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July 31, 2015
Happy from Blueberry Patch

   Name:  Happy
Design:  4" squares
Size:  37" by 42"
Fabric: Stash fabrics and scraps
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in cross hatch

We had a great Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild sew in last Saturday and among other things, I got a great start on this baby quilt.  I like to have simple and distinct projects to work on at sew ins.  This baby quilt was just the ticket and I got a great start on it on my featherweight after completing a gift for my mum.  More on that later!

Yes, this is another baby ...

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doe quilt complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm excited to have another quilt finish to share today!
This quilt started out as a contact print pillow cover, but as I was making it, I decided to add large
borders and make it a wall/baby quilt size instead. I'm so glad I made that decision! This is a bit of a departure from my usual work, but I love it for that reason. It's good to stretch yourself once in awhile!
For the fabric, I used a mini charm pack of doe, plus Kona cotton in white and ...

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breezy summer cushion ~ Rodgers of York #MyHomeMade series from Charm About You

Today I am making up a simple cushion, perfect for a quick make to help brighten up your space! This is a basic tutorial suitable for beginners and there are useful tips for everyone to ensure a great finish.

2 x square pieces of fabric measuring 50cm x 50cm
30cm zip
sewing kit
cushion inner

I used my sewing machine for a fast finish but you could hand stitch if you don't have access to a machine.


Firstly you need to decide which direction your fabric is going, if it's stripes do you want them ...

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Advice for the Quilty Inclined from Late Night Quilter

Dear Stephanie v2I finally finished up my first cozy rag quilt, made from some hard-to-find flannel Marmalade, by Bonnie & Camille. It was relaxing, thought-free sewing at its best.  My kids and I love cuddling up with it on the couch.  The snapshot of it made the perfect backdrop as a header for my newest project….

I’m starting something new in my blogging life called Dear Stephanie, which ties to my career as a psychologist. Friends frequently ask for my thoughts on tricky situations  because of my background… so I figure, why not just write about my opinions here?

Once a month ...

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July 24, 2015
oh my stars! quilt complete!!! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Late last Friday night, I put the final stitches in my "oh my stars!" quilt. I still can't believe that I hand pieced an entire quilt....and I can't believe that it is actually DONE! I started the quilt back in April 2011 and it was inspired by Jess' travel quilts. (She has a video tutorial here, that I used to get started.)
This quilt was a labor of love, to say the least! I started by cutting out my own templates (2" 60 degree diamonds) from cardboard. I English paper pieced ...

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Finished August Wallhanging from Little Bunny Quilts

A real, live finish!

I was able to finish up the satin stitching Tuesday night, did the quilting on Wednesday night, and added the pockets and bound it last night!

And ta-da!

I did a curly swirly meander for the quilting, similar to what I did for this baby quilt, but on a smaller scale. Here are some close up shots of the satin stitching and the quilting:


Lil' bee in the corner...

Flowers... I did end up using bright yellow, but I am happy with how it stands out!

Another lil' bee...

For the backing and the hanging ...

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July 17, 2015
(nearly) wordless friday from Charm About You

second Igloos block from Green Tea and Sweet Beans done :)

linking up to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts

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a quilting marathon from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I finished 5 quilts this week! 2 minis, one baby, one lap and one twin size. That's not crazy at ALL, is it? Ha! (I'm exhausted!!!)

4 out of 5 of the quilts that I finished are for my upcoming fabric line Good Neighbors for Connecting Threads. It was deadline week, if you couldn't tell. :) The fabric is scheduled to be released in early September and I'm starting to get a little excited. (And a little nervous!) I love a stack of quilts...even if just the backs are showing ...

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July 11, 2015
So Much Fun! from Blueberry Patch

I made this the other day.  It is a project from Krista's Make it Take it book.    I didn't use selvages though... I opened up the box I store all the little bits of vintage fabric in and cut up a bunch of 2.5" squares.  I did add in some non-vintage black and white prints for contrast but aside from the binding, and those black and white squares, this was made out of fabric dating from the 40s through to the 70s.  I recognize some of the prints from my childhood as my Mum sewed a lot ...

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July 10, 2015
a different finish from Charm About You

This is not my usual sort of finish. No fabric involved but it was something I have wanted to do for a while (don't worry there's some pretty fabric at the end of this post!). We have an area of our kitchen counter that gets used for dumping letters and various paper stuff and it drives me mad! I bought this from ebay in the hopes that I could start clearing off the counter and organise the paper clutter:

But I'm not a gardener and it's a bit twee for my liking so I broke out ...

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Fairy Tale Swap–a finish! from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

Last week I showed you the extra handmade item for this swap, a project book from Aneela Hooey’s pattern.  Today I have the main swap item to share.  This is my Princess and the Pea mini-quilt called Wide Awake!

