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January 10, 2019
Mark these dates!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


A couple of dates that I forgot to mention or I want to mention again.

Tomorrow is the first class for the modern block quilt called Lilla. The class takes place at Oh Look Fabric in Milton. There are 25 different "modern" blocks in the quilt. We're going to walk through the process of choosing fabrics, lots of sewing, cutting, and pressing tips. And design - we're going to design our own quilts. If you want a fun evening out - sign up for the class by calling the store.

Lilla quilt pattern


If you're in the market to ...

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January 1, 2019
Happy New Year - 2019 from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



Happy New Year!!!!!

It's a bittersweet morning at our house. M, James, and Mr. Bear have already left and are at the airport waiting for their flight home. I miss them already. Well, I do miss Mr. Bear!!!  OK - so who am I kidding - I did enjoy their visit and I will miss them. Have a safe flight and LOVE YOU ALL TO PIECES!!!

Mr. Bear checking out his travel bag

M, James, and Mr. Bear

Mr. Bear looks like a seasoned traveler

I think he's much happier to be going as a passenger this time instead of ...

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December 30, 2018
The ART of finishing from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


As the end of the year closes in, it's time to reflect on the past year and figure out how to go forward. What do we want to do with our lives? our hobby? our stuff?

One thing I came to the realization is that in the quilting world, we all have a tendency to shop like we're running a business, yet we use it up like it's a hobby. Does that make sense?? Most of us do not just buy for a specific project. We see something we like - we buy it! We end up with ...

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November 16, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Scrappy "Squirrel"! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday sure got here in a hurry, didn't it? And Thanksgiving is less than a week away - say what???  Cold weather is upon us here in middle Tennessee, too - we actually had little spits of snow in the Nashville area, although they got more just west of us.  But since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's go!

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Wednesday I shared that I had a "squirrel" moment with my scraps (actually I think it was just so I didn't have to keep ...

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October 9, 2018
YOU are the best!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I want to thank all of YOU for reading my blog. I've learned so much and located many things from my readers and I truly appreciate that!

Here's what's happened lately. I got a taker for the teal fabric. The fabric and her address are sitting on the ironing board. I hope to make it to the PO today.  I've got a ton of stuff to do today so I might not make it. Thanks to Terri for offloading that from my stash.

From Laura, I got an e-mail about two specific properties in New Orleans ...

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September 29, 2018
Done, done and done! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Today it's all about what I've been working on. While it seems that my focus has been scattered and I worked on the computer for most of the week, I did manage to get some sewing done.

Even better, yesterday was a fairly relaxed day. Oh, you're never going to believe this. I've struggled for a while to upload books to my tablet. Mostly reference books. Well, yesterday I was loading stuff like crazy. I think I know what the problem was. It took a wee bit of response time to upload the book and perhaps ...

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March 6, 2018
Why we make quilts from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

There are lots of reasons why we make quilts. New baby, anniversary, birthday or we like the pattern or we like the fabric. I'm sure you all have your own reasons for making a quilt. BUT what if you could make a quilt for the designer of a fabric collection? And wouldn't it be cool if the designer had some input into the quilt design? And wouldn't it be great if it's a surprise?

That's what happened when I was still working at Northcott. Melanie is one of the design team and she created a ...

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March 5, 2018
Thank you to YOU!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

If you're observant, you'll notice something on the side of my blog this morning. When you look at the right-hand side, you'll see the top of a ribbon - have a better look. I got an e-mail last week saying that my blog had been chosen as one of Canada's top 60 quilting blogs! How cool is that? And it's all because of you! When I had a look at the list, I see that my blog is actually number EIGHT! EIGHT - that's super exciting and it's because of all of you! And big ...

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March 1, 2018
Big and small from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not going to panic! Nope - just because I realized that I have a quilt due to a magazine on March 8 and I'm still piecing it - I'm not going to panic!

