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September 21, 2018
Jewel Box Star Table Runner {Finished Scrap Project} from Little Bunny Quilts

This post could also be titled "I am bad at leaders and enders."

I absolutely LOVE the idea of leaders and enders -- a side project that you have going in an effort to save thread and use scraps. Bonnie Hunter is a leader and ender pioneer and I decided that I wanted to join in on her "leader and ender challenge" for this year making Jewel Box Star blocks.

Instead of pure scrappy-ness, I decided to do a controlled scrappy color scheme for my blocks. I picked out reds and greens for my four patches and a fat quarter of ...

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September 13, 2018
Words to Live By Blog Hop with Benartex {Chit Chat Placemats Tutorial} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm your host for the Words To Live By Blog Hop with Benartex!


This new line designed by Cherry Guidry is a fun combination of prints, including text, keys, and daisies!

I'm always looking for new ideas for quick and easy projects like table runners and placemats that are easy gifts. These kinds of projects are perfect for using batting scraps too! I decided to make some simple placemats using 3.5" squares using these fabrics. Let's get sewing!


Yardage required:

2/3 yard background fabric -- I used Modern Lace White
1/2 yard total accent ...

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September 3, 2018
Paw Patrol Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

When I was looking for a post of a quilt, I realized that I never did share this one. This was the last quilt I made last year and with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I just plumb forgot.  I made it for a special little fella at Christmas:                                 I think he likes it:                                          He's a big fan of Paw Patrol and when I saw

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August 30, 2018
Woodland Critters Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Finally! After all of my indecision last week, I settled on a design for this baby quilt using this fabric:                               I cut more squares: Whipped up some HSTs: Turned them into QSTs: and pieced the top center: I was in town for our Quilt Squad meeting and I took it to Jackie. I had called her on Friday and asked if I could drop of a quilt on Saturday. She

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Mary's August Finish from Urban Quilter

This month's project, #10 on my 2018 Forward Progress list, was my Batik Jelly Roll Quilt which is now finished. I think it needs a better name.

Batik Jelly Roll Quilt, completed August 2018

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August 26, 2018
Summer Literary Sewing Circle from Urban Quilter

Mermaid Purse, 2018
The Summer Literary Sewing Circle, hosted at Following the Thread, focused on the novel The New Moon's Arms which I wrote about over at bibliographic manifestations. For my project I was inspired by the mermaid element of the novel and decided to make a purse with a mermaid theme. I went to the fabric store and found a beautiful blue and teal mermaid fabric and a dark swirly grey. The grey is much more in the tone of the novel, there is a lot of swirling angst in the characters lives, than the mermaid fabric was ...

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August 24, 2018
Overnight Delivery Rail Fence Table Runner {Tutorial} from Little Bunny Quilts

I ended up with a little pile of extra jelly roll strips as well as a few half strips after making my latest quilt pattern for Moda Bake Shop, Jingle Bell Rock.

The leftovers were definitely enough for a small project so I kept all of my coordinating fabrics together after finishing that quilt. I don't always keep coordinating scraps together, but when it seems like there is enough fabric to make something like placemats, a mini quilt, or even a table runner, I usually tend to keep the fabric together until I decide what I want to do ...

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August 7, 2018
Pansy Garden {Traveling Quilt Bee Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's really and truly finished! I really wanted to post this earlier, but here in Maryland it has been raining for essentially two weeks and I have been trying to wait to take outdoor pictures. I finally gave up this morning and took a few pictures inside.


I started this quilt in June 2016 as part of the Instagram-based "Traveling Quilt Bee" and received my quilt back in January 2017. I decided it needed a border, so I put my mom and sister in charge of that project and the top was finished in December 2017. I started the ...

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August 3, 2018
Serendipitous from Snowy Days Quilting

serendipity quilt

Last Friday, I shared one of the most special quilts I've ever made. Now I'm sharing the bonus quilt. Here's a look at the two of them side by side.

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The original quilt was made with stitch and flip squares. By sewing an extra line at each corner, I ended up with a whole pile of bonus units that I used to make a second quilt. I just love the interesting movement that's created by the split pinwheels. It reminds me of a kaleidoscope.

serendipity quilt

There's something really special about getting two quilts in one. It ...

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August 2, 2018
Sequoia Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

This quilt was made especially for our girl. Today's her birthday and she had requested a new quilt for her bed. I love that the kids both appreciate handmade gifts and that they especially love their Mama's quilts. :) I told our girl that I wanted her to have some input on this and I made her scroll through my Quilting Inspiration Pinterest board. She loved everything about the Sequoia quilt so

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July 29, 2018
Sam's Teacups from Urban Quilter

Sam's Teacup Quilt, 2018
Many years ago when my sister got engaged I made her a quilt as a gift. It was 63 teacups from a pattern in Say it With Quilts.  After I made the quilts for my sister and I from our Mom's clothes there was still quite a bit of fabric left so I decided to make my niece Sam a quilt like her mother's from some of the fabrics. The quilt is machine pieced with hand-appliqued cup handles and is hand quilted. 

