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September 6, 2020
How to Make Scrappy Yellow Log Cabin Quilt from Felicia's World

I don’t know what it is with this scrappy yellow log cabin quilt top that I just finished, but it has been a while since I completed a quilt top that I am this pleased with. Something about collecting all these different shades of yellow and then getting the overall voice of the quilt to read “Sun-shine on an egg yolk!”



Read on to learn more about how to make this scrappy log cabin quilt pattern.

Use Paper Log Cabin Template

The finished quilt top measures 56 inches wide and 70 inches long without borders. I used the 7 ...

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August 26, 2020
Scrappy Quarter Cabin from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 4: the scrappy finish.

I planned on trimming this quilt last week but didn't get around to it until Saturday. I cut my borders at 2.5" then trimmed them down after quilting. This helps me keep the border consistent all the way around after quilting.
I pulled out a bunch of 2.5" strips to make a scrappy binding. Scrappy bindings are generally my favorite and this was no different.
Such a happy scrappy binding! I even added a few more pieces before I was done.
I do love some swirls!
I finished the binding by machine ...

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August 19, 2020
Scrappy Quarter Cabin from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 3

Some projects take longer than others. This was part of the cost of creating this quilt. Little scraps and strips all over my sewing side-table. Once I had all my blocks I put these scraps back in the bins for another day. 
Another cost was the leftovers. These are the pieces too small to sew into larger pieces. My trimmings are always small like this. These will be added to my pet bed donation trash-bag for the next time I get to give those snips away to the gentle souls who make pet beds for local shelters.
The ...

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August 17, 2020
APQ's UFO Challenge 2020 - April Finish from Grandma's Red Needle

As I have mentioned earlier, I focused on UFO's during the lock-down. No I-net, dead computer and stuck inside, quilting kept me sane. Thank goodness the sewing machine didn't act up! I didn't feel for taking photos after a quilt was finished and now I have lots to catch up. 

This is Quilty Team and APQ's UFO Challenge 2020; #1 - April challenge (my UFO list #13). 

Full / Double bed size quilt; 79.50 x 95.50 inches / 202 x 242.5 cm  (Pic taken on bed measuring 47 x 79 inches / 120 x 200 cm)

These ...

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August 5, 2020
Scrappy Quarter Cabin from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 2
I sat down to this mess on Saturday morning to make some more blocks for my Scrappy Quarter Cabin quilt.
I also stitched up some binding for my quilt Star Struck. You can't see the binding in this photo but I can assure you it is attached. I wanted to share another closeup look at the quilting on this one. 
The pile of trimmings for this one is getting quite large.
I played with block placement and flipped some around a little. I really like how this one is working up. Still so much to do. I ...

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July 28, 2020
UFO Show n Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I thought I'd share the UFO show and tell with you today.

Last year, I started a UFO club. Each person paid a fee to join the club and then put some money in the kitty that they would get back once they finished their assignment for the month. Each person gets to choose how much or how little they do, depending on their schedule for that month. I think that at least half of the group members work full time - some at home and some at their actual place of work.  It's a small amount - $10 per ...

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July 27, 2020
Scrappy Quarter Cabin from Becca's Crazy Projects

Friday I pulled this stack of fabric from the shelves of my fabric collection. These will be the the beginning of my Scrappy Quarter Cabin using the free and fun tutorial by Christina Cameli. You should check it out.
The first step was to cut some of those fabrics into 5" squares. I also grabbed some from my ridiculously tall stack of 5" squares to add some more variety. Pull in the three bins full of scraps and I was off and running on Saturday morning. 
I started sewing strips and crumb strips to the blocks and by lunch on ...

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July 9, 2020
HOME from Nestlings By Robin

The Autumn issue of Quilter's World
will have my new quilt design
that I started this past January! YAY!

It is so bothersome that I 
have to keep so much secret 
from all my quilting friends
when I am working.
Once the design is planned, 
it is time to go fabric hunting!
As you can see, I wanted a muted
selection of neutrals in 
gray and taupe.
Look at the perfect and gorgeous
Barbara Brackman fabrics 
I found along the way!
Have you ever tried to pay attention
to what you are doing at a retreat?
I ...

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June 19, 2020
Christmas quilt patterns for the wall and lap from Pieced Brain

Christmas quilt patterns for the wall and lap

Let’s get ahead of the game and pull out our red and green fabrics to use with these two fun Christmas quilt patterns! Choose one (or both) and get it ready over the weekend. They have just been published in the Christmas Quilting book by Annie’s Quilting.

Photograph by Annie’s Quilting. Used with permission.

Holiday Stars on page 25 measures 51″ x 67″ and the blocks are 16″. I used fabrics from the Holiday Decadence collection by Hoffman Fabrics. The prints are beautiful with pine cones, robins, seasonal words… all wrapped in lots of gold trim.

This ...

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June 18, 2020
UFO day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's almost time for our next UFO meeting, and I didn't share with you what we all accomplished this past month.

We have all been busy as beavers, and NO money went into the kitty. This group is pretty serious about those commitments. I need to get myself in gear to get my homework done as we meet on Sunday, and I don't need another entire day of sewing blocks to meet a deadline, although I will if I have to.

First up are Susan's blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage. These are all 12" blocks ...

