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January 13, 2020
The Mermaid from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 5, the finale.

I used the trimmings from the backing to make the binding. I did have to add a short strip to make it work. 
I always accordion fold my binding. This makes it easy to store and easy to use without getting twisted like it does if it is coiled. 
Bound and hanging sleeve attached. It might be overly big as a wall hanging but that's what I intend on doing with it.

Read more about this quilt and the techniques used in these previous posts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Tools and ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 1970 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Looking back at the 1960s last week was different. And apparently, interesting. Thanks for the comments and the notes. Since, I'm short of ideas for SQI, we're going to visit the decades. One decade a week for a while. Or till we get tired of looking back. Or another idea comes along. So here you are, transported back to 1970-1979 or there about:

Cruising Down “The Boulevard” of the San Fernando Valley During the 1970s - Feature Shoot

Vintage Hallmark Betsey Clark 1975 Date Book Clean & Crisp with no writing.

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January 11, 2020
irish chain and green from Making A Lather

Last year, for the rainbow scrap challenge, I made 4 patches for an Irish chain quilt, This year, I am adding the sashing units to make the whole block.

I made 8 of green. When I laid the squares out for the photo, one was missing in with another project, but, I found the sneaky little thing.

I will work on this quilt according to the color of the month.

My rainbow projects for 2020 with links:
 Irish chain
row by row
scraptastic star

And I am still working on the quote quilt from last year.

I am linking ...

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January 10, 2020
Would you like follow the Charity Quilt Along with me? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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The Charity Sew Along Quilt Kits are available!


*** Charity Sew Along *** 

This is my 5th year working with the Fat Quarter shop and Moda Fabric on the Charity quilt along. It is such an honor to work with them to raise funds for a chairty.  hope you'll join us as we sew the Bloom-Topia Quilt which is benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions ...

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green scraps from Making A Lather

The color for the rainbow scrap challenge for January is bright green. Last year, the month of green, I didn't really do a look through the basket. I knew I needed to pull everything out, and sort through, to discover what hidden treasures I might have in the basket. My original plan was to cut everything into useable sizes. But, after it was neat and tidy, I didn't want to cut it.

After a good night's sleep, I was ready to cut again. I cut 3 1/2, 2 1/2, 2, and 1 1/2, and ...

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Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love all the different quilt tops I pick from Annapolis Quilts for Kids. So many different makers and techniques. This scrappy wonder is delightful!
Many are simple quilts, but some are more interesting like this triangle quilt.
This raw-edge applique butterfly quilt is pretty awesome, too. This one was a challenge to quilt but totally worth it.

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 ...

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January 9, 2020
Examining Crazy Stitches from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

In November, I (Teri) wrote about a lot of three crazy quilts that Kara and I won in an online auction. (See Still Crazy...) I described two of them, but the third was—is—going to be the inspiration for a new project, so I decided to share that one on its own. There are so many lovely stitch combinations to study; it deserves its own post. After writing about my 2020 goals last week, I realized that this new project might be put on a back burner for awhile, so I thought I'd share the quilt with you ...

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Do you LOVE cute things? AND the inner border i went with from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Bonnie Lane Sew Along Assignments ***

In this post

  1. Drive Down Bonnie Lane (above)
    1. The Super Cute Clothesline is our section to do. Then the first row is done!
    2. Applique the Dresses
    3. New Video on placement sequence
  2. Glow
    1. My 4 block version reveal completes this sew along!
  3. Table runner
    1. I'm going to rerun this as a 2 x 2 setting using the kit backing as a border! 
    2. JOIN IN, details at the end
  4. Share your Bonnie Lane progress photos at the end!

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*** Drive Down Bonnie Lane House Block ***

  • The clothesline is SO darling!! I Loved making it. Some tips for ...

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January 8, 2020
2019 ~ All in One Post from {The Sweetest Dreams}

2019 has been a busy year.
So many times I've wanted to update the blog with information on projects I'm working on, completed quilts etc. yet, I never made it to the computer. Sorry.
Since the new year has started and I have every intention to keep updating here, I wanted to recap the past year in one post.

Quilt 15x20
A ELIQG Challenge "Animal Selfie"

Quilt 38x45
Baby Tumbler Quilt

Quilt 68x68
Pattern: Summerville by Thimble Blossoms
Fabric:  Miniature Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
Wedding quilt for my daughter

Quilt 70x76
"A Village in Spain"
Pattern: Village
Fabric ...

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Lucy's basket from Making A Lather

We had a visitor to our little Friday quilt group. She had made these little fabric star ornaments for each of the guild members for our Christmas meeting. We were all thrilled. When she made a visit with us she taught us how to make them.  I could follow along with her and made mine, but, I don't think I could do it again on my own.

This was the day I put my basket quilt together. I don't have a plan beyond this. I am guessing it is about 65 by 70.  Each basket is 3 1 ...

