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November 14, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 135 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  I am running behind tonight.  My internet has been funky since Friday and I just got it back.  It's not completely right but it's on and that means I don't have to drive somewhere to get enough cell service to post this thankfully.

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November 13, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 133 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  Well, my mini quilt didn't win.  It did, however, get chosen to go to Quilt Market in Houston.  I can't lie I'm a little disappointed that I didn't win but am thrilled that it is on display at one of the biggest quilting shows in America.

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November 7, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 134 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  Is everyone in the holiday sewing madness?  I am working on some great last minute projects because I know we will all forget a party or someone on our list that we need a handmade gift for.  Plus, I haven't done Christmas decor for awhile so as soon as I find my tree I will share those things.

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October 31, 2017
Kaffe Fassett and QSTs from TheEclecticAbuela

I combined large blocks of Kaffe Fassett fabrics with very subtle Quarter Square Triangles (QSTs) in this quilt for my stepdaughter. I didn't have a pattern for this one--I just made alternate blocks that I thought would be complementary to the prints.





The KF fabrics reminded me of vintage sheet prints.





Since the prints are quite bold, I toned them down a bit by using QSTs as alternate blocks.


The color difference is very subtle (almost too subtle, I think), but the QSTs are white and creme.




I used a small print for the backing and a purple blender ...

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October 24, 2017
Birds and Fruit from TheEclecticAbuela

I wanted to make a quilt for a friend, and I decided to use some panels I bought quite a long time ago with her in mind.


I rarely use panels, so I worked up a quick layout by measuring them and constructing alternate blocks in the same size.

The dark rectangles represent the panels.







The construction was easy, and soon I had a top.

Top before quilting



Luckily, I bought some fabric to match the panels when I originally got them--it was perfect for the centers of the alternate blocks, the backing, and the binding.


Backing and binding detail ...

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Fiber Tuesday 132 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  I am waiting to find out how my mini quilt does in the contest.  If I win I should be contacted at some point on Tuesday.  I'm pretty nervous.  It's the first quilt I've entered to be judged since I was in 4-H and that feels like 100 years ago.

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October 23, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 131 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week? Last night at 11:45 I finished my mini quilt.  It went to the mail this morning and is now on it's way to Utah.  There's a picture below the jump of it.  It was my first mini quilt and it certainly is the last one I attempt in a week.

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October 17, 2017
Rainbow Scrap Challenge--October--Pink from TheEclecticAbuela

This month's challenge color is pink.








Once again, I made some diagonal blocks all pink and others half pink/half neutral. I also made some all pink straight-set blocks.

I've been thinking of how I will put this year's blocks together. I worked up a couple of ideas on EQ7 which I am still refining.




This one has arcs (like a rainbow!) of colors. I like it, but I'm not sure about it.




This one is straight-set--I'm thinking I like is better than the first. I would need to add a border to the top ...

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October 12, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 129 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  I hope all of you had better luck in your sewing rooms than I did.  I've been working on a new block for all of you.  Some how I ended up making a quarter of the block a different size.  I'm still trying to figure out how I did that.

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October 10, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 130 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  I always knew I was a bit different than the average person.  This weekend I realized that I'm completely whack-a-doodle.  I am working on a mini quilt, that needs to be in Utah by Monday at 5 PM, and I'm shrinking a queen size quilt to a 12" square.  I will be posting about it on my social media and here.  I'm learning a lot about dealing with little pieces.

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October 4, 2017
My Leader and Ender Projects from TheEclecticAbuela

Each year Bonnie Hunter has a Leader and Ender challenge. This year, her project is a Checkerboard Rail Fence


While I may make her project down the line, right now I'm focusing on my own Rail Fence version. I'm doing a two-rail block (color + neutral) with 2"x 3.5"rectangles. These simple units stack up quickly alongside the other projects I'm working on. My goal is to see how many donation quilts I can make with the year's challenge.

So far, I have two finished tops.











They look very much the same even though the ...

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September 26, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 128 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  This cold has a hold on me.  It has knock me down so far I stayed home from work today.  I've even infected Paul with it.  We are a hacking mess.  I need someone to send us chicken soup.  I'm also glad this is a virtual party so I can't infect any of them.

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September 21, 2017
Fiber Tuesday 127 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  My body doesn't realize it is still summer.  I don't mind a cold when it's cold outside and I want to be curled up under a quilt and drink hot tea.  Instead, it's hot outside and my nose is running like it's late for a very important date.

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September 12, 2017
Rainbow Scrap Challenge--September--Orange from TheEclecticAbuela

A new month--a new color. I enjoyed the neutral month; I used neutrals in several different projects. Now--on to orange (Just about the exact opposite of neutral!).

I'm continuing with the string blocks using the month's color. Here is a sampling of the orange blocks.






I'm looking forward to seeing how this quilt comes together!

I'm linking with Scrap Happy Saturday--Hurricane EditionOh Scrap!, and Fiber Tuesday 126 at the Quilting Room with Mel. Stay safe, everyone.







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Fiber Tuesday 126 from The Quilting Room with Mel

Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  I hope everyone is staying safe from all the natural disasters.  Too many bad things are happening in the world around us and I'm thankful to escape to my fabric and all of your blogs.  If you are one dealing with one of the disasters I hope we can be a small bright spot in your life.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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