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January 13, 2017
Summer Solstice {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

While I technically finished this on New Year's Eve, this is my first finish share of 2017! My Summer Solstice quilt is completed!

I made this as a part of Melissa at Happy Quilting's Summer Solstice QAL last summer. I finished the quilt top in September with the QAL schedule, but put it aside because I wasn't ready to quilt it. As you might have seen on Instagram, I pieced my backing and was able to do the pin basing the week after Christmas and I did all of the quilting and binding on New Year's ...

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A cover for my Quilter's Planner from Dizzy Quilts

For Christmas, I bought myself a Quilter's Planner. I typically use an electronic planner for work and I was starting to also plan my quilting projects and blog posts in there, but having everything I need for a quilt project in one place just made sense to me, so I went ahead and ordered the Planner.

And boy am I glad I did! I'm literally in love with my Planner...

So much so that I decided to make a cover for it.  I found the free pattern on the Quilter's Planner website (the pattern is based on ...

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January 6, 2017
i like orange-a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday! I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

I finished my quilt called "I like orange" this week! I started it in a class with Denyse Schmidt back in April of 2015.

Choosing just 2 colors for this quilt was challenging--I would have rather chose 122 colors. That's more my speed! Ironically, when we were given "permission" to add more colors, I chose to stick with just the two. I put my own spin on the pattern by piecing smaller blocks within the larger blocks. I LOVE those little blocks ...

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December 30, 2016
WIPS: Rest in Peace Zombies from Life In Pieces

The joyful hubbub of the holiday season has definitely lessened.  Now My Guy and I are enjoying our end of the year vacation days.  We spent yesterday morning tackling our over stuffed walk in closet.  It's amazing what stuff accumulates on the shelves in there and what's hidden in those piles.  We'd been looking everywhere for my keys to My Guy's vehicle for the last few months. I was convinced they had fallen out of my purse.  But we found them in the purse I was carrying last Christmas!  We're about a quarter done with ...

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December 23, 2016
straightforward quilt complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Despite all the craziness of the week before Christmas, I managed to finish a quilt! I'm pretty excited about that!

I'm calling this the straightforward quilt. It is just a simple stash quilt, but I so enjoyed making it. I love the larger pieces and the mix of pinks, corals and grays.
I free-motion quilted each row of patchwork with two lines of loops in peach thread.
I love coming up with a backing from the stash because it's one big puzzle with many possible solutions. It took a bit of ...

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December 9, 2016
high rise quilt complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

My high rise quilt is complete! It feels good to have this quilt finished, since it was a WIP for over 3 years. And, it feels especially good to get something this large finished in December! I've got a lot of photos to share, and then I'll give details about the quilt at the end of the post.

Finished size: 62" x 87" (it hasn't been washed yet)
Background fabric: Essex Linen in the color Flax by Robert Kaufman
Block background fabrics: Oakshott Shot Cottons (Similar to this Lakes bundle)
Mini ...

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November 30, 2016
come sew with me from Charm About You

I am super excited to be teaching 'Sew a Stitchy Pie Needle Case' at Simply Solids in Huddersfield on Saturday 11th March. You will learn some embroidery stitches and create a cute needle case for organising all your sewing needles. It is perfect for hand or machine needles, allows them to be neatly labelled and stored securely.

I finished the class sample using Aurifil floss in a limited colour palette and a touch of metallic Aurifil Brillo thread. I am loving grey and yellow together at the moment but wanted to lift it slightly so added in the turquoise for ...

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November 21, 2016
pincushions! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

It's been another busy week, but I have some small finishes to share today. Small, but pretty darn cute!

I made these pincushions as samples for my local quilt shop. All 4 of these designs are in my pattern Plenty of Pincushions, Volume 1. I had to make new pincushions because I couldn't bear to part with the originals. Turns out these won't be easy to part with, either, even if it is only for a time! :) These are scrap project #186!
I decided yesterday that I'm going to try ...

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November 18, 2016
Peek A Pouch from Charm About You

This week I finished a fun make, perfect for a quick gift or to hold small treasures! It would be handy for keeping a few make up bits in too because it's made of laminated fabric and vinyl. 

The free pattern is Peek A Pouch by Laura Zuckerkuss, which she let me pattern test for her. Laura provides excellent step by step instructions and tips for working with these fabrics. The tutorial really makes it so easy!

I happened to have scraps of this gorgeous Loulouthi laminated fabric by Anna Maria Horner, that someone (so sorry I have forgotten ...

