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October 10, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Dreaming of New Projects! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

This week I've been working on commission projects (mostly t-shirt quilts) and some things that needed to be finished for the quilt ministry, which has meant no time for sewing with my scraps.  I'm headed for a quilting retreat this weekend, though, and I'm bringing along a scrappy project - Nathanael's annual quilt - but that doesn't really help me for this blogpost!

But I have been dreaming of scrappy quilts this week, because I need to make a twin size quilt for the new bunk bed in the guest room.  Here are some of ...

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October 4, 2018
Love Handles - Top ready for quilting! from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


The "Love Handles" top is complete - I even weighed it....almost 2 pounds before batting/quilting!     The designer, Judy Dohrman (Black Cat Creations), used one fabric for her sashing and large border, however I made a  piano key border to use as much of the scraps as possible.    All of the dimensions are the same as the pattern - except I have gone totally scrappy.  


I am so happy with this colorful project -- Judy's blocks were so much fun to make.  Each block had its own unique personality.   My long arm has been busy lately with charity quilts, which means ...

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October 3, 2018
I May Have a Scrap Problem.. A Tutorial and a Winner! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It occurred to me last Thursday that I had forgotten to choose a winner for the Summer Wedding pattern!  What was I thinking - well, ok, I wasn't thinking, but that's still no excuse.  So now, better late than never, here's the winner...


I'll be contacting you via email today to get your mailing address!

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You may have seen these on my blog last week - a quick and easy scrap project - so I thought I'd share a tutorial so you can make some too!  Grab four 2.5" squares out of your scrap stash ...

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September 26, 2018
Love Handles - Scrap Attack Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


The blocks are sewn together and the first border is added.   The designer, Judy Dohrman (Black Cat Creations), used one fabric for her large border, however I'm choosing  to go with a piano key border.  The border will be the same size as the pattern.  All of the strip sets are done, so by next week, the top will be done.



While sewing the miles of strip sets, I pieced together "Quilts for Kids" using 6 1/2" squares.  I had enough fabric to make two of the colors above and a third is almost done.   This project has ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... What I've Been Working On! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It is Wednesday again, and I haven't touched my sewing machine in days!  I feel like something is missing, and yet, I've been getting some fun things done!  



Today I took these boxes full of parts and turned them into something wonderful - a new sleeping space for my grands!


With this set-up, the girls can sleep in the lower bed and Nathanael can have the upper bunk.  Just gotta get a twin mattress - my daughter has one that she said we could have.  Oh, and make a twin size quilt for the upper bunk!

And I ...

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September 19, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... It's HUGE!! (And A Giveaway...) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I have some seriously excellent news...


This quilt top has gone from one small section (don't you love that little fussy cut flower?)...


...then it grew a little larger, until, like Clifford the Red Dog....


...it got HUGE!!!!  I really really love this quilt top, and I think Lilli will too - it's definitely blue!  I've named it Something Blue, in keeping with the name of the original pattern.  It ate up a lot of scraps, too, which makes it just about the perfect quilt!


Just as a reminder, I made this quilt using the pattern ...

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September 12, 2018
Love Handles - Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Almost done with the blocks...just four left of the total 24 needed.    The designer, Judy Dohrman, used one fabric for her sashing.  Since I have gone scrappier with the backgrounds of each block, I am heading in the direction of scrappy sashing.  


Next Wednesday's goal is to have all the blocks and sashing together.  Then comes the auditioning of the borders.   Is it too soon to start thinking about my next scrappy project?  Maybe not, but I have just enough time to make one more before Bonnie Hunter's Mystery, which is always the ultimate scrap buster.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

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I May Have a Scrap Problem... Making Headway, and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope, if you're in the track of Hurricane Florence, you've made it to a safe place, AND that you have sufficient important supplies (fabric, thread, sewing machine, rotary cutter, etc.) to keep you occupied during the storm.  I have family on the east coast in NC and VA, so I'm definitely keeping an eye on the storm reports.  Stay safe, everyone!!!

I've also made some good progress on my scrap sewing this week!  Last week my Something Blue quilt was at this point...


...then late last week it went to this....


...and finally ...

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September 5, 2018
Love Handles - Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Making progress on my "Love Handles" ... twelve done.  I like the way they look butted up against each other on the design wall; however the pattern has sashing that I like too.  I have some of the sashing pre-cut (scrappier version) and will wait until more blocks are done before adding them.



See you next Wednesday for an update to my endless supply of scraps.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

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I May Have A Scrap Problem....Hallelujah! Progress!!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it's been a busy week - this is my third post so far this week! But even with all that, I've had time to make some progress on my scrappy sewing, which makes me very happy!!


First up is Lilli's annual quilt, which made great progress this week!  You can definitely see the pattern now - and I'm loving it!  This is about half the size the quilt will finish at, so I've still got a ways to go, but this part is completely assembled.  


