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July 12, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Week number two of my 100 Days 100 Blocks quilt along project.
I'm continuing to work through the 100 blocks. I've been pulling fabrics from my scrap bins. I'm sure this won't make much of a dent in my collection of scraps. 

I'm not going to add individual photos to this post. I also will only update with a collage in the future. If you want to see any of these in greater detail you should check out my Instagram feed. You'll get updates daily for this project, assuming I can keep up. I ...

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July 7, 2021
Wednesday WIP: Sampler Spree Quilt-Along from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Have you joined the Sampler Spree Quilt-Along? It is sponsored by Moda and is based on Susan Ache’s book, Sampler Spree. Each week a specific color is announced along with 10-12 blocks to piece using that color. It was so helpful to have my scraps sorted by color. I can just pull out the appropriate bin and start cutting!

Sampler SpreeSamp

I am having so much fun making these little six-inch blocks. The quilt-along started in June but it is not too late to join in. Check out Moda’s blog post here for more information. Week one’s color ...

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July 5, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm going to try to do a weekly update for my 100 Days 100 Blocks quilt along project. This is the first of those updates. 
Last week I finished blocks 1-4. 

I'm going very scrappy with this quilt. I'm using squares and strips I have left over from other projects. I have no idea what layout I'm going to use when I finish them all. It is an adventure!

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July 2, 2021
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

Where does the time go?
I picked up this fun machine quilting book a couple months ago and I keep telling myself I'll actually write a review. Maybe next month. 
I succeeded in getting block number one of 100 Days 100 Blocks completed. Wish me luck I can stay on track. That's it for today. Enjoy your weekend. 

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June 23, 2021
Challenging Myself from Becca's Crazy Projects

Every time I make a sampler quilt I tell myself I won't do it again. 
Along comes 100 Days 100 Blocks and changes my mind before it has even begun. Image from Gnome Angel's website. I will admit I may have been influenced by Hunter's Design Studio. She shared her version on Instagram and it is delightful. I've been trying to prepare by cutting a few blocks so I'm ready to sew on day one of one hundred. I'll try to keep up. My guess is I'll post to Instagram as I finish ...

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June 1, 2021
QAL des Coubes : les gagnantes! from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, notre QAL des Courbes s’est terminé hier! Des participantes ont encore publié de jolis quilts hier. Ce qui nous donne en statistiques, 170 inscrites et 101 quilts terminés dans le délai. Bravo à toutes, y compris à celles qui n’ont pas réussi à finir (ne lâchez rien!). Cécile m’a confié le délicat … Continuer de lire QAL des Coubes : les gagnantes!

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May 16, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Sponsors from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Positivity Quilt-Along (QAL) begins on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

While you wrap up your current projects, clean the bobbins, pick up the stray pins and change the blade in your rotary cutters, I am busy writing the tutorial and debating (sometimes silently) layout options. 

Here are the gifts/prizes we have gleefully secured for the Positivity QAL. Kudos to the sponsors!!!

LEVEL 1 (Flimsy)
All QAL participants (anywhere in the world) who link up their finished flimsies will be entered to win one of the following four Level 1 prizes
1. One PDF pattern of your choice from Cynthia ...

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April 22, 2021
Positivity Plus from Sew Preeti Quilts

April is almost over. Did I forget my RSC blocks? Of course not. Meet my light/bright blues.

Light/Medium Blues

Bright Blues

Sharing with Angela's Linky Party.


I am happy to share my newest finish with you. I have named it - "The Positivity Quilt"

Strangers in a Park - Happily Helped Me :-)

Blues to Beat the Blues

Green Grass - Bright Red Binding

Positivity means Affirmative Willingness. Yes, it is so AND I am willing to do something about it.

Lately positivity and positivity rates have been associated with Covid-19 infections. The overwhelming feelings of loss, sadness, helplessness and ...

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March 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Sashing from Nestlings By Robin

You are so close to the finish;)
This week we are on to the
sashing for the blocks.
Making the decision to blend
the sashing so the stars jump out
or to give your blocks a small
bit of framework will be
the hardest part of this step.
I promise!
My blocks rested on my 
guest bed for a good solid
week just as you see them here.
I just couldn't wrap my 
brain around how it would
look when done and I 
didn't want to waste time
making all those little 
star points just to hate ...

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February 20, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Ruffled Tulips from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 12 
and our last block 
before we get to assembly.

The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
Normally I show you the block
and you can see a bit of it
in the upper corner, but I wanted
you to see the fun border
that was added too.

As we come closer to adding 
a border, I wanted you to see
that I had other options from
my collection and it was
sooo hard to choose!

The quilting on this one
is all over the place from
clamshell, to flowers ...

