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April 24, 2015
What I Did This Week #13 - WIDTW from Sew Stitching Cute

A quick update this week as I am looking forward to seeing What YOU Did This Week...

WE Saved a Quilt and experienced the power of our community...


Finished two round robin rows... the other you can see here...


I finished and got caught up on my #craftybirthdaybash1 swap for February and March birthdays, April's birthday month will be finished this weekend...


The Inside - the zipper is my favorite
Here was the February package for Melissa over at @ohhowsweetco... (yes, that is how far behind I got... I am proud to say I am all caught up...)


So all ...

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The Little Love Quilt from Late Night Quilter

It’s Friday, and after an unfriendly week, I am thrilled to post a pretty little finished quilt today!

Little Love Baby Quilt Close Up

Little Love Baby Quilt

We had a hail storm beyond belief last week in our Texas Hill country town. Every home in our development had at least one blown out window and on top of that, every house needs a whole new roof. This affects my blogging partner Michelle, too, as she and I live in the same community.  With news like that, I prefer to just bury my head in the sand, and quilt away.  Happily for Michelle, she’s ...

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florida socks from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week I have a pair of hand knit socks to share with you. I started these on my trip to Florida about two months ago, as a way to cope from being away from my sewing machine. A friend of mine and I joked about me furiously knitting while I was standing in a zillion lines for rides at Disney. Ha! I would like to say that they were an enjoyable project, but they really weren't. I found out later that the yarn I used is single ply, which isn't fun ...

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Mini Messenger Bag - An Easy Beginner Purse You'll Love! from Sew Psyched

Welcome back to Finish It Up Friday!! It's been quite a week what with deliveries of long awaited materials, and a new lens for my camera! Woo!  But what I really want to show you is this just Adorable Mini Messenger Bag by Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle.  Pics taken with my iphone, pre-fabulacamera ;) Katy is an experienced bag designer, with more than 10 years of pattern

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April 10, 2015
diy project life notebook and a kitty needleminder from Charm About You


I've made a couple of little things involving thread and fabric, though there's no difficult sewing involved! 

The first is these little notebooks made from Project Life journaling cards. They end up 4 x 3" a perfect size to fit in my organiser / planner and handy to have just to scribble down ideas. I will be using them to keep my sewing and quilting project ideas in!


They were very simple, take one Project Life card (or piece of card that's 6 x 4") and fold in half. I then folded up some regular A4 printer paper ...

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bright birch trees redux complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm happy to share a completed quilt with you today! It's been awhile since I finished a big project. Let me tell you, it feels GREAT! This is my second time making this quilt (pattern is here) and I seriously want to make another, but this time with a variety of neutral backgrounds. I don't see that happening anytime soon, but it's fun to dream about! :)
This quilt is the poster child for "every scrap deserves a chance". It's so enjoyable to look at all of the little scraps ...

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April 3, 2015
Finish it Up Friday – American Outlaw: Willie Nelson from Late Night Quilter

My husband loves Willie Nelson. Since we moved to Austin a few years ago, he’s grown even more fond of the country legend.

Willie is kind of a big deal here in his hometown, with a street named after him, statues around town and his famous July 4th picnic and music festival. You cannot have Willie without thinking of Austin and you certainly can’t think of Austin (famous for its live music and outlaw country) without thinking of Willie.

So when Dan asked me if I’d like to head to the Austin Rodeo and see Willie Nelson ...

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March 27, 2015
A Friday Finish: Laundry Day Mini Quilt from Late Night Quilter

Thanks for all the kind wishes for my daughter’s recovery from her arm-break and surgery.  It’s been a long week, but each day is better than the last.

While we were in the hospital this past week, while Sophie slept, I did a little hand-work to finish up appliqueing and embroidering the mini quilt I’ve been working on.  I had finished most of it before the big emergency; I asked my husband to pack it up and bring it to me at the hospital.

Here is the quilted piece that serves as the background for the quilt ...

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March 13, 2015
Friday Finish – Mikey likes it from Late Night Quilter

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By: Michelle Alderman

This week’s finish is a simple, 40″ x 40″ star block quilt made out of Cloud 9 Organic cotton fabric from the Lotus Pond line.  I used this free pattern for the Big Star Baby Quilt from Fave Quilts

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I quilted it on my Bernina with some fun swirls. I wanted to keep it soft, so I did a minimal amount of quilting in the star and the borders. I loved the way the quilting played across the vertical stripes of fabric on the back.

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I just adore this fabric. Whimsical but still somewhat masculine; the ...

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March 6, 2015
Monkey Shine Stars Finished Quilt from Little Bunny Quilts

I didn't really intend for this to end up being "secret sewing" project, but it ended up that way this time around. I had this quilt all planned out and then realized that I needed to get it done a lot sooner than I had originally expected! (The baby shower is literally today.)

At both of my jobs, I have a co-worker having a baby boy in April. I decided that I would make similar quilts using fabric bundles I had on hand just to make things easier.

I managed to get all of the blocks made on the ...

