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August 23, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I dropped I off some kid quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids and grabbed more quilts to get quilting. Even simple quilts can have a big impact. 
The simple meander is a great way to get back into the swing of quilting. 

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quilt posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 44

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August 8, 2019
Can you see it? from Quilting and More...

I’m working on a new quilt, this one designed by Ruth Ann Berry and called Echoes; my husband actually picked this one out. Can you see the intertwined shapes beginning to emerge? The quilt is made entirely of triangles laid out in eighteen rows of 45 triangles each. Keeping track of which colors go where is […]

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August 4, 2019
Convergence from Quilting and More...

A couple of weeks ago, I took a local class to learn how to make a Convergence quilt, as written about by Ricky Tims. We actually began two projects in class, but my second one is a total dud! These things happen. My first effort was marginally better, though I really should have used four […]

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July 27, 2019
Inspiring Improv from Charm About You

For some people the idea of improvised piecing is scary. The thought of stitching bits of fabric together with no pattern or precise measurements can be overwhelming. Others find it liberating and exciting. Honestly I probably find myself somewhere in the middle. Improv quilts look really cool but how do you do it?! No measuring, no rulers, no real idea of how it will turn out? That might feel unnerving but it's also a LOT of fun. Letting go of expectations a bit, relaxing the rules and creating something completely unique. Truthfully in a world where there is a ...

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July 20, 2019
Do you want to fill in the skill gaps? Learn to quilt? Make a pumpkin? from Pat Sloan's Blog

Today I have not one but TWO cool things today. Tips for Block #2 of Witch's Night Out Sew Along and The Ultimate Beginners Quilt Along!

Ready?

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Join me, the Fat Quarter shop and a group of designer friends to make a basic beginner quilt.

WHY should you join?

  • Are you self taught and never learned to read a pattern? I'll teach you how while we make this quilt
  • Has it been awhile since you made a quilt?  Do you feel rusty on new tools and ways of doing things?
  • Have you only followed a video to make ...

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July 12, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more quilts pieced by Mary for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
And another by Mary. She makes panels so much more interesting than a panel tries to be.
This is the stack of quilts I have ready to go back for binding.

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 42

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July 9, 2019
Tuesdays Tips -Quilting: HST Tip Tool from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Hi! Thought you might enjoy a quick tip when you need to join half square triangles (HST) the traditional way–by sewing two triangles together.

I’m working on a Christmas quilt, and the pattern calls for cutting squares in half (corner to corner) and sewing them together.

I usually make my HST by cutting squares a bit larger, stacking them right sides together, drawing a line from corner to corner, sewing 1/4″ on either side of the line, cutting between the lines, pressing and squaring them up to size. You know the drill.

Or (if I have the ...

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July 5, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up so many quilts at the last Annapolis Quilts for Kids meeting. I am taking some time off this week, so I should be able to work through some of them. This one got some waves and swirls to keep with the underwater theme.
And you can never go wrong with a meander.

You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. 

Here is ...

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July 3, 2019
ROUND ROBINS from Nestlings By Robin





First let me say that I have NEVER done or participated in a Round Robin for this reason, I am a Control Freak!  The idea of putting some fabric in a box and letting someone else make my quilt decisions for me and add other fabrics just makes my brain seize up. I have seen some lovely ones and some not so lovely ones too.  The idea intrigues me and seeing the reveals is inspiring but the need to be involved hasn't taken root.

Then I read somewhere about a controlled one and that made me want to do ...

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June 28, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I really filled up my bag at the last Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I think I counted 12 or 13 quilts.
These little quilts are quick to quilt and make a big impact on the children who receive them.
You can support Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I think I'll start including this link in future posts.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

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Sometimes from Chocolate Cake Quilt Designs

. . . you have to rewrite the pattern, which I’ll explain in a minute. But first, is this one of the coolest blocks you’ve ever seen?

About a year ago, while paging through a quilt magazine, I saw an advertisement for a book with a quilt containing this block.

Once I had the pattern in my hands, I studied the cutting instructions for it on and off for a couple of weeks and they just weren’t gelling in my brain. Does this ever happen to you?

To organize the cutting instructions in a way that makes sense to my ...

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June 14, 2019
Dogs In Sweaters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I finally got the quilting done on that retreat project that consumed me last month; Elizabeth Hartman's Dogs In Sweaters quilt will soon be hanging in my studio in all its canine glory! I am truly in love with this little quilt. I chose to quilt it with a pantograph called Bauhaus by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz, it had just the right feel. I didn't want to quilt it too densely because I

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Dogs In Sweaters from From the Strawberry Patch...

I finally got the quilting done on that retreat project that consumed me last month; Elizabeth Hartman's Dogs In Sweaters quilt will soon be hanging in my studio in all its canine glory! I am truly in love with this little quilt. I chose to quilt it with a pantograph called Bauhaus by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz, it had just the right feel. I didn't want to quilt it too densely because I

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

The latest charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
This scrappy beauty was pieced by Trudy.

This lovely heart quilt was pieced by Mary. 

I'll be dropping off this stack of quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 36

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June 11, 2019
Shape Cut Plus cutting tool from June Tailor from Quilter Chic

Inside: One fabulous cutting tool.

“You can cut binding strips with that, you know,” said Mary.

“What?!,” I exclaimed.

After a short tutorial I knew. I was in love.

The Shape Cut Plus by June Tailor is one of my favorite, most frequently used tools!

Shape Cut Plus quilting tool

This is the single greatest invention of the 20th century! Okay, that’s probably saying too much, but I love this tool! It is designed for cutting strips en masse. You simply lay the ruler over your folded fabric and cut through the slots to get your strips. This tool is great for all of ...

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June 7, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more charity quilts.
Pieced by Mary.
The meander is perfecft for these scrappy quilts.
This one was also pieced by Mary. They will be added to the stack to head back to Annapolis Quilts for Kids at the next meeting. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 34

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June 3, 2019
How to Piece a Bears Claw Quilt Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today we’re piecing the ever popular Bears Claw quilt block for June’s Friendship Quilt Along!

This is another scrappy block with lots of half square triangles. Click Here to learn how to make your half square triangles.

The extra border to the outer edge really makes this block pop.

We’re now officially halfway down with our Friendship Quilt Along! Remember, you can join in the fun at any time as all the patterns and video tutorials will be online forever. The best part about our Quilt Along is you can make a crib, throw, twin, queen, and ...

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May 31, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up another stack of fun charity quilts from Annapolis Quilts for Kids on Saturday. I spent some time quilting some up during the long weekend. 
This one was quilted with the humble meander. 
I moved into the flower motif for the second quilt of the day. I love these big petals!
These will be joined by a few more over the next few weeks.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 32

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May 28, 2019
From Bargello to Irish Chain from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello my friends!

How about mixing and matching traditional techniques with the dreamy and mythological fabrics from Mystical Land?! Today, we will be using 2 1/2" strips to create an Irish Chain look using the Bargello technique.

The featured fabrics are Magical Fauna Mystique (Fabric A), Secret Seeds Whisper (Fabric B), Secret Seeds Solar (Fabric C), Enchanted Flora Ablush (Fabric D), and Snow (Fabric E).

To make this 20" x 20" block you will need 1/6 of a yard of each fabric.

 

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Cut width of fabric x 2 1/2" strips from each fabric, then join the strips ...

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May 24, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through the quilt tops I picked up at the last Quilts for Kids meeting. Everything from fun string-pieced blocks to log cabin blocks. 
Both of these were pieced by other members of the group. I trimmed them so they will be ready for binding when I drop them off. 
I'll be dropping off this stack of nine quilts at Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 30

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