Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!


  • project
  • Page 1 of 7 ( posts )
August 13, 2018
Marled Dotted Rays Shawl from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on this shawl for what seems like forever (it wasn't forever). On Sunday morning I made it to the bind-off. The pattern is Dotted Rays from Stephen West. I knit it using two strands of fingering held together (more info on the yarn at the bottom of the post). This meant it knit up pretty quickly on size 8 needles. I also blended the colors together like in the Marled Magic Shawl
During the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild meeting I continued working on the bind off. I was pretty pleased when I made it to ...

read more
August 10, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been trying to complete small projects during the week. Trying to get much crafting done after the workday is no easy feat. I did manage to piece this charity quilt for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
Then I spent some time last weekend getting it quilted. This one was just a simple meander. 
This one I did a fun flower motif. This one is great for covering a bunch of area relatively quickly and creating some great texture. I had to share the back so you could see the design.
This one was pieced by another member of the ...

read more
August 9, 2018
BLOG REMIX – Coffee Koozie from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the Coffee Koozie! This easy and very practical project makes for a great, eco-friendly accessory to your coffee cups. 

Project Requirements

Here ...

read more
August 8, 2018
Applique Snap Tabs from Becca's Crazy Projects

I shared this fun fabric earlier in the week. Those round motifs begged to be put onto a snap tab. I sat down with my embroidery software and got to work. I already had the round snap tab design from my previous project with the D20 so I all I had to do was sort out the applique portion of the design. 
First I measured the outline of the motif and tried to add the applique portion. It turned out too small so I tried a couple more times. 
I did manage to get it to this point, which is ...

read more
August 7, 2018
Dragon Chow Dice Bags from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've shared my use of the Dragon Chow dice bag pattern a time or two. I'll say it again, it's a great, free pattern! With even a little bit of sewing experience you should be able to make one.

I picked up this fun fabric at the big box fabric store. It was too fun to pass up. I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do with it when I bought it.
I also bought a yard of coordinating Kona cotton solid for the lining. Overall, this was a very satisfying project. These little ...

read more
August 6, 2018
Bravo Zulu, Coast Guard! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been continuing to work through the tutorials for my embroidery design software. It's slow going and I'm sure I'm only using part of what the software is capable of. I am learning, though.

I've had this design on my mind for a while now. If you aren't a sailor, or you don't know one, this might not make any sense. The two flags are Bravo and Zulu.
Bravo Zulu indicates a job well done. I wanted to tell a fellow sailor I thought they had done a good job on a recent ...

read more
August 1, 2018
Shopping Totes from Becca's Crazy Projects

On a rainy afternoon I dropped by Spring Water Designs to share my Get It Done UFO Challenge Quilt and to do a little shopping. I do try not to buy a bunch of fabric throughout the year because I really do have enough fabric. But... I've been wanting to try out one of the Dream Big panels by Hoffman Fabric. So I picked on out. Then, of course I needed some backing fabric.
And, this fun cat print on black was back with the sale fabrics so I had to buy the almost 2 yards they had left ...

read more
July 30, 2018
Bubblegum Pink Shawl from Becca's Crazy Projects

During the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this year I picked up entirely too much yarn. I'm constantly looking for new projects to use some of that yarn. This project uses the two sock blanks you see above, from Flat Feet.
I grabbed two cakes of yarn, my crochet hook, and did a couple test pieces to decide which fabric I liked better. In the end, the one on the bottom won.
I used that sample to get started on a new shawl. I crocheted in the car.
I crocheted at breakfast.
I tested out edging and ripped it ...

read more
July 27, 2018
Big Damn Heroes from Becca's Crazy Projects

I bought some great Browncoat fabric from Spoonflower about a year ago. It has been waiting, patiently, to become a new bag. The pieces have even been cut for what seems like ages.
I fussy-cut the panels but still had to decide which one I was going to chop for the back zipper pocket.
I ended up cutting this piece for the back. I think it still looks great!
I fussy-cut the zipper tab for the zipper end. Not too shabby.
Big Damn Heroes on the front. My Teflon foot and I had a difference of opinion on the stitch ...

read more
July 26, 2018
BLOG REMIX – DIY Infinity Scarf from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the DIY Infinity Scarf by Crystal from the Hello Creative Family! If you’re curious, check out our original post ...

read more
July 25, 2018
The Random Update from Becca's Crazy Projects

It seems I haven't managed to finish much in the last few weeks, so this post is just a mash up of a bunch of stuff I have been working on.