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February 8, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Mexican Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                       Welcome to block 11.

It is exciting how close to done
we are getting, right?!
The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!
We can see what a popular
style of quilting this is for
that time period because I 
haven't had to write in a 
new design for a few blocks now:)

This is the only one I have
of this design and I do LOVE it!
Again from my dear friend in Illinois
who finds the best deals!

I ...

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February 3, 2021
Current WIP: Violet Quilt A Long from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Oh, how I love a quilt-a-long. Maybe it’s because I want to make every quilt in the world, maybe I need the motivation of a schedule or maybe it’s just FOMO, I have a hard time scrolling past a QAL. A few weeks ago, Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting announced the Violet Quilt as her next QAL. I wasn’t going to join, but remembered a bag of scraps that would be perfect for this quilt.

Scraps from Blush line of fabric

These fabrics are from the Basic Grey’s Blush line by Moda. The original quilt I made from this line was ...

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January 22, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Prince's OR Princess Feather? from Nestlings By Robin

                                      Welcome to block 10.

The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

This is one of a few
variations on 
Prince's Feathers I 
have in my collection.

I have a dear friend in Illinois
that likes to go searching for 
treasure (one of our favorite
past times when we are together) 
and she finds the best deals!
On occasion I will get a
pic and a question mark
text from her.
This was one of those texts.

It is beyond lovely ...

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January 17, 2021
Je n’aime pas gâcher from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, sans être une accro au zero déchet, je n’aime pas gâcher et quand c’est du tissu patch, encore moins! Alors comme j’avais reçu en cadeau d’une commande un morceau dont je ne savais que faire, je l’ai quilté sur un morceau de tissu de type alaise (tissu des Ursules, pour un essai … Continuer de lire Je n’aime pas gâcher

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January 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: APPLES from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 9.

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is to-die-for triple rods, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I call it Apple Basket but it 
could also be a tomato plant.
Fun Fact about tomatoes...
They were thought to be poisonous.

This was purchased on my way
home from Paducah in 2017 in a 
cute little shop somewhere in TN.
It is beyond lovely even with holes:)

Let's talk Apple or Tomato variations.

I haven't seen one like this one 
in my studies but the layout ...

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January 8, 2021
Live, Love, Quilt - QAL from Grit's Life

 Hallo Ihr Lieben,


im Februar startet ein neuer QAL. Er wurde ins Leben gerufen von Ellie's Quiltplace . Ich freue mich sehr darauf. Und nun darf ich es auch posten, ich durfte einen kleinen Teil dieses Projektes designen. Das war schon sehr spannend und aufregend für mich. 

Alles über den  Live, Love, Quilt - QAL erfahrt ihr in der Live, Love, Quilt - QAL Gruppe bei Facebook

Sehnsüchtig erwarte ich die dazugehörige Stoffkollektion und werde dann Nachtschicht einlegen und die Stoffpakete für den QAL schneiden. Sie werden rechtzeitig vor dem Start in meinem Onlineshop erhältlich sein. Wer möchte kann ein Stoffpaket ...

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January 1, 2021
Meilleurs voeux et lancement du QAL des Courbes from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à tous, Nous sommes le 1er janvier! Le QAL des courbes est donc lancé! Vous avez jusqu’au 5 janvier pour vous inscrire. cette année, nos sponsors sont : Quiltmania (un livre et un abonnement), un sponsor fidèle! Auvergne Laser (et page Facebook en remplacement des salons) vous réserve également deux jolis lots : la … Continuer de lire Meilleurs voeux et lancement du QAL des Courbes

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December 28, 2020
QAL Courbes: fiche projet from Atelier de Cocopatch

un petit coucou rapide pour vous proposer une feuille afin d’avoir sous les yeux calendrier et info utiles! ici bonne fin d’année! Coco

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December 23, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Coxcomb from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to Block 8.
Lectures & Workshops - NESTLINGS by Robin

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I went to search coxcomb for 
the plant information link and
look at this definition I found:
archaic: a vain and conceited man; a dandy.
synonyms: fop · beau · man about town · 
bright young thing · glamour boy · rake .

I laughed and laughed!!
Not sure why but I did:)

So, this was purchased this from 
a collector while in Paducah for my 
appraisal training when I fell ...

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December 7, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Laurel Leaves from Nestlings By Robin

  Welcome to Block 7.

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1850 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch with 
a FAB red applique' scallop border.
The leaves are done in 
various green prints.

I purchased this from a collector
in Maryland who only collects from
that region so we have a lovely
Mid-Atlantic quilt in 
the style of the day.

Let's talk Laurel Leaf variations.
There really aren't that many
variations as it is very straight 
forward in design.
When one varies it does
so in the shape of the 
red leaves at ...

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