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September 10, 2019
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop from Quilted Delights

When Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks asked hoppers to join her Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop I signed up right away. I love playing along with blog hops and challenges.



I create some of my favorite projects during these events and I loved having an excuse to work with one of my favorite quilt blocks.

I have several favorite blocks and wasn't sure which one to pick at first, so I asked my husband, "What is my favorite quilt block?"   He answered within seconds,  "The nine patch."



Later I asked my daughter the same question, she also said ...

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August 30, 2019
Star Light Star Bright - Island Batik August Challenge from Quilted Delights



This August, half the Island Batik Ambassadors were Showcasing the newest collections in the Beat the Heat Blog Hop.  If you missed any, you can still go back and check them out HERE and see beautiful inspiration for all the new Island Batik lines coming out right now.


The other half of the Ambassadors, those of us with fabric lines coming out a little later, were given our own challenge to create a Star Light, Star Bright quilt.  The quilt had to be lap size or larger and showcase any star block we chose.


I had lots if different Star ...

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July 31, 2019
Jelly Roll Race - 4th Finish Q3 2019 FAL from Quilted Delights


I'm on a roll!  I finished the quilting and binding on this Jelly Roll Race quilt the other day. 
It is now ready for snuggling under. 



This makes my 4th finish for the third quarter of the 2019 Finish-A-Long.  


I started this one in June when I was showing some quick quilting ideas to the class I teach. 



I knew this one would be a quick finish since I had the top done at the beginning of the quarter.



With a plan to quilt a quick all over design on it, I put it on this quarter's list ...

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July 29, 2019
Half Sqaure Triangle Quilt and 3rd finish for Q3 FAL from Quilted Delights


This quilt is the second quilt I taught in the beginner quilt class I teach. This is the version I sewed along with the students.

I wanted the class to be able to tackle Half Square Triangles since they are used in so many different quilt blocks.

What better way to learn them, than to make a whole bunch of them and turn them into a quilt.  We used 5 inch squares and the two at time method to create our HSTs for our quilts.



I like splitting my yardage in half for backings and adding a coordinating strip in ...

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July 24, 2019
Artsy Fartsy Island Batik Ambassador Challenge from Quilted Delights


The July challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is titled Artsy Fartsy and we were challenged to use three different weights of Aurifil thread to create a fabric work of art.


This was a fun challenge that focused on the threads first instead of the fabric.  It is like buying a cool pair of shoes and then searching for the perfect outfit to go with them.


I was sent some dark purple and peach Aurifil thread in my first Ambassador box and then I received a light purple and an orange a little later.  I must say it was a struggle ...

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July 22, 2019
Pink Bricks - 2nd Finish for Q3 FAL from Quilted Delights



My second finish for Q3 of the 2019 Finish-A-Long.  Wow, I can't believe it! Two finishes already this quarter.  I have already doubled last quarter finishes.  Haha!


I think it helped my sew-jo by putting small, almost completed projects on the list.  This one had been a top waiting for quilting.  It is about 34 x 40 inches. Once I got it on the machine, it only took about 35 minute to quilt using this all over quilt design.  


I started this one sometime in 2018.  I think in the spring.  

This is one of the few that I ...

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July 20, 2019
That 70's Halloween Quilt - 1st Finish Q3 FAL from Quilted Delights


I know it is supposed to be Christmas in July not Halloween in July, but I finished my first UFO for the third Quarter of the 2019 Finish-A-Long and had to post it.






This one was started in October 2014 when I was doing the Black Cat Crossing Blog Hop.  




It is a pattern called "That 70's Quilt" from the book Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson.


I had made several projects for Black Cat Crossing hop and this was a final project I started with some of the leftovers of the zig zag quilt.  I didn't have ...

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July 5, 2019
Quilts of Valor Blog Hop Featuring Freedom by Island Batik from Quilted Delights


Welcome to the final day of the Quilts of Valor Blog Hop, hosted by Jen of Dizzy Quilter


The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.


 This past November I happened upon a Quilt of Valor Ceremony during the city's yearly Jingle Bell Market.  I had never been to one, so I sat down to see what it was all about.


I had heard of Quilts of Valor and knew of their mission, but had never actually witnessed anyone getting a quilt ...

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July 1, 2019
Results from Teaching a Beginner Quilt Class from Quilted Delights


I started teaching a beginner quilt class at the beginning of this year. These 9 patch quilts are the first project we worked on. As the teacher I sew along with the class and make what they are making.

What made me decide to start this class was the phrase, "I wish I could quilt."  Over the past year I  have heard that phrase a lot when talking to people about my quilts.

I would respond, "If you can sew a straight line you can quilt." Sometimes I would add, "If you are really interested, I can teach you."  Sometimes ...

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June 20, 2019
One Block Wonder - Blue Heron Panel from Quilted Delights


This is my second One Block Wonder using a panel 



I saw this Panel made into a OBW on the One Block Wonder Quilt Forum Facebook Group and knew I had to make one.


