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February 15, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another fun charity quilt! Both of these were constructed by other members of Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
And a panel. Both quilted and headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 10

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February 8, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Here is another string pieced quilt top I assembled and quilted for Annapolis Quilts for Kids
Another member pieced this fun flannel quilt. I quilted it up and trimmed it. It will head to another member for binding.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 8

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February 1, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working through the charity quilts at a good pace. I'm hoping to finish up all the tops I have before the next meeting. This is one of the string quilts I pieced. These are fun to make. 
This cute panel quilt is quilted and ready to go to another member of binding.

Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 6

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January 25, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I dropped off this tote full of quilted charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I've been working with Annapolis Quilts for kids for several years now. Sometimes I piece the tops, sometimes I only quilt tops made by other members. Every year my goal is to quilt at least one chairty quilt per week throughout the year.
While I was there, I picked up a big stack of quilt tops to finish. This is just a sample of what I picked up.
One of those tops was this fun Tinkerbell panel quilt that I quilted last ...

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January 18, 2019
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

After I finished up my Good Fortune quilt I grabbed some charity tops to get them quilted. I pieced this one. 
And this one made up of leftover 4-patch blocks.

These are headed to Annapolis Quilts for Kids tomorrow along with a stack of others I finished over the holidays.

This year I'm aiming to quilt at least 50 charity quilts. Here is the EpochConverter for 2019.

2019 Charity Quilt Count: 2

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January 10, 2019
First Finish from ... Cat Patches

The sock monkeys win the first finish of the new year. The binding is sewn. The quilt is washed and packaged up for mailing. Here's how it looks.


From the back...


Not sure how I like that white fabric folded to the top as a binding, but I doubt the kids will care.

It was late in the day when I made my way into the sewing room to finish it yesterday. By the time it was finished, it seemed too late to start on anything else. As it turns out, I could have done more because Mike was ...

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First Finish from Cat Patches

The sock monkeys win the first finish of the new year. The binding is sewn. The quilt is washed and packaged up for mailing. Here's how it looks.


From the back...


Not sure how I like that white fabric folded to the top as a binding, but I doubt the kids will care.

It was late in the day when I made my way into the sewing room to finish it yesterday. By the time it was finished, it seemed too late to start on anything else. As it turns out, I could have done more because Mike was ...

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Winding Trails Scrap Quilt Pattern from Selvage Blog



This is the new Winding Trails quilt and pattern! It's so much fun to make. You sprinkle the colors as you go. Scrap quilts are the best, aren't they? Visit: Winding Trails pattern.



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January 9, 2019
Sock Monkey Business from ... Cat Patches

It was a dark day yesterday...lots of rain and dense cloud cover. It was a perfect day to stay in and sew. My first task was to check the size on the first Tiny Tuesday block. A couple of you have asked me about Tiny Tuesday, and so I've linked to the Tiny Tuesday posts back there. You can find it on the Soscrappy blog, and it's a part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2019. Click on the tab that says RSC19 Sampler. I mentioned yesterday that I thought I'd trimmed it too small. As ...

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Sock Monkey Business from Cat Patches

It was a dark day yesterday...lots of rain and dense cloud cover. It was a perfect day to stay in and sew. My first task was to check the size on the first Tiny Tuesday block. A couple of you have asked me about Tiny Tuesday, and so I've linked to the Tiny Tuesday posts back there. You can find it on the Soscrappy blog, and it's a part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2019. Click on the tab that says RSC19 Sampler. I mentioned yesterday that I thought I'd trimmed it too small. As ...

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December 28, 2018
Charity Strings from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my progress on some string blocks for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. As we near the end of the year, it is time for me to round up the last of my charity quilt finishes. 
I had made a collection of string blocks using primarily greens, too. I paired the string blocks with some fun 6.5" squares and sewed up a top. 
I did the same with the blue string blocks. I like to pair the string-pieced blocks with a plain block. This helps stabilize the string blocks since they are pieced on the bias. 
No ...

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December 21, 2018
String Piecing Charity from Becca's Crazy Projects

After I made some of the units for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Good Fortune, I decided to pull out some of the strings for charity quilts. These are leftover bits that I've collected from many of the charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

I grabbed the blues, the phone book pages, and got stitching. String piecing is a chaotic process. It makes quite a mess but is totally worth it.
After a couple hours of work, I had pieced enough to pair with alternate blocks. Want to learn how to make some of these yourself? I recommend ...