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The Mermaid from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 4 - Quilting

It has been a while since I updated you on this fun quilt. This post will have loads of photos as I tried to capture the quilting as I went. I pieced the backing for this quilt. The backing doesn't even really matter since my plan is to hang this quilt once it is done.
I used a matching pale blue for the background quilting. I tried to capture shapes you might see underwater. Waves. 
Seaweed and underwater currents. 
Green to accentuate the tail fin. 
Echoes and echoes. 
Fish scales. 
I try to match my top ...

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January 7, 2020
progress from Making A Lather

I did better on last week's goals than the start.
To do Tuesday
1. finish cutting frolic clue 4  - done
2. sew frolic clue 4 - done
3. quilt one of my quilts - the back has arrived
4. start January one monthly goals - I ironed all the fabric for the flower box quilt, and I have a green rainbow goal finished

new goals
1. cut frolic 5 - done

2. sew frolic 5
3, quilt one of my quilts
4. cut basket quilt
5. cut two blocks for shine

We have had 2 days of sunshine in a row, and I ...

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WIP Wednesday #425 @TN&TN from The Needle and Thread Network

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).

Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above. Edited to add: your Instagram account has to be public for others to see your work! Thanks Kate for flagging that for us.

Please include our button or the URL (http ...

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Are you able to join me tonight? Chatting planners, fleece and more! from Pat Sloan's Blog

If you are reading this in an email, CLICK THE TITLE or the SEE MORE at the end to come to my website to watch my video!

*** In This Show - Aired at 8:30pm eastern 1/6/2020 ***

  • How do you track your projects in a planner?
  • Some discussion on Fleece
  • Fast tips for my Traffic Jam Pattern
  • Tool Talk with a video!
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January 6, 2020
frolic 4 from Making A Lather

I finally finished clue 4 for frolic mystery quilt from quiltville. I really don't like the matchy matchy thing she is doing, and, it takes forever, especially with using scraps, which, I kicked out the window pretty quickly after starting the clue.

Just this morning, I cut the pieces for clue 5. I really am no longer motivated to keep up the mystery. But, I am sure that will change as more is revealed.

My clue 1clue 2,   clue 3

All my quiltville mystery quilts are here.

I am linking:

#frolicmystery ...

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A New Idea: Star Kissed from Wedding Dress Blue

Years ago Sparkle Jane took a notion and decided to cut 1-1/4″ squares.  1-1/4″?!?  That is REALLY small.  But, they sat in this box and after a while started to hum at me.  Do projects ever do that to you?  Just sort of seem to hum in the back of your mind, “I could be beautiful.  Give me a chance.”

So, I started to piece, a little aimlessly at first.  Just as a leader-ender project.  Before I knew it, I was making 25-patches.  Then, there were 25 of them.

By then there was too much invested to stop ...

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Fat Quarter Pile Up from Becca's Crazy Projects

Someone on Instagram mentioned how quick this the Fat Quarter Pile Up pattern went together. I was intrigued so I went to Knot and Thread Design to check it out. The pattern is indeed quick to cut and piece. I used the basic design but cut my bricks to suit the fabric I had on hand. 
This monkey fabric is so much fun!
It went together so quickly! I've got the backing and binding ready, so this one will be quick to finish once I get it loaded onto the frame. This is my first quilt top finish of ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: 1960 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Here are some coincidences for you: just this week Richard and I were noting that we turn 60 this year and we were born in 1960. Tonight I opened blogger to discover (I still don't know how it happened) that I have published--you guessed it--1960 posts. Odd, sure. Gonna let it roll on by? No way!

Immediately I took a screenshot so I could prove it. Ha! But the screenshot was pretty sad as far as being able to see anything. So, I did the unthinkable and enhanced it just a little--enlarged it and turned it into gray scale ...

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January 5, 2020
What UFO are you working on? + It's time crack open your planner! from Pat Sloan's Blog

In this article... UFO busting, Planners,  Kitchen Adventures, some goodies I got!

PLUS be sure you entered my New Years Day Giveaway HERE

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*** UFO BUSTING *** 

I got the binding on my Christmas Houses!!

These are block #1 from my Merry & Bright Sew Along

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I am so excited to have this, even if it's after Christmas. I'll put it in my pile of Christmas quilts.

I did the planning of fabrics:

  • Windows are all Different
  • Doors all the same
  • A variety of red prints
  • And a variety of green prints

*** my FREE PATTERN Merry & Bright Sew Along

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*** Making a ...

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stash report january 5, 2020 from Making A Lather

I haven't done a stash report since July. I had back surgery in July and most of my routines fell apart.
I enjoyed watching the statistics through the year, so, I hope to make this a regular part of my blogging again.
I typically count the fabric that comes in the week of the stash report, but this is an exception. I bought this fabric as a jumbled scrap bag last year at a quilt show. I knew it was hefty, but as I unpacked the bag and folded it, I discovered 10 yards of very yummy fabric.

I ...

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