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December 1, 2021
Tool Tip Wednesday from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Saturday I broke my retractable holder for my snips. I slip the click onto the collar of my shirt so my scissors are always handy when I'm working with the long arm. This also ensures I don't leave them on the surface of the quilt. 
Thankfully, I had a back up clip in my desk. The scissors are Fiskars micro-tip. They are perfect for keeping next to your sewing machine or in your sewing bag. I'm pretty sure I have three pair: one in my hand sewing kit, one for my long arm, and a third ...

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November 29, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun little quilt was created with the use of at least three quilters. One pieced the blocks. 
A second assembled the blocks into a quilt top. 
And a third quilted the top, batting, and backing together. 

I'll hand it back to Rebecca (the second quilter) for the binding. Such a great community project that will find a home through Comfort Cases. What are Comfort Cases? From their website: Comfort Cases are backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items for youth entering the foster care system. Typically, children are given a trash bag to pack up their belongings ...

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November 27, 2021
Bringing it to Life! from Appalachian Quilts

One of my favorite things about being a longarmer is when that quilt is loaded and you start quilting it, there is a 'change' that happens.  The top comes to life as it morphs from being a flimsy to a quilt.  When I am custom quilting I let the quilt tell me what it wants - usually....if a customer has a vision for what they want, I try to make that a reality.  

This time of year there aren't a lot of customer quilts that I get to show you, because they are intended Christmas gifts and we don ...

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November 26, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I dropped off thirteen quilts at the last Annapolis Quilts for Kids meeting. The last of them I will drop off this year. 
These little quilts, pieced by other members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids were part of that drop off. 
This one included minkie type fabrics. I was more pleased with the result than I thought I would be. I hope it makes someone very happy. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this ...

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November 22, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This one was pieced by Janet for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
I think this one was pieced by Cindy. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one ...

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November 21, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

It seems I've dropped the ball on publishing this post on Friday. Oh, well. Sometimes I just don't get around to finishing everything. This wonderful string quilt was pieced by Mary.  
Mary also pieced this one for Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on ...

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November 15, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pieced by Mary. 
Pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least one quilt per week throughout the year. To that ...

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November 12, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love catching up with my charity quilting. 
Both of these were pieced by other members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids
If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at ...

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November 11, 2021
Straddlin from Appalachian Quilts

In my quest to finish up more of the UFOs, I grabbed this little guy off the hanger.  He's been hanging out and beckoned to be ready for the holidays.  The name of this pattern is Straddlin Santa by The Wooden Bear.  


I quilted him with stitch-in-the-ditch and added some snowflakes to the background.  He's already hanging up in the shop and ready for the holidays.  Sadly, we are now out of this pattern, but we do have his friend Straddlin Witch in stock.  Here is what she looks like:


They are whimsical patterns and also make great ...

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November 8, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids using leftovers from other quilts. Backing leftovers are always worth saving. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

My personal goal is to quilt at least ...

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November 6, 2021
Cheddar & Coal from Appalachian Quilts

It's no secret that Fall is my favorite time of year.  I've talked about it many times on my blog.  When it comes to ordering books and patterns, if there is a pumpkin on it I am a sucker!  As I was shopping for new fall fabric lines, this free pattern showed up.  I instantly saw a cute table topper or wallhanging, and since it had pumpkins....I had to order the whole fabric line!


Just as the food shortages are real, so are the shortages/delays with fabric.  There just isn't a lot of fabric available ...

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November 3, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun little quilt was pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 56

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November 1, 2021
Eureka! from Appalachian Quilts

There are a lot of quilts hanging in the que that hang there for a long time.  I have it in my head that I want to custom quilt them.  I don't want to tie up the machine for that long because of customer quilts, so they just sit there.  I've always had it in my head that I wanted to custom quilt Eureka.  It told me it wanted lots of feathers.   Momma was in the shop about a month ago and was looking at it.  She thought it would look great in her lake house.  (That's ...

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October 31, 2021
Spool Star quilt pattern release – SOON from I Patch and Quilt

Hello my dear friends!

This last week was one of the most intense quilt-wise. I am so happy that I could spend so much of this Fall break on stitching my most recent projects and getting them finished!

I have a finish to share with you today, and a special date too!

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October 28, 2021
Quilt the Seasons from Appalachian Quilts

If you Google "Quilt the Seasons", you will see that a LOT of designers have coined a book with this name.  (I know it is hard to come up with something unique, and I get it.)  By far our most popular book was the Quilt the Seasons book by Pat Sloan.  We whipped up samples of a few of the projects to sell the books and sold out of books long before we even thought about getting them quilted.  Sadly, the book is no longer available.  I regret not grabbing one for myself.  :(

I've mentioned this before...we keep ...

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October 27, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Just this one little quilt today. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 55

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October 26, 2021
Cover Story from Appalachian Quilts

Everyone who knows me well, knows that Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the smells, the textures, the tastes....  putting the garden to bed (pardon the pun) is always bittersweet.  I've picked just about all I am going to pick.  I have canned, dehydrated and froze about all I am going to preserve.  Seeds are saved.  What I have not done is clean up the beds and prep them for Spring.  I choose to pick a few Saturdays where the air is crisp and my body feels the need to be out there.  If you ...

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October 22, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun little quilt was pieced by Mary. 
This is a new spin on the carpenter's star design. Pieced by Julie. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021 ...

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October 20, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun little quilt was pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
I pieced this one using some scrappy 16-patch blocks. I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill ...

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October 18, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is a great little quilt pieced by Mary. 
This one was pieced by Janet. Both will be headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids next weekend. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is ...

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