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February 17, 2020
Baby Quilt Finished from Quilting Stories

Gypsy baby quilt

Gypsy baby quilt

Gypsy baby quilt

Gypsy baby quilt

Gypsy baby quilt

Being unable to spend hours and hours quilting as I used to do in the past, due to pains in the back, I just quilted this baby quilt with big stitches, following the sides of the small squares of the four patch blocks, using variegated colored threads. The final result is quite pleasant.

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February 6, 2020
Color Pop from Liz Makes Crafts

Once upon a time I bought a Tula Pink jelly roll, expecting it to be full of pom poms & stripes. I had a project all planned for it, but when I opened it up, gasp, it was not what I expected! Instead of being all pom poms & stripes, it also had some solids, and the fabric distribution was wrong for what I wanted to make.

But you know how jelly rolls are ... once opened up, they can never go back to that pristine, pretty condition. Once opened up, it's a mess and is demanding to be used instantly. But ...

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February 5, 2020
Ryan's bargello from Fabric Engineer

This was my first attempt at a bargello quilt.  I really like how they look, but I went through a lot of patterns before I found one that I really liked.  The patterns is Harmony Bargello Quilt by Quilting Treasures, designed by Shannon Ownby.

Of course, to make it harder I made it into a mini quilt.  Probably not the smartest move, since it isn't square by any means, but it still turned out ok.

I quilted it with squares and rectangles.  It was a rather hard quilt to quilt, as I kept getting wrinkles.  I finally just decided ...

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January 16, 2020
Santorini from Liz Makes Crafts

When I first saw Cheryl Brickey's pattern Use Your Illusion, two thoughts ran through my mind: wow that is so striking, and wow that looks like a lot of fun to make.

And when I stared at the pattern, I started to see a Greek spiral effect, and then my mind went straight to Santorini. I thought about the lovely blue dome in pretty much all the photos of Santorini, and I found a shade of Kona cotton that matched it.

Piecing of this quilt definitely took awhile since paper piecing always does, but it was as fun as ...

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January 10, 2020
Not to Brag from Jan's Quilts

OK, I am bragging!  I just did a tally of the quilts I've made since I started quilting in 2009.  The total finished quilts is 153! 

Most have been gifted.  Most have been original designs.  Since I've been a widow my annual totals have decreased, but I keep plugging along.  I'm averaging almost 12 completed quilts a year, not bad.

May your bobbins always be full,

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January 3, 2020
Heidi's wedding quilt from Fabric Engineer

The wedding quilt is finished!

It's large and therefore hard to get a picture of.  However, it wasn't too large for my quilter, so that was awesome.  The pattern is from the July/Aug '19 issue of Quiltmaker and designed by Sylvia Schaefer.  (The official name is Glow Tiles.)  I'll admit, I didn't like the pattern in the magazine.  It's one of the first patterns I've made from a magazine, so they might all be this way.  There were a few details that were missing so I had to do a lot of flipping ...

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November 24, 2019
HST offset: finished from Fabric Engineer

My best friend growing up recently had her second baby.  I was a bit slow getting the quilt out, but not too bad.

I still had some left over HSTs from the wedding quilt a while ago.  I used some in a different baby blanket, and finished them up here.  Since this one is for a girl, I did add in some pink.  Just a touch.  I also offset the HST rows by half a block.  I'm not sure that I've seen anyone do this before, although I'm sure someone has, and I was curious as to ...

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November 14, 2019
Bridges from Liz Makes Crafts

Bridges is a pattern by Anne Sullivan that appeared in Modern Monthly of the Modern Quilt Guild 2 years ago. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make it, even though at the time my curve piecing skills were non-existent. Now that I'm a little better at it, I can finally take a crack at this!

I used the fabric collection Diving Board by Alison Glass, which I thought was very fitting given the theme. The pattern is for a wallhanging size, so I expanded it to be a throw sized quilt.

When picking quilting ...

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October 31, 2019
Spliced from Liz Makes Crafts

Spliced is sort of my "return" to longarm quilting, because prior to working on Spliced, I had not touched my longarm for almost 3 months. Between vacations, lifestyle changes, lots of road trips, I just haven't felt like quilting. I've been piecing a lot, but not quilting.

But I'm back in the longarm room now, and I hope not to take that long of a hiatus again. This quilt top's pattern is called Whiskers by Modern Quilt Studio. I used a kit because I find the colors to be perfection, and I think the usage of ...

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October 25, 2019
Yellow and blue and fuzzy, too from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a great week. This week I finished up one of the very hardest things I have done to date, which is saying something, because I raised three kids.  But it's done now, and I am so happy I could sew something. So I did!

As you may know, I have a closet full of tops just waiting to be quilted.  As you don't know, and I didn't either until this week, I also have an office that was apparently built on an iceberg. It's really cold in there, and ...

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Meanwhile in Yarnville from Liz Makes Crafts

The very very small subtitle of my blog is "A blog about quilting, knitting, and other creative pursuits". When I started this blog, I had started dabbling in sewing and quilting but working with yarn was still a major part of my life. Over the last few years, it clearly fell off the radar completely, and the last post I made about knitting was January 2018, almost 2 years ago!

And it's because I really haven't worked very much with yarn over the past 2 years. But after visiting Stitches Midwest 2 months ago, I decided I wanted ...

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December 10, 2016
Finished: a winter table runner from One Million Stitches












It all started with a visit to St. Louis last summer to stay with my friend, Sandy. After catching up on our lives and other news, she posed what I thought was an innocent question, but turned out to be anything but.

“So, have you been doing any quilting lately?” she asked.

“Yes, I just finished a large quilt for my bed,” I replied, not seeing the “Danger, Will Robinson” signs screaming all around me in flashing neon.

“Great! I want you to make a table runner out of this holiday fabric I have for Vee (her daughter),” said Sandy ...

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October 7, 2016
Finished: projects from a whirlwind year from One Million Stitches








With everything going on last year, it seems I didn’t get around to posting a couple of projects I finished last year. Better late than never, I say, so here they are from the top:

First, my finished cover for my Quilter’s Planner 2016. When you purchased the planner, you received instructions for how to make a quilted cover. I decided to to for a scrappy look with some fabric from one of my very first quilts. I didn’t put the zippered pocket on the cover because to be completely honest, I haven’t gotten over my ...

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June 24, 2015
Oh Boy! Baby Quilt from Mountain Creek Quilts

This is a baby boy quilt I made for a colleague at work.  It's going to a very young couple in their mid 20s and this is their first child.

Oh Boy! Scrumptiousness 46 x 80
My spell check insists that scrumptiousness is not a word.  But I say it is.  So there.

The pattern is Scrumptious Scrappy Chevron Picnic Quilt from the Moda Bake Shop.  I wanted something quick and easy because I procrastinated too long and had to get it finished before her Baby Shower (today) and a family illness I needed to work around.  The fabric ...

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