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April 16, 2018
Petal Power Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I can't seem to stay ahead of the baby quilts these days, but thankfully they don't take very long to make. Some old friends have an amazing daughter and she and her husband welcomed their first baby into the family and of course that means that a baby quilt is in order. It all started with this sweet fabric that I found when I made my last trip to see my mom in February and I thought I'd pair it

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April 13, 2018
Antietam Inspired Quilt {Finished Baby Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm sharing the finish of my April Island Batik Ambassador challenge! This month's theme is using vintage quilts to inspire new creations!


I chose a quilt in the museum of Antietam National Battlefield as my inspiration which you can read more about in my previous post! I made nine blocks in the same design as those in the original quilt.


I put together the blocks with 1.5" sashing strips. I very often sash 12" blocks with 1" finished sashings for baby quilts -- that way the quilt is narrow enough to use a single width of fabric ...

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April 7, 2018
Postcard Swap from Stitchin at Home

Today is parade day for the postcard swap hosted by Elm Street Quilts. The card I made (you can read more about it here) and sent was to Nanette she doesn't have a blog but is on IG. Always a concern when making something for someone you don't know.

the card I made

The word I gave for my card was rose. I love roses especially teas, if the weather starts to behave itself my roses can come out of hibernation. Enough snow already, yesterday we had snow then rain and more snow uck.


rose the card I ...

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April 6, 2018
Quilt Finish: Scrap Crystals from Jo's Country Junction

Remember that never ending string of half square triangles?

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Well it FINALLY turned it this!  The quilt is Scrap Crystals.  It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt and can be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.

I’m super happy to have this one finished.  I had lost my mojo and it really stalled out.

To be honest…I likely wouldn’t have finished it but I’ve learned a little trick….Load the quilt into the frame even if I’m not really in the mood to quilt it.  Then, at least that part is done ...

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April 4, 2018
First Finish...Finally from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

My family thinks all I ever do is make quilts. Granted, there are a lot of quilts in our home and I give a lot of quilts away, but I don't sew ALL the time. Case in point. Everyone has clean clothes to wear. Everyone is always fed...the 2-legged ones as well as the 4-legged ones. The house is clean...mostly. Grin. All town errands have been tended to. The yard and garden is ready for spring.

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March 30, 2018
My Saturday from Jo's Country Junction

Last Saturday we had a snow storm here….that’s okay.  We were hunkered down with our sewing machines ready to sew.  Friday Kelli and Connie came to sew.  We didn’t get a lot of sewing done but we did get set up and were ready for the sun to rise on Saturday.


I finished up the blocks I was working on so decided to pull a different project.  I thought I should pull out my Featherweight and make sure it was running before I was to take it to class.

That’s when I remembered my stool.  I ...

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March 27, 2018
Bias Tape Table Runner {Finished March IBA Challenge} from Little Bunny Quilts

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to try a new-to-us technique using the fabrics provided in our Ambassador boxes. I chose to try out bias tape applique and I made these four blocks before I went on vacation:


I had originally thought about making a mini quilt from the blocks, but decided to add four purple squares with the blocks and made a table runner instead!


Another new thing I got to try with this project is my BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE!


Meet Marcie, my Janome Memory Craft 6600P. As I remarked on Instagram, the only thing that ...

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March 23, 2018
Modern Plus Sign Quilts Blog Hop {Pinwheel Plus Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today is my day to share as part of the Modern Plus Sign Quilts blog hop! I am so honored that Cheryl and Paige have asked me to make a quilt for the blog hop celebrating the release of their wonderful book!

Photo Courtesy C&T publishing

This book is extremely fun because it incorporates a wide variety of different techniques to create striking modern quilts!

The quilt from the book that I've created is a smaller version of the Pinwheel Plus quilt. Here's a picture of the original quilt:

Photo courtesy of C&T Publishing

I decided ...

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Lucy’s Quilt Finish from Jo's Country Junction

Lucy, our little grand daughter is finally getting her quilt!!

Here’s where I was at earlier this week…loaded and ready to machine quilt.  You can see Ruby sunning herself at the foot of the frame.


Here’s how it ended up.  I’m happy with it.  Of course, there are things that I’d change.  That’s true with most every quilt I make…if I ever make it again considerations are always happening.  I’m happy that she’s getting a unique quilt.

I can’t thank Cheryl enough for the awesome scraps that she sent to ...

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March 15, 2018
Fabric Postcard Swap from Stitchin at Home

Have you ever made a fabric postcard? They are a fun addictive little quilt, that you can mail. I just made my first one. I am participating in a postcard swap hosted by Elm Street Quilts. The instructions were simple a 4'' by 6'' postcard to be mailed by March 17, mine was mailed more than a week ago and the recipient should have received it already. She did and she loved it!

assorted fabrics
For this exchange, we were supposed to choose one word for the maker to use as inspiration or a prompt. The word I had was ...

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March 9, 2018
Odori Quilt {AGF Stitched with the Fat Quarter Shop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Good morning, quilt friends! Today I'm joining in with the Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics for the Odori Quilt Hop!