It's mostly together, it's small so finishing it shouldn't be a problem. But dang it - I knew it was due that date and somehow, it just slipped my mind. All this time working on other things when I should have had this ready for the long arm!  Let's not forget that there is another one due on March 15 so I ...

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February 16, 2018
New labels for my quilt and sewing projects from The Crafty Quilter

I finally get to show you the new labels I ordered for all of my quilting and sewing projects!  These labels have been on my “need to have” list for quite a while.  I ordered them from The Dutch Label Shop and they turned out awesome.  I was able to send them my logo and they magically turned it into a custom label!  Keep reading for a special discount code for my readers.

Custom Labels from The Dutch Label Shop @ The Crafty Quilter

 

The first use of my new labels is on this cute little pouch.  If you’re making a gift for someone, they’ll never forget where it ...

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December 22, 2017
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Last Annual Quilt (for this year...) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday is here again - the last Friday before Christmas!  And you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!!  I hope you've got something you can share, but if it's still secret sewing, be sure to come back next week and share then!  For now, though, let's get started...


Here's the last of the annual quilts for my grandkids - at least for this year!  This one is for Nathanael, who needed a new twin-sized quilt for his bed.


I really love these over-sized plus blocks - made of 8" squares ...

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December 19, 2017
Make-A-List Monday - Christmas is So Close! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I know it's hard to believe, but just one week from today at this time, Christmas will be over!  All the work, anticipation, gift buying, wrapping, cooking, cleaning - I know I'll be sitting down with my feet propped up surveying the wreckage one week from right now!  But we're not there yet - so let's look at last week's list and see how it went...

1.  Make a weighted blanket (commission job).
Done!  And of course, as usual, I forgot to take a picture before delivering it!  But my customer was very happy with ...

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October 22, 2017
Labels, Image Transfers and Slow Stitching from Quilting & Learning

Last week in my Art with Fabric Blog Hop - Fall 2017 post, I mentioned that I would write about the use of a photo transfer medium to put the image of the statuette on fabric. So here it is, with a few other things thrown in!

Image Transfers

Mod Podge
Photo Transfer Medium

I've wanted to place images on fabric for a long time but the one attempt by my son to do this didn't end well for either the image or the printer! I'm not bad with technology and will eventually have to buy a new ...

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October 1, 2017
The cherry on top: quilt labels from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

I think everyone has their favorite method of labeling their finished quilts; mine is to cross stitch them.

Here is the label I put on my mom’s quilt:

For privacy, last names have been digitally edited from the photos.

I use 18-count Aida cloth in either white, antique white, or ivory. I start by charting the words on graph paper, left-justifying the majority of the lines of text. For stitching, a size 26 tapestry needle works best, with two strands of embroidery floss in a color that blends with the fabrics used in the quilt.

How do you label ...

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September 24, 2017
labels and a scrap of lace from Karen Ann Ruane

doodles on cloth, stitch and a scrap of lace.

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September 2, 2016
Great Grandsons' Quilts from Beehive Quilts

I have a new great grandson. His name is Gannon. I made him a quilt in less than a day. It was super easy, as I purchased a darling panel, added a couple of borders, quilted it, bound it and was done. Ta da. So cute.


I named it Octopus and More.


And the backing. Such beautiful paisley sharks and dolphins.


And my homemade label. I love making my own labels. I find free clip art that goes with the name of the quilt and insert it into a Word document. Then I type the information I want on the ...

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Great Grandsons' Quilts from Beehive Quilts

I have a new great grandson. His name is Gannon. I made him a quilt in less than a day. It was super easy, as I purchased a darling panel, added a couple of borders, quilted it, bound it and was done. Ta da. So cute.


I named it Octopus and More.


And the backing. Such beautiful paisley sharks and dolphins.


And my homemade label. I love making my own labels. I find free clip art that goes with the name of the quilt and insert it into a Word document. Then I type the information I want on the ...

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