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February 8, 2019
Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along from From My Carolina Home

Only a few weeks late this year, it is finally here!  Scrap Dance Minuet is inspired by the delicate florals I wanted to work with for spring.

I got these beautiful soft florals just a couple of months ago on a Blueprint sale.

Laying them out, there wasn’t a single one that I didn’t like.  They spoke of soft spring breezes on a gentle warm day, a barefoot walk in a garden wearing a light summer dress, and the sweet fragrance of flowers in the early morning sunlight.

The soft floral fabrics brought to mind the floral fabrics ...

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February 6, 2019
Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I decided not to use the small half-square triangle units in a border for my Good Fortune mystery quilt. That meant I had to find a home for them.
I did some quilt math, and discovered I had enough to get half way to a crib quilt. I pulled out some coordinating prints and got stitching.
I also used the narrow string pieces to make the inner border on the quilt. A fun print of numbers and I had a complete crib-sized quilt top. I have some snuggly flannel in a coordinating color around here somewhere, I'm sure. Not ...

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January 15, 2019
2019 Valentine's Day Mystery Stitch-Along Part 3 from Kitty and Me Designs

If you're stitching the 2019 Valentine's Day Mystery Cross Stitch Stitch-Along Project, Part 3 is now available:

The 4th and final part will be released 2 weeks from today on January 29th.

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January 14, 2019
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. I decided to pull the backing fabric from my collection of fabrics, too. 

I was only a little surprised I found enough pieces in the right colors. I grabbed all the coordinating colors, laid them out, measured and was fairly certain I could come up with enough backing.
While I assembled the other pieces of the backing, I stitched out the label onto one section. 
Due to a cutting error, I needed to make the pink section a little wider. I pulled out those two leftover blocks and added them in ...

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January 8, 2019
2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along Part 2 from Kitty and Me Designs

If you've joined the 2019 Valentine's Day Mystery Cross Stitch Stitch-Along, Part 2 has been released:

If you think this is pretty, wait till you see the rest of the design!  Part 3 will be released next Tuesday January 15th.

To order, please visit my Etsy shop.

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January 7, 2019
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number: the reveal! That's right, no more clues.

The bin was overflowing with bits from the last clue.
There was a sneaky clue number seven. It was joining some of the smaller units into larger units. Nothing fancy, but it was nice to do some intermediate piecing.
First part of the reveal was the primary block. Other than piecing one of these incorrectly (I'm sure that block appears in this post) this was a very straightforward clue. Those parallelogram units really shine here.
The alternate blocks used up ...

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January 2, 2019
Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018 Wrap Up from Becca's Crazy Projects

This is the last installment of the Get It Done UFO Challenge 2018.

In January I shared the list of my UFO projects for the Spring Water Designs challenge. This year I can proudly say I finished every single project on the list. If you want to see how Spring Water Designs does their challenge, check it out on their blog.

I wanted to start off the new year with the list so you can see how much can be accomplished in a year if you set some goals. 

Green Hourglass COMPLETED March 2018 - finish constructing blocks, trim, assemble into ...

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December 31, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number six!

This is the stack of strings I pulled out of my string bin. It was almost enough to complete the clue. 
I only had to cut a few strips from my other fabric to complete this clue. I still have to pull the paper off the back, but I'm ready for whatever comes next!
The rest of the units are ready. 

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
BLACK+DECKER Classic ...

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December 24, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time again to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number five!

This week made me question my color choices. Only for a little while, though. I cut my pieces using the 4.5" Easy Angle Ruler and the Companion Angle Ruler. These tools make cutting units like these a breeze.
Once I had pieced a couple of the units, I liked the colors just fine. The combination of these colors reminds me of my On Ringo Lake, Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from last winter.
You can read all about my On Ringo Lake finish in this post ...

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December 18, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number four!

This week we did a little string piecing. At first I wasn't very excited about this prospect, but I dug out some of my strings and made up a couple. I decided I really liked the effect and they went together pretty quickly.
So quickly that I reached my goal, plus a couple extra, rather quickly. I might add string piecing back into my after work routine because it is so satisfying to put together fun blocks and units with what would otherwise be thrown in the ...

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December 10, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time again to share my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress. Clue number three!

This time we're making chevron units. I've learned over the last few mystery quilts that I can cut and piece these the most accurately if I make a template of the chevron piece. How do I do that? I cut a piece of paper the size required for the finished unit. Then I use the 4.5" Easy Angle Ruler to trim that piece to the correct parallelogram shape. I tape that template to the back of my 6.5" Easy Angle Ruler so I ...

