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September 19, 2021
Maple Syrup Quilt Done, Progress on other fronts. from The Cozy Quilter

I meant to post pictures of my finished neutral swap quilt last week, but forgot, so here it is this week.  The  reddish background fabric is more of a rust colour in real life. The quilting adds lovely texture. This quilt is now on its way to its new owner. 

 I made more progress on my second charm pack quilt this week. I have the side borders sewn together but still need to piece the top and bottom borders and then sew everything to the centre.  I am definitely running out of green fabric so will have to get creative ...

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September 17, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I wanted a simple pair of socks. I was so surprised when I realized the stripes matched. That doesn't happen often. Yarn is Aktiv I purchased from CSM Supplies

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September 15, 2021
Sometimes you just knit from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm not entirely sure how this one will turn out. I started with a narrow crescent. No pattern, just an idea and a need to knit. Nothing but knit stitches.  
Then joined in the round. I'm using two cakes of sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns. My hope is to end up with a small poncho. I think it more likely I will end up with a cowl. I'm going to soldier on in any case. I love watching ombre yarns change colors. 

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September 14, 2021
Another Busy Day from Quilts....etc.

Templates are cut and a stack of fabric is sitting ready to go through of orange colors for Love Letters.  I will rearrange my table today and get my vase in place.  Then I cut my stems and put them through the bias folder and get those somewhat in place – flower arranging comes after […]

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September 11, 2021
Using up the Charm Packs from The Cozy Quilter

At one time, I would purchase precuts when I liked a certain fabric line or sometimes people gave them to me as gifts, and I may have won one or two in a door prize draw at a guild meeting.  I have been working over the last few years to use these precuts up so I don't have any left in my stash.  I have had a farm themed charm pack on my sewing table for a few months now so I could look at it and decide what to make with it.  This past week, while talking to ...

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September 10, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

So much yarn, so little time. Somehow I had two 50 gram balls of Felici in this colorway. 
Sometimes I make socks that match. I considered making the toes in black. Then I realized my eyes aren't as young as they used to be. I didn't wan to struggle through closing up the toes on black yarn. So, these got this amazing pink. I think they turned out quite nicely. 

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September 5, 2021
Two Finishes to Show from Romany Quilting

Last week I did some slow stitching embroidering a camping theme design on a tea towel for our caravan.  And this week I’m pleased to say that it has been completed.  Camping in a wood, beside a lake, with a camp fire crackling to make the early morning coffee, and the sun rising over the hill – sounds idyllic, doesn't it?


Although the stitchery is finished, I plan to add a band of coloured fabric to finish it off.  Shouldn't take too long, I expect.  The transfer is from Stitchers Revolution Camping Adventures.


My other finish is a ...

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Knitting and Stitching! from The Cozy Quilter

Last week, I showed you the block I made for one of the TMQG members for a round robin of sorts.  That block was supposed to be done and mailed by the end of July, but I was obviously late!  In an attempt to be caught up by the end of August, I made these 4 blocks for D.  She had requested black and white with a pop of colour and some words that reflected the times we are in on her block.  I found some fabric in my stash with French words on it--Bonjour and Merci were the words ...

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September 3, 2021
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I cranked out these simple socks last week. Such a simple pair. Socks don't always have to be fancy. 

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September 2, 2021
A Not Much of a Day Post from Quilts....etc.

Really it seems like I barely did anything – it was 97 degrees and I stayed in the house all day reading I think or knitting. The shawl is progressing and will be ready for fall and I don’t think I showed the Pineapple Quilt for a couple days – it too is progressing AccuQuilt […]

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August 30, 2021
Pineapple quilt from Quilts....etc.

The pineapple quilt is coming along nicely – I am getting very close to finishing row 6 This is a very easy quilt to quilt  – no fussy quilting in it just straight lines following the design of the piecing. Unpicking did happen for the Rose Garden block – I got the strips off with […]

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August 29, 2021
Secret Socks and a little Stitching from Romany Quilting

I’m on a sock knitting mission to knit a pair of 4 ply socks for both granddaughters for Christmas.  And then……. my daughter mentioned that she would like a pair too.  Don’t know if I can get three pair done in time, but I’m coming along well with the first two pair.  I’ve completed a pair for granddaughter number 1 and just started on the pair for the younger granddaughter.  No, I’m not showing the socks, they are secret after all, but I’ll show the wool I’m using.  The girls have quite different ...

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Sewing, knitting and embroidery from The Cozy Quilter

I have been participating in a round-robin quilt project with a group of 5 other quilters from the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild over the past few months.  We each made a centre block and then everyone else in the group makes a border or another block or two for each member of the group according to the style/colours chosen by the quilter.  This month, my block is for J.  Her block was pieced in an improv style with these colours.  I dug into my scrap bins and made her a block that I hope will compliment what she made ...

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August 28, 2021
A Little Applique and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I don’t think I did anything as planned on Friday – I just didn’t feel like sitting at the machine and I was listening to an audio book and working on applique and knitting for a good part of the day. One Pumpkin on the runner  is done and on to the leaf’s on that […]

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August 25, 2021
Draw String Bags from Romany Quilting

I’ve just completed stitching six little drawstring bags for the charity Foster Hope.  These are given for children in foster care, amongst with other items, and they use them to keep their toiletries or pens and pencils in.  Just so you don't thinks I'm Wonder Woman, I have to confess that the bags were stitched, bit by bit, over a period of several weeks – I’m still pacing myself sitting at the sewing machine after my spinal surgery.  Then I had to go and purchase some suitably coloured cord, and the final job was threading it through ...

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August 24, 2021
Hot Day = Sewing Room from Quilts....etc.

We are in the middle of a short heat wave.  We are talking 95-98 degree weather for at least 4 days and yesterday was the second one we had.  I guess I would rather have a couple hot days to the flooding, tropical storms and fires that are happening in other parts of the US […]

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August 21, 2021
Another Hat and a Quilt Top from The Cozy Quilter

I had started the second hat last week on our way home from the cottage, and managed to finish it this week.  I will need to make pompoms for both of these hats--my friend, Christine, has a pompom maker that I can use. This yarn is super chunky and the hats are thick and warm--the bottom bands are turned up so they will keep the ears cozy on a cold day. 

 During my sewing room time this week, I finished putting this quilt top together.  The rust colour really brightens up the brown, tan and cream swap blocks.  I had ...

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August 19, 2021
Block Number 15 from Quilts....etc.

Back to work on the Rose Garden – this is the begining of block #15 – when I get done with this one hopefully later today the center of this quilt will be mostly done – lots of borders so more to go I got started on the flying geese units yesterday so a bit […]

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August 18, 2021
A Little of This and That from Quilts....etc.

Once again I didn’t sit down to the sewing machine – I’m slacking off again on the Rose Garden quilt!  I must sit down tomorrow and get busy.  I did get tomatoes ready to get another batch of Marina Sauce made for today though and more tomatoes picked to start saving up enough for the […]

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August 16, 2021
Design Wall Monday - August 16, 2021 from Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Good Morning Quilters!  This past week I’ve finished a couple of projects that I was working on.  The crocheted afghan that my daughter and I worked on is finished.  It will be donated soon to a Grand Rapids non-profit organization.  I found out that JoAnn’s Fabrics has the “Warm White” Red Heart yarn that I need to finish the baby afghan that I started for a future great-grandchild.  I will

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