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July 27, 2018
Twinkle from Snowy Days Quilting

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Today's quilt is really special because I made it for one of my very dearest friends. I met Joy in college, and she is one of the kindest, most genuine, and most loyal people I know. My life is so much richer for having her in it.

serendipity quilt

All of the fabrics were chosen with Joy in mind. I actually got the backing fabric within months of starting to quilt, because I knew the sheet music and ballet slippers were perfect for her. After I had several quilts under my belt, I was ready to start planning. I asked Joy ...

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July 24, 2018
Loved to Pieces Blog Party // Scallop Quilt from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a quilt I created for Mister Domestic’s Blog Party! This is Matthew Boudreaux’s first fabric collection – Loved to Pieces –  he created for Art Gallery Fabrics and I was so excited that he asked me to join in on the fun. I decided that a great choice for the project would be the […]

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July 11, 2018
Lisa's Post: A Comfort Quilt from Urban Quilter


Usually I'm guest posting here on Mary's blog for Making Forward Progress, but this post is about a different project. Last Sunday, Mary arrived home from vacation, and we let her know that my mother-in-law had been diagnosed with cancer and would be starting chemo the following Monday. Mary suggested that we work together to make a quilt for my mother-in-law as she knew that people are often cold when going through treatment - so a lap quilt not only would be a practical thing, but also would let 'mom' know we were thinking about her.

The challenge was ...

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July 6, 2018
On Ringo Lake from Snowy Days Quilting

On Ringo Lake quilt

On Ringo Lake was Bonnie Hunter's 2017 holiday mystery quilt. I finished the top shortly after the final reveal in January, but only recently got it quilted and bound. The pattern is available here.

I started this quilt with the intention that it would go to a baby girl, though I didn't have a specific baby in mind. I'm of an age that a lot of my friends are having children, so it's always good to have a baby quilt on hand.

On Ringo Lake quilt

My friends Phil and Leesha recently had their first child, but they were expecting ...

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June 27, 2018
The Honey Man Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

A while back I shared that our girl was telling me about an elderly gentleman that sells honey on a roadside stand 7 days a week and I just felt the need to make him a quilt. That very day, a bundle of bee fabric was showcased as the deal of the day at Missouri Star. Alas, it had metallics in it and I wasn't so sure about that, but I figured it was a sign that I DID need to make this gentleman a

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June 26, 2018
Chalk Paint or Not?? from Jo's Country Junction

Someone recently commented about not liking chalk paint and only liking the original wood.  I tried to go back and find the exact comment that come in but I can’t find it.  I had thought it came through email but I looked there and it couldn’t be found.  The comment was a little derogatory in regards that I was painting some of the pieces that I had purchased and wasn’t the original better.

I am giving the comment the benefit of the doubt.  I am guessing that they don’t really know me or the house I ...

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June 23, 2018
Mary's June Progress from Urban Quilter

On location at Great North Aleworks
I finished my June Forward Progress project! The goal was to complete this skirt which was cut out and ready to assemble at the start of June.
I have made skirts from this pattern many times before (in Tardis fabric, and a yellow print, for example) but this time I added pockets in the side seams. The pattern doesn't include pockets in the skirt but it does in the pants variation. I used the pants pockets and figured out the placement. They came out ok, but a bit deeper would be better, so ...

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June 22, 2018
30 Pearls {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Happy birthday to me and hip hip hooray for another finish!

My modern-themed quilt for our June Island Batik Ambassador challenge is finished! You can see the first two posts on this quilt here and here.

I finished the binding and trimmed all of the lose threads last night and am going to hang it up in my sewing room later today!


As I explained in my original post, there are 30 "pearls" to celebrate my 30th birthday (today!), pearls are my birthstone, and pearl is a traditional 30th anniversary gift.

I quilted free motion pebbles in each pearl with ...

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June 19, 2018
AT LAST…My Cupboard!! from Jo's Country Junction

At last…it happened.  Hubby finished (almost) my cabinet.  Here’s a little reminder of what it originally looked like.  We had gotten it on an estate sale for free.  (If you missed that story, here it is.)

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We have had some discussion on where it would go in the house.  It started out that we planned for it to go in the sewing room.  Then I decided nope.  I like it too much.  It needs to be on the main floor.  So I asked Hubby about putting it here in the dining room where this cabinet is.

Hubby has ...

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