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November 11, 2016
All the Pretty Colours from Blueberry Patch

    Name:  All the Pretty Colours
Design:  from Kaffe Fasset GLorious Patchwork: Pieced Stripes Quilt
Size:  76.5" by 82"
Fabric: Stash fabrics, backing Anna Maria Horner
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 40 and 50 wt straigh lines, 1/2" apart

So this was fun!  It is a glorious explosion of colours.  All the colours of fall wrapped up in one quilt.  This is a quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book Glorious Patchwork.  The design is called Pieced Stripes quilt.  But that is just a bit boring.  So, I am calling this All the Pretty Colours. The pattern just tells you ...

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brushstrokes quilt complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I managed to finish my brushstrokes quilt this week, which means that I'm back down to 10 WIPs. Hurray! I'm trying to keep that number down, even though I want to start ALL the things, ALL the time!
Loopy quilting was an easy and quick choice for this quilt. Since I quilted my last quilt with this same pattern, it was super easy--I was still in the groove! I made the loops nice and big so there is uniform quilting throughout the entire quilt. I did mark lines (with my wonderful hera ...

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November 5, 2016
In the Pink from Sew Sunshine

This quilt I made using the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I just love how easy it is to make curve blocks using this ruler.   I made this and several of their patterns for a demo I gave at one of my quilt guilds quilt show this last month.  
This is one of those times that a deadline was good because that is almost all the sewing I have gotten to lately. 

The pattern for this quilt is in their book One Wonderful Curve. I highly recommend this book if you want to give curves a try ...

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November 4, 2016
brushstrokes quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I managed to complete another quilt top this week! Hurray!

I selected this bundle of fabric several weeks ago as a part of my mighty lucky challenge on effective fabric selection. I will admit, it's an unlikely combination of fabrics. It's definitely out of my box. I was anxious to cut it up and sew it all back together, just to see what would happen.
Once I got into the project, I was pleased to see that all the colors and patterns worked well together. I was especially delighted with the pops ...

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October 28, 2016
pink lemonade quilt complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

 My pink lemonade quilt is complete!
When I was taking photographs yesterday, the first line from the song "My Girl" kept running though my head.... "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day".... This quilt could certainly brighten up any cloudy day!
The quilt top is made from all scraps. I quilted it with bright pink Auriful thread in color 4020. I debated between this quilting design and one big spiral over the whole quilt. I enjoyed the process of quilting this design very much. Well, after the first few lines were done! It ...

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Finish it Friday - some quilt flimsies using up bee blocks! from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

In the middle of our holiday we had a few days at home while Maggie, our puppy, was having her neutering operation.  It was a good time to do it, as we had to keep the other two away from her for a few days, in case they would go at her stitches and she was able to keep me company, while I caught up on a few things and not get too bored all on her ownio!

While sorting my stuff to tidy up before my cousin came to visit, I found some stash bee blocks made for me ...

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A Finish for the October One Monthly Goal from Life In Pieces

Normally I post on Monday and sometimes on Wednesday but this week we've had intermittent Internet issues, so I've not been able to get a post drafted.  Those issues seemed to be resolved, so hopefully I'll get this post written before we have to head off to work.  

It's the end of another month.  Which means it's time to report on the October One Monthly Goal.

The plan for October was to bind Allietare, the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt from last year.  Bonnie just posted the fabric requirements for this year's mystery, En Provence ...

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October 21, 2016
a hat for my girl from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week I finished knitting a hat for my daughter. She was so excited for it. She asked me several days in a row if I had finished her hat yet. :) I love that it's a quick knit, and you only have to make one....unlike socks and hand warmers!

The weather was beautiful yesterday, and my kids were off school, so I grabbed my "real" camera and had fun taking photos of her in her brand new hat. I LOVE this style on suits her so well. Charcoal gray and ...

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October 17, 2016
a quilter's palette complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Did you know that I started this link up party exactly 5 years ago today?!?!?! That's. so. crazy!!!! I'm so thankful for it, or who knows how many WIPs I'd have today. Accountability is a great thing! Thank you for sticking with me for that long!

I have another quilt finish today! This pattern is A Quilter's Palette, by the lovely Rita of Red Pepper Quilts. This was a fun quilt to make! I loved digging in the scrap bins and building the blocks one at a time. My friend ...

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October 7, 2016
trendy triangles-a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I spent a lot of time on my sewing machine this week and it was good! My trendy triangles quilt is now complete!
This one has been in progress for awhile, as I mentioned in my last post. A few summers ago, my friend Holly gave me the triangle scraps, which were leftovers from a quilt that she was making from cotton + steel's very first fabric collection. I love the combination of the bright triangles with a variety of low volume prints.
For the quilting, I free motion quilted a simple loopy pattern ...

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September 30, 2016
another finished memory quilt top from Simple Dream Quilts

Here is another finished custom t-shirt memory quilt top.  
More custom quilts can be seen in my shop.  

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