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July 27, 2019
Irish Stars COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

8723 pieces later, we have a quilt. It only took 25 months.

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It is an odd feeling.  Not quite like having a baby, or like having that baby leave home, but something like it.  I have lived with and worked on this quilt nearly daily for over two years.  And now…
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The quilting itself was a major quandry–I tried for weeks to come up with a custom quilting alternative that I could do with my current skill level, and couldn’t.  I considered sending it out, but that is money not convenient right now, and it didn’t feel ...

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July 25, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along - Day 12! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Can you believe it - we've made it to the 12th day of Christmas in July!  So many wonderful projects have been shared, but we're not done yet - today we'll be hearing from Christina at Christina's Handicrafts and Joanne from Everyone Deserves A Quilt (don't you love that name?).  More "gifts" to open - isn't Christmas the best?

For your convenience, let's share the line-up once again...

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July 24, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 11! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a whole lotta stuff!  Do you know that if you add up all the gifts just given on that one day (the 11th), it's 66 gifts?  And all of the gifts for twelve days is 364 - over half of which are birds.  Do you still think they were true loves after all that?  (Enquiring minds want to know!)

I hope you're enjoying all the little "gifts" that have been shared over the past ten days!  And guess what - there's more!  Today we'll ...

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July 23, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 10! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

So many great ideas this year, right? And we're still not done!  Today we'll be hearing from two more participants - Mary of Made by Marney will be bringing something special, and Selina of Selina Quilts is back for her second post of the hop, because she just had so many great ideas to share they wouldn't fit in just one post!  Kind of like going to Grandma's for Christmas, where your parents wondered how they would get all. those. presents. in the car on the way home.....



For your convenience, let's share the ...

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July 22, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 9! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome back for another day of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!  So far we've seen table toppers and pillows and quilts and so many more great ideas!  And today we have two more packages to unwrap, from Kate of Katie Mae Quilts and Susan of QuiltFabrication.  Do you like to unwrap your packages slowly, cutting through the tape and carefully folding up the paper, or are you a ripper, rushing through to see the goodies inside?  Either way, you're sure to be happy with what today's gifts reveal!

Here's the ...

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12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 8! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Wow, it's hard to believe we've been hopping for a full week now, isn't it?  So many great ideas are whirling around in my head, like snowflakes in a snow globe.




Shiny things are such a distraction, aren't they?  I want to drop everything right this minute and make some of these wonderful projects.  And we've got more today!  Tracie from Riceford Streams has a fabulous quilt to tempt you with, and Sharon from Vrooman's Quilts has generously come back again with a couple of fabulous quick projects.  I know you will ...

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July 21, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 7! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Welcome back to the Hop!  Have you got your dancing shoes on?



Because we've got some more great stuff to dance about today!  Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter and Anja of Anja Quilts have great ideas to rock our Christmas crafting, and I for one can't wait to see what they are!  I'm already so inspired by the ideas that have been shared, and have multiple projects that I must. make. RIGHT. NOW.  How about you?

For your convenience, let's share the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th

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July 20, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 6! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Well, it's another beautiful day in the Starbucks neighborhood...



It doesn't look much like Christmas in here, but I'm definitely feeling the holiday spirit as I experience great thankfulness for having a place where I can go and be welcomed in my hour of internet need!  And that little lady behind the counter may be my new best friend - my crazy drink order (venti decaf Americano, iced, with sugar free vanilla and cream - keto friendly, of course) is very close to becoming something I can order by saying "the usual"!  So never doubt that Christmas ...

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July 18, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 5! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Five days in to this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop - are you in the Christmas Spirit yet?



By the way, Elf is probably my favorite Christmas movie of all time....  

Today we've got even more to get excited about, if the last four days haven't been enough to get your inner elf jumping up and down!  Kathy of Kathy's Kwilts and More will be sharing something special, and Selina of Selina Quilts will be bringing her first of two posts - because she had so many great ideas we couldn't ...

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July 17, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 4! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas In July Blog Hop!  Are you having fun yet?  Have you found your next great project?  My mind is hopping with ideas - now all I need is time to put some of them into action!

Today we've got some great Christmas "gifts" from Brandy of Pampered Pettit and Vicki of Vicki's Crafts and Quilting.  You're going to love what they have for us today - and that "gotta make" list is gonna grow!


Here's the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th


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July 16, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along, Day 3! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, are you all having as much fun as I am with this year's blog hop?  I love the idea of all those posts to come nestled like presents under a Christmas tree, just waiting to be opened up.  And I don't know about you, but I see gnomes in my future....  Today we have "gifts" from Joy of Days Filled with Joy, and Jan from The Colorful Fabriholic.  Can you hear that old Carole King song "Anticipation" in the air?  