I received my order of goodies from Strapworks.com. I made a small error when placing my order, so now I have 1/2" strapping and 3/4" hardware. It won't slow me down one bit, but it did teach me something about checking the cart twice before checking out.
My Rise of Tribes (Amazon affiliate link) game from Breaking Games came in. It is a fun ...

read more
July 24, 2018
Bingo Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild is having a bingo event again this year. What is Quilt Bingo? Well, it is an event where you play bingo and the big prizes are quilts made by the guild. For a list of the kinds of prizes one might win at Quilt Bingo you should check out this great post, complete with links to free quilt blocks, bag patterns, and other quilty goodness.

I volunteered to quilt one of the quilts. I didn't make any of the blocks. They were made by members of the guild.
I quilted it with swirls and ...

read more
July 20, 2018
Dead Inside from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple years ago I was at a local yarn & fiber party and watched a fellow knitter go bonkers over a knitting bag made with The Walking Dead fabric. At the time, I hadn't seen but a couple episodes of the first season, so I shrugged it off. Later, while doing some online shopping, I found the same fabric and added a yard of it to my virtual shopping cart. I finally got around to watching several seasons of The Walking Dead and using some of that fabric.

I paired the print with with some black marine vinyl I ...

read more
July 19, 2018
BLOG REMIX – Charm Pack Placement from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. For the first remix, we are bringing back the Charm Pack Placemats tutorial we did with Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life in 2016!

Fabric ...

read more
July 18, 2018
Double Zip Pouch by Sweet Jane’s Quilting & Design from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

An adorable way to store your wonderclips, thread, quilting notions, cards, change and more, we are sew happy to present the Double Zip Pouch by Sweet Jane’s Quilting and Design! These finish at 4″ x 5″ so they’re great for throwing in your bag or attaching to your keys with the D-ring. And since they are easy to put together, you can make a bunch at a time, which is great for gifting!

Fabric Requirements

Here’s what you’ll need to make your Double Zip Pouch:

read more
All the Thread from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple weeks ago I told you about my thread problem. I've been working on getting my upgraded thread rack built and installed in my thread closet (yes, I need a closet to hold it all, I'm not even sure all of it is in there).

Here is a look at what my thread storage looked like before I started.
This woodworking project took two people and more hours than I cared to count. We cut a bucket-full of pegs. Mostly because my planning was more than a little off. Not that that work will be wasted.
We ...

read more
July 16, 2018
In The Hoop: Roberta Cross Body from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on several in the hoop projects over the last couple weeks. I'm intrigued by the steps and how to incorporate them into an embroidery design. Basically, I'm learning the whys of stitch order and how that relates to bag construction.

I picked up a the Roberta Crossbody Zipper Bag from Designs by Little Bee. The design includes three sizes: 5" x 7", 6" x 10", and 8" x 12". This one is the 8" by 12" bag, which means it is big enough to hold an iPad Mini. The directions are very clear and ...

read more
July 13, 2018
Road Trip Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

We recently had an unexpected road trip to help out family. I grabbed more than a small amount of yarn for the trip. I finished two projects and started a third.

I've been working on this shawl made with Red Heart It's a Wrap for what seems like ages. It was the first project I finished on the trip. 
I blocked it to open up the lace and I think it payed off. 
This one came out as a really big shawl.
I had another ball of It's a Wrap but I decided I didn't have ...

read more
July 11, 2018
A quilter’s table. from I'm Studio Lou

Over 4 years ago, one of my first ever patterns for a magazine was a quilted patchwork table runner for Sewing World. A little while later and I have now  made another version using this gorgeous “Gathered” fabric by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery. It’s a plus design table runner that uses 8 different prints, […]

read more
July 9, 2018
Saving the Planet from Becca's Crazy Projects

Saving the planet one straw at a time.

I'm not here to teach you about the damage we're doing to the planet because of single use plastics, including plastic straws. I am here to tell you how to make a cute carrying case for your stainless steel straws so you can be part of the solution. Amazon will sell you a Set of 4 Stainless Steel Straws (with cleaning brush) for a little more than you'll pay for a venti frappuccino.

The question then becomes, how do you carry them until you get to your destination where ...

read more
  • project
  • Page 1 of 7 ( 140 posts )