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September 15, 2019
Guild BOM 2019 from Stitchin at Home



It's one of my favourite seasons 'guild season'. My guild had there first meeting of the year on Monday Sept 9th. I look forward to catching up with fellow members and seeing what they've made over the summer.
It is also the time I introduce the new BOM for the year, this is the fifth year I have designed the BOM. My guild is more traditional than modern and as such more members join in making the BOM if it is a more traditional setting.

2019-20 BOM
This years quilt I made in my favourite colour...green. I ...

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August 29, 2019
Starburst Wall Hanging {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

My Island Batik version of our long-time favorite Starburst pattern is now complete!


For the quilting, I picked out a tan Aurifil thread that is nearly the same shade as the tan batik that I used in the blocks and for the inner border. I drew inspiration from my Magnolia quilt and quilted the blocks with different motifs and a consistent filler in the background. I used a meander with a "shell" in the background.

Here are my first two blocks close up.



I used the grey batik for the backing, and here is the first block quilted, from the ...

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August 19, 2019
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

In my push to finish, finish, finish, I got my Pineapple Log Cabin quilt finished before it languished on a shelf for 6, 12, or 18 months -- unlike a lot of other finishes this year! Here's the quilt top when it was completed in June:



When I started this quilt, I got all of the supplies for it at one time -- I thought ahead and included the batting and a spool of Aurifil thread the same time I ordered the fabric. Sometimes, I forget about batting and thread -- especially batting! -- and that ends up being an impediment to finishing ...

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August 12, 2019
Magnolia Mystery Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I set a hard-stop limit on myself that I wasn't going to allow myself to start the new mystery quilt (Mosaic Mystery Quilt) until I finished my Magnolia quilt and now I have one fewer WIP on my list!


Here's the quilt post-trimming, pre-binding:



For the binding, I used a red cable print and cut it to create the stripey binding.




The grey thread was the exact right shade for the background fabric (Kona Coal) but isn't too obtrusive on the print fabrics. I bound this quilt entirely by machine and used white thread to do the ...

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August 1, 2019
April Showers {Finished C2C Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

After getting this back two years ago, it sitting on a shelf (and then getting moved!) for 18 months, finally getting the final border added, and sending it off for quilting, my first Coast to Coast Traveling quilt is finally, finally finished!


This was the first quilt that I sent out and received back in our Coast to Coast Traveling Bee group (C2C). I originally made the lone star center and scrappy first border, and then my group members made all of the subsequent borders of this medallion-style quilt, and I finally added the last border this winter after our ...

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July 29, 2019
Double Delight {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Finishes make me so happy!



I started this quilt last year after I finished my On Ringo Lake quilt top and wanted a new scrap project. This is another Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern, it is available on her site for free currently, and was a mystery quilt of hers a long while ago. 

I swapped some of the colors in my quilt (burgundy instead of red/brown, chartreuse instead of goldenrod) but for the most part my quilt is pretty similar to the original. I modified my borders slightly so that my top and bottom borders were wider than the ...

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July 25, 2019
Good Fortune {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so happy that my version of Bonnie Hunter's Good Fortune mystery quilt is now finished!



I made a scaled down version of last year's mystery quilt -- I made half as many blocks for the center of the quilt -- and then adjusted my borders slightly to fit the size of my quilt.



My mom quilted this for me on her mid-arm. She used a chrysanthemum motif for the quilting.


The backing is a red extra wide backing, I also used this fabric for the binding. I decided to hand stitch the binding on this quilt; I typically ...

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July 14, 2019
A Trip To Moms With Sophie from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and getting ready to go to moms. I had a few things I need to do before we get to moms. Loaded up Sophie and my quilts stuff.

I had to get to the Spooner's shop to get some raspberries for Patrick. He's going to make some more freezer jam.


I got a flat because a half a flat was a bit expensive. It was $15 for a half flat and then $25 for a flat. Guess I thought it was a better deal to get a flat.

Then Sophie and I headed ...

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June 28, 2019
Patriotic Table Topper {June IBA Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

Hip hip hooray -- my June Island Batik ambassador project is finished just in time for the Fourth of July next week!


I used a red IB fabric to make bias binding for this table topper. Curved bindings require bias bindings without a doubt! I added this binding completely by machine for stability; I'm anticipating this topper being washed on a regular basis.



Now I have not only used a new technique (hooray!) I've also made something fun, functional, and festive for my patio table!


As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of ...

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June 27, 2019
Pineapple Day Quilt {Quilt Top} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's quilt fashion show day for the Pineapple Day Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!


For my quilt, I did not use the official layout. Instead of sewing my 6" and 12" blocks into rows, I sewed my 6" blocks into pairs. I then interspersed my 6" pairs among my columns of 12" blocks and my quilt before borders was 48" wide by 60" long. I added the 4.5" borders as directed in the pattern, but my finished quilt is just slightly shorter than the pattern.




