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July 31, 2018
Small Piecing: SFMQG - QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge from madebychrissied

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I'm finding it hard to believe that on 31 July I'll have lived in South Florida for a whole year. 
Doesn't time fly and sometimes we're left wondering just where it went to.
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July 24, 2018
Bingo Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is having a bingo event again this year. What is Quilt Bingo? Well, it is an event where you play bingo and the big prizes are quilts made by the guild. For a list of the kinds of prizes one might win at Quilt Bingo you should check out this great post, complete with links to free quilt blocks, bag patterns, and other quilty goodness.

I volunteered to quilt one of the quilts. I didn't make any of the blocks. They were made by members of the guild.
I quilted it with swirls and ...

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June 1, 2018
Shards from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last month I shared my Geodes quilt.

I had some leftovers from that quilt. I'm not a fan of leaving oddly shaped units around so I put them up on the design wall and decided I had enough leftover bits to make a crib-size quilt.
I quilted this one with a swirl-flower motif because I figured it needed something to soften up those angles.
This will be my contribution to the Baltimore Maryland Quilt Guild for our charity quit project. I just need to add the binding and it will be ready to go.

I've made some great ...

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April 24, 2018
Een dag met een sterretje* from M. Brito de Campos

Het is zo leuk als dingen, die je plant en organiseert goed uitpakken en een succes worden!

Zaterdag 21 april was de Meet & Greet dag voor Moderne Quilters, georganiseerd door het Quiltersgilde. Er zijn maanden aan voorafgegaan van  plannen maken, organiseren, bekend maken en aanmeldingen verwerken. En ondertussen je afvragen of wat je samen bedacht hebt wel zal aanslaan bij de deelnemers. Als de dag er dan is en iedereen doet enthousiast mee en er heerst een vrolijke sfeer, dan is de dag wat mij betreft helemaal geslaagd.  
We begonnen  de dag met het verwelkomen van iedereen en van Rebecca ...

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April 16, 2018
Improv Piecing from Becca's Crazy Projects

More progress on my Improv Piecing Project. I finished piecing and trimming all the blocks. Then I spent a bunch of time rearranging the blocks until I came up with a setting I liked.
When that was done, I sewed up the rows and added a border. The border ended up being a little scrappier than I planned, but that seems to fit the overall design. Next step: quilting. 

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April 11, 2018
Improv Piecing from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been making some more progress on my Improv Piecing Project.

I pulled out my blocks and sewed some more into bigger blocks.
I pulled out a stack of black fabric to try to frame in some of the arcs. I really liked the black, but the pieces were becoming terribly large and more difficult to sew together.
I grabbed the biggest square ruler I have. I have the Omnigrid 15 inch by 15 inch square. It seemed the perfect size to cut out some blocks to build in some structure and still have some great, big blocks. I ...

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April 4, 2018
MQG Riley Blake challenge from Ellyn's Place

I had fun with the latest Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge from Riley Blake. We received four prints for the challenge and I added Riley Blake solids in Navy and Lime.
I also ordered extra of the navy stripe, one of the prints received, because I love a good bias stripe binding! Here you can see all four prints, the stripe, the navy crosshatch at the star points, the white with rose gold plusses in the center of the block and a white on white print in the outer corners. 

The block is one I designed in one of my ...

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March 12, 2018
Block Lottery: Tulip Time from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is my next installment of the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild block lottery. This time we're using the free tutorial by Samelia's Mum to make applique tulips. The pattern is called Tulip Time.

I determined how many blocks I could get out of one width of fabric cut. The answer was six blocks so that's how many I made. I traced the shapes onto my fusible (like Pellon 805 Wonder Under) and cut them out with a little bit of extra room.
The background is light gray to fit with the coordinators request. I was pleasantly surprised ...

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March 7, 2018
2017 Baltimore MQG Mystery Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild 2017 Mystery Quilt. The first clue of the 2018 mystery is going to be handed out this month and I wanted to work on the 2017 mystery quilt so I wouldn't feel so guilty about starting the new one.
I spent a bunch of time thinking about how to quilt this one. The stars wanted their own quilting and that dark orange strip really wanted the right color thread. I don't always do custom quilting but when I do it seems to take forever.
I think the texture is perfect! In ...

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February 24, 2018
MQG Mini swap from Ellyn's Place

Today is the day I get to meet my partner in the mini quilt swap at Quilt Con! This year the swap was an open swap, meaning partners were paired off to make for each other, so we knew who was making for us.
I had a great time creating for Tzitzi and I hope she likes what I've come up with. She likes red and aqua (a match made in heaven I think!) so I worked from my stash and made this design with half square triangles. Straight line quilted with some echo quilting on my Janome.
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February 18, 2018
Make A Mini, Make a Friend from Red Delicious Life

I decided to participate in the Modern Quilt Guild's second ever mini swap. I was disappointed that I missed the first one they did last year. It would have been fun to have swapped with someone at QuiltCon while I was there. That's why I made sure to jump on the chance to participate when they decided to do it again, even though I won't be in Pasadena for QuiltCon this year.

I had a really hard time deciding what to make for my swap partner. She wasn't active on Instagram and doesn't have a ...

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February 2, 2018
Block Lottery: Candy Chains from Becca's Crazy Projects

This year the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is doing a block lottery. I'm sure you could use your search engine of choice to find the rules for such a thing. I will admit that I like the idea more than I should. It combines learning new blocks with the element of chance thrown in. Not that I need another half-finished project. The block is called QST Candy Chains and there is a free tutorial on the Stash Bee Blog. Even if this block isn't your cup of tea, there are loads of free tutorials for blocks there and ...

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January 12, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes I have to pull out all the thread. Okay, not all the thread, but several different threads and then decide which color, or colors, I want to use. I narrowed it down to four colors for this quilt.
This is the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild's charity quilt. The blocks were made by the members of the guild. I volunteered to do the quilting.
I decided to quilt with swirls, waves and whatever else struck my fancy.
There are areas where the quilting is specific to the block.
And others where it is more like a background filler.
I ...

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September 15, 2017
Drukke dagen op de Algemene Tentoonstelling. from M. Brito de Campos

Mijn quilt mocht hangen op de Algemene Tentoonstelling.
En dat is leuk!

Maar als bestuurslid van het Quiltersgilde
heb je ook andere zaken aan je hoofd.
Een en ander begon met samen met Dyonne inpakken van
de bibliotheek boeken in Berkel en Rodenrijs.
Er gingen er zo'n 1000 mee naar Alkmaar.
Terwijl elders in de kerk de quilts recht werden gehangen
en van naambordjes werden voorzien,
werden dinsdag de kasten in elkaar gezet en de boeken uitgepakt.
We hadden gelukkig hulp en met deze extra handen ging het prima.
We hebben ook de leestafel ingericht.
We zaten op een ...

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