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August 13, 2014
WIP Wednesday from On the Windy Side

I started a new project this weekend, as part of another skills swap, with a friend of mine from work. She is painting me a picture (or possibly a triptych) in exchange for a quilt, and I'm excited to see what she comes up with. She showed me a few photos of her bedroom which has a pink, red and aqua theme going on, in a fairly eclectic way. For whatever reason, that colour combo screamed vintage to me, so I'm running with it.


We set a deadline to complete our projects by the end of the year ...

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July 13, 2014
Star block for Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

I've never been particularly fond of making star blocks, but this one for the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge was easy to foundation piece.  I'm pleased that I'll be able to get it in the mail well before the August 1 deadline.


And because I can't get enough of the charming churn dash blocks my Lucky Bee-mates have been sending me, I made a mini block to sneak into my Dear Jane quilt.  (That's one fewer block I'll have to applique!)


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June 22, 2014
Disappearing Pinwheels... from Julia's Place

With some sashing and borders, I think I finally have enough disappearing pinwheels for a good size lap quilt....
I may need to juggle the blocks around a bit, that one bright block second row, second from the left needs to move.  That's the first block that I pieced and turned out spinning the wrong way to the others....there's always one isn't there that likes to stand out from the others.....smile!.
The blocks are 10" square, so a nice size.....now to audition some borders and sashing....♥
 
 
I love this Broken Star ....
It's one ...

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June 9, 2014
Nested Churn Dash {a finished quilt!} from Material Girl Quilts

You may recall from a week or so ago that I mentioned the Nested Churn Dash QAL coming up.  Well, it is June and since my boys were out of town over the weekend, I made my own “mini” version of the Nested Churn Dash quilt and finished the binding last night!

Nested Churn Dash quilt

 

All of the fabrics in the top were from my scrap bins.  I love using up my stash and scraps!  In fact, I even created a “Frankenstein” batting by sewing 2 scrap pieces together to create a batting wide enough for this quilt.
Nested Churn Dash quilting detail

 

For the quilting, I used ...

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Nested Churn Dash {a finished quilt!} from Material Girl Quilts

You may recall from a week or so ago that I mentioned the Nested Churn Dash QAL coming up.  Well, it is June and since my boys were out of town over the weekend, I made my own “mini” version of the Nested Churn Dash quilt and finished the binding last night!

Nested Churn Dash quilt

 

All of the fabrics in the top were from my scrap bins.  I love using up my stash and scraps!  In fact, I even created a “Frankenstein” batting by sewing 2 scrap pieces together to create a batting wide enough for this quilt.
Nested Churn Dash quilting detail

 

For the quilting, I used ...

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June 1, 2014
Nested Churn Dash Quilt-a-long - Starts June 1st 2014 from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!


Who is ready for a quilt-a-long of the Nested Churn Dash? Starting 1st June 2014, I will be taking you through the steps to make a 24" x 24" nested churn dash block.

Joining me will be 10 of my favourite quilters who will be making their blocks into a mini quilt.

For the more adventurous, you can continue on and using the 24" x 24" finished block you can make a pillow or mini quilt or make a quilt, ranging in size from 28" x 80" (1 x 3 block bed runner), 54" x 54" (2 x 2 block ...

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May 31, 2014
ALYoF for May -Little Churn Dash from Sew Sunshine

Churn Dash is my AYoLF for May. The Churn Dash was the BOM over at SewCanShe Sewcialities in April  HERE    Measures approx. 18 1/2 " square Straight line quilting Stash fabrics used.   My original goal link is HERE     Linking up with ALYoF for May HERE and Finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts HERE

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May 29, 2014
Dresdens ...Churndash, Pinwheels ....love them! from Julia's Place

Going to the quilt  show last week has inspired me to get back to my hand-quilting on my lovely Vintage Dresden...
We are just two days off from the beginning of winter, the weather has cooled down a lot, though not as cold as this time last year. So I thought it was time to get back to hand-quilting and get this pretty finished, a perfect winter project........I just love this quilt!!
Isn't this so pretty....
...and this.
Hand-quilting soothes the soul, get lost in the flow of the stitches....forget about everything else and just  quilt......♥
 
I ...

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May 27, 2014
Nested Churn Dash from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!


Churn dash fever has hit cyberspace so in celebration of the revival of this classic block I designed the nested churn dash.

Start with a 4"x 4" block and progress to a 24" x 24" finished block. The beauty of this block is that you can stop at any layer to make a 4" x 4", 8" x 8", 16" x 16" or 24" x 24" block. Make a combination of all different sizes to make a fun quilt. 

I have made 9  - 24" x 24" blocks and will be making a simple quilt something like this using a ...

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May 21, 2014
Happy Mail! from Nita Dances

Bee blocks came in yesterday’s mail from Shelly (We Bee Canadian block exchange). I had requested mini skinny churn dash blocks.

001Shelly, feeling generous, sent an entire goodie bag! The churn dashes, PLUS scraps of the fabrics she used…

008And this adorable little pouch!