I absolutely loved working with these pineapple papers (especially the 6 ...

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June 3, 2019
Christmas Churns {New on Moda Bake Shop!} from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm excited to share that my newest pattern for Moda Bake Shop has been published! Introducing Christmas Churns!


This is the first time that I've gotten to work with a Lella Boutique line for MBS -- and it did not disappoint! Little Tree is a fun holiday line with beautiful poinsettias! I like that the greens in this line aren't too olive nor too grassy.

The basic block of this quilt is a churn dash, made from strip pieced jelly roll strips and HSTs made from charm squares, centered around a nine-patch. The quilt uses yardage plus one ...

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May 31, 2019
On the Plus Side {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This has been a very busy month and I'm relieved that I was able to finish this quilt up over the long weekend!


But first, take a quick peek at the pictures I showed yesterday -- does anything look different in my final quilt?


Yes, I added a grey border all the way around the quilt. No, this wasn't a part of my original plan and I'm very glad that my spontaneous decision worked!

The main reason I didn't add a border when I was finishing the quilt top was that I wasn't sure that I ...

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May 25, 2019
OMG May Finish from Urban Quilter

I set a #onemonthlygoal of completing 6 grain-bag totes and I finished 10 of them! All 10 were delivered last night and will soon be available for purchase at Great North Aleworks. Linking this post up with One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

3 of the 10 completed tote bags

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May 24, 2019
Daisy Chain Baby Quilt {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I hope that you have enjoyed our Daisy Chain mystery QAL! Today I'm going to show the original tester quilt that I made!



Remember seeing these pictures from August of last year?




When I was on retreat last year in August, my "secret sewing" was to test the Daisy Chain pattern in baby quilt form!


The quilt is 36" square for the baby size, so I added a 2.5" border on all four sides to increase the size slightly.


This quilt was actually made as a baby quilt for a sweetheart who was born all the way back ...

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May 23, 2019
Carolina Hurricane Quilt from Urban Quilter

Finished Streak of Lightning Quilt
I started working on a full size streak-of-lightning quilt for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project back in January. Today the finished quilt went into the mail so it can be given to someone in North Carolina who needs it.
I did all the piecing from my scraps and my friend Mary Kate quilted it on her long-arm with a beautiful curving pattern. I always like the quilting to contrast the piecing. I hadn't made this pattern before, but it went together very nicely and I would consider making it again. I wasn't sure ...

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April 29, 2019
Pink Stars {Ready, Set, Go! Challenge Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

My black and white and pink all over baby quilt is now finished!


After the top was together, I decided at the last minute that I wanted to use some of the solid grey batik fabric as my backing instead of my normal flannel-for-baby-quilts MO. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread to use and share with you!

For the quilting, I use the same paisley floral motif that I recently used for my Bear Tracks baby quilt. I used white Aurifil thread and tried to keep ...

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April 26, 2019
Diamonds are The Best from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my day to participate in the Be a Diamond Blog Hop, hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. The goal in this hop was to create a "diamond" project.



Diamonds are a girl's best friend, as my birthstone is diamond I totally agree with that statement. Whether diamonds are a member of the precious stone family, a song or made from fabric they are the best IMHO. My project may not officially be a "diamond",  however the squares on point do give the impression of diamonds.

a fun novelty print
I used an animal print that ...

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April 12, 2019
Drift Away {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Hip hip hooray -- an actual finish -- and one that I can cross off my embarrassingly long WIP list!


I started this quilt in June of last year and used Melissa Corry's Drift Away pattern. The intention was to cull some of my green, aqua, and blue scrap fabrics, many of which were leftover backing fabrics and medium-sized chunks of fabrics leftover from other quilts. This quilt did make a dent in my scraps and small cuts and as such, is full of favorite fabrics!



I had this quilt pantograph quilted in a simple loop-de-loop pattern, so that it stays ...

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April 11, 2019
A FINISH!! from Quilting My Way

Today I woke at 7:43 am then closed my eyes and the next thing I knew, the phone was ringing. It was 8:25 am. Sherry called to see if we could walk an hour later then we planned. I told her I just woke up, so that worked for me.

We walked. Got in 4000 steps this morning. It felt good. Got home and decided I would go downstairs to work on another quilt. I have Coast Guard fabric that needs to be used. I am modifying a pattern so I can use the fabric. So, I cut ...

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April 4, 2019
More Bits of Goings On from Stitchin at Home

It's amazing how fast April seemed to come along this year. The months just continue to roll on, if I'm not careful I may get rolled right over.
April started out busy as the 1st is my anniversary, no sewing got done. We spent the day just doing little fun things that we enjoy, like a walk. Then a nice meal out at one of our favourite restaurants.

Sewing has been happening including more secret sewing this time for the 'Be A Diamond' blog hop hosted by Just Let Me Quilt.



A sneak peak at my project. 

a ...

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