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July 21, 2017
pincushions and dishtowels from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I've got more pincushions to share today. Man, I love these things!

 Day 15--solid scraps in braid formation
 Day 16--denim scraps with wonky hand stitching
Day 17--diamond quilting on Essex linen. I'd like to make one of these in every single color! I used Essential thread by connecting threads for the quilting. It's nice and thick so the quilting lines really stand out...just what I was after!
Day 18--this iconic pattern is from the book Patchwork Please. I've been wanting to make this one for years, and it didn ...

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Nautical Baby Quilt for Grand-baby #2 from Dizzy Quilts

In exactly one month, my second grand-child is due and I cannot wait to meet him.  And of course, you know I was going to have a quilt ready for him when he finally got here!

His parents decorated the nursery with a nautical theme... lots of blue and grey with a touch of red and chocolate brown.  As soon as I got the theme and the colours, I spent some time on Pinterest to gather inspiration and then got my paper and markers out to come up with a design.


I then texted the design to my daughter-in-law to ...

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July 14, 2017
pincushions 8-14 from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I've actually done a lot of sewing this week, but it is all for gifts, so I can't share the results quite yet. I have also been keeping up on my one-a-day pincushion challenge. Making a pincushion every single day is not for the faint of heart. Each pincushion takes on average about 1 1/2 hours...that's if things are going well! Ha! I have been enjoying the challenge, though. It really pushes me creatively and I love that!

Here are the pincushions from the last week....

 day 8
 day ...

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A Piece of Me Pouch... from Dizzy Quilts

Last week, Lucy who blogs at Charm About You released a new pattern: A Piece of Me Pouch.  I read about it on Saturday (I do all my blog reading on Saturday morning while drinking my coffee) and right away purchased a copy of it.


We were celebrating my step-daughter's birthday on Sunday so I decided this little pouch would be the perfect gift for her.  Her favourite colour is purple so I pulled out two purple fat quarters and got to work!

This was a super easy and fun make!

I picked a fun stripe for the binding ...

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July 7, 2017
more pincushions! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm a week into my one-a-day pincushion challenge in already! I can't believe it! Here are the finished pincushions from the past few days....

day 4-the front, which uses leftover scraps from day 1 (...because I'm crazy like that!)
I pieced and quilted the back of this one, so really, it's two in one!
day 5--an old school knit pincushion in DK weight yarn. (I'm working on a pattern for these little guys, but I'm still in the prototype stages....it takes awhile!)
 day 6--I'm calling this ...

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June 30, 2017
this quilt needs a name and Maine morning mitts from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Last evening my machine was humming because I was in a race to beat the sunset. I wanted to capture a decent photo of the quilt top before the light escaped. It's a tricky game to play, as my son says, but I'm thankful that I won. :)

You guys! I'm so happy with this quilt top! It needs a good name, so if you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
If you've been following along with the quilt along, you already know that this is a slightly ...

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Madison's Wall Hanging from Dizzy Quilts

As soon as I finished Ava's wall hanging last week, I knew I needed to make one for my little grand-daughter Madison.


I used scraps for this banner as well - all in pinks and purples - and for the background, I used some Kona Charcoal (I think!).  I really was hoping for more contrast between the purple star and the background, but it's not so bad.


For the quilting, I used Aurifil 50 wt in Dove (#2600) and quilted some FMQ flowers.


The backing is a Cotton & Steel print from a couple of years ago - I love those cute ...

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June 23, 2017
thread catchers and more from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
This week I decided that I needed to make a half-dozen thread catchers (pattern is available here) with the mini charm packs that I picked up at spring quilt market. I wanted to use them before too long, or I knew that I would hoard them until the end of time. (There is enough fabric in that category already! Hahaha!)
I used three different fabric lines: the good life, by Bonnie and Camille, Flower Mill, by Corey Yoder and First Romance by Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty by Hand. (All by Moda Fabrics.)
I like ...

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Ava's Wall Hanging from Dizzy Quilts

My step-daughter is moving into a new apartment on July 1 with her boyfriend, who has a little girl: Ava. I thought it would be nice to make a little wall hanging to decorate Ava's new bedroom.


I used the Spell It with Fabric patterns by Moda Fabrics for the letters. They are so easy to make and I love the size; each letter measures about 9 1/2" high by 8" wide. For the diamond, I downloaded Libs Elliott's Electric Diamond paper-pieced pattern by Sariella.com.


I used pink and purple scraps as well as a fun ...

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June 16, 2017
pincushions! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Hey, did you know that I love pincushions? (Hahaha!) This week I finished a bunch of them! I love making them because they are so cute, fairly quick to finish and they make great gifts. I've been giving them away nearly as fast as I make them, which is actually a good thing!