Here's the line-up once again...

Sunday, July 14th

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July 15, 2019
12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop & Quilt-Along Day 2! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop and Quilt-Along!  I hope you enjoyed the first two stops on the hop yesterday - I know I now have more things on my "things I want to make before Christmas" list!  Today we have two more awesome quilters sharing their Christmas "gifts" for us, and I know you'll just love them.  Amy from Sea of Estrogen and Meloney from Mel's Quilting Blog are newer blog acquaintances, but no less treasured - they are repeat contributors to this hop and I'm excited to see what ...

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July 12, 2019
Irish Stars Top Complete from Wedding Dress Blue

On Wednesday…

I did not work in the garden.

I did not vacuum.

I did not do the dishes.

I did not do laundry.

I did not read a book.

I did none of these things.

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What I DID do was assemble the Irish Stars Quilt top.

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When there are 323 blocks constructed primarily of 1-1/2″ squares, it is slow going.

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Seemingly tiny mistakes matter, and have to be picked out and done again.

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But, in the end, it is worth it!

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July 10, 2019
Getting Ready For the Quilt-Along - Figuring Fabric Requirements! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

As I am writing this morning, I am joined by a lovely Starbucks iced drink and a view of a parking lot!  As my personal tip for you today, when you are looking at buying a house, be sure that you know how they receive internet services - even though we live just minutes from several major cities, no cable or DSL services run down our road so we are reliant on satellite internet, which is highly unreliable!  The storms last week apparently knocked our dish out of whack, so until the repairman arrives, I am limited to whoever ...

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July 5, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Little Stained Glass... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday is upon us once again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  It's been quite a week around my place, but I'm definitely ready to do some whooping - so let's get started!

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As I said, it's been quite a week - we got back from vacation Sunday afternoon, and then Monday morning my husband woke up with severe stomach pain. At first he thought it was food poisoning, but the second day we headed to the doctor.  They thought it was a hot appendix ...

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July 2, 2019
~ Searching for MOJO ~ from Podunk Pretties

  Today I'll start down a very unfamiliar path in search of my quilting mojo.  In my 30+ years of sewing and quilting this is the first time I've needed to push myself to do what I love.  It's the strangest feeling.  Everyday I read quilting blogs, quilting Instagram post and scroll through hours of quilting on Facebook but I just can't seem to find the gumption to get back in the studio.   Maybe a quick quilt finish will help build up my mojo.  Honestly I don't even have enough in me to design my own ...

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May 23, 2019
Beothuk Star QAL ~ Block 1 from Life in the Scrapatch



Block 1 done for the 




Since I only actually started cutting and sewing this quilt 


I am very pleased with my progress.

I think all the HSTs are in the right places and turned the right way.


I had a very helpful block inspector when I went to photograph this block
so I took it outside to enjoy the end of day sun in my yard.

No roofers today.
Well they boss showed up in the morning.
but he did not have enough workers.
Hopefully tomorrow will be the day.

My hubby did ...

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April 26, 2019
Humble Quilts Quiltalongs from Humble Quilts

While gathering quilts for my lecture in Boise I came across several of the Humble Quilts quiltalongs!  Did you know that all 13 of these are free and on this blog?

You will need to search a little for them. There is a box on the upper left corner that you can put in quiltalong or the name of the quilt if you know it and the directions will be there!

You can see each of there HERE on pinterest.

UPCOMING:

Spencer quilt museum block sharing on April 29
String linky party on May 1st.

Have a terrific weekend!


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March 16, 2019
I love Quirky from Moda Lissa

I love the word Quirky and I love little quilts, which is why I am taking part in Quirky Little Quilts quiltalong. I have choosen some of my favorite Minick and Simpson Christmas scraps.

Book and fabrics- Ready to go!
photo from https://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/

How super cool would it be to have a jar big enough to hold mini quilts or enough mini quilts to even fit into the jar! That is what I am going for.

Sheryl shared many tips on finishing the mini quilts and I can’t wait to get finished to try some of ...

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December 31, 2018
Seeing Stars Finish: Three Of Three And Final Quilt For The Year from Wedding Dress Blue

My binding fingers are a little sore, but the quilts are all done.  That is about 1066 inches of binding stitched down over four days.

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This is my version of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong hosted by Melissa.

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I love the colors and the happy nature of it.  The quilting turned out well.  And the binding makes it shine. I tried to make a nearly-reversible pieced back.  Not quite perfect, but I do like the idea.

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This fabric had waited WAY too long to be a quilt.  Maybe that is why it seems so happy;  it finally has a purpose.

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