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May 14, 2021
More Scrappy Love from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I decided to donate one more quilt from the stack of finished quilts to Covered in Love.

Remember this RSC quilt I finished last year?  Well it has been kicking around the house just waiting for a new home.  As I was sending off a box to Covered In Love for the Hands2Help quilt challenge, I decided to stuff this one in as well.

The blocks for this quilt were super simple and all of the fabric for the quilt top came out of the scrap bins.  Turning my scraps into donation quilts just seems to make sense to me ...

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May 7, 2021
HRT Quilt for Hands2Help from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Hurray!  I was able to get my Half Rectangular Triangle (HRT) Quilt onto my quilt frame and get it finished this week.

I started making these blocks clear back in August on 2020 as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  For each color, I made about 14 blocks that measure about 4 x 8".  I used the Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler to make them.  No trimming required!

(Rulers are available at Fat Quarter Shop or Pineapple Fabrics)

You can also use half of the Tri-Rec ruler but you will need to make smaller blocks.

(This ruler set is currently on ...

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April 30, 2021
Donating One from the Stash from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I usually try and donate about 4 quilts to various organizations as part of the Hands2Help  quilt drive.  Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts this event.  Every spring I find myself frantically  finishing up a number of projects for donation quilts.

With so many finished quilts around my house, I decided to do things a bit differently this year.

What a relief it has been!

Remember this lovely scrap quilt I finished last year?

Well, it had not found a home yet so I decided to send it off to Covered in Love.

There are very few ...

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April 23, 2021
PSP20 and Hands2Help from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I can't remember who started the Postage Stamp Pandemic (PSP20) but I was quick to hop on board.   Having finished a postage stamp quilt not too long ago, I decided to bump up the size of my cut squares to 2".  The memory of sewing up all those smaller sizes was still very fresh in my mind!

All of the fabric for the top of this quilt all came out of scrap bins.  Every time I would come across a chunk of solid fabric in a shade I had not used before, I would make a block

For the ...

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March 24, 2021
Hands2Help Quilt Drive from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Today I just want to remind everyone that the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge has begun!

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Every year the wonderful Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict holds an event where hundreds of quilts get donated to charities.  It is an event that I have participated in for years.    

You can read more about the event here.

I think this event is a great way to use your scraps to create a fun quilt.  This is a simple quilt I made using a rainbow of colors.  The zig zag blocks are made with 2.5" strips.

This is one I ...

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February 3, 2021
Oh The Goodness! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 There was a giant box of goodness that landed on my doorstep this afternoon...

Kat contacted me to see if I could help out again getting some Covered in Love blocks turned into some quilts.  She remembered I got really bored making a bunch of the same quilts last time so in the box I found enough red, white and blue blocks to make three quilts.

I always love to see all the different star blocks in these quilts so I am excited about getting these put together and petting all the lovely blocks..

There was also a giant stack ...

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May 22, 2020
Room in the Box from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I was packaging up the homespun quilt I finished for the Hands2Help challenge when I realized there was room in the box for another quilt.

So I decided to include this quilt I made back in 2017 from some Kaffe Fassett orphan blocks.  It has been tucked away in a bin since I finished it and I am happy that it will finally have a home.  You can go back and read the original blog post here.

I am sending these two quilts off to Emily for the Quilty Hugs organization.
The box is absolutely stuffed so I hope she ...

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May 15, 2020
A Quilty Hug from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I finally found some free time to spend in my sewing room this week.
It was just the therapy I needed!

I turned these old leftovers into blocks.  There were some homespuns, brushed cottons and cut apart old shirts.

The blocks were simple enough to make.  Just start with a square and insert some strips.  Then it is just a matter of trimming the block to size.  Mine measured 8".

Once I finished all the blocks. I sewed in more sashing and cornerstones.  I didn't have any large cuts of plaid, so I left it without a border.  I ...

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May 8, 2020
Hands2Help Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Okay, so technically this isn't a real finish, but I am sending off an older finish for the H2H quilt drive.  I have so many quilts around here, some really need to find a home!

Remember this quilt I made back in 2017 out of a bunch of orphan blocks? (You can see the initial post here.)  Since completion it has been stored away and hasn't seen much daylight.  So I have decided it needs to find someplace where it can bring some comfort.

It has been packaged up with this recent finish and is on its way ...

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May 3, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Cleaning out the Old from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I think I often give the impression that my fabric and my scraps are all organized and pretty.  But I am sharing one of my little secrets today...

I have two giant drawers that I hide underneath my cutting table that are stuffed with plastic bags full of miscellaneous scraps that I don't quite know what to do with.  Some are leftovers from a finished project.  Some are themed scraps like holidays or Charlie Harper prints.  And some are just colors I like together so I started collecting them all in one place.  

I rarely get into these scraps ...

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May 1, 2020
Hand2Help Quilt Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy May Day!
When I was a young girl I used to always love making paper baskets and filling them with flowers to leave on neighbors' doors.

I should think about starting that tradition up again one of these years!

But today I am sharing the first of two Hands2Help donation quilts.
I made it using one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilt techniques - it is made from leftover 2.5" binding strips.  I focused on oranges, red, and pinks paired with blues and purples.

I didn't have quite enough 2.5" strips so I pulled some fabrics from the scrap ...

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April 19, 2020
Oh Scrap! : Fumbling Around from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Most of my time lately has been spent quilting client quilts (because everyone is sewing right now) and making face masks (because my family needs them).  This is not giving me a lot of time to let my personal creativity flow.  So I am finding myself in a real funk lately.

So I decided to spend some time getting out some scraps and making a block that I have been thinking about for weeks.  The test block is a bit crooked but I do like the possibilities in it.  It will finish at 13" square and now I just need ...

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