I'm calling these "granny pincushions", which are knit from scrap yarn. I love them so much! I remember my own dear grandmother had a pincushion in this style, but it was rust, teal and gold, if I recall correctly ...

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June 9, 2017
socks for Z from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Late last night I finished knitting my 20th pair of socks to date. That's a pretty exciting milestone! I loved knitting them, even though it seems like they took forever. These are for my 16 year old son, who loves gray as much as I do. Hurray! For my next pair of socks, I've decided that I'm going to try to knit two at a time. I don't have a problem with second sock syndrome (not wanting to make the second sock after the first one is finished), but my ...

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June 2, 2017
pink flamingo gingham quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I finished my gingham quilt top! Piecing a king size quilt in less than a week during the first week of summer break may not have been my smartest idea ever, but it's done! Hahaha! I love how it turned out!!!!

This baby is huge, measuring about 108" x 100". I'm pleased that there is plenty of overhang on the sides, so it should still be plenty large after quilting and washing/drying. I did not use a pattern at all, I just did my own quilt math. (It was pretty simple ...

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Jelly Lanterns Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Last Fall, I purchased a series of patterns published by Quilt Theory.  I just loved the modern designs, the fact that the patterns were simple and most of them would be quick makes for last minute gifts or when I needed a fast, easy finish.  I made a baby quilt from the Strip it Down pattern just before Christmas and had a lot of fun putting it together.

About a week before my trip to Denver, I wanted to work on something, but didn't feel starting anything too complicated. I went through my patterns and landed on Jelly Lanterns ...

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May 27, 2017
New Zipper Pouch for Trip to Denver from Dizzy Quilts

I've been in Denver this week for work and last weekend, I realized I needed a new zipper pouch for my makeup.  I tried a few tutorials and patterns for zipper pouches in the past, but while scrolling through Pinterest, I saw this one.  It looked really quick and easy so I went ahead and got started.


I picked a fat quarter from my stash for the body of the bag and paired it with a pink Kona.  I even had the pale pink zipper in my stash!

The lining is a fun pink print I've had forever ...

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May 26, 2017
big nines--a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I finished up the hand binding on my big nines quilt this morning! My kids are done with school for the summer, so I have quilt holders available during the day now. That's pretty exciting! (For me, at least....I'm not sure that they are so thrilled about that. Hahaha!)
Yesterday morning I pieced a back and basted the quilt. It didn't take very long to quilt it, which was great. I kept the quilting simple by doing some free motion wavy lines to form a grid. I love this type ...

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May 19, 2017
big nines-a completed quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm not completely sure, but I think the month of May just might be the end of me. Man, it's been busy! If I've been sewing, it's mostly been something that I can't show yet. So, for sanity sake, I whipped up this little quilt top. I needed to see something completed, and quick like! Something bigger than a pincushion. Hahaha!

I used 10 different solid fabrics from my stash in this quilt. The white blocks are Kona cotton (Snow) and the solids are from a variety of different ...

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May 12, 2017
nine mini nines from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Is it just me, or did Friday come around awfully quick this week? ;)

I carved out some time to finish up the (9!) mini nines pincushions that I started a few weeks ago. I really dislike production line sewing, but having this many pincushions to photograph at once makes it ALL worth it!
I hand stitched the openings closed on half of these while my younger son was getting some teeth pulled, and I finished up the other half of them when I was waiting for my older son's band concert to start ...

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Lunch Bag for Debbie from Dizzy Quilts

Things are slowly getting back to normal at work so I've been spending a little bit more time at my sewing machine. I wasn't in the mood to work on a big quilt plus I have a business trip to Denver coming up at the end of the month so decided to make myself a laptop bag.

I found a tutorial, purchased some interfacing and some fusible fleece, cut up some long hoarded fabric and then disaster struck...  The tutorial was written for experienced bag makers, did not have clear instructions and skipped some pretty vital steps.  Anyhow ...

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May 8, 2017
the subtle quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish up Friday AND the final day of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. I appreciate all of the kind comments that were left along the way. It's been fun to finally show the quilts I worked so hard on behind the scenes for months on end. (Secret sewing is not easy!)

Today my friend Amy, of Diary of a Quilter, is sharing her beautiful take on the subtle quilt. Amy and I have been long time blog friends and we've even been quilt market roommates a time or two. I had to chuckle when ...

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April 28, 2017
friday mash up from Crazy Mom Quilts

Hello, hello! Today's post is going to be a mash up of finish it up Friday AND day 5 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. I hope that you were able to finish more than I managed to this week!

My friend, Erin, of Why Not Sew, is the featured stop on the blog tour today. If you aren't familiar with Erin, you really need to go check out her work. She makes beautiful things and she is as sweet as can be! She is sharing the ADORABLE pillow inspired by the mini nines quilt. I ...

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