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November 25, 2018
Sock Monkey See, Sock Monkey Do from ... Cat Patches

With a lot of help from my feline friend Sadie, the Going Bananas quilt was sewn into a flimsy yesterday.


Surprisingly, the blocks hadn't moved much from when I laid them out the day before.

I've never tasted sock monkey, but I imagine it's delicious.


She was less help later on, but she loves the sock monkeys. She's a cat after my own heart.


When the blocks were all sewn together it looked like this.


Then I added the stars and moon border. The sock monkeys in space will appreciate that.


And then I used the ...

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Sock Monkey See, Sock Monkey Do from Cat Patches

With a lot of help from my feline friend Sadie, the Going Bananas quilt was sewn into a flimsy yesterday.


Surprisingly, the blocks hadn't moved much from when I laid them out the day before.

I've never tasted sock monkey, but I imagine it's delicious.


She was less help later on, but she loves the sock monkeys. She's a cat after my own heart.


When the blocks were all sewn together it looked like this.


Then I added the stars and moon border. The sock monkeys in space will appreciate that.


And then I used the ...

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November 24, 2018
Handmade Christmas from ... Cat Patches

Most of yesterday was spent in the sewing room. I love a good rainy day, don't you? With outdoor activities curtailed for the season, there's plenty of time for fooling around with fabric. The project I alluded to yesterday's post was this little angel, made from a vintage clothespin. She took about half an hour.


Here's how she looks from the back.


This was made from a kit I picked up when we visited a quilt shop in Summerville, South Carolina, just about a year ago. My only comment about this little angel is her dress ...

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Handmade Christmas from Cat Patches

Most of yesterday was spent in the sewing room. I love a good rainy day, don't you? With outdoor activities curtailed for the season, there's plenty of time for fooling around with fabric. The project I alluded to yesterday's post was this little angel, made from a vintage clothespin. She took about half an hour.


Here's how she looks from the back.


This was made from a kit I picked up when we visited a quilt shop in Summerville, South Carolina, just about a year ago. My only comment about this little angel is her dress ...

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November 23, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last weekend I dropped off quilted charity quilts with the Annapolis Quilts for Kids and picked up some kits to piece.

These simple quilts are perfect when you need something to do but don't want do too much thinking. Lay out the squares and get sewing. This one is super fun with tossed minions. 
These buzzy little bees are pretty fun, too. Both quilted and ready to be trimmed.

According to EpochConverter I'm ahead for finishing one charity quilt per week for 2018.

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 52

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November 16, 2018
Quilts For Kids from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


These eight (8) quilts are being donated through our guild to the Quilts for Kids (Baton Rouge Chapter)    The Pinwheels above were hiding in my B'Box (Box of Blocks), waiting for the perfect little project.  Finished size:  38" X 44".


Using left-over "Chunks" (those scraps too large to cut up), I was able to create a little Rainbow Quilt and I had this little scrap of Zebra print perfect for the inside border.  Finished size:  38" X 44".


Twin patch quilts from "Chunks".  Finished size:  38" X 44".


Another Rainbow quilt -- those little fish fit in perfectly.  Finished size ...

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November 14, 2018
Scrap Control Update from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee


With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'm sharing my little turkey (still needs feet).  A tiny dent in the scraps.


A "Quilt for Kids" start - rainbow colors of 6 1/2" squares.  A couple of borders and then done.


Another "Quilts for Kids"  using blocks left over from a Family Quilt made in 2015 -- just enough for a small quilt and reduction of orphan blocks.  My goal for "Quilts for Kids" (Baton Rouge Chapter) is almost done - most are quilted, bound and ready for delivery.  Pictures as soon as the last binding goes on.  

Next goal .... Our guild was introduced ...

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November 9, 2018
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

The latest charity quilt is this great scrappy hashtag quilt. This one was pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids. If you would like to make one of these, there are loads of tutorials out there on the internet.
 I loaded it up and quilted it using a meander.
This is the stack that will be headed to the next meeting of the Annapolis Quilts for Kids.

According to EpochConverter I'm ahead for finishing one charity quilt per week for 2018.

2018 Charity Quilt Count: 50

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