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October 8, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

I finally finished my little poncho. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Maybe after I mend in the ends and block it I will. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Stitch markers: CLOVER Lock Ring Markers 20/pkg  
RuMe Bags Baggie All (Aspen) (to hold my hand-finishing supplies: yarn needle, needle threader, scissors, Kitchener directions, stitch markers, etc) 

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September 29, 2021
Knitting Rainbows from Becca's Crazy Projects

Check back in a week or two for the finish. I've almost reached the final color of this great yarn. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 22, 2021
Knitting Project from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still knitting on this... well, I'm not entirely sure what it will be. In the end, I hope it will keep a human warm and have some great color. 

Yarn is sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns.

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September 15, 2021
Sometimes you just knit from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm not entirely sure how this one will turn out. I started with a narrow crescent. No pattern, just an idea and a need to knit. Nothing but knit stitches.  
Then joined in the round. I'm using two cakes of sport weight from Freia Fine Handpaint Yarns. My hope is to end up with a small poncho. I think it more likely I will end up with a cowl. I'm going to soldier on in any case. I love watching ombre yarns change colors. 

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Needles: Knit Picks Options Wood Interchangeable Knitting Needle ...

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September 8, 2021
Am I Blue from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on this quilt for a long time. This past weekend I finally attached the binding. 
I accordion fold my binding to keep it from getting twisted while I work with it. I know there are loads of tricks people use when winding their binding but this has always worked for me. 
Many years ago I switched from attaching binding by machine and finishing by hand to machine-finished binding. You can check out my binding tips and tricks. I work with 2.5" binding. This results in a wider finished binding (3/8") that I would get ...

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September 1, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still working on these hexagons. 
One row... 
On top of another. The stack of finished hexagons is slowly growing. 

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August 27, 2021
Hexagon Junk from Becca's Crazy Projects

What to do with that junk mail printed on light cardstock? Make it into hexie papers for English Paper Piecing. 
This Fiskars extra large hexagon squeeze punch (Fiskars X-Large Squeeze Punch, Hexagon affiliate link) makes quick work of the light cardstock some junk mail is printed on. 
This means I can get a pretty good crop of hexagons out of that one piece of junk.
A little bit of time basting (I thread baste but I don't stitch through the hexagon paper) and you are ready to hand sew those little hexagons together. There are loads of videos on ...

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August 12, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

This yellow is so much brighter than it looks here. A real sunshine!
This is the latest crop of hexagons. I combine colors when I don't have enough of a single color to make the hexagon. I am hoping this will make the finished blanket more interesting. And, I won't have a bunch of short pieces of yarn leftover. 

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August 6, 2021
Crochet Crazy from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend gave me some Brava Worsted and I wasn't sure I would like it. It is a 100% acrylic yarn. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great yarn to work with if you need something that is machine washable and wool just won't do.  
I've decided to make as many 6" hexagons as I can and stitch them together into a blanket. 
The pile of hexagons isn't very big, yet. These are great because I can make one in the evening after dinner and I feel like I have accomplished something. Do you have ...

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August 4, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more quilts wonderfully pieced by Mary. First is this wonderful spools quilt. 
Then this great I-spy made with so many different strips. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter ...

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July 28, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another fun little quilt made by Mary.
I love these stars. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 35

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July 21, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last Saturday I dropped off twelve quilts with Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I filled my bags with more quilt tops and backings and headed home. 
I started quilting with this fun dinosaur print quilt. 
Followed by this fun I-Spy quilt pieced by Mary. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 ...

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June 28, 2021
Diabolical Jane from Becca's Crazy Projects

I think it was a couple months ago that I saw several people posting their Diabolical Jane quilt tops. Jesse Aller posted a free tutorial for this quick and striking quilt on her blog in 2016. I had that tab open in my browser for what seemed a long time. It was time to start cutting and planning. 
I started with this one little square. Granted, that's the idea, but it's so small! This isn't even the center square that found its way into the final quilt. Because that's how design works. 
I've been trying ...

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June 25, 2021
Quilting in Lime Green from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
When I picked up the Innova long arm I asked if there was anything MJ wanted me to quilt for her. she handed over a fun little quilt. 
I chose this pretty swirl design and got stitching. 
I chose a coordinating green for the top and bobbin threads. I love how the texture shows on the solid backing.
Now I can get it back to MJ so she can attach and finish the binding. 

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June 21, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love quilts made with these different fabrics. A great eye-spy quilt pieced by Mary. 
I pieced and quilted this one. I used a fun star pantograph. I'm getting comfortable with the Innova long arm and loving the robotic quilting. I can do other things while checking up on the machine from time-to-time. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 ...

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June 18, 2021
Sometimes You Rip from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
Never let it be said that I don't make mistakes. I do. Sometimes they are pretty spectacular. This is what happens when I fail to check the tension before quilting. That's right. I quilted an entire quilt before figuring out the tension was unsatisfactory. So unsatisfactory I had to rip it all out. The ripping wasn't that awful. The tension was so bad I could pull out 6-8" pieces of bobbin thread at a time. 
When that was done, I loaded it back onto the frame and quilted it again. This time with correct tension. I think ...

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June 16, 2021
Change is Hard (work) from Becca's Crazy Projects

The opportunity to buy another long arm from another member of the quilt community came up and I had to jump. Ever since I took a class at Virginia Longarm I've known the Innova is the machine I wanted.
We disassembled it, loaded it into the truck, and brought it home. After disassembling my Empress, we put all the pieces into the same space and I got to assembling. 
This frame is slightly larger than my old one. The Empress frame maxes out at 10 feet, this one is 11 feet long. 
Sometimes assembly was slow-going. Like when I ...

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June 14, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun pinwheel quilt was pieced by Mary. 
Hugs and kisses, pieced by Mary.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 28

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June 9, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This top was pieced by Janet. 

I had to piece a backing for this quilt pieced by another member of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I don't normally do this as these little quilts are usually narrower than a single cut of 42-44" wide quilting cotton. 
I challenged myself to match the print as best I could. It isn't perfect but you do have to look for it to find it. 
A cute little quilt once I hand it over for binding. 

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June 2, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This quilt, pieced by Mary, was a wonderful surprise. I made those really wonky, scrappy blocks with scraps from another project. It was great to see them in a quilt. 

Mary also pieced this wonderful scrappy quilt. So many different fabrics in this one. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national 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 ...

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