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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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tiny scraps are useful, too from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

In keeping with all of the scrap talk this week (thanks for your lovely comments!) I have some projects to share today that use teeny tiny pieces.

First up, a bunch of thank you notes. Can you tell I had fun with these? They are along the lines of ticker tape cards, but these were much easier, faster and more efficient to make. (Can you believe I had that many purple scraps???)
I used a glue stick to temporarily attach the pieces of fabric the card stock, then sewed around the frames a few ...

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Circle Lattice Quilt Finished! from Late Night Quilter

 

Circle Lattice 1A finish for Friday!!  Nothing makes me happier…

This week, I tied up all the loose ends on my version of Carolyn Friedlander’s Circle Lattice quilt.

I went with a bold, complementary color scheme of blue and orange, with some white for the negative space.  It measures 46″ x 46″. I quilted it with on my Bernina with simple swirls, and I’m loving it!  It’s up in our Etsy shop if you happen to need a last minute baby gift.

I bought Carolyn’s recent book several months ago when she came to visit our guild.  That ...

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January 30, 2015
satisfaction from Charm About You


Sometimes you just need a quick make, a satisfying little bit of sewing that takes hardly any time from start to finish. I was in need of such fulfilment this week and chose to make these cute little baskets using Ayumi's Organizer Basket Tutorial


It just so happens that they each fit six spools of Aurifil thread perfectly!



My tidying / decluttering / cleaning kick continues and I'm pleased to say my house is looking all the better for it! I still have a lot to do and am working my way round the house bit by bit. Each room ...

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A Scrap Happy Finish! from Sew Crafty Jenn

Hello! I have a quick post today because I'm getting ready to go out to lunch with some friends. I got the handles on my Scrap Happy Purse! The purse finishes at about 10" wide at the bottom, 12" tall and 5" deep. The handles are long enough to go over the shoulder.


It was kind of a pain in the butt to hand sew these on, especially with some mild pregnancy-related carpal tunnel going on. Several choice words were said but in the end I think they look pretty darn good from the outside!

However, since they were ...

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January 29, 2015
3xS – Finished! from Grey Cat Quilts

I’m sort of on a roll! I finished 3xS (Stars, Squares, and Scraps)! I’m enjoying the way some of the squares and HSTs disappear into the backing fabric. There’s unexpected depth to the pattern because of that. I used Sandi’s mid-arm frame again. As I’ve said previously, I’ve given up on the Janome, and after quilting […]

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January 27, 2015
Night Sky Finish from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

While most of this month I have been working away on projects I can't share just yet, I am happy to say the Night Sky Quilt is finally finished. I didn't get it completed in time for December 25th but did manage to finish it yesterday for January 25th! The pattern is Camille Roskelly's and can be found on her Thimble blossoms shop here.


When Jana asked me if I wanted to take part in a Quilt-A-Long to make this I instantly said yes.  I love Camille Roskelly (have 2 of her books!) and wanted to make ...

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January 23, 2015
First Finish of 2015! from Grey Cat Quilts

I have a completed quilt! And it feels amazing! Quilting was done on Sandi’s mid-arm machine – my Janome is being a PITA. I’ve determined I’m just going to sell that beast and invest in an alternate mid-arm machine. The day I was using the frame, Sandi had on hand a medium dark grey for […]

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What I Did This Week #4 - WIDTW from Sew Stitching Cute

Happy Friday! I had such an eventful week, without really going many places, too! That is almost an oxymoron of a sentence, but I'm stick'n with it! What I really did get done this week is lots of sewing. I have some fun fabric to share over the weekend and more projects to share next week once they are received by their new owners! For now...


I recently became a foster mom (a.k.a. falling in love) for a cat who was found at my work a little over a week ago severely emaciated and scabs from ...

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Sick child = no finish Friday from Sew Crafty Jenn

Hello everyone. I have certainly not had a sew crafty couple of days. My son has a cold, and almost every time he gets a cold, he ends up wheezing and barking like a seal. :( This time we went from barely a cough to wheezing and barking in almost no time flat. So we had a lot of cartoons and cuddles yesterday and that's the agenda for today as well.

I did get more chain piecing done on my aunt's placemats Wednesday but that's it. I'm hoping to be able to play a little catch-up this ...

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January 19, 2015
Argh my eyes! from On the Windy Side

I've just been at Symposium, New Zealand's big national quilting conference, with workshops, lectures, social events and several exhibitions.  I entered two quilts in the exhibition, but only one was accepted (ultimately, it worked out for the best because the quilt that was rejected from Symposium was accepted into the QuiltCon exhibition).

Anyway, one of the rules for Symposium was that you could not have shown your quilt before, including on the internet.  I finished my quilt months ago, but I haven't been able to show it until now.  

Argh my eyes! 

One of the exhibition categories was "alive with ...

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