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June 5, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

I found the perfect diagonal print to bind this All Hallows Brown Bag Mystery Quilt. I like stripes, dots and diagonal stripes for binding. Diagonal prints are great because it makes it look like you put stripes on the bias without the work of making bias binding. 
The quilting for this quilt is a fun spiral spider web design called Gossamer, available from Urban Elementz. 
See my tips on machine-finished quilt binding
Overall, a great finish. I'm sure I will check out the mystery quilt next year. This one had some new tricks and it was a great experience ...

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June 4, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this version of the brown bag mystery quilt together.
I added a narrow dark blue border. 

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May 26, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Remember those quarter square triangle blocks I was making? Let's get back to those. 
This was basically my practice quilt for the Brown Bag Mystery Quilt. I worked out how to make each unit using fabric from my collection. This one is very different and I really like how it is turning out. I haven't decided on borders yet.  

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May 24, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pieced top center complete! Time for some borders.
A narrow orange border.
Followed by a wider black border. I'm so pleased with this finished top. Now I need some backing and I can get it quilted. I found the perfect quilting design for this little quilt. I think a light gray backing is the right way to go. 

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May 20, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

This mystery quilt is such a delight. 
The units are just the right size and the blocks are large. Next is joining it all together with the sashing. 

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May 17, 2023
Brown Bag Mystery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Do you remember my Brown Bag Mystery Quilt? 
The big reveal happened last weekend. I decided it was time I got cutting and stitching. Here is the first clue, fun little uneven nine-patch units. How fun is that skeleton print!?! It is directional but I'm going to treat it as though it is a tossed print and let the pieces fall whichever direction they fall. 
Pieced sashings are delightful. The directions for these are great! I cut the quarter triangle units with the Accuquilt Go! So fast, and accurate.  
These outer sashing pieces are simple yet effective. 
Here is ...

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May 10, 2023
New Starts from Becca's Crazy Projects

I don't have anything exciting to share today. I do have this pile of black and white prints that I am going to make into a quilt, or quilts. I'm still in the planning stage, so stick around to see what happens. 

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May 3, 2023
Quarter Square Triangle Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm working on a project and needed a bunch of quarter square triangle blocks. I decided to give my Accuquilt Go! a workout. 
Start with four squares cut to at least 5.5" inches by 5.5" inches. This block has two green quarters, one background (tan with stars), and one orange quarter. Starting with four squares will yield four finished units. You could use four colors but my quilt pattern called for three colors. 
Layer the squares with right sides together. I know it isn't easy to tell with that green solid. Make sure the fabric grain ...

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March 12, 2023
Sunday from Karen Ann Ruane

ironing, measuring, cutting, folding, pinning, prepping stitching for later

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March 8, 2023
Scrappy Bricks and Charms from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I pieced a couple little quilts. This one used 5" charm squares to make pluses. 
I had to make another scrappy bricks quilt top. I enjoy making these so much. 

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March 3, 2023
Springtime from Becca's Crazy Projects

I haven't been getting much done this past week. Well, I went on walks with my dog and saw the daffodils blooming at the end of my block. 
I pieced this simple quilt top for Quilts for Kids. I quilted it, too. 
I cut a bunch of squares and bricks for more charity quilts. Otherwise a quiet week. 

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March 1, 2023
Scrappy Bricks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I pulled out my stack of 2.5" strips and cut a bunch of 2.5" x 4.5" bricks. This time, I pulled bright green, dark green, aqua, and some yellows. I also pulled out some 4.5" center blocks from my stack. 
Over part of Saturday I pieced the 12.5" blocks. On Sunday, I finished piecing the blocks and assembled them into this little top that will finish at about 36" by 36". Perfect for a Quilts for Kids quilt. I think I have a piece of green flannel that will make a snuggly backing ...

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February 22, 2023
Scrappy Bricks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time for another scrappy bricks project. This time, I decided to go big! The center squares are cut at 4.5" by 4.5" and the bricks are cut at 2.5" by 4.5". This is a great way to use up a bunch of 2.5" strips. Particularly if you're like me and have like a million of them. 
First I made this one. Each block measures 12.5" by 12.5" and finishes at 12" by 12" in the finished quilt. Only nine blocks make a great baby quilt that measures about 36" by 36". 
Then ...

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February 17, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

After piecing the quilt backing, it was time to load this fun quilt onto the frame. 
I used a fun quilting design that has become one of my favorites. If I remember to look it up I will share the designer. Yesterday I trimmed it and added it to my pile of quilts waiting for binding. That pile is now five quilts deep. I should start another random quilt soon. 

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February 15, 2023
Piecied Quilt Backings from Becca's Crazy Projects

While there is no wrong way to make a quilt, I have some tips to help making piece quilt backings easier. I pieced this backing using several lengths and widths of fabrics. The green floral was yardage, the grayish green was yardage, the turquoise was a leftover piece of wide backing, and the dark blue was also leftover wide backing fabric. The grayish green and the dark blue were not long enough so I had to piece them. When I do this, tear the fabric so I get nice straight pieces of fabric. I use a wide (5/8") seam ...

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February 3, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I go a little crazy. This is the stack of sashings and corner blocks I cut to put together my Random Qube Block quilt. The sashings were cut from the leftovers from another quilt's backing fabric. I used almost every scrap of that fabric. 
Here it is with all those sashings and cornerstones. I'm super pleased with how it turned out. Now I just have to pick out another border fabric and find some backing fabric. 

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January 27, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I made it to the end of week eight. That's 56 blocks in 56 days. 
This is block number 10. It was a pleasant surprise for this block to show up the last week. It is the only block number 10 in the series. 
More fun color combinations. 
It was exciting to find this one showing up again.  
And again. 
And another of these. As I look over the blocks I think about adding sashing. I also think about rearranging the blocks. I'll let you know what comes of this thinking. I'm sure whatever I ...

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January 25, 2023
Butterfly Garden from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up this butterfly panel more than a year ago. I'm not sure why I wanted it. I mean, it's pretty. I decided it was time to pull my fabrics together to make it into a quilt. I grabbed coordinating blues, oranges, greens, and yellow. 
I played around with blocks in Electric Quilt until I had a couple blocks I wanted to make. I grabbed my Accuquilt Go! and 8 Inch Qube and got cutting. 
As usual, it was quick work. 
I assembled the pinwheel blocks first. 
Then the stars. 
This quilt uses the panel as the ...

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January 20, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Here we are at the end of week seven!  
Another 16-patch. I just grabbed some squares of the appropriate colors and arranged them. These are more improv than one would imagine. Green and orange. 
I may have played a little loose with my interpretation of "orange" in this block. Purple, green, and orange. 
This was exciting because it was the first time block number 20 showed up in the rolls. Black, purple, and pink. 
Green and green pinwheel. 
I enjoy these little economy blocks so much. I want to put them in so many things. Pink, gray, and orange. 
Another ...

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January 13, 2023
Random Qube Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Week number six wrap up. 
This block is kind of busy. 
This one pulls colors from one print. 
This one is a rainbow of fun. Red and green together!
Another one pulling colors from a single print. 
Even when I let the dice pick the colors I still get to pick the fabric.
Sometimes the outcome is interesting. 
Ore just a wonderful surprise. Two more weeks of daily blocks. 

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