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May 22, 2015
catching up on bee blocks from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week I caught up on my bee block commitments. While it's not a big finish, it still feels pretty darn good! I know I said this before, but seriously, how do the months fly by so fast?!?!

These X and plus blocks are for Doris. She has a great tutorial here for making a 15" finished block. I didn't rush the fabric selection, so making the block took me awhile. I think that it paid off in the end...I'm quite happy with how it turned out! Selecting fabric with ...

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May 18, 2015
good neighbors scrap happy purse from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Quilt market is in Minneapolis this weekend, and since it's so close to home, it was an easy decision to attend. I needed a new bag, of course, so I sewed up a scrap happy purse using my good neighbors fabric! (Thanks for the wonderful suggestion, Susan Holman!) At first I thought it was going to be difficult to chop up the fabric, but actually, it was pretty fun! Hurray for that!
Sewing on the handles is a pain (literally and figuratively), but totally worth it! I sewed these on while I was ...

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May 15, 2015
Lazy Sundays Quilt -- Blogger's Quilt Festival from Little Bunny Quilts

I really need to keep better track of my projects' statuses because this baby has been sitting quilted for months in our apartment and it only needed the binding put on it! Embarassing! Based on the last time I posted about this quilt, it looks like I finished the quilt last January, sent it to the long arm quilter with my mom one of the times she visited in May or June last year, and she brought it back to me when she came in November for Thanksgiving and has been sitting in my sewing space just waiting for me ...

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May 9, 2015
Finished – High Tea Quilt from Grey Cat Quilts

Feeling slightly accomplished, though I haven’t done much sewing lately. Over the course of two sessions at Sandi’s home, I quilted High Tea. I used a loopy meander, feeling like this top needed something to soften its very strong lines. For the backing, I stuck to using stash, and used up the fabrics you see […]

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May 8, 2015
shoo fly pillow and a BIG finish from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Thanks for joining me each week for the link up party...I sure appreciate it!

It's been awhile since I made a pillow....and I love, love, LOVE this one! It's made up of 4 shoo fly blocks, quilted with straight lines 1" apart and it has a lovely red and white polka dot envelope backing. Isn't it so happy? I especially love the text in the one square that says, "make a pillow". That couldn't be more perfect! It finishes at about 18" square.
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May 1, 2015
What I Did This Week #14 - WIDTW from Sew Stitching Cute

While this year has thrown me for some unexpected loops, the one thing I forgot that I love about myself is how easily I am able to adapt to life's changes. I have never minded change in life, I have always embraced it. In fact, my family has always complimented the fact that I can move somewhere and not know anybody and be just fine. It is the truth. I love meeting people, talking to people, learning their stories, listening to their stories... I think each and every person's life is an amazing story and I think I ...

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good neighbors fabric in hand from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This has to rank right up there as one of my favorite finishes. Ever!
I received strike offs (a sample printing) of my good neighbor's fabric this week!!!! I still can't believe this is happening!!!
I found the box on my front step on Tuesday and I squealed a little bit. (Just a little. ha!) It took me an hour and 15 minutes to work up the nerve to open the box....because there is only one moment in your life when you get to see your very first line of fabric ...

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Nerds Craft it Better Swap - A Finish! from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

Have you ever seen Orphan Black?  It is a TV program made by BBC America about a girl who discovers there are lots of people who look identical to her.  The lead actor in the program gets to play lots of different characters while we figure out that they are all clones.  She is amazing at making all the characters so different, 4 of them in particular.

Meet Helena, Sarah, Alison & Cosima!


So, when my swap partner for Nerds Craft it Better Swap on IG, picked Orphan Black as one of her favourites, I had an idea of a Hazel ...

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A Cotton and Steel Hotpad and A Sewing Snack: Dill and Parmesan Quick Bites from Late Night Quilter

I’m back from my journey to Roatan and have so many fun and exciting things to share with you! One big highlight was meeting a group of Artisans on the remote Island of St. Helene and seeing how they recycle plastic shopping bags and use the material to crochet with. You will be stunned when you see what they make with the material! It was amazing to sit and stitch with them. I will share more of my trip in a few days (once I have uploaded and gone through the hundreds of photos) but for now I will ...

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April 24, 2015
What I Did This Week #13 - WIDTW from Sew Stitching Cute

A quick update this week as I am looking forward to seeing What YOU Did This Week...

WE Saved a Quilt and experienced the power of our community...

Finished two round robin rows... the other you can see here...

I finished and got caught up on my #craftybirthdaybash1 swap for February and March birthdays, April's birthday month will be finished this weekend...

The Inside - the zipper is my favorite
Here was the February package for Melissa over at @ohhowsweetco... (yes, that is how far behind I got... I am proud to say I am all caught up...)

So all ...

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The Little Love Quilt from Late Night Quilter

It’s Friday, and after an unfriendly week, I am thrilled to post a pretty little finished quilt today!

Little Love Baby Quilt Close Up

Little Love Baby Quilt

We had a hail storm beyond belief last week in our Texas Hill country town. Every home in our development had at least one blown out window and on top of that, every house needs a whole new roof. This affects my blogging partner Michelle, too, as she and I live in the same community.  With news like that, I prefer to just bury my head in the sand, and quilt away.  Happily for Michelle, she’s ...

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florida socks from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week I have a pair of hand knit socks to share with you. I started these on my trip to Florida about two months ago, as a way to cope from being away from my sewing machine. A friend of mine and I joked about me furiously knitting while I was standing in a zillion lines for rides at Disney. Ha! I would like to say that they were an enjoyable project, but they really weren't. I found out later that the yarn I used is single ply, which isn't fun ...

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Mini Messenger Bag - An Easy Beginner Purse You'll Love! from Sew Psyched

Welcome back to Finish It Up Friday!! It's been quite a week what with deliveries of long awaited materials, and a new lens for my camera! Woo!  But what I really want to show you is this just Adorable Mini Messenger Bag by Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle.  Pics taken with my iphone, pre-fabulacamera ;) Katy is an experienced bag designer, with more than 10 years of pattern

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April 10, 2015
diy project life notebook and a kitty needleminder from Charm About You

I've made a couple of little things involving thread and fabric, though there's no difficult sewing involved! 

The first is these little notebooks made from Project Life journaling cards. They end up 4 x 3" a perfect size to fit in my organiser / planner and handy to have just to scribble down ideas. I will be using them to keep my sewing and quilting project ideas in!

They were very simple, take one Project Life card (or piece of card that's 6 x 4") and fold in half. I then folded up some regular A4 printer paper ...

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bright birch trees redux complete from Crazy Mom Quilts

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm happy to share a completed quilt with you today! It's been awhile since I finished a big project. Let me tell you, it feels GREAT! This is my second time making this quilt (pattern is here) and I seriously want to make another, but this time with a variety of neutral backgrounds. I don't see that happening anytime soon, but it's fun to dream about! :)
This quilt is the poster child for "every scrap deserves a chance". It's so enjoyable to look at all of the little scraps ...

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April 3, 2015
Finish it Up Friday – American Outlaw: Willie Nelson from Late Night Quilter

My husband loves Willie Nelson. Since we moved to Austin a few years ago, he’s grown even more fond of the country legend.

Willie is kind of a big deal here in his hometown, with a street named after him, statues around town and his famous July 4th picnic and music festival. You cannot have Willie without thinking of Austin and you certainly can’t think of Austin (famous for its live music and outlaw country) without thinking of Willie.

So when Dan asked me if I’d like to head to the Austin Rodeo and see Willie Nelson ...

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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


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



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.


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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