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October 10, 2021
Back to Front Quilt Making from The Quilt Quine

I had so much fabric left over from Nella’s autumnal selection that it made sense to piece a back for her quilt, even though the top blocks were not all done. Instead of joining large chunks, I decided to make it a bit more interesting and unplanned so I cut up some strips and squares and started joining them together. I would call this method improvisational, even though there is nothing modern or wonky about it. I doubled up the measurements for a Goosey Guddle block so it ended up 4 times larger than the original, taking up a ...

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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 26, 2021
Why Do I Feel the Need to…? from The Quilt Quine

There are many things that I do in Life that are not strictly necessary but somehow I feel the need to do them anyway. I wanted to make a couple of instructional videos this week that may benefit say, 2 people (max). As per usual, I wasted a lot of time fiddling around with cameras and mics. This time I would not be filming the quilting frame and instead wanted overhead shots at the cutting table or sewing machine. This is not as simple as it would seem. You-tubers must have all sorts of “rigs” that you can’t see ...

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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 19, 2021
Sewing Therapy and More from Heart Desire Creations

I found myself floundering the past week as I was working through emotions on the loss of my sister. She had been sick for a while and although her passing was imminent, it somehow doesn’t seem real when it actually happens. To help clear my mind, I went to my 2 1/2″ strip box and began to sew. Mindless sewing can be so very therapeutic!

A few hours of sewing resulted in this scrappy Hospice quilt. I cut a backing from a pretty printed fleece and hung both in my flimsy closet to be quilted another time. Of ...

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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. 

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Needles: Knit Picks Options Wood Interchangeable Knitting Needle ...

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September 13, 2021
» Pat Sloan's Blog

Have you started All the Trimmings yet? Never too late, same with Cross stitch university. I like that it started out slowly, as I can jump in now to stitch along, see my video for all the details!

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Pat sloan all the trimmings week 2

**FREE All the Trimmings Sew Along! **

I love these stockings!

2 stockings

It also has a darling ...

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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 5, 2021
Gifting a Quilt & Gifting a Fish (?) from Heart Desire Creations

Lots and lots of quilts reside in my home. They’re on quilt racks, beds, sofas, a cupboard and a few walls. It’s not wall to wall quilts, but it does seem wasteful to me that they are not giving warmth somewhere. I have gifted many, many quilts and now it’s time to gift more!

A long time neighbor of 30 years is moving to a town north of here. We’re very happy for this new chapter in her life, but she has been an excellent neighbor and friend and will miss her. Yes, I’m going ...

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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 29, 2021
Off to Give Comfort from Heart Desire Creations

One of my favorite things to do with quilts – take a pic of them hanging on the line together before they get sent off! There are eight quilts this time round, all going to Hospice. All are lap quilts, varying sizes and one is a wheelchair quilt. There are five Hospice flimsies with backings hanging in the closet. Not sure when I’ll get them quilted – just waiting for inspiration to hit!

The list of Works in Progress is still doable for me. I no longer want 20 projects in the wings that are half sewn. There was a time ...

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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 25, 2021
Another, then Another from Heart Desire Creations

Woo Hoo! Two more Hospice finishes. The first one was made with some orphan blocks I found from another Hospice quilt finished last year. There was just enough to make a wheelchair quilt. I really like these little quilts. They’re small so they go quickly, and they’re very practical for those in wheelchairs. As you can see, the corners are cut to avoid getting caught in the wheels. On this one I had enough to add a pocket. It’s lined with the same fleece I used for the backing. The pocket can hold tissues, cell phone, etc ...

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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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July 11, 2021
Orphan Blocks – What to Do? from Heart Desire Creations

I came across some orphan blocks the other day and decided to put them on the design wall.

Then a few more were added:

The last row of blocks were not playing nicely with the rest. I also don’t think the outside blocks will work. There are more of them and I thought perhaps they could be used as side borders. And the blocks on the lower right with the large pieces? Well…I dove into another bin and there were more of those! Enough I think to make a wheelchair quilt for Hospice.

This is where I left ...

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July 1, 2021
Diane’s Small World Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

We have been finishing some UFO’s and we can’t wait to share some of our summer projects with you! This is a version of Jen Kingwell’s My Small World Quilt (affiliate link*).  The original is just one world, right side up, but we wanted to have a larger quilt so we doubled up.  This one […]

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