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July 12, 2020
Barn Raising! from The Cozy Quilter

Over the course of 16 months in 2018-2019, 10 quilting friends and I made and exchanged 20 neutral blocks each month.  We could use any neutral colours including cream, beige, brown, white, gray and black and each block was to be made using two lights and a dark or two darks and a light. This way, each of us ended up with 320 neutral blocks at the end of the swap.  I divided mine into two piles--1:  white, gray and black and 2: cream, beige and brown, and decided to make two different projects with my blocks.   



I found some ...

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July 5, 2020
This Week's Projects from The Cozy Quilter

The neighbourhood is expanding!  I have 20 houses made now and lots of fabric set aside for more of them.  This will be an ongoing project for a few weeks.  

I also made the June and July blocks for the London Modern Quilt Guild HST block of the month mystery quilt.  There was one block for June and two for July so now I am all caught up until the next block pattern comes out in August.  Each month, we learn how to make HST's in a different way for our block that month. 

I started another knitted facecloth ...

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June 28, 2020
Some Sewing and Some Knitting from The Cozy Quilter




Last week, I showed my first finished face cloth which I had knitted and this week, I made another one.  The second one went much more quickly.  I will be starting a third one tomorrow for Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and the other sewers, knitters, crocheters and embroiderers. 


The variegated yarn makes an interesting pattern.  

My hexagon quilt top is done.  As you can see, I decided to add 1.5" filler strips between the columns of hexagons. I needed the quilt to be a tad wider to make the proportions right.  The size of the borders was determined ...

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June 20, 2020
Baby Quilt Done, Lap Quilt Started from The Cozy Quilter

Last week, I showed two piles of blocks for this baby quilt--the rectangular four patches and the I Spy blocks.  I have way too many I spy fabrics but could not resist buying this one to add to my collection--who doesn't love a popsicle in the summertime?  



I got busy at my sewing machine this week and put the quilt top together, quilted it on my DSM and did the binding...One completed baby quilt in less than a week!

Since I did not want to go out to a quilt store to buy backing, I pieced the backing ...

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June 14, 2020
Stitching, Knitting and Cutting from The Cozy Quilter

I think I spent some time every day this week working on this table runner--the quilting took a long time and two bobbins of thread to finish. I made the string pieced triangles in an online workshop with Sarah Bond, hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild, 3 weeks ago.


The backing is a fun fabric purchased in the last year.  I like the orange accents in it and the random "Hello".  The binding is an orange solid I had in my stash. The bobbin had 50 wt thread in it but the top thread was 30 wt.  Those quilting lines ...

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June 7, 2020
A Little Sewing and a Little Knitting! from The Cozy Quilter

Our daughter arrived earlier this week for a visit and to pick up Finn and take him home.  She was a bit worried that Finn would forget her since he was here for 11 weeks while she was busy at work.  I assured her that Finn would be very excited to see her, and he was!  I thought his tail was going to fall off, it was wagging so hard!   Here is a picture of the happy reunion. 


My daughter showed me a picture of a face covering and matching dog bandana she saw on the internet...she wanted a ...

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May 24, 2020
Binding, Quilting, and Two New Quilts Started from The Cozy Quilter

Since I have finished 4 quilts in the last few weeks, I thought I could give myself permission to start a couple of new projects.  (Even though I still have lots of UFO's that I should be working on!). These house blocks are a free pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew.  I have a half yard of the lighter fabric and have pulled lots of fabrics in the colours found in that fabric to make houses and backgrounds.  I will use all of the fabrics as both houses and backgrounds.  I plan to add some words to this quilt...stay ...

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May 16, 2020
Another Finished Quilt! from The Cozy Quilter

What a beautiful day today!  Last weekend, we had snow, but today, we were out gardening while wearing shorts and sandals.   I think I like this weather better, and so does Finn.


I finished off this quilt this week...quilted with my DSM and the walking foot.


The size of the quilt was limited by the amount of flower and bird print that I had in my stash.


The backing is the same gray as on the front--a lucky find at a local quilt store as I shopped by phone call and texted pictures of potential backing fabric.  I had ...

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May 9, 2020
Snowflakes in May from The Cozy Quilter

Yes.  You read that correctly.  Today, we had snow flurries.  In May!!!  I even wore my winter jacket, mitts and a hat this morning on my walk.  In May.   It can be cool here at this time of year but it has been many years since I remember having snow in May.

Speaking of snow, my snowflake quilt is done!


The quilting was done by Julie, a local long arm quilter and is a snowflake pantograph.


Finn assisted with the hand stitching of the binding...


Sometimes, he was not quite so helpful!


The backing fabric was purchased from the Quilt ...

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April 19, 2020
Slow Stitching and Some New Blocks from The Cozy Quilter

How are you all doing?  I'm trying to keep busy--I walk Finn every morning and sometimes in the evenings too.  In between, I read, knit, cross stitch, sew and do odd jobs around the house.  My husband is working from home so Finn and I can't have any wild parties...LOL!  

The basket weave pattern is showing up more on my dish cloth this week. I am getting better at this pattern now and it is going a bit quicker. I may need to make a couple more cloths this way to get it into my muscle memory ...

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April 5, 2020
A Variety of Projects this Week from The Cozy Quilter

Last Sunday, I brought up this week's sewing projects from the basement sewing room to the dining room table where I have set up my temporary sewing space while Finn the grand-dog is here.  The first order of business for the week was to finish quilting this table topper, started 7 years ago.  As you can see, the binding is on and it is done!  The blocks are Bonnie Hunter's Boxy Stars. 


I don't know about you, but I am finding it hard to stay focussed on one thing for very long these days and tend to ...

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