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February 27, 2015
A Supernova Finish! from Late Night Quilter

Supernova: pieced by Gail Maddick and Nancy Swanwick, quilt by Stephanie Palmer

Supernova: pieced by Gail Maddick and Nancy Swanwick, quilted by Stephanie Palmer

I have a gorgeous supernova quilt to show off today…

unfortunately, it is not mine.

But I did get to quilt it for my lovely friend Gail Maddick! Gail is also a member of the Late Night Quilter’s group on Facebook, so if you’re a member there too, this quilt might look familiar to you.

That reminds me… we are all anxiously awaiting Lee Heinrich’s decision on the best finished Supernova quilt entry. Don’t worry, we have not forgotten about it!  I picked up ...

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Churn Dash | a bright and cheery quilt from Never Just Jennifer

Every year my girlfriends from school (affectionately nicknamed: The Cupcake Club) get together and have our annual Friendsgiving gathering.  We eat lots of food, paint our nails, apply face masks, adventure about, drink lots of wine, and do a Yankee Swap or Secret Santa.

This year I brought this fun quilt for our Yankee Swap.  When I started it I had dreams of making it massively large and keeping it for myself.  But I found it sitting in a WIP pile after several years and that changed.  Rather than making another 20 blocks or so, I decided to finish it ...

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February 20, 2015
memory quilt from Charm About You


**If you're looking for my giveaway click here! (ends 1st March)**

I was given a box of adorable baby girl clothes and had a lot of fun cutting them up (though it felt a bit wrong). I enjoyed focusing on pretty details and tried to create lots of interesting elements, like keeping this ruffle:


Little popper detail of the baby grow (I hand stitched it closed) and cute pockets:


More fun ruffles and a peek of my hand stitching in the top corner:


I couldn't resist this sweet bib top:


You can see it was a total mix ...

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a Dresden block from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

My Gruber's retreat friends and I are doing a quilting bee this year. It's been a few years since I've been a part of a bee and I'm excited to be a part of this one. It's funny, one block per month doesn't seem like that much of a commitment, but the months fly by. (A sure sign that I'm getting old. ha!) February seemed to go especially quick!

This block is for Cindy. She requested a bright colored Dresden block with a black and white center ...

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Goals Met! from Sew Crafty Jenn

Hello everyone. I'm so happy that I have met all of my goals for the week! I got all of my February bee blocks done and they will go out in the mail today or tomorrow.


I finished my "little things" - mended a pair of my husband's pajama pants that I found in my cabinet from who knows how long ago, shortened some hunting overalls for my dad and added button holes to the sides of his face mask so he can comfortably wear his glasses. His overalls are made mostly of wool and the raw edges were ...

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February 13, 2015
What I Did This Week #7 - WIDTW from Sew Stitching Cute

Beginning last September, I joined Cheryl with Meadow Mist Designs with her Foothills Mystery Quilt Along and it is unfortunately almost done. Do you ever experience the feeling of while you are working on something you are anxious for it to be complete but when it is complete, sometimes you are sad to see it end? That's kind of how I feel with this one. It has been fun connecting with everyone who has taken part of this as Cheryl did a lovely job with the entire QAL. I am hoping she does this more than once.... (here is ...

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Finish it Up Friday… DIY Fabric Mood Necklace from Late Night Quilter

We’ve had great success with our first ever Tips and Tutorials Linky party.  If you didn’t get a chance to link up, there’s still time. It’s open til Monday.  You can even use one of your older blog posts. Just link up with a little sewing tip, a tutorial or info about a sewing product you love.

There will be another one next week too, starting on Tuesday. And there’s a prize for the most popular blogger link each week for the month of February!!!

Check out all the cool tips and tutorials posted by ...

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Double Crossed Progress from Sew Crafty Jenn

Happy Friday! I made some good progress on my Double Crossed quilt this week. All of the white strips (240!) have been sewn on and pressed. Next week, I'll add the triangles and cut the blocks down to size. After that, the top should come together pretty quickly.


I have pulled all of my fabric for my February bee blocks. The fabric on the right is for some paper pieced blocks using Elizabeth Dackson's Icicle Star pattern that she offered free on the Sew Mama Sew blog. It's such a cool block and I'm excited to ...

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February 6, 2015
Finished placemats - a late Christmas gift from Sew Crafty Jenn

Happy Friday everyone! I am very happy to announce that I have FINALLY finished my aunt's placemats that I had planned to give her for Christmas. They are winter on one side and spring on the other. They measure about 13.5" x 19.5" and will shrink a bit. The winter side is made from fabric by Connecting Threads and the spring side is from the Mint Condition collection for Camelot Fabrics purchased from Hawthorne Threads.


I also finished the December $5 quilt blocks that will go into the twin-sized quilt for my grandpa and I decided on ...

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Currently Nameless | A Finished Mini-Quilt from Never Just Jennifer

Every two years my local quilt guild holds a quilt show to exhibit our work and help raise money for our guild sponsored activities.  Our next show is this spring: Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th.

One of the ways that we help to raise money is by holding a mini-quilt silent auction.  Guild members are asked to donate mini-quilts through out the months leading up to the show and then we hold two separate auctions, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Well I've been trying to work up some mini's to donate and had time ...

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