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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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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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