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November 26, 2021
Another Bloom Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I hope all of you who celebrated, had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I enjoyed a day off with few work responsibilities.  I am not a fan of the traditional turkey dinner so I like to stay home and eat foods I only allow myself a couple times a year.  It was so nice to just relax!

Today I wanted to share yet another quilt I made using the Scrap Mixology Bloom pattern.  This layout can be centered on the quilt or done asymmetrically like the quilt I made.

For this quilt, I used one of the block modifications included in the ...

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November 24, 2021
Waterfall Lap Quilt from Goer

I'm super excited about my lated finished lap quilt. I love the palette and look forward to cuddling up on the couch with it.

Three years ago I started Amy Ellis's Waterfall Quilt. I really loved the wash of color over the quilt. She had made two monochromatic versions in blue and green. At the time I started, solids were quite minimal in my stash.

The majority of my stash is blenders, fabrics that read as a single color, so I focused on those prints. I started with my favorite palette: navy, turquoise, and lime green, and added ...

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November 19, 2021
Not Always Scrappy from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Well, take a look!  I actually made a quilt from my stash fabric.

It is overcast and rainy today so photos are really difficult to take.  But here is a photo of the fabric pull so you can see the lovely colors.  I didn't have enough of any one mint colored fabric, so I used three different prints to meet the pattern requirements.  

My kitchen is barely big enough for the quilt.

I love all those soft colors spattered with the floral and stripe prints.

I also tried the lighting in my studio.  It is still looking a bit ...

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Inspired By from Goer

My friend Ellyn and I are both inspired by architecture for our quilt designs. Earlier this year we decided it would be fun if we exchanged photos as our inspiration for mini quilts.

The photo that I gave Ellyn was of a door at the Rock of Cashel in Ireland. I took so many photos of the great architecture (and nature) while on my trip to Ireland in 2019.

Her mini quilt is 13" x 13 1/2". I enjoy how she emulated the uniformity and angle of the elements of the door in her piecing. And her quilt laying ...

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November 17, 2021
Class Samples from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Just popping in today to share a quick little finish.

I recently taught one of my Scrap Mixology workshops and we were talking out making holiday gifts.  We decided the Two Bit block would make a fun potholder.  So when I got a chance, I made a couple to toss in my training bin to share at future workshops.

I pulled the mini 9 patch out of my spare parts and the rest of the fabric came out of the scrap bins.  I think they turned out kind of cute.  They are purple...what is not to love!

Here are ...

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November 13, 2021
A Pile of Mini Mini Quilts from Goer

Welcome to my stop on Bobbie's UFOvember Blog Hop. I shared an intro post with the list of everyone participating in UFOvember at the beginning of the month and a few days ago I shared a list (with photos) of all my WIPs. (I realized today I missed one, so it's been aded to the list.) I find that knowing what all the projects are helps me make decisions about prioritizing what to work on. This week folks were resuming a UFO. "Pick up a UFO right where you left off, get it done, happy ending!"

With a ...

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November 12, 2021
Another Bloom Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Boy, do I love today's quilt!

Remember this basket quilt I shared a couple weeks ago?  It was made using the 4th Scrap Mixology pattern module called Bloom.

Today I am sharing this lovely quilt made using one of the other layout options shown in the pattern

 I really do love how this one turned out!

The scraps I used are very muted.  The colors were pulled from the dotted dark fabric.

I don't know why I love this quilt so much.  It is actually going to reside in my personal quilt collection.  This quilt isn't going ...

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November 5, 2021
Another RSC Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Usually in my quilt making process, the sewing together of blocks is my bottleneck.  But lately, the biggest stack has been those projects waiting for their bindings!

Today I am ready to share another Rainbow Scrap Challenge finish.  This one was made using 2" strips of varying lengths.  I trimmed up each block to 12" square.

When I placed the blocks, I turned them 90 degrees from the last so that I didn't have to match many seams.  I really love the look.

When I pulled the scraps for each block, I also tried to group color hues to ...

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October 25, 2021
Americana Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I wanted to make a quilt for my folks' neighbors although they're much more than neighbors. Daddy called them 'the kids' because they were about 10 years younger and after 24 years they truly have become family. Through the years they have stayed with us and we always love having themThey're such good sportsOne year they joined us for Thanksgiving. They are die-hard Longhorn fans and DH and I

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October 22, 2021
Pretty Pinwheels from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Another week - Another finish!

I love when you find yourself in a finishing mode.  Some months you feel like you are making no progress and then all of a sudden, blocks are going together into quilt tops and you have a stack of quilts to sew the binding on.

This week I finished up my RSC pinwheel quilt. These pinwheels were all made using the trimmed triangles from two of my RSC Well Suited quilts I made this year. 

The sashing and cornerstones all came out of the scrap bin too.  I used a narrow sashing in the blocks and ...

