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May 25, 2018
fast four patch quilt top from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week I have a simple 4 patch baby quilt top to share. I started it yesterday afternoon and I finished up the top this morning. It was a fun one to sew up!

The pattern is called fast four patch and it's in my friend Amy Smart's book Fabulously Fast Quilts. I was joking with a friend recently that I should actually sew something from my collection of books that I have on my bookshelf. This is a great start! It was fun to follow a pattern and to SKIP the ...

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A New Cleo Skirt from Dizzy Quilts

I'm super happy to show off another me-made garment - this time, a skirt. I don't wear skirts very much because I don't find them super flattering on me, but skirts are pretty easy to make and I need the additional practice. Also, I had a really nice Art Gallery woven print in red that I thought would look pretty in a skirt.

I used a Made by Rae skirt pattern - the Cleo skirt because there is a Creative Bug class that teaches you every step of the skirt construction pattern in addition to a bunch of really ...

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May 18, 2018
another new floor! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Well, I haven't sewn a single stitch on my machine since LAST Friday. I can't remember the last time that happened!

I've been working on redoing my daughter's room off and on since January. Any of you that have ever done a home remodel project knows that everything takes longer than it should. Right? This past weekend I FINALLY got to the fun part of this huge project...laying the new laminate floor! I used the same flooring in my own bedroom a few years ago. It's held up ...

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Layered Diamonds Lap Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

I am a huge fan of the design team over at Quilt Theory so was really sad when they announced the team wouldn't be producing anymore patterns - although most of them will continue to offer patterns on their own website.

Anyhow, I thought it was a fun coincidence that I finished one of their designs recently.

Layered Diamonds was design by Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting JetGirl for Quilt Theory. I love Yvonne's work and have made quilts based on her designs a number of times already. This one was no different - it was fun, quick, very well explained ...

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May 11, 2018
epic HR quilt top complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Thanks to some late evening and early morning sewing during the past 12 hours, I have completed my epic Heather Ross quilt top! The top features fabric from her lines Briar Rose, Tiger Lily and Kinder, along with some pieces from her Mendicino reprint. The pattern is based off my OLD Easy As Pie tutorial, which can be found here. The quilt top measures 67 1/2" x 91". (Or so. hahaha!)

I started cutting it out last Saturday, so it feels AMAZING to have the quilt top done already. It's amazing what ...

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My New Baker Street Bag from Dizzy Quilts

I made another bag! Yay me! :-)


This is my Baker Street Bag (pattern by Sew Sweetness). Although this is supposed to be a beginner-friendly pattern, it does have some features I'd never tried before such as the recessed zipper. So I watched Sara's free tutorial video on YouTube before I attempted to make this one.


I'm pretty pleased with my new bag, even if not perfect. For my next one (yes - there will be a next one!), I'll make the straps longer so I can wear it as a cross-body bag, I'll choose prettier fabric ...

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May 4, 2018
» Charm About You



Liberty fabric patchwork butterfly quilt

It's been gloriously sunny in Manchester and spring is in the air. The blue skies were a nice backdrop for this dancing Liberty butterflies quilt, even though it was a little bright to perfectly show off the pretty prints. Classic floral prints are quite delicate but look bold and modern framing the butterfly blocks. 

Liberty fabric patchwork butterfly quilt

I mixed the two print fabrics, swapping the borders in the four outer blocks and changing the butterfly wings. It's nice to play about with the wings, as they look different depending on the fabric combinations. You can also create another version of the ...

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June 2-a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I worked very hard this week to finish up this quilt! I started it last summer when I hosted my June quilt QAL. I basted it about a month ago. I started quilting it on Tuesday and worked on it for the better part of 3 days to quilt and bind it. I'm so pleased that it's finally complete! It's such a happy quilt, isn't it?

While the quilt top assembly didn't take too long, figuring out a quilting plan did. I finally decided to treat a few of ...

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Canvas in Linen from Dizzy Quilts

I decided to experiment with Essex Linen a little while ago and use some to make my new Canvas quilt (quilt pattern by She Can Quilt). I never really used anything but quilting cotton or flannel to piece quilt tops so wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I loved the feel of the linen so went for it!


Maybe it was due to my inexperience, but I found it a little bit challenging. The linen is a little bit stretchier than quilting cotton and I found it difficult to baste and quilt, even with the walking foot.

I ...

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April 27, 2018
annex double zip pouch from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Today's finish is a fun double zip boxy pouch. I bought the supplies at Stitch Supply Co. well over a year ago. I think I was a little intimidated by the double zipper, so I may have procrastinated a little bit. I'm so glad I finally took the time this week to sew it up.