 The first panel I used last fall on the Halloween OBW  had a border around the panel.
This time I wanted to skip the border and have the hexagons blend with the panel. 


I cut my original strips 2 3/4 inches and got a lot of small hexagons to work with. 
I used almost all of them for this quilt.


Finding the perfect layout took ...

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June 1, 2019
Make It Modern with Island Batik and Hobbs Batting from Quilted Delights



This month's challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors was to make a modern quilt and use any of the Hobbs batting that was sent to us. 



 I went with the Hobbs Heirloom Natural Batting with Scrim Binder.  I love how this batting sticks to the batik fabric, I never have to worry about it bunching and puckering on the back while quilting.  


For this quilt, I really wanted to use the Snowberry Strip Set that was sent to me from Island Batik, but I had a hard time deciding on a pattern.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to ...

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April 22, 2019
Island Batik Ready. Set, Go! Baby Quilt with Accuquilt from Quilted Delights

I love bright colors, small pieces, and easy cutting and this baby quilt has all of that thanks to Island Batik and Accuquilt.  
   

The main challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors this month was to use the Accuquilt Go system to cut out our project.





 Accuquilt graciously sent the 8 inch block bundle of the Ready. Set. Go! to the Island Batik Ambassadors this year.


The Ready. Set. Go! bundle comes with a book by Eleanor Burns that has instructions for making 46 different blocks using the dies that come in the bundle.



My quilt is made up from two ...

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April 1, 2019
Island Batik Vintage Reimagined - Jewel Box from Quilted Delights

For the March Island Batik Ambassador challenge, Vintage Re-imagined, I wanted to work with a vintage block that I could create using one of the Island Batik precuts I had and I also wanted a block that could showcase all the fabrics in the pack. 



I decided on the Jewel Box pattern.  I had a stack of 10 inch squares of Island Batik's Moroccan Bazaar I purchased last fall that was perfect for the "jewels". The other fabrics were provided to me by Island Batik for being an Island Batik Ambassador.  I used a full three yards of the ...

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March 26, 2019
All About Strings Blog Hop - Spring Strings from Quilted Delights

Hey everyone and welcome to my day of the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks.



The Hop is running till Thursday, so make sure to follow along for some fabric String inspiration.
The full schedule is listed at the bottom of the page.




 It is officially Spring here. Flowers are blooming all around town and in honor of all the beautiful blooms and colors sprouting up...

I decided to go with a Springtime theme with my Strings.





 I am calling this one Spring Strings. It measures approximately 72 x 54 inches.



 These tulips ...

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March 10, 2019
Project Quilting 10.5 Abecedarius from Quilted Delights

This was a hard challenge for me this week.  Abecedarius: where the first word of every line of a poem follows the alphabet.  Or in other words, do something with the alphabet. I like words on quilts, but wasn't sure what to do with so many word options.

I got to thinking about names on quilts. My husband loves names on quilts.  This is our usual conversation when ever I make a quilt for someone:

Hubby:  Are you going to put their name on it?
Me: Yeah, it will be in the label.
Hubby: Are you sure you don ...

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February 22, 2019
Project Quilting 10.4 Pixel Play from Quilted Delights


Week Four of Project quilting was the same week as quilt con, so I had to make sure I had my project done before I headed to Nashville on Thursday.  It helped that I had Monday off of work for President's day, but I still knew I wouldn't have a full week.



The theme this week was Pixel Play.  I had so many options to choose from.  I looked at lot of pearler bead patterns and even some cross stitch patterns, but with 100 x 100 grids or larger and a shortened sewing week for me I knew ...

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February 10, 2019
Island Batik Magnificent Mini and Project Quilting 10.3 from Quilted Delights

Week three of Project Quilting lined up perfectly with the timing of my Magnificent Mini project for Island Batik Ambassadors.  


The theme for week three of Project Quilting was "Bigger than a bread box".  We could create anything quilt related as long as it was bigger than a bread box.  

The February Island Batik Ambassador challenge this month is "Magnificent Minis". 
Ambassadors were asked to make a quilt smaller than 24 x 24 inches.



I had several ideas to choose from and even printed and cut out two different paper piecing patterns, but my heart kept thinking of Valentines day ...

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January 13, 2019
Project Quilting 10.1 - Hope Springs Eternal from Quilted Delights

It is that time of year again!  Project Quilting time! Where anyone who wants to join in the fun is challenged to make a quilt in a week based on that week's theme.  Check out all the details at  Kim Lapecek's website.


The first theme for season ten is "Hope Springs Eternal".  I will admit my first thought was Star Wars related.  I kept thinking of the line, "Rebellions are built on hope," from the movie Rogue One, but no ideas came on how to make that into a quilt.


My next thought was about how living water ...

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