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October 16, 2021
My Happy Little Village from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I continue to make great progress whittling down my UFO list.  I have finally dropped below 20 projects and I have a number of quilts that are entering the final stages.

Today I get to share my Happy Village quilt.

I started this quilt almost a decade ago.  I hade made all the string blocks and then set everything aside.  This has always been a quilt I either wanted to write a pattern or structure a class for.

I used the sew, flip and trim method for my flying geese roofs.  Then I kept all those trimmed triangles to use ...

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October 13, 2021
Positivity Mini Quilt – Book Blog Tour from Goer

Welcome to my stop on the Scrappy Improv Quilting blog tour!

In 2018, I created Citrus Beach Retreat, my version of Kelly Young's Beach Retreat pattern from her first book, Stash Statement. Today I'm sharing a mini quilt from her latest book, Scrappy Improv Quilting. Both books are available from Kelly's Etsy shop or from large retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

One of my favorite ways to use fabric scraps is to sew them together into what I call a Scrappy Slab. My newest guild offering is a live lecture/demo on Zoom demonstrating my ...

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October 8, 2021
First 2021 RSC Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I love this time of year.  Not only is it my favorite season, it is also the time of year when quilters wrap up their Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts.  They are always so exciting to see.

I have finished my scrappy Well Suited quilt.  When I started this quilt, I wanted to work on cleaning out some of the "unwanted" big chunks of scraps clogging up my scrap bins.

I used solid scraps for the center flying scraps and then paired them with a coordinating print.  This quilt was all about making space in the scrap bins!

I could have ...

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October 1, 2021
Sure I will Finish That! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 About once a year, one of my longarm clients will bring me a quilt top they made that they just don't want to finish.  They know I donate lots of quilts every year and figure I will finish it and give it a new home.  Recently I received a very cute little quilt top...

I finished up sewing the binding last night just in time to share it with you.

It features some adorable owl and the pussycat fabric.

And some fun paper boat fabric.

I love the happy little moons out in the outer borders and orange highlights ...

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September 24, 2021
Mini Cakes Mint Quilt from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


Back in June of this year, I shared a photo of some precuts I received to start a new quilt.  I joined up with the Fat Quarter Shop again to sew up one of their free shortcut patterns.  
I am finally able to share my finished quilt!

I used the Bee Grateful collection by Deb Strain (for Moda Fabrics).  I thought some pretty photos in my garden was perfect for this bee inspired collection.

This was a photo shot in front of my succulent garden taken back in July.  Right now the tall sedums are in bloom and the honey ...

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September 20, 2021
Improv Abstraction from Goer

Four years ago this week, I took an improv piecing workshop with Karen Foster of Capitola Quilter. She taught Improv Abstraction, using two methods of improv curves, for the workshop with Bay Area Modern. In my #99DaysofWIPs this summer I focused on projects that had been started in quilt workshops such as this one.

I used the remaining solids in these two colors, Kona Pewter and Nautical, to fill in and add to the blocks I'd created in the workshop.

I added smooth curve walking foot quilting, inspired by my recent walking foot class with Jacquie Gering. I started ...

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September 17, 2021
Happy Little Quilt Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Happy Friday!

I get to cross another finished quilt off my list.  Yahoo!! This one isn't very big but I think it turned out pretty darn adorable!

The inspiration for this project was the little moon/star panel bit that came in a bag of scraps.  I came across it when I was digging through my gray scraps.  It is a funny shade of gray and coral so I wasn't sure I would have the proper shades of scraps.  Ha!

I was able to quickly confirm I had plenty.

I dug though my scraps and cut everything into ...

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September 10, 2021
Low Hanging Fruit from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 In my efforts to pare down my project list, I decided to see what items I could complete quickly.  Early this year I cut up a bunch of fabric to make some little gifts.  

This was definitely some low hanging fruit and is now crossed off the list!

I finished up these eight little tissue holders.

I use the free pattern over at Two Brown Birds.  They really take no time at all to make and they are nice to have around for gifts.

I think I will probably make a few more once the holidays get closer.  
They can ...

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September 3, 2021
No sleep, but it is finished from Elsie Quilts

I stayed up late one night to finish the binding (hand-sewn) and put on the label. Regretted that later but it feels so good to have this one finished. 

The recipient wanted a black quilt. I couldn't do it. Too depressing? Maybe. I used a mottled black for most of the top and backing and stuck in a panel that I just love. If she hates the quilt, I will have no trouble keeping this one. The panel invites you into the scene. I lopped off the sides and put the pieces into flying geese that look like triangular ...

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August 23, 2021
Another Spring Splash Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

5 or 6 years ago I ran across this pattern online - here's the link Spring Splash and I made it once in 2017a second time in 2019:And when I found this fabric last yearI made it a 3rd time:I found a peachy-pink minky that works well for the backing:                                     This has become my go-to pattern for a baby quilt when I find a print I really loveI used a green dot from my

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