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December 7, 2018
Mystery in Black and White from Becca's Crazy Projects

Since I picked up backing during the after Thanksgiving shopping craze, I decided I should load up my 2018 Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild mystery quilt. I've been trying very hard to keep working on finishing things instead of starting things. I think it is a challenge for every creative person.
I quilted this one with a wavy hand-guided design with a few swirls to fill in some of the arcs. More wave than swirl overall.
I had some time this week to finish the binding. A finished quilt is a happy quilt.

As part of my quest to buy ...

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December 5, 2018
Annual Material Girl Challenge Quilts and some Good Fortune from Pointless Quilter

My friendship group has an annual challenge.  It's not a requirement to participate.  This year the people who signed up exchanged 20 Flying Geese blocks to each person who signed up.  There were 10 of us.  We had to have the geese done in the Spring when we met and then we have until our Christmas party to put the quilt together.  We had our Christmas party this past Saturday.  Here is my quilt.   


See all those 2" squares in the border (finished at 1.5")?  I thought for sure my shoebox filled with those squares would be empty ...

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December 4, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

Time for the sharing of my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt progress.

I pulled out my fuchsia fabrics (my substitution for Bonnie's blue) and got cutting. I absolutely love the speed and accuracy I get when cutting strip sets with the 4.5" Easy Angle Ruler . (If you want a more versatile ruler, the 6.5" Easy Angle Ruler may suit you better. I think I got a deal with a coupon at one of the big box stores when I bought mine. I'm a big ruler fan and have rulers I haven't even used yet.) I stack ...

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December 1, 2018
Pre-Orders for the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along from Kitty and Me Designs

Pre-orders for the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Along are now available!!

©On The Wings Of Love, Valentine's Day 2019 Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along by Pamela Kellogg of Kitty And Me Designs.

This Cross Stitch Mystery project is a beautiful Victorian style Valentine design. Suitable for framing, sewing into a wall quilt or finishing as a decorative pillow.
It's worked in my traditional design style.

The project will start on January 1, 2019. It will be a 4 part mystery. The release date schedule is as follows:

Part 1 - January 1
Part 2 - January 8 ...

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November 26, 2018
Mystery Quilt: Good Fortune from Becca's Crazy Projects

It's that time of year again! When Bonnie Hunter releases her yearly mystery quilt and the internet goes crazy with crazy quilters. Today I'm sharing my color choices (show below) and the progress I've made on the first clue.

This year, the quilt is Good Fortune. Head over to Bonnie Hunter's blog to check out the Good Fortune Mystery Quilt. There you will find all the details, such as the fabric requirements and the first clue. Don't dawdle, if you want to join in. The mystery quilt is only available for free for a short ...

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November 17, 2018
Texas Was Great from Pointless Quilter

I took a long trip in early November to the great state of Texas.  The first part of my trip was to visit my sister who just moved to New Braunfels.  She took me all over that part of Texas.  We went to San Antonio, Austin, and all points in between.  I had great barbecue at the Salt Lick.


Also went to a Cracker Barrel (not that impressed this time) and she took me to a Buc-ee's gas station.  WOW!

We took a tour of the Alamo.  No pictures taken but learned a lot about Texas history there.

San ...

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November 15, 2018
Valentine's Day 2019 Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along Supply List from Kitty and Me Designs

If you're interested in joining the 2019 Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Along, I have a supply list for you today.

First, a little bit more about the design.  It's a beautiful Victorian style Valentine design.  Suitable for framing, sewing into a wall quilt or finishing as a decorative pillow.  It's worked in my traditional design style.

The project will start on January 1, 2019.  It will be a 4 part mystery.  The release date schedule is as follows:

Part 1 - January 1
Part 2 - January 8
Part 3 - January 15
Part 4 - January 29 ...

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November 14, 2018
Announcing The 2019 Cross Stitch Valentine Mystery Stitch-Along from Kitty and Me Designs

So many of you love my Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch-Alongs!!  The good news is, I have one coming for Valentine's Day 2019!!

The start date will be January 1st, 2019.  I will post more information in the next few days!!!

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November 6, 2018
Cross Stitch Mystery Stitch Alongs from Kitty and Me Designs

You may remember that I've done quite a few cross stitch mystery stitch alongs over the years!

These are my 2 most recent ones:


And here a couple of my older ones:







I'm planning on doing some more stitch alongs so I'm asking for your suggestions.  What themes or colors would you like to see in upcoming cross stitch mysteries?

Please post your suggestions in the comments and I will make a list to work from!  2019 is going to be a fun year here on my blog!!!!

If anyone is missing the above designs, they're ...

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