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February 11, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - Where Are My Minions???? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I had SUCH a productive week last week - and managed to knock out everything on my list by early Saturday afternoon!  It was a Christmas miracle!!!  But I started thinking about what needs to be done next and I have only one question... where ARE my minions?

But before we get to that, let's see how last week's list went....

1.  Bind the Rockin' Rectangles quilt.
2.  Write a tutorial for that quilt.
Done!  It turned out so nice - it's such a peaceful color combination that it's restful just looking at it!  You can ...

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February 10, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: college memories from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Having just spent most of my week with a bunch of teenagers who all plan to attend a college, I thought it might be a nice idea to take a look at some of the college memory quilts that are on Pinterest. 

An LSU commissioned quilt for a retiree from her coworkers.
I've made a couple, one LSU and one SLU, which are the first ones on this list. Everything else is just sort of randomly selected and not necessarily on my boards.

Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories: SLU Tee-shirt Quilt

Other, randomly selected, college tee-shirt quilts...
I like the mismatched pattern and border around the edges. Also like the black border between shirts and square edge pattern

I am going to do this with all my High School Sports shirts....Neat Idea!   T-Shirt QuiltTshirt quilt tutorials!!! I started mine (Mizzou, too, how funny!) a long time ago, but was only going to sew shirt squares together... I'm SO glad I kept my scraps, because this one looks SO much cooler!! I can't wait to get working on it! :D

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

Turn your old favourite shirts into a T-shirt quilt! | Craft projects for every fan!

How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt for Beginners a Step-by-Step Guide | FeltMagnet

As I leave Beta convention and all of that fun behind me, I can't help but think of all ...

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February 5, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - A Little Off Track... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, last week was a busy one for me - - - how about for you?  Lots of sewing, spending time with my grandkids, unexpected projects and timelines changing - it's all good!  So let's see how last week's list went....

1.  Finish the Supernova ministry quilt.
Done!  I'll be sharing this quilt and the story behind it on Friday.

2.  Write at least one Rockin' Rectangles tutorial.
Done!  The tutorial for this quilt appeared this past Sunday.


3.  Quilt two ministry quilts.
A little change of plan - Rita quilted these two, but I did the binding. Our ...

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February 1, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Soup and Progress.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

In the throes of the cold weather this week, it didn't seem like Friday (and warmer weather) would ever get here - but it did!  It's finally Friday, and you know what that means - - - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on.  We've all had lots of time for sewing this week with the cold keeping us in, so I imagine everyone has lots to share!  Let's get started!

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I actually did have a finish this week, but I can't share it yet, as it still has to be gifted.  Next ...

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January 30, 2019
Memory quilt made from baby clothes from Pamela Quilts

One of the last quilts on my list to finish this week is a memory quilt made from baby clothes.  I've been working all month, cutting cute baby outfits into squares and rectangles to make into a quilt, and I've got the top done now and it's ready for quilting.

This one is more "scrappy" looking than the other ones I've done, but I like it a lot!  I found a fun print to add a 4 inch border all the way around, it's bright green with gears in gray and blue.  Then the back ...

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November 10, 2018
Our Aussie Adventures from Romany Quilting

The binding is now stitched down and I’ve added the label, so it’s finally finished, a quilt recording our Aussie Adventures.  Made with fabrics showing Australian flora and fauna,  these blocks, together with my Pigma pen,  came with me on our rail trips over three years.   We boarded the Ghan rail trip from Adelaide to Darwin in 2016, and returned in 2017 to ride the rails on two vintage rail car trips out from Cairns.  Then earlier this year, 2018, we returned to Australia to do the other great Aussie train ride, the Indian Pacific, which runs from ...

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November 6, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Where Did My Week Go? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Honestly - where did the week go?  I took a look at my list from last week this morning and realized there was no way I was going to make any inroads on it.  So let's take a look at last week's progress...

1.  Cut out blocks from a big stack of clothing for three memory quilts.
Done!  Almost 600 5" squares from twelve different pieces of clothing, plus blocks from TN Titans fabric and some St Louis Cardinals logos.  

2.  Start assembling at least two of those memory quilts.
Done!  I've managed to assemble two ...

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October 2, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Taking Time To Breathe! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, after a super busy week two weeks ago, God decided to help me take a little break - a sore back can really slow you down!  But I did get a bunch of stuff done anyway (although not everything I wanted to) so let's see how last week's list went!

1.  Assemble the furniture for the guest room and get it all set up.
Done!  Unfortunately, this was the project that took out my back and made me slow down... But doesn't it look awesome?  I've added a mattress to the top bunk now ...

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September 28, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Some Fun Things, and A PSA! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Can you believe it's Friday already??? Time sure does fly when you're having fun - and we've been having lots of fun around here!  Friday means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on, so let's get started! (Stay tuned at the end for a PSA...)

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As I said, there's been lots and lots going on around here!  First off, I finished the last of the six memory quilts that I was commissioned to make....


Here you can see five of them - the last bunch to be delivered.  Sadly, I couldn ...