006Squeee!  Thanks for the happy dance, Shelly!

:)

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New project....re-arranging sewing room.. from Julia's Place

I fell in love with these disappearing pinwheels blocks........Missouri Quilt Co. is where I first saw them, but then I found where this blogger Hellen worked out the maths to make them in different sizes......how good was that !...
.....so yesterday I had a little play.
I love pinwheels and I also love churn dash blocks, so how perfect is this block incorporating the two together.....
....oops...can you see how I have the pinwheel turned the wrong way here, but it's so pretty I think I'll just leave it....adds charm, that's my excuse and ...

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May 7, 2014
ALYoF for May goal from Sew Sunshine

This month I want to go small. I think I can finish this little wall hanging up pretty quickly. I sort of have a project in my head that I want to work on and see if I can make it come to life. I made this little Churn dash from my stash so not sure what I will put on the backing or binding but we will see what I come up with.  Linking up with HERE

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April 17, 2014
WIP churn dash from Sew Sunshine

Tried my hand at a few small 6" churn dash blocks. I am hooked. They are so fun and cute to make.  I was just going to try a few blocks in all solids and then I decided this little 9 patch needed some print. I will now have to make more for the blocks I didn't use. Is it me or sometimes you just move from project to project making more projects??? Linking up with WIP Wed HERE   at Freshly

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March 27, 2014
Around the Block | Round Robin Quilt Block 8 from Patchwork Posse

Block 8 for the Round Robin– Around the Block has been designed by Sherri of A Quilting Life.

Today we are in for a super treat.  Sherri’s style is so fun and fresh.  Her eye for detail — like points, color, design shows in all of her projects…which is probably why she is published in multiple books and has a few books under her belt.

I was delighted when she said yes to be a designer and am totally excited to share a little bit of her with you.   Her block is a very traditional quilt block.  The churn ...

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March 17, 2014
Modern Block Monday - Churn Dash from Quilt Matters

Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!

Okay, so the Churn Dash is not a block that screams modern. I'm a believer though that anything 'traditional' can be made 'modern,' be it through fabric choice or layout. Carole from my OMQG bee asked for the iconic Churn Dash block. She provided the cheddar background and we were to supply the feature fabric.

I chose two prints from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line for my blocks. The browns go wonderfully with the cheddar.

Churn Dash - OMQG Bee

Churn Dash - OMQG Bee

Hmm, is it me or are these blocks feeling rather traditional? It's the colour combo ...

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March 1, 2014
Churn Dash | Modern Style from Jolie Maxtin

Well folks! Finally!

I have been teasing you with pictures of this beauty for a while and now I can show you the final quilt.
For those that are newer followers here, I really lean towards modern, sparse, and clean. For some reason I have taken a liking to the churn dash (a traditional block) so I decided to cut into my most favorite fabrics and make one.

The quilting is all straight lines using Aurifil 50 weight thread and it was quilted on my home machine.
My favorite part of making this quilt was the binding because I enjoy ...

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February 16, 2014
Ready to be assembled from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I finished up ALL of my Churn Dash blocks!  :)  I have 30 of them for a 5x6 setting.  Here are half of the blocks up on the design wall.  I will start sewing them together this evening as Richard is working tonight.  I'm still not sure what I will use for the border yet. 
 This is the stack of the other 15 for the bottom half of the quilt. 

 A couple of days ago while at Walmart shopping for groceries and household supplies I found the clearance isle.  I usually don't tend to spend money on things that ...

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February 10, 2014
I'm a bouncer! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Everyday I struggle with Adult ADD this affects everything from my housework to my quilting.  The past several days have been a big struggle to keep on track with everything.  In my housework I am constantly making lists and I also do that in my quilting but this time you can really tell that I have bounced from project to project.  I think all of this snowy weather has had something to do with my change in mood.  

First off, I worked on these blocks.  I cut them out from my scrap basket a few months ago.  I have 19 ...

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January 22, 2014
WIP Wednesday from Jolie Maxtin

My friends, this finish has been a long time coming...but it has not yet crossed the finish line. Gah!

You see, in 2013 one of my goals was to give away most, if not all, of what I made.  But...I did make this quilt for myself, because,well - I just wanted to.



Normally sewing on the binding is one of the most important steps, because the project is almost complete....and I LOVE sewing on binding. It is something that is super fast for me and also enjoyable.

But...at the December meeting of my quilt guild, it ...

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December 12, 2013
Snow Happens! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework



Snow in Eugene Oregon is not a good thing.  It has been almost a week since the snow storm, and we still have school closures and bad roads.  What about snow plows you ask?  I heard there are one or two running around the city but I sure haven't seen any signs of them.  It's pretty crazy!




The good news is I have just chosen to stay home and keep warm.  
Lots of time spent in the sewing room!





I quilted up my Churn Dash quilt.  I used Amy Smart's Easy Churn Dash pattern for sewing up ...

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