This is a fun strip piecing quilt that uses the spider web ruler from Creative Grids (not an affiliate link) and you can get the pattern here! The original quilt (and quilt kit!) uses Love Story by Maureen Cracknell -- I used the Bachelorette Fusion line for my quilt. 


The fun thing about this quilt is that you don't need that much of any one print! I enjoyed being able to pick out and play with these ...

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March 2, 2018
Top Spin {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm so excited to share this finished quilt with all of you! My Top Spin quilt is done!



I started this quilt in 2016 as a leader and ender project. The pattern is by Melissa Corry for Moda Bake Shop! The original pattern uses 64 blocks for a queen sized quilt and I made 48 blocks for a twin sized quilt.


I took this quilt to Michigan over Christmas and told my mom that she could do whatever she willed with the quilt -- either take it with the next batch to her long arm quilter or quilting it herself ...

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February 15, 2018
Foundation Fabric Blog Tour from Modern Handcraft

Hi friends! Today I am over the moon excited to share a new line of fabric called Foundation – by my friend Shayla Wolf (Sassafrass Lane Designs) for Windham Fabrics. This fabric is totally up my alley – super modern bright colors with white hand-drawn patterns that are different on each one! I feel like these not only work well […]

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February 9, 2018
Sunset Gathering Quilt {Finish} from Little Bunny Quilts

Hip hip hooray, this quilt is finally done! But alas, it's been nasty weather here and I'm not willing to take it outside in the mud, so indoor pictures it is.


This quilt was part of the Gathering QAL hosted by Cora's Quilts last year. I pulled all of the fabrics from my stash other than the Kona Oyster background fabric -- which is pretty impressive considering this is a queen-sized quilt!



I finished the top in the summer and picked it up from my mom's at Christmas. It sat in a bag for a full month ...

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Quilt Finish: Cheddar Bow Ties from Jo's Country Junction

It’s finished.  It’s FINISHED!!  I’m so happy to have this one done.


I started this one when Bonnie Hunter had her Cheddar Bow Tie Challenge.  Silly me, I made about 350 bow ties and then set them aside thinking that should be a good amount.  Then I waited for her pattern, whatever it might be come out.

Well the pattern was released in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  Imagine my surprise when I found I needed over 600 of those little bow tie blocks.


This quilt got me through a tough spell in life ...

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February 2, 2018
Jet Setter Placemats {Wonderlust Blog Hop + Giveaway} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I'm your host for the Wonderlust hop and I've put together a tutorial for placemats that can be made with yardage, precuts, or scraps!



Wonderlust is a beautifully rich fabric line -- with some stunning prints and tonals! The Marbella prints would be beautiful in a rainbow quilt.


Let's get sewing!

For these placemats you'll need:

Precut or scraps of your choice (I used a 10" stacker of Wonderlust)
2/3 yard black (I used the Marbella black print)
1/2 yard for binding (I used the blue Electric Slide print)
1 yard for backing (I ...

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Quilt Finish: Baby Fireman Quilt from Jo's Country Junction

I started making a quilt for the fireman’s breakfast fundraiser last year.  My intention was for the quilt to twin sized with some fireman themed fabric.  The idea for the quilt started with a video from Missouri Star and ended a little differently.

It turns out the blocks I had didn’t set up the way they were suppose to.  So rather than throwing the mess away, I opted to make two baby quilts from the mess.  I made and finished one for last year’s benefit but I still had the leftovers to make another.

A few months ...

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January 27, 2018
Rainbow Farmer's Wife Quilt {Finished} from Little Bunny Quilts

In 2016, my Rainbow Scrap Challenge project was to make blocks every month for a Farmer's Wife quilt. I made about a dozen blocks in each color over the course of the year and finished up the top at the end of last year. I used foundation piecing rather than hand piecing and templates.



The top was twin sized and I had it pantograph quilted with a loopy design once I finally decided on and purchased fabric for the backing. I picked it up in Michigan over Christmas with my also-quilted Gathering quilt (hopefully also being finished soon!). 

I ...

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January 26, 2018
Quilt Finish: Charlotte’s Baskets from Jo's Country Junction

Yahoo!!  I finished a quilt.  This is Charlotte’s Baskets (with a few changes from the original pattern).  The quilt is in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.


I’m including a picture of the pattern from the book so you can see the differences.  The blocks are all the same except I made a 5 x 6 layout vs a 4 x 5 layout.  The sashing on mine is 2″ strips with 2″ cornerstones.  I didn’t piece the small cornerstones like the orginal.  I also opted to not add an inner border….so I guess you could say- ...

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January 17, 2018
A Day With Embroidery Friends from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and out the door by 9 am. We had Brazilian embroidery today. There were 6 of us. A couple of others couldn't make it, but we had a good time.

I worked on the EdMar piece that Bev gave me. I was able to finish it. I forgot the pattern to the other piece she gave me. So I didn't get any time on that piece.


I added the blue colot to it. Think it looks better.

Came home and watched TV while playing a few games. Wasn't in the mood to work ...

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