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July 11, 2019
Time to Catch Up! from TheEclecticAbuela

I finally got some photos of the work I've been doing.

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Donation Quilts

I cut flannel scraps to make donation quilts. You can see the first batch HERE. They were kid size and made with kids' prints. The next ones were for adults.



Two with many florals

Three with plaids, stripes, and more

I layered them on the fence to take photos. They aren't identical, but they are made with the same mix of fabrics. All five are 60" x 72" and are backed with flannel.

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I've been using my 3.5" squares as Leaders/Enders this ...

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January 27, 2019
Flannel Donation Quilts from TheEclecticAbuela

In an earlier post, I showed how I cut up a bunch of my flannel scraps and kitted them into quilts. You can see that post HERE.


Here are my first two completed quilts. They are 48" x 60". (They really aren't as wonky in shape as the picture would indicate--I've got vines on the fence behind them!.)




Flannel Donation Quilts

Backing and Binding (detail)

Lots of Different Fabrics! (detail)

Flannel Donation Quilt (detail)

These are made of leftovers from other quilts, nightgowns, and anything else I could find.

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January 25, 2019
Flannel Baby Quilts from TheEclecticAbuela

I made a couple of flannel baby quilts--I love flannel--so soft and warm.

Wildlife Baby

Wildlife Baby (back and binding detail)

Jungle Baby

Jungle Baby (focus fabric detail)



Both are combinations of 6" squares and 6" nine-patches--very simple, but still interesting. This is a good use for a focus fabric in combination with smaller pieces of coordinating colors. They are 44" square, with flannel front and back.

Happy quilting.

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December 17, 2018
Flannel Scraps from TheEclecticAbuela

About a month ago, I organized my fabric. I pulled out all the leftover flannel scraps from other projects and started cutting them into usable sizes.


I cut 2.5", 3.5", and 6.5" squares. I put the 2.5" squares together in nine-patches and the 3.5" into four-patches. Now everything measured 6.5", and I kitted them up for throw-size quilts.


I kitted kids' flannel into 80 units per bag. The quilts are/will be 8x10 blocks (48" x 60" finished). The other fabrics, I planned for adult quilts at 10x12 blocks (60" x 72" finished). In ...

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October 10, 2018
Quilting teaches me.... Simplicity from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Introduction
I've been quilting for a lifetime, literally, and have come to the conclusion that we do what we love in part because it challenges us to learn. Anyone who quilts can attest to the idea of learning about fabric and supplies, blocks and backings, sewing and making. 
I'm exploring the other things that quilting teaches.

Erica's Hot Pink Girl
Simplicity is not something that may quickly come to mind when we think about quilting. After all, there are those fancy quilting motifs and, yikes!, those itty-bitty block pieces. What about this EPP business? Is there anything ...

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October 1, 2018
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: N U M B E R S //past posts\\ from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

As I was thinking of today's quilt inspiration post, I found that it's becoming quite difficult to find new ideas. I've been keeping a list of ideas for several years, but haven't added to it in quite a long time. And the ideas still on the list are pretty lame. 

Minick & Simpson: big stitch quilting of Nightingale.....

This afternoon it occurred to me that I have several posts that are popular and I could try to revisit a few of those in the hopes that inspiration would come to me soon. So the next few weeks will revisit some of the posts that ...

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February 21, 2018
A Quilt Fit for a Soccer Star from Quilted Joy

What’s the perfect gift for a soccer star who has it all? A T-shirt quilt made with their jerseys of course!

Sue asked me to quilt this awesome soccer jersey quilt! I was so impressed with the way she played with the sashing and cornerstones, and how she cut some of the jerseys in really surprising ways.

What do you think of Sue’s Soccer Jersey quilt? I love the black and white sashing and cornerstones. The nine-patch blocks remind me of the pattern on a traditional soccer ball. Isn’t that clever?

Sue asked me to quilt this awesome soccer jersey quilt! I was so impressed with the way she played with the sashing and cornerstones, and how she cut some of the jerseys in really surprising ways.

At first glance, all of the jerseys look very uniform. Sue has each shirt cut to the same size blocks. But as I quilted this with a simple wide open meander, I realized some of the jerseys are cut slightly different.

Sue asked me to quilt this awesome soccer jersey quilt! I was so impressed with the way she played with the sashing and cornerstones, and how she cut some of the jerseys in really surprising ways.

This ...

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November 28, 2017
On Ringo Lake--Part 1 from TheEclecticAbuela

I am participating in Bonnie Hunter's annual Quiltville mystery again this year. The quilt is called On Ringo Lake in honor of a trip Bonnie took to Minnesota this year.

The suggested colors are chocolate brown, aqua, coral, and neutral. I'm switching the aqua for green since I'm not a big fan of blue.


Here are some of the fabrics I will be using. (I didn't photograph the neutrals.) I'm likely to find more fabrics to throw in as I go along.









The first clue had us making 9-patches.

Just a sampling--there are many more ...

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