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June 13, 2020
My Friday............ from Exuberant Color

My first thought yesterday was to clean my main floor studio.  You can see to the left many layers of "stuff" piled on what should be a cutting table.  Almost everything in this room is on wheels and I need to move everything out and vacuum really well.  Then I realized I can't vacuum while I have the blocks on the design wall or they would go flying everywhere so onto plan B.
Plan B was to play with stash.  I have been going through my Marcia Derse stash and had pulled this combination of soft colors.  I think ...

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June 5, 2020
Vintage Remake from Road Home Quilting

I found this flannel log cabin in a vintage shop some years ago. 
It is small, about 30" square. The red centers are only 1/2"!
I've always wished to try recreating this very clever design. 
Have you seen this block before? Does it have a name?

The leftover honeybun scraps from Bergamot cat quilt are ideal for this project!
And there are even enough scraps for two colorways; orange and white. 
This is Moda bakeshop, obviously, but I haven't been able to find the collection name for you, sorry. I got this right before the lock down ...

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May 25, 2020
Quilt in a day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I do NOT recommend my style to anyone. I'm the biggest procrastinator in the world. I think I have loads of time, which I do, more or less. Procrastination doesn't leave a whole lot of room for error! So one learns to not make errors to live with them. While I'm also not bad with scheduling (OK - I could be better

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April 25, 2020
Penny's Log Cabin from Crazy Horse Quilting

This quilt came from another of my regular customers, Penny. She always seems to send me fun projects to work on. When I first started quilting, I really wanted to make a log cabin quilt. Its been over ten years and I still haven't done it; however, I do still have the special ruler I bought (complete with the tags), in case it ever happens!! I think the fabrics Penny chose were perfect for a log cabin; super traditional.

I tried to play a bit in the quilting. I'm not sure how much will show up here, but ...

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April 8, 2020
Does anybody really know what day it is? from Stash Overflow

Does anybody really care?


Having been retired for almost 5 years was good training for self-isolation. Being an introvert also makes it easier to stay at home although I do enjoy my quilt groups and other outings. My calendar started clearing out on March 13th with the cancellation of Jinny Beyer club for the next day. After that the cancellations came fast and furiously. I still have a couple of appointments (chiro and hair) on my calendar for April but I plan to cancel them.

Around mid-March I went ahead and made a hotel reservation for early May for my ...

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April 1, 2020
Lockdown Day 11 and 12 - More Scrap UFO sewing from Grandma's Red Needle

We've had some rain over the last couple of days. I almost wrote weekend, because that's the feeling I have every day now. It feels like the weekend; very quiet on the roads, only those with permit are allowed out. It's Wednesday and April already! Lockdown is extended until April 15, then to be re-evaluated. Boutiques (small grocery stores) and supermarkets reopen tomorrow morning with very strict protocol. Shopping will be in alphabetical order and for us that means we are permitted to go shopping twice a week; Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other strict measures are put in ...

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March 30, 2020
Lockdown Day 10 - Log Cabin Blocks from Grandma's Red Needle

In this uncertain time, I hope you all are feeling well and that fabric, needle and thread keep you busy. What have you been working on this weekend? 

If you read my previous post, you know I'm busy with the log cabin quilt. I've decided on a double/full bed quilt and I needed to make more blocks 

Chain piecing, 10 blocks at a time! 

I've made 20 blocks this weekend, to be added to the top and bottom.
Thursday & Friday I made 16 blocks, 8 for each side.

This is Log Cabin Quilt #3 where I ...

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March 26, 2020
New projects from Espritpatch

I was so happy to finish my last Threadology blocks that I decided to reward myself and start one or maybe two new projects....

I joined the Alison Glass mini series quilt along with its tiny mini paper-pieced blocks. First one is a log cabin with logs that are less than 1/4' wide!

I finished my first block and I love it but I'm worried that the Oakshott fabric might fray so I'm thinking of changing for a more tighter woven fabric.
I also started a project from a pattern/ sew along from last year: Sewing Studio ...

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March 25, 2020
Curfew UFO Sewing from Grandma's Red Needle

Hello everyone! 
I hope you all are safe and staying at home sewing in this crazy CoVid-19 times. Mauritius has been on lock-down for some days (except grocery stores, supermarkets, bakeries etc), then curfew and from today there's a 7 days complete lock-down (curfew) all over the island. 

I've been stuck at home since last Thursday (when I had to get some groceries). I've been busy with this and that, finished a few items for my shop (no photos yet). 

As most of you know, I love log cabin quilts. Recently I have finished two scrappy log ...

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March 21, 2020
Marina's Quilt Atelier dag 3 from M. Brito de Campos

Afgelopen donderdag heeft Quiltgroep De Nine Patches 
een Bee gehouden via Whats App.
Dat was echt heel erg leuk.
We hebben elkaar laten zien waar we mee bezig zijn.
Er was ook een kleine Show en Tell.
Plannen voor nieuwe quilts.
Dit leidde weer tot het tonen van quilts, 
die lang geleden zijn gemaakt.
Onder andere log cabins.

We hebben nieuwtjes uitgewisseld.
En toen we na een half uurtje uitgepraat waren, 
hebben we weer afscheid genomen 
en afgesproken over een maand elkaar 
weer zo te ontmoeten.
Echt leuk!!
Ik wilde mijn log cabin van lang geleden ook laten zien, 
maar ...

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