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February 21, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I dropped off seven quilted charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
I also quilted up a couple more for next time.
Mary made these fun butterflies. I wonder if I got them right-side up?

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 ...

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February 17, 2020
Squiggle and Stripe from Becca's Crazy Projects

It took me almost as long to mend in the ends than it took me to finish knitting this shawl. I wasn't too sure about the lumpy shape of the finished piece before blocking.
I really like the squiggle effect. But all those color changes! Four different colors make for beatufule work and lots of ends.
Like usual, I went with wet blocking to get a dramatic shape. This helped get rid of the lumpy bits and brought out the squiggles. It also made the shawl a shawl shape and size. I was concerned it wouldn't be big ...

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February 14, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by 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. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 15

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February 12, 2020
Cranky Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

I grabbed this blue and green Felici by Knit Picks to make a pair of socks for a friend (this color has been discontinued). I realized the colors match my Frolic Mystery Quilt.
This is the first pair of socks I made on my circular sock knitting machine. 
See how well they match! Well, they don't match each other but they match the quilt. I think perfectly matching socks are terribly overrated.
I even made a label for the socks. Because sometimes labels matter.

If you are interested in having sock yarn knit into a tube to knit hybrid ...

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February 7, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects


A couple more great little quilts pieced by 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. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2020.  

2020 Charity Quilt Count: 13

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January 31, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had a bunch of stuff going on last week so I only have one charity quilt to share this week.

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 2020.  

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January 27, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been enjoying simple crochet projects for quite a while. I had a single cake of Lion Brand Mandala yarn and needed a quick to work project. I grabbed my hook and got stitching.
The goal is for a semicircular shawl shape. I didn't have a pattern, so I am kind of winging it with this one. The stitch is the linen (or moss) stitch. Nothing more complicated than a single crochet and a chain one. 
The magic of the shape is increases concentrated every fourth row. I think the shape is working out better than I had ...

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January 24, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been slowing cutting and piecing 6.5" squares for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I came to the realization that I would never be able to make all those squares into quilts so I packed them up and dropped them off with the coordinator. I'm sure she will bundle them up with other blocks, borders, and send them to her piecers to construct tops. I'm sure I'll see some of these blocks in finished tops at some point. I'm looking forward to it.
Panel with pieced border constructed by another member of Annapolis Quilts for ...

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January 20, 2020
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working with the moss stitch, or linen stitch, depending on where you learn it, for several months now. I've made more than a few Cakes Two to Tango shawls. I've even modified the pattern a little to make a stole shape with the same design. This time, I wanted to make a poncho. I started with the single crochet cast on, worked a few rows, then switched from one cake to the other every row. 
The result was this fun striping effect. I liked it enough to work to the end of my first cake ...

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January 17, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

More fun charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
The border fabrics really pull this fun, one-block quilt together. 
I think this may have been a carpenter's star quilt that went somewhat sideways. I added the border fabric and quilted it as it is. A finished quilt is always better than a perfect quilt. I'm sure it will be loved.

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 ...

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January 15, 2020
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm almost done with the Squiggle and Stripe by Stephen West. Yarn is Knit Picks Hawthorne.
This is my carry-along knit project. A simple asymmetrical shawl made with big yarn and big needles. I didn't use a pattern as this is a simple shawl design. Basically, increase one at the beginning of every right-side row, decrease one at end of right-side row, increase one at the end of every wrong-side row, slipping the last stitch with yarn in back at end of every row.
I ordered and received my new labels from Dutch Label Shop. These are perfect ...

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January 10, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love all the different quilt tops I pick from Annapolis Quilts for Kids. So many different makers and techniques. This scrappy wonder is delightful!
Many are simple quilts, but some are more interesting like this triangle quilt.
This raw-edge applique butterfly quilt is pretty awesome, too. This one was a challenge to quilt but totally worth it.

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 ...

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January 3, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up another stack of charity quilts from Annapolis Quilts for Kids and have been working on them. This fun scrappy quilt was pieced by Mary.
A panel is a quick and effective way to make a fun quilt.

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 ...

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January 1, 2020
Hello 2020! from Becca's Crazy Projects

How does a quilter start the new year? With a fresh rotary blade and a new needle for the sewing machine. These are some of the happiest things!
I have had a few yards of Pellon Flex Foam in my studio for a while. I finally decided to give a go. This is the backside of a quilted piece for a project.
This is the front side of the resulting piece. I rediscovered By Annie patterns and decided to give one of the free patterns a try. I chose the Easy Does It bag because I knew I had all ...

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December 30, 2019
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week we were treated to a visit at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. I didn't take very many photos. These little green frogs were much more brilliant than this photo implies. 
The jellyfish were spectacular!
Really spectacular. The sharks were pretty cool, too. 
On Christmas Day, we shared food with friends and played Machi Koro. It might look like I'm winning but of the many games we played I didn't win a single one. Definitely on my list to play again. 
I started a new crochet project. This is an experiment, created with no pattern. We ...

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December 27, 2019
Cranked Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

On Christmas Eve I decided I needed a couple pairs of socks to gift on Christmas day. I grabbed some of my Felici from Knit Picks and got cranking.
I used a ball of solid for the cuffs, heels, and toes on both pairs of socks.
Here is the sock train. One long piece of work joined by waste yarn.
After I pulled out the joining yarn, you can see the socks ready for toe grafting. I spent some time closing the toes with the kitchener stitch and had socks to gift by lunch time.

2019 sock knitting count:
  • Cranked ...

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December 25, 2019
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through this project during those little moments of waiting. Using the linen stitch to create a triangle shawl is super easy and with a large hook and yarn it is a somewhat quick project.
Want to see more of this project? I shared the start of this project earlier this month
I think I know someone that will like this fall-colored shawl.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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December 23, 2019
Knitting Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

As usual, I have more knitting projects in progress than any sane person should. This is one of those easy to carry projects. Only a few balls of yarn and big needles to make a simple scarf or small shawl.
I've been working on this fun shawl from Stephen West's latest shawl book. It might be the smallest shawl in the book, but it isn't the quickest.
I picked up this fun sock yarn by Into the Whirled at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
Yesterday I finally wound it into a cake so I can make ...

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December 20, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

We're approaching the end of the year. This has been a great year for charity quilting. I'm not calling the year in charity quilting done, but it is close.

Sometimes even a charity quilt demands something more than the humble meander. 
I let the piecing help me decide what to do. Here is a close up. Custom quilting isn't my specialty, but I like doing it once in a while. 
Sometimes panels are just as fun as great piecing or custom quilting. 
Here is the stack headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow. This is the last ...

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December 6, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another scrappy charity quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
Isn't this one fun!

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 2019. 

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 68

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