And, I gathered up 850 green squares for Nathanael ...

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August 29, 2018
Working on those Love Handles - Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


I have several large bins of different sized strips that have taken over my sewing room and closet.  I have used up some of the  2 1/2", 1 1/2" and 3 1/2" strips for the Kitchen Sinks #1 & #2 (Kaleidoscopes).  Has there been a noticeable reduction????  Well .... the lids to the bins close now, BUT THOSE LOVE HANDLES ARE STILL BULGING!   

It's time to get serious and start a major reduction of those bulging bins - what better way than to use this cute little pattern called LOVE HANDLES, designed by Judy Dohrman, published by Black Cat ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem.... Where Did August Go? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Seriously, where did August go?  Didn't it just begin?  So much has been going on, I didn't get a chance to finish my quilt for Lilli, but I did finally get to the point where you can see the design start to show...


Here you can see the circle design, and how they will interlock like a double wedding ring quilt.  I've got all the blocks made except for 45 more of the blocks at the NSEW quadrant points, and I'll try to do a pile of them each week so I can get ...

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August 22, 2018
Scrap Control Update and Charity Quilting from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Off the design wall and on the long arm, this charity quilt is almost done and ready for delivery to our  Helping Hands Program.   Our local guild, Cane Cutters,  has a large membership who make quilts for local children's homes, women's shelters and  Quilts for Kids.  

Quilts for Kids, Baton Rouge Chapter, transforms donated, discontinued and unwanted fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life threatening illness and children of abuse. Volunteers in Baton Rouge kit the quilts (except for batting) and distribute them for completion.  

Because I have a long arm, I am able to sew ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem - Still Plugging Away! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I can't believe we're already more than halfway through August!  Where has the month gone?  I didn't know when I started my Scrap Attack project for this month that I'd end up with a huge commission job - six memory quilts - but I've still managed to put in a little time on this month's project.  If you recall, I've been working on my own version of Jamie Elfert's Summer Wedding quilt, which I'm calling Something Blue...


This will be Lilli's annual quilt this year, and she requested bright blues ...

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August 15, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Progress! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Do any of you have trouble finding the extra time that scrap quilting takes?  I love making scrap quilts, but I'll be the first to admit that it takes a good bit more time to make a scrap quilt than it does to make one from yardage!  


I did manage to find some time this week to make a little progress on Lilli's annual quilt, Something Blue.  (A big memory quilt commission job is eating up my sewing time!)


As you can see, I've added nine new blocks to the four I made last week ...

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August 8, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


A little detour -- I need a QUICK charity quilt with blues and green.  Time is short, so I pulled out my blues, greens and lights from the pre-cut 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" strips in the scrap bins.  The block is a variation of an oldie, "Prairie Queen" without any HSTs and finishes at 12".  I have them all cut out (a total of 30 are needed; 5 across, 6 down to finish at 60" X 72) -- it really pays to have bins of strips already cut.

And....if you notice what is on the long arm frame ...

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I May Have a Scrap Problem... Progress and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's so nice to be getting back into the swing of things, and I was really enjoying having time to work on projects of my own (i.e. scrappy sewing!) But then I got a commission for five memory quilts, and now I'm going to have to reward myself with time to sew on my scrappy projects in order to make progress on them!  But it's all good...

I did make some progress this week - I've made and sewn together nine blocks on the Kitchen Sink quilt...


...and I made a good start on ...

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August 1, 2018
Scrap Control Update - Kitchen Sink #1! from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


Kitchen Sink #1 (i.e. I used about everything but the kitchen sink from the 3 1/2" scrap bin) is ready for the long arm except for joining one seam down the middle.  There is another quilt loaded on the long arm underneath, so it won't be long -- and I found the perfect striped binding.  The blocks are 6" finished, 9 blocks across and 13 down, for a total of 117 blocks.  If I don't add a little border, then it will finish at 54" X 78".  I had a little of the light pink left, but ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... July Results and August Goals! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Wow, it feels like it's been a long time since we've had a scrappy Wednesday, but now that the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop is over, it's time to get back to normal life!  I'm looking forward to more time to sew this month, as you'll see by my goals.  But first let's look at July's goal...


Remember that dratted tub "B"?  



About 30 pounds (approximately 100 yards) of scraps in that tub, some of which I didn't even remember!  And it seemed like the more of ...

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July 12, 2018
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Daydreaming... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, Wednesday has snuck up on me - again!  But I do have a couple of things to show you so today won't be a total waste!  

I did work on that unmentionable tub this week, pressing, folding, and filing the scraps away in their correct color bin.  Still haven't hit the bottom, but at least I made some progress!  And I have a plan.  Remember this quilt?



Well, it looks like my desire to make this quilt, my blue tub's overflowing status, and my my granddaughter's newly confessed love of anything blue have all ...

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