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March 20, 2019
Twirls and Stripes {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's time to show off my finished vintage inspired quilt and compare it to its inspiration!

My finished quilt:

The original quilt:

After finishing the quilt, I decided to see if I had any Hobbs batting in my Island Batik Ambassador box that would be the right size for my 40 x 48 baby quilt -- and I was in luck! As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics and Hobbs batting to use and share with you!

In my box, I had a crib size (45" x 60") cotton batting ...

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March 19, 2019
Squirrel! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I came across a kit a friend passed on to me this weekend.  It was for some cute, primitive looking 3D pumpkins.  I thought they might be fun to make and gift.....

….until I read through the instructions!

The fabric was quickly cut into 2.5" strips and chopped into appropriate lengths to make square in a square blocks for a quilt.  Looks like I started a new quilt project!

I am going to make two quilts for the Hands2Help quilt drive this year so this might be one of them.  We will see once it gets time to ship ...

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March 5, 2019
Making Do ~ Snuggly Wuggly Garment Sewing from Curlicue Creations

 Generally I don't do a lot of garment sewing.  I'm a much better quilter.  But...recently I was complaining to myself about how cold I am at night due to not having enough winter sleepwear, and I thought, "why don't I just sew something?"  Surely, I have a pattern for that somewhere...and some snuggly flannel fabric....and a sewing machine...and thread.  I found the above McCall's pattern in my sewing collection.  What are those models doing in the pic?  They look funny-cute with their hair up in rollers like they are having some kind ...

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February 26, 2019
A VERY Full Post from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been sewing, but I fell behind on my photography, so hold on to your hats--lots of stuff in this post!

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January 28, 2019
One monthly goal success from Making A Lather

It's time to report on my one monthly goal at elm street quilts. I really appreciate this motivational goal setting opportunity. I know I have finished more projects than I would have otherwise. I tend to be a procrastinator. And, I must think I will live forever.

At the beginning of the month, I made some goals.

1.I want to make my 30 blocks for January as my One monthly goal. 
2.My Ufo challenge with Patchwork times is orca bay mystery quilt. I need to get it quilted for January.
3.My finish it project is to ...

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January 27, 2019
Flannel Donation Quilts from TheEclecticAbuela

In an earlier post, I showed how I cut up a bunch of my flannel scraps and kitted them into quilts. You can see that post HERE.

Here are my first two completed quilts. They are 48" x 60". (They really aren't as wonky in shape as the picture would indicate--I've got vines on the fence behind them!.)

Flannel Donation Quilts

Backing and Binding (detail)

Lots of Different Fabrics! (detail)

Flannel Donation Quilt (detail)

These are made of leftovers from other quilts, nightgowns, and anything else I could find.

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January 25, 2019
Flannel Baby Quilts from TheEclecticAbuela

I made a couple of flannel baby quilts--I love flannel--so soft and warm.

Wildlife Baby

Wildlife Baby (back and binding detail)

Jungle Baby

Jungle Baby (focus fabric detail)

Both are combinations of 6" squares and 6" nine-patches--very simple, but still interesting. This is a good use for a focus fabric in combination with smaller pieces of coordinating colors. They are 44" square, with flannel front and back.

Happy quilting.

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January 22, 2019
crazy template from Making A Lather

I have all the blocks cut for the scrappy twirl quilt I am making using scrap crazy 6 template.
Here is where I started. It seemed to take forever to cut them and I was glad when I was finished, except now I keep seeing other floral scraps, and think it would look good in the quilt. I need to make this one before I start another one. As far as I can tell, it will have to be pieced in rows. I have several quilts in the process, I don't know, yet, if I will even attempt to ...

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January 19, 2019
use the flannel from Making A Lather

One of my goals for the month, is to crack out the flannel, and make some decisions on how I want to use it and whether, I could reduce the stash.

Today was the day. I have Friday group, and I wanted to take a pile of leftover and short pieces of flannel, and figure what I could do with it. I already had cut several strips from the end of a project and some squares.  I began by sewing the squares together into 4 patches.

I had enough cut and enough variety to make a selection of scrappy pinks ...

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January 10, 2019
rug hooking and finish along from Making A Lather

I am joining in with the 2019 finish along at She can quilt. I have several goals for the quarter. Some I have already mentioned in my one monthly goal post, But this is for the quarter, and should include what I want to completely finish in the next 3 months.
I have it in my mind to get my Cleveland rug done. I think background goes quicker than the design, And I am making good progress.

For the quarter, I also want to finish the fish jar quilt

orca bay mystery quilt

celtic solstice

and a flannel rag ...

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December 31, 2018
Good Fortune Clue 6 from TheEclecticAbuela

Yay! More string piecing! :)

This clue went quickly--I have such fun string piecing that time seems to fly. Narrow strips like this can stretch, so I'll leave them on the paper foundation for now and take them off as I use them.

