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December 24, 2018
Whimsical Winter Table Runner The theme for the Island Batik... from Living Water Quilter

Whimsical Winter Table Runner 

The theme for the Island Batik Ambassador December challenge is Whimsical and Wonky.  The  Island Batik supplied Alpine Ice 10-inch stack of pre-cuts is perfect for my Whimsical Winter table runner.


Two traditional quilt blocks, the Churn Dash and Snowball, are constructed with wonky and random patches. The Churn Dash has Alpine Ice trees. The Snowball blocks feature Island Batik Blender, Ravine.


Stars fill the center of the Churn Dash and  wonky snowflakes fill the Snowball blocks. The Westalee Design mini Crosshair Square, top left image, helps mark evenly spaced reference lines quickly and accurately.


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October 15, 2018
Nocturne from Jean Swenson


October 2018

This is a variation on a Churn Dash quilt block that I first saw on Jacquelynne Steves Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group. In researching to find out more about this block design, I came across this similar Churn Dash variation over at Angela Walters Midnight Quilt show on YouTube, and I also found a great resource site, In all that I looked at, this block seems to be a melding of the Capital T block and the Churn Dash block.

For the colorway, I really wanted to keep it limited to just two colors. However ...

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August 13, 2018
I've been a busy beaver! from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

August has started out as a great month to get things done.  I don't know what has changed, but I seem to have more "umph" to get things done.

I was in a swap through a Facebook group (small swap, only 4 of us) for Churn Dash blocks.  Here are the blocks I sent out:

The swap was to make one Churn Dash dark and the other one light using colors requested by each person.

I am also in Stash Bee this year.  Here is the block that I did for August.

The directions given had the flying geese ...

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March 23, 2018
Double Churn Dash Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Double Churn Dash Quilt Tutorial

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Double Churn Dash Quilt Tutorial

This week Jenny is working on a churn dash pattern. Double Churn Dash Quilt TutorialThe churn dash is a great old block, but we’ve figured out a way to make it even cuter: add more churn dashes! So we’ve wrapped ...

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February 4, 2018
3 Baby Quilt Finishes from Pink Doxies

So Close to the End of this Love Affair

I adored this fabric when I first saw it so I bought enough. I purchased 1/2 to 1 yard of most fabrics in the line knowing there would be enough for twin baby quilts last summer. (Seriously, how well do you estimate yardage when you're not sure what you're doing with it?)

No. 1

Trip Around the World, No. 2

Quilt Beginnings, Endings & In Between: Without a List

No. 3

And since there was still yardage left, this one below last week ...

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January 20, 2018
Another one finished... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Another one quilted!!!  3 down and 34 more to go!!!  I loaded and quilted this one yesterday afternoon!  This is the Churn Dash that I finished up a few days ago.  It is not a huge quilt but still a nice size measuring 70x82.  
 I did a dense stipple on it.  I'll be honest, I'm so tired of stippling!  Nothing at all wrong with it, I'm just tired of doing it.  LOL!  I did it on this one because I just wanted it done and stippling is easy.  LOL!
 I really need to work on bindings this ...

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January 16, 2018
Quiet Winter Day from Pinkadot Quilts

My painting hours have fallen by the wayside with all the power sewing I have been doing. I needed to send this to someone who requested a painting. I am excited for her to receive it. It does feel spring like!

My husband is a huge fan of candy. I found these adorable bags at Michael's. I think the kids would like them too.

I have been working on these churn dashes like it is my job! The cutting is the most tedious part, they sew up pretty fast.

Now that's a pile of blocks! Thirty six to ...

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January 15, 2018
I got so much done!!!! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday was the most productive day that I've had in a very long time!  I got oodles done!!!   Do you remember the string strips that I pieced a few weeks ago?  Well...they are now a completed quilt top. 
 I cut all of the purple and sewed it all together.  This quilt measures 54x74 so it's not a bad size. 
 The binding is cut and ready to go on after quilting.  I also found the perfect purple Glide thread to quilt her with.  :)
 This is actually the first quilt that I worked on for the day.  I loaded ...

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January 13, 2018
A Two Quilt Tuesday from Pink Doxies

Cabin Under the Stars: Quilt No. 1

Yesterday was Monday, and it felt like a typical Monday for me in spite of the ice and snow storm. I am a self-proclaimed Monday Lover because it is the day of new starts, and I get so much done!

