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September 13, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Pinwheels are such fun! Pieced by Mary.
Sometimes a panel is perfect!
This is the stack of quilted quilts I dropped off last Saturday with Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 50

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September 11, 2019
Cranked Socks from Becca's Crazy Projects

It's been a couple weeks without any socks. This post will be full of them. These were made with Corrie Sock SW Wool/Nylon from Flying Goat Farm. The colorway is Fire Opal.
These were made using a sock kit from Brediculous Yarns. I'm head over heels for sock kits right now. I made the heel by switching to the contrast yarn a couple rows before the heel turn, then continuing a couple rows after the heel was completed. I think this will work great for striped socks, too.
This pair was made with a fun colorway called ...

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My Featured Day for My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop… from Seams To Be Sew

I’m so crazy, what in the heck was I thinking… right in the middle of a row along I signed up for this hop, knowing full well how busy I’d be. I did not create a project for this hop, I just didn’t have the time. I had an idea, but it just never came about. So, I decided to take this post in a different direction. It still fits in with the theme of this blog hop so that I can properly post, but I am sorry there is no finished project to show you other ...

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September 8, 2019
Last, Last Chance from The Quilt Quine

Earlier this year I bought an iPad thinking that it would take over from my 2012 MacBookPro but for some tasks it just does not perform the same way and I crank up the straining laptop to do spreadsheets, online banking or resize pictures for printing. I expect the iPad can do these things but I don’t know how to make it so I either have to figure that out or consider whether it is time to trade in the laptop.

Having become a bit of a Marie Kondo convert (Tidying Up and Spark Joy), I decided that it ...

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Sew-in Fun! from Heart Desire Creations

Last week I had the good fortune to spend four days in South Carolina with a group of talented and fun quilters! Everyone brought their own projects and worked away all day and into the night. Mostly we had hot sunny days and were able to enjoy the outdoor pool.

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These hat pin cushions were made and gifted to each of us by Judy. I absolutely love mine and am so thankful for her thoughtfulness and efforts.

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Here’s Laurie with her very impressive bin full of 1 1/2″ solid scraps.  She’s turning them into the now popular ...

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September 7, 2019
Look What You Can Do!! from Kitty and Me Designs

Look what you can do with these little cross stitch designs:


Small cross stitch patterns are perfect for crazy quilting!  Stitch the designs on 14 count Aida and sew it into your block during the foundation piecing process.  Or, piece your block and applique it on!  Either way, you'll have a beautiful, unique and fun project to stitch!

http://www.kittyandme.etsy.com/

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September 6, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Panels are always great for a quick charity quilt. 
Foundation pieced strips helps keep everything straight! Pieced by Mary. I love working with the wonderful members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 48

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September 4, 2019
All The Bits and Pieces from Heart Desire Creations

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There was a fair amount of flannel fabric left after piecing hubby’s cat quilt. The large pieces were used for the backing and there was still a fair amount of pieces left. Right then and there I cut them all up into 2 1/2″ strips and began to sew!

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A patterned fleece is the backing, with no batting. Isn’t that backing jazzy?! Using the walking foot, I quilted using crossing wavy lines. Originally I was going to gift this quilt to someone, but it wasn’t quite large enough for the person in mind, so off to ...

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Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

The rows seem to take so long to complete, now.
This one was just after I finished row 51. I love how this is working up. The color changes are coming quickly, now.

Free pattern: Peacock Petals Shawl

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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September 2, 2019
Fan Embroidery from Becca's Crazy Projects

String Theory Fabric Art has some fun fan embroidery designs. This is just one of them. I wanted to stitch up some fun, small, Star Wars themed gifts. The clear vinyl on the back lets you store that ID or other card in style!
Rebel ID badge holder
Imperial symbol ID badge holder

If you see an embroidery design you are interested in, but don't have an embroidery machine, feel free to send me an email and I can work with you. Email contact form on the sidebar. The holiday season will be here before you know it!

