettia fabric to these "cat's eye" shapes with different types of feathers within and outside of the shapes.

FMQ using the leaves as templates
The pink bobbin thread produced this flower.

Finally, adding FMQ filler between the flowers, in white thread, resulted in this!

Adding swirls, paisleys and
echoes between the ...

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December 13, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Moody Blues.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, how about where you are?  I am loving all the sweet Christmas commercials (Publix made me cry AGAIN this year!) and the excitement on the faces of all the kids in the stores!  And to add to the excitement, here it is, Friday again, and time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started...


Today I'm ready to unveil the second of my grandkids' annual quilts!  This one is for Lilliana, who will be turning twelve on Monday (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN ...

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December 4, 2019
Learning to make a fabric basket from Quilting & Learning

I took some time to play this week. Since I've signed up to Bluprint (Craftsy) for the next year, I thought that I should actually make something. So here is my experience making a basket from Christina Cameli's Free-Motion Quilted Gifts course.

My first FMQ fabric basket
This is what Christina's basket looks like. Isn't it gorgeous?

Christina Cameli's Free-Motion Quilted basket
As you can see, my basket is shorter and not as firm. I learned a lot though and had fun making it

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November 15, 2019
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? A Finished Quilt, and More! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's finally Friday again!  And you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  So without further ado, let's get started...


As you read this post, I am currently in New York City, enjoying the sights, tastes, and hustle bustle of the town with my husband.  Which means that I had to write this post on Wednesday as I was sitting in the airport waiting for my plane.  I was wondering what in the world I could write about, since I had not had much time for sewing this ...

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November 13, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... An Excellent Tutorial! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

No, I'm not tooting my own horn talking about an excellent tutorial - I'll explain that in a minute.  We are in New York City right now, and as I was planning the blogposts for this week I thought I was going to have to skip this one, but my friend Christina of A Few Scraps posted a fabulous tutorial for her Scrappy Quarter Cabin quilt - and saved my bacon!

Isn't that gorgeous?  She has a beautifully photographed and very detailed tutorial posted on her blog right now for these fun improv scrap blocks, so I ...

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