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September 25, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Like A Chicken.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

I kind of feel like I'm running around like a chicken with my head chopped off this week, hence the title of this week's Make-a-List Monday post!  So many things I want to do, so many more I need to do, and a bunch I have to do - and not enough hours in the week!  Anyone else out there feel like this?

Well, enough of that.  Let's look at what happened with last week's list...

1.  Quilt the last two memory quilts.
Done!  I am so happy to have these finished - they will be ...

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September 21, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Memories..... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Guess what?  It's Friday again (do they seem to be coming faster, or is it my imagination?) which means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!

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This week I finished another one of the memory quilts...


This one is made from pieces of dress shirts and silk ties.  Lots of silky, slippery fabrics that required stabilizing before sewing.


I quilted it using Glide thread in Battleship Gray - it has a wonderful shiny luster that shows up nicely against the dressier fabrics.


And even the back looks ...

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September 18, 2018
Make-a-List Monday - Are We Having Fun Yet? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Are we really more than halfway through September?  How did that happen?  So much to do, and the time goes so fast!  But it's all good, isn't it? I've got lots on my plate, so let's see how last week's list went....

1.  Sandwich the remaining four memory quilt tops.
Done!  Here are the two that still need to be quilted...


2.  Quilt at least two of those tops.
Done!  I quilted these three...


3.  Help with a major clean-up and re-organization in the quilt room at church.
Done!  There's always a ...

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September 14, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Triplets! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday is finally here, and can you believe that September is almost half over?  Time always flies so fast as fall arrives - but there's always time to get our whoop whoop on, isn't there?  So let's get started!

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Today I have a long-awaited finish...

(And if you follow me on Instagram you'll think you've seen this a lot, but it's really just three of a kind...)

Triplets!!


These three memory quilts were made from patches cut from men's denim shirts, alternated with patches of Kona Snow.


Three different backings, because you ...

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September 11, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - Enjoying a Taste of Fall! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It's beginning to feel a lot like fall around here - it didn't hit 70 degrees until after 1 pm today, AND pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks!  Our temperatures are expected to go back up later this week, but PSLs will still be here, so it's all good.  I'm keeping an eye on the weather on the east coast, as I'm sure many of you are too - I have lots of family over there that may be affected by the storm.  If you're in the path, stay safe, and evacuate if ...

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September 7, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Some Fall Fun... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

This week has just flown by (kind of like the leaves I am starting to see fluttering by my windows) and that means, because it's Friday, it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!

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Let's start with the quilt-y finish first, shall we?  I have to say, it's really nice to have an honest-to-gosh finish again!


This week I quilted the first of the memory tops!  This one is made from golf shirts. As you can see in the picture below, the logos from the ...

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September 4, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - No Rest For The Wicked! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you have all had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!  It's been fun around here, lots of time spent with my hubby (two movies!) and started a new tradition this morning with the 1st Annual Labor Day Big Breakfast!  We had all the kids (big and little) over early and made waffles, biscuits, sausage gravy, scrapple, bacon, and of course, eggs.  We ate until we were wallowing and then went outside and the adults sat on the deck while the kids ran around in the yard.  A great time was had by all!  But ...

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August 31, 2018
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Small Victories... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday is upon us once again, and a holiday weekend, too!  I hope all of you have wonderful, fun plans for the weekend to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall (please send that cooler weather soon!) but first, let's get our whoop whoop on, shall we?

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It's been a busy week, and I've made lots of progress on projects...


The last of the memory quilt tops went from this pile of blocks...


...to this finished top!  And Lilli's annual quilt went from one small corner...


...to a whole lot more!  This ...

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August 28, 2018
Make-A-List Monday - The Dog Days of August are Here! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Summer has returned to middle Tennessee with a vengeance, but that's good, because it makes it easier to stay inside and sew!  I kind of miss the pretty fall-like weather we had for a bit last week, though - it's nice to know it will be coming back soon.  In the meantime, though, I'll be trying to barrel through some of the projects on my plate.  With that in mind, let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Assemble the t-shirt quilt top.
Done!  I'm so happy with the way the Tiger Lily ...

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August 25, 2018
LSU Memories ~~ a finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A finish! Wait, a quilt finish! I've actually finished a quilt. This one is a memory quilt made of tee shirts from LSU. Purple and gold again! 


This quilt is to be a gift. A former client returned to request that I make another. I guess I couldn't resist that compliment because I happily took the job.  

I can't seem to just do the easy thing. I have to try something different every time I make a quilt. With this one, I decided to give color blocking a run. Some of the tees had designs on both ...

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August 17, 2018
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Easin' on Down The Road... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, has it been week!  But it's finally Friday, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  I'm excited to have some things to share this week, so let's get started...

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If you'll remember, last week I didn't have much to show because I had been painting.  Well, I painted some more this week, and I learned a valuable lesson while doing so.  My first attempt at chalk painting yielded this...


I wasn't very happy with the way it finished, and sent this pic to my daughter (who ...

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