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September 1, 2019
Positivity from The Quilt Quine

The one thing that is essential when dealing with a child with Anorexia is maintaining a positive outlook. Even when it seems that there is no improvement, the only thing is to keep trying and keep hoping that the vicious cycle can be broken. On Thursday we were warned that a hospital admission is looking increasingly likely if the medical checks show up increasingly failing health and weight continues to drop. We were given the weekend to turn things around, even the tiniest amount. Her friends visited and gave her a brave and loving “talking to” which I hope struck ...

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Endless cutting and August Progress from Heart Desire Creations

A blogger I follow, Quilt Diva Julie recently posted about a string quilt she was doing called Optic Strings, using prints and solids. I loved it and immediately knew what fabrics I would use from my stash! The prints I pulled are all the Tula Pink prints I had and matched them with coordinating solid shot cottons. It was a blast to pull and match!

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The cutting marathon began. The strips are 1 1/2″ wide by 10 1/2″+ long. There are 37 pairs of fabric and I cut two sets of each fabric with 4 print strips  and ...

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August 30, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

A couple more fun quilts pieced by Mary. This kitty quilt is wonderful!
Sometimes I see members of quilting groups on Facebook ask where they should donate their quilts. There are so many charities that would love to have them. As you know, I work with Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

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 ...

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August 28, 2019
Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared the slow progress on the Peacock Petals Shawl
I continue to work on it a little each afternoon. I love watching the slow color shift and the lacy stitches forming. This is at row 40. A little over half way. Right now the edge is a little ruffly, but I'm sure blocking will settle it out. This is a project where blocking will play a vital role in getting the lacy to really sing.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Crochet hooks: Clover Crochet Hook Set (10 hooks)

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August 26, 2019
Yarn Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I had this mishmash of leftover yarn and wanted to make it into one ball of yarn for a project. I put it in order from the smallest ball to the largest or what made sense from a color perspective.
I used this video about how to make a Russian join. Such a simple and effective way to join together two pieces of yarn.
It is pretty invisible when done, too.
Then I wound it up into a single cake that weighs in at 240 grams. This is bound to be a fun shawl. I just have to pick the ...

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August 25, 2019
Dropping In and Out from The Quilt Quine

You hear about people dropping out of Uni or Life all the time but I have never thought about what that actually meant. I feel as though I have temporarily dropped out of Quilting, certainly when I look at social media and think that Everybody Else is beavering away, teaching, launching new patterns or inventing new techniques. I have barely had time to think about quilting, let alone actually do any. 

We waved Freya off on a Grand Adventure to Tanzania where she will be staying with a university lecturer whom she met on the way back from her trip ...

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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 21, 2019
Peacock Petals Crochet from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up this yarn on a whim at the local A.C. Moore. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but I wanted to give it a try. 
I found the Peacock Petals Shawl and thought it was a good match. This is a free pattern that packs a punch. The first few rows are nothing fancy. They are lacy, though. Using this fine cotton yarn is going to make this a light and breezy shawl. 
I made it through the fist section without too much trouble. I think I'm better at reading ...

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August 20, 2019
Applique Update & Detour from Heart Desire Creations

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A very long time ago I began to hand applique Lollypop Tree by Kim McLean. The background for my first block wasn’t quite what I wanted so I began again, using a gray and white backgrounds. Much better! There are now three complete and the fourth one is very close to being done.

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But I’ve come to a complete halt. I was so on fire to finish this one and get to number five. My plan is to do six total as the blocks are rather large. Most unfortunately I’ve developed what I believe is tennis elbow ...

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August 19, 2019
Machine Embroidery Snap Tabs from Becca's Crazy Projects

This weekend I had a terrible time managing to crank out a sock. Those of you who are here for all the other crazy projects I guess this is good news. For me, it was cranking five socks to have one suitable sock. I did manage to kitchener some of the toes on socks from last week, so I was productive. 
I decided to take a break from socks to stitch up a snap tab for a friend. 
The design is from String Theory Fabric Art. They have so many amazing and geeky designs.
I know a Star Wars person ...

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