I signed up for the #SPDFairytaleswap on Instagram and the shipping date was last week so I’ve been paper piecing, making templates, trying out some fancy stitches on my new machine trying to make a Princess and the Pea mini in perspective!
My partner  loves bright, happy fabrics, no browns or muted colours so I chose some layer cake ...

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July 4, 2015
Crazy June from Factotum of Arts

Crazy stuff has been happening here over the last month….and that does not include the lightning hit our neighbors tree just took.

I found out it’s actually possible for me to finish 3 quilts (two 60 x 60″, one 48 x 48″) and a quilt top + back (which is being sent of for quilting) all in 1 month. “It takes a village” was the only finish I had planned for, as part of Finish – Along 2015, this quarter.

The other two finishes were secret projects but here is a sneak peek, as both will be released this month ...

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July 3, 2015
Pink and Gray Baby from Blueberry Patch

  Name:  Pink and Gray Baby
Design:  4" squares
Size:  36" by 42"
Fabric: Stash/scrap fabrics 
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white

This was a perfect way to incorporate a bunch of shabby chic florals in a baby quilt, don't you think?  I think it is just so pretty.  The grey dot and the text print update the florals nicely and I threw in a bunch of solid pink squares as well.  I have to say that most of this quilt was made from pre-cut 4" squares from my scraps.  I pre-cut a bunch of 2 ...

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charcoal socks from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I finished knitting another pair of socks this week--my 14th pair to date! I love gray and I wear a lot of it. It was surprisingly difficult to find a decent gray sock yarn, but I found some on a trip to Duluth earlier this year. I used my basic sock pattern, which you can find here. I'm sure that these socks will be in heavy rotation this coming fall/winter. They are so comfortable!

One year ago, I had a sock finish as well! Isn't that funny?

Also, today, I am ...

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June 26, 2015
deluxe pin cushion from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This morning I made a deluxe pin cushion and I LOVE it so very much! The pattern is in the book Sew Organized for the Busy Girl by Heidi Staples. I have a feeling I will make at least 20 more of these pin cushions. For real!
For this version, I dug into my most precious scraps of Flea Market Fancy and Katie Jump Rope fabric. The sweet floral that I used for the body of the pin cushion is my absolute favorite fabric at the moment...I only had a fat quarter of ...

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June 23, 2015
chenille shams from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

My dear friend Tara and her family have been here visiting this week and it's been wonderful! They just left this morning and it was soooo hard to see them go. We squeezed in a little sewing time during the visit, which was delightful. We definitely had to squeeze it in, since we had 5 kids running (and crawling) around. A good time was had by all!

Tara gave me (and more importantly taught me how to use) an invisible zipper foot for my Juki. So, a project that spent a lot of ...

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June 19, 2015
Sailors Take Delight {A finished Quilt} from Never Just Jennifer

I'm so excited!  I had a binding marathon and finished three quilts last night and I can't wait to show you!!  This is the first of the three.  This is also one of the items on my FAL Qtr 2 list so woot for that too!  This quilt has been a WIP since 2012??  I think.  All I know is that the blocks were pieced using a VERY wide seam, pre-my understanding of a quarter inch seam days...

It's made using half-square triangles which are then sewn into quarter-square triangles, finishes at 50" x 42 1/2 ...

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June 12, 2015
Delectable Mountains Quilt Pattern – A Fat Quarter Shop Hop from Late Night Quilter

Delectable Mountain Cover Picture

Welcome to the Fat Quarter Shop Delectable Mountains Quilt Blog Hop!

If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, welcome.  I hope you’ll sit down, kick your feet up and stay awhile. If you’d like to enter my Giveaway in honor of the blog hop, scroll to the bottom for entry details.

Today I’m thrilled to show you the Late Night Quilter version of a fantastic Fat Quarter Shop pattern, Delectable Mountains, made from the latest block in their Classic & Vintage Series.

Delectable Mountain on Bathtub

The Classic and Vintage Delectable Mountains Quilt in a Classic and Vintage bathtub ...

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June 5, 2015
bright baggy pouch from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I was hoping to have a quilt finished today, but that certainly didn't happen! So, this morning I finished up a little baggy pouch that I had in progress. Once again, I am thankful for the accountability that this linky party brings. I certainly needed the push to finish something. Also, there is one less pile on my craft room floor. YAY!

This is a small sized baggy pouch, which is a pattern by Aneela Hooey. It's my third one from the pattern, and probably not the last! I used a mini ...

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May 29, 2015
it's all about the scraps! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Late last night I finished knitting another rag rug. (Tutorial here.)
So many scraps were used in this project, specifically selvages (I love those little numbers peeking out of the middle!) and strings that are too narrow to hold a seam allowance. I used strips between 1/2" to 7/8" wide. Lots of them!
This rug is quite bulky, because I knit 3 strands together on size 35 needles! I may have been overzealous in my scrap usage, but my bowl of scraps is nearly empty now. So, it's all good!! The ...

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