I LOVE a quilted panel on the outside of my zip pouches. Even though it takes extra time, it's totally worth it! This pattern calls for Pellon Flex Foam, which is quite spongy, so it creates ...

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Perspective Finish from Dizzy Quilts

I have another baby quilt to share with you today! When I first saw this pattern by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl, I immediately fell in love. And although I was tempted to make the queen size version, I decided to stick to the baby quilt size.


I tried to stay close to the same colour choices as the pattern because I loved it so much, but now that I'm looking at pictures of my finished quilt, I don't think I was as successful with the transparency effect as Yvonne was with hers. Also, I just noticed that I ...

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April 20, 2018
biased-a completed quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Last weekend I put the final stitches in the binding, so...my biased quilt is complete!

This is a simple string quilt that was foundation pieced onto phone book papers, which are later removed. (You can find an in depth block tutorial here.) It's a great use for a phone book, don't you think??? :) While the construction method is fairly straightforward, the color work is complex, I would say. It was a fun quilt to build, one string at a time. I am VERY pleased with how it turned out!
I kind ...

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April 19, 2018
Josef Albers Inspired Mini #2 and TGIFF from Dizzy Quilts

Welcome to TGIFF!

At the end of March, I shared my 1st Albers Inspired Mini and said the plan was to make six of these in 2018. I'm happy to share Mini #2 today.


This Albers colour study was all about transparency - you can see how I attempted to create the illusion of transparency with the three different shades of grey between the black and the white.

I quilted it with straight lines using my walking foot. I first stitched a few random lines across the quilt and then echo quilted inside the different sections the original lines created ...

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April 13, 2018
a traditional log cabin quilt-complete!!! from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Today I am THRILLED to share with you my completed log cabin quilt!

I started this quilt back in May of 2016 and I'm delighted that it took me less than 2 years to complete it. Truth be told, most of the blocks were made earlier this year in a marathon quilt making session. It was a little intense. Hahaha!
I made it a point to use some of my most precious fabrics in this quilt. I used a lot of fabrics from Denyse Schmidt, some from Heather Ross, Carolyn Friedlander, and soooo ...

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Spring is in the Air Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Last year, Shannon from sf Designs launched her Spring is in the Air quilt pattern and I almost immediately purchased a copy - baby quilts are so useful and this design was particularly fun!


I used scraps for my version along with some Kona White. I love how colourful it is and it was a pretty quick make.


I once again went with wavy horizontal lines with white thread for the quilting.


For the back, I used some of the leftover blocks in two columns along with some leftover backing from another quilt. I love that I used every last bit ...

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April 6, 2018
Friday Finish from Quilting Reader's Garden

Sort of because it is a block - but what a block - applique without a pattern.  I'm doing the Sweet Land of Liberty with Humble Quilts.  The block is called for Lady Liberty.  We have to make our own pattern, so in looking around in the internet I found this lady on another SLOL  (You'll have to scroll down), and I liked it. Couldn't find who made it. The quilt was posted at Sweet P Quilts and

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Friday Finish from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Sort of because it is a block - but what a block - applique without a pattern.  I'm doing the Sweet Land of Liberty with Humble Quilts.  The block is called for Lady Liberty.  We have to make our own pattern, so in looking around in the internet I found this lady on another SLOL  (You'll have to scroll down), and I liked it. Couldn't find who made it. The quilt was posted at Sweet P Quilts and

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type clutch from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm pretty excited about this week's finish! I've wanted to make a hard framed clutch for a LONG time, but they have always intimidated me. Last week when I was teaching in North Carolina, I saw Lee's clutches in person and I knew that it was time. I chose to use fabric (rather than patchwork) for my first attempt. I'm so glad I did! It was a quick and mostly easy project.

 I used some hoarded fabric for the exterior (isn't it so cute???)....
....and more hoarded fabric ...

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Baskets from the Easter Bunny from Dizzy Quilts

This last Good Friday, on a whim, I decided to make Easter baskets for the little ones. I wanted to make three of them and didn't have much time, so I needed something quick and easy.

I found this really good tutorial and, as luck would have it, had the perfect fabric in my stash (that's one of the advantages of having a pretty large stash).


I didn't have any interfacing though so quilted the outside of the baskets instead and it worked out very well.


How cute are these bunnies?!


This one has a bunch of ...

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March 30, 2018
15 mark twain blocks from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I have now completed 15 of these blocks, which means that I'm keeping up with my goal of completing 5 blocks a month. Hurray! The blocks are English Paper Pieced, so they are completely stitched by hand. Each block takes awhile, but I enjoy the process so much!
I have not been deliberate about the colors I choose for the overall quilt, rather I'm selecting fabrics one block at a time. This is the first time that I laid them all out together and I'm relieved that they are cohesive, as ...

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