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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.


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.


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

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June 27, 2019
I'm Still Here! from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been quiet, but I'm still here. I need to take a bunch of pictures to show you what I've been up to, but for today, I thought I'd show you what is under the needle right now.

I've been intimidated by Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay quilt, but I finally decided that I could do it. Here are some of the friends who are helping me:

Waldo (Just in case you have been looking for him.)

Napping Santa and Napping Santa Flamingo

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

As you can see ...

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April 5, 2019
Still Building Sand Castles from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm continuing to work on Bonnie Hunter's Sand Castles quilt from her latest book String Frenzy.

I finished all the parts, so I'm now assembling blocks.

Here's a sample block.

 I love the way these are fitting together. The sashing provides a perfect fit for the seams pressed towards it. Everything ends up very flat and neat--front and back.


This is the back of the sample block.

For a little extra fun, I included this block. It may be a challenge to find amid the many four-patches when the quilt is done.

Where's Waldo?

This ...

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February 26, 2019
A VERY Full Post from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been sewing, but I fell behind on my photography, so hold on to your hats--lots of stuff in this post!

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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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December 11, 2018
Good Fortune Clue 3 from TheEclecticAbuela

So far, I'm keeping up with the clues in Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Good Fortune.

Here is a sampling of my units from clue 3:

Friendly Bunny

Another rabbit--this one is all dressed up

Butterfly and Smiling Snail

I love having little up-close surprises!

I'm linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday #3.

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July 13, 2018
Strings and Furrows from TheEclecticAbuela

Yet another string quilt! I do love them.

This one is a simple arrangement of string blocks and alternating white/beige HSTs that create furrows across the quilt.

I pieced the back from scrap 5" squares, and I used the trimmings from the back to make the binding.

I love the look of the scrappy binding, but with all those seams (thick!thick!thick!), it took me quite a while to hand sew it down to the back!

I love all the things you can find in a scrappy quilt.

A fox and a hedgehog

Scooby Doo!

Pastas and valentines ...

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April 18, 2018
On Ringo Lake--Chocolate Lovers Edition from TheEclecticAbuela

I finished my version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt called On Ringo Lake. I call mine the Chocolate Lovers Edition, since my cornerstones and other pieces are made of fabric printed with chocolates and chocolate chips.

I changed Bonnie's aqua to green, but I stuck with her other suggested colors.

On Ringo Lake--Chocolate Lovers Edition (76" x 92")

On Ringo Lake (detail)

On Ringo Lake (chocolate detail)

On Ringo Lake (backing and binding detail)

Nearly everything came from my scraps/stash--even the backing fabric. I thought backing was a good use for the fabric since the print is ...

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December 1, 2017
Just Don't Crawl quilt from Pieced Brain

Are you ready for another free pattern? "Just Don't Crawl" is my newest pattern for Dear Stella Designs, featuring their fabric line Things That Go. It measures 54-1/2" x 63-1/2" and the PDF can be downloaded by clicking here.

I named it Just Don't Crawl because of all the transportation options featured on the prints, inviting you to move any way you fancy. My grandsons were also on my mind as I designed this quilt because they never stop.

Here are some of the fabrics I used:

My quilt design is simple to showcase all the ...

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November 15, 2017
Flannel Quilt from Pieced Brain

Today I am introducing my newest pattern: Orbit. It was designed with novelty flannels by Dear Stella Designs and their latest fabric line Gravity. This quilt measures 61" x 85" and the blocks finish at 12". Since it only uses one block, this project comes together super fast! You can download the free pattern by going to Dear Stella Designs.

Check out these awesome space-themed fabrics which are suitable for boys and girls:

Flannels are the best and these will keep kids entertained for quite a while as they dream of their adventures in space, don't you think? This ...

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