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July 16, 2021
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - Placemats from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Greetings from South Louisiana and Happy July Christmas!  Our host, Sarah with Confessions of a Fabric Addict has a special group of bloggers ready to help you with your Christmas Gift Ideas.

For those new to my blog ... a little introduction.    For a little over 10 years, I have been one of the quilt pattern designers for Black Cat Creations.  Following my retirement in early 2016 from a long career in Government Finance, quilting and pattern design has taken a front seat.  I can also be found on Instagram, @lfairquilts and Black Cat Creations Facebook page


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June 3, 2021
Hands2Help, 2021 Comfort Quilts from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


It's that time of the year again .... sewing machines are busy completing comfort quilts for the 2021 Hands2Help Quilt Challenge, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  This is my 11th year participating and I couldn't be prouder.  

With the Pandemic, I have a feeling this will be the largest collection yet.   Visit the Hands2Help 2021 page on Confessions of a Fabric Addict for a parade of beautiful quilts.


The six (6) quilts I donated this year, went to Emily, with Aunt Ems Quilts; for her charity Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.  A side note, Emily ...

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June 1, 2020
2020 Hands To Help, Friendship Crumbs Quilt from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

The 2020 Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge has wrapped up another year.  This is the 10th year I have participated and I am so honored to be part of this group, especially in a challenging year.  

Using a variety of 6" square (finished size) Crumb Blocks, scrappy backgrounds and four sets of HSTs in Orange, Teal, Purple and Gold creating a secondary design of the Friendship Stars.  

Close up of the quilting .... a simple swirl.

Partial view, the quilt finished at 54" X 78".  

Thanks to Sarah, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for hosting this event once again.  This quilt, called ...

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November 16, 2019
I Spy a Penelope Rose from Sew........This Is My Blog

I do love an I Spy quilt.  There are so many fun novelty prints out there. Penelope Rose would be here soon, and her quilting Gramma already had a bunch of quilts awaiting her arrival, so I decided a toddler sized I Spy quilt would be the perfect gift.  I dug into my bag of scrappy novelty prints and my Biscotti jars of strips, and made a plan.


Even the simplest block works with interesting fabrics and bright colors.

I had everything from kites and cows to ice cream cones, silly hippos, baby chicks, and lobsters. 

Even platform shoes!

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November 11, 2019
Antelope Canyon from Sew........This Is My Blog

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.  It's just been a very strange year.  I have done a few quilty things, but I haven't actually blogged about much of it.  In the next few weeks I'll try to catch up a little.  

I finished my sister's batik quilt and gifted it in March of this year.  You can see photos of it here.

Sweet little Nolan was gifted with his Bear Paw baby quilt in August. You can read about that here.

Earlier this year I started a sew-along with two friends ...

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Jeep Girl from Sew........This Is My Blog

It was my sister Carol's turn for a new quilt.  I asked her if there was a theme or type of quilt she wanted, and without missing a beat she said, "A Jeep quilt".  I wasn't surprised.  She is most definitely a Jeep girl!

I couldn't find any Jeep fabric locally so I had to shop online.  Darn!  I hate when that happens.  Just kidding.  I can almost always find exactly what I need on  

We decided on the pattern Pastoral Countryside from All People Quilt, and I added one more fabric to the mix ...

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