On another note, I got this great picture of my granddaughter in the nightgown I made for her for Christmas. I love pictures that show things I've made actually being used!

Happy New Year--I hope it is a joyous and prosperous one for you.

I'll be linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday.

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December 20, 2018
Baseball Baby Quilts {Finished Quilts} from Little Bunny Quilts

These two quilts are ready to be sent off for snuggling! The best news is that the boys have "graduated" from the NICU and are at home!

I quilted both of these quilts with a loop-and-stars meander in white thread. I picked out this great flannel print for the backings of both quilts. I made a tiny mistake and underestimated how much the flannel would shrink in washer and dryer (I always pre-wash flannel!) so I ended up trimming my quilts to be square rather than rectangular. Next time I'll just get the extra half yard!

I bound one ...

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December 17, 2018
Flannel Scraps from TheEclecticAbuela

About a month ago, I organized my fabric. I pulled out all the leftover flannel scraps from other projects and started cutting them into usable sizes.

I cut 2.5", 3.5", and 6.5" squares. I put the 2.5" squares together in nine-patches and the 3.5" into four-patches. Now everything measured 6.5", and I kitted them up for throw-size quilts.

I kitted kids' flannel into 80 units per bag. The quilts are/will be 8x10 blocks (48" x 60" finished). The other fabrics, I planned for adult quilts at 10x12 blocks (60" x 72" finished). In ...

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November 5, 2018
Gina's Surprise ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Maybe I should name this quilt Mary and Gina's Surprise. I finished the entire quilt in only a few days, so I am surprised.

Gina, however, is the one with the really big surprise. She is expecting a boy mid-January. Gina is my niece and is about 32 years old. She has always said no children, ever. Plus, she has two nephews of her own that she's especially close to. I suppose you could say she helps in raising them and that was enough for her.

But, you know, things can change. A girl in her thirties can ...

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September 20, 2018
Little Twinkle {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

The best thing about making baby quilts is that I'm not (usually) tempted to keep them! The worst part is that for every one that I make, I get ideas for at least two more swirling around in my head.

This quilt is a smaller version of my Twinkle quilt which is a throw size quilt that I made earlier this year. Here's the baby quilt top before I quilted it:

For the quilting, I did a swirly flower filler in white Aurifil thread. The flannel backing is a similar teal to the teals used in the top ...

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June 14, 2018
June's Block Done in Wool.... from Quilt Doodle Doodles


I have been enjoying working with wool for my second version of this year's BOM. I've been having Snow Much Fun! This month's block is a skiing snowman. As some of you may know, I live very close to Buck Hill Ski Resort. My boys spent a lot of time there skiing and snowboarding. I always knew winter was right around the corner as soon as the snow making machines were put in place on the slopes. When it's cold enough, snow is being made and if the wind is just right it will snow in ...

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June's Block Done in Wool.... from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


I have been enjoying working with wool for my second version of this year's BOM. I've been having Snow Much Fun! This month's block is a skiing snowman. As some of you may know, I live very close to Buck Hill Ski Resort. My boys spent a lot of time there skiing and snowboarding. I always knew winter was right around the corner as soon as the snow making machines were put in place on the slopes. When it's cold enough, snow is being made and if the wind is just right it will snow in ...

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June 1, 2018
May progress & finishes from Quilting & Learning

May is always a crazy busy month with lots of quilt shows, events and deadlines. You may have been following these in my last few posts. Here are some updates.

Comfort Quilt QAL

I have been participating in the Comfort Quilt QAL based on Amy Ellis' book, Modern Heritage Quilts: New Classics for Every Generation. My version is not her lovely low volume quilt but rather some colourful cuddle quilts using a variation of her pattern. It's great to see everyone's progress on Instagram. There are some fabulous quilts in the making

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May 10, 2018
Alan's Crown Royal Quilt -- finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've been working on this quilt, made of the flannel bags that Crown Royal brandy comes in. I didn't know (or ever really thought about) that people can buy different size bottles of the stuff and that the bags come in different colors. I still don't know why the different the colors, but that doesn't matter in quilt making.

The flannel increases the warmth and weight ante. Even though I used a thin cotton batting, the quilt is pretty heavy.  Last month when I wrote about Alan's quilt, I had finished the top. Since then ...

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May 3, 2018
First Week of Comfort Quilt QAL from Quilting & Learning

Earlier this week I started cutting fabric and sewing together some large blocks for the Comfort Quilt QAL.

I'm making a few cuddle quilts for our guild to donate. It's been a few years since I made a charity quilt, so I'm going to make a few :-)

The first four blocks of Comfort Quilt
I really like the way that it's coming along.

Comfort Quilt cuddle quilt in the making
I just need to add a border to make the quilt 22"x 22" and then it's off to FMQ. I can't wait!

Dreami ...

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