Starting mid-morning, I had all but a couple of these stars done before I went home for lunch. By 2:00 that afternoon, this sweet thing was sewn together. 

Some little details: The fabric is beach-themed. Swimmers, sling chairs, umbrellas, flamingos, and so one. I'll show you more when I quilt it ...

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Churn Dash Baby Quilt II from Pink Doxies

Churn Dash II

I had some minor problems with the points when I made the first Churn Dash baby quilt. Check it out along with the book I'm working from in A Two Quilt Tuesday. I needed one more quilt in similar colors so I made another one.

This time I starched the squares before making the large HST, and was very careful while squaring up and trimming them. Once again, it was problematic piecing the giant nine patch. Goodness, you think I would have stopped, ripped, squared the other pieces, and then sewed it together. But, No, I ...

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January 12, 2018
Cool Tools from Pinkadot Quilts

How cute is this fabric? It is by Cotton and Steel. I am participating in a swap. We are to make a One Hour Basket and fill it up with some goodies. We are swapping with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild. It really did only take an hour except I was taking pictures and I do a bit more pressing than it says in the directions.

This fabric is like a heavy linen and perfect for this project.

 This is like a linen cotton which was the first time I have used this in a project. It worked well!

To ...

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January 9, 2018
Tuesday Sewing from Pinkadot Quilts

So we can kind of say this was a commission! My daughter asked me to make this for my granddaughter's 1st birthday that is in less than a month. It is the biggest project I have tried and I learned lots of lessons.
I am going to frame it and they will hang it in her bedroom.

The annual Fun With Barb swap is in full swing. This year we are making 6" churn dashes. I think I am going to change the background though everyone else said they liked it. I want it a bit more quiet. The ...

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January 8, 2018
Green Apple Stars... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 As you can see I have started a new quilt!  LOL!  You know me....I just bounce around but in my defense I have been good for the past few weeks about finishing some quilt tops....well...maybe not borders...
 The lighting is not that good in the pics but they are more of a brighter apple green.  Not at all my usual colors but sometimes a change is nice.  

I was looking through my tubs of fat quarters and opened this one.  I thought...hmmm...those would make a pretty quilt.  So I decided on a simple pattern. 
 So ...

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January 3, 2018
Churn Dash from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Most of the day yesterday I watched my little 2 yr old niece, Addison.  Boy does she have a lot of energy.  LOL!  I enjoyed ever minute of it.  

After she left, I went upstairs and sewed these Churn Dash blocks together that I found while cleaning my sewing room a few days ago.  I probably should have used some sashings but I just wanted it finished so that I can move on to something else and get this in the "to be quilted" pile. 
 This will make a good lap quilt as it measures 60x72.  Not all of the ...

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November 16, 2017
"A Little Sweetness" doll quilt from Carried Away Quilting

Have you seen the new “A Little Sweetness” collection by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs?  This precious line features little girl dresses with bows, aprons, ruffles and polka dots in Tasha’s signature colors.  These dainty dresses just beg to be fussy cut and made into a doll quilt . . . so that’s what I did!

I ordered three fat quarters and some backing fabric from one of my dear sponsors, Stitches ‘N Giggles.  I paired these Tasha Noel pieces with a mint green print I had in my stash. That delicate mint floral is from Elea Lutz’s “Milk ...

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September 26, 2017
featherweight tote from Making A Lather

My Friend had designed a featherweight mate pattern for a carrier and table protector for the featherweight. She has a pattern on craftsy. I made one a bit ago, and it is getting worn out ( or I was just tired of it), so it was time to make another one. I wanted it to be a little brighter but still look good with the black of my featherweight.

It is so easy to put a sewing machine in and out of a case with it in the carrier. It has handles and when it is opened on the table, it ...

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September 20, 2017
churndash from Making A Lather

I had these started a few years ago and thought it would make a nice leader/ender project while I am finishing a few tedious parts of projects. I had nearly 30 blocks already made in the 6 inch size, and 20 un the 3 inch size. The little ones are so much fun and really bring out the smiles, but it will take a gazillion to make a quilt.

I have 30 more sets cut and pinned together.
And these are deep stash scraps.

The sets I cut with just 3 inch squares. The pattern calls for 2 7 ...

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