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August 31, 2016
wild child from Making A Lather

I have finished my Wild Child Quilt, a Bonnie Hunter pattern from her book String Fling. Mine is a little different. I don't really like to string piece, but I like to make crumb blocks. I decided to try that in the centers, which made me a happier quilter  Jo Kramer had been making one see hers here, and I caught the bug from her and began by cutting down bigger crumb blocks already in my stash. Once I found the border print, it came together nicely.

My daughter, while visiting, made this little quilt for a baby shower ...

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July 18, 2016
Spools from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

It's been a long time since I counted spools. Without a permanent design wall, it's a hassle to make the space and time to lay out this many little blocks. To get this picture, I had to put my cardboard cutting mat on the bed and stand on a chair.

 The total is at 161, out of the 400 I need. Unless I've got another stack of spools hiding somewhere. That would be a happy surprise!

This post is linked to Patchwork Times and Jo's Country Junction

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June 28, 2016
Lozenge Update from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Either this is most of the lozenges, which means I need to cut a bunch more pieces....or I've got more lozenges in a plastic box somewhere and need to figure out what safe place I put them in. I counted while I was cutting and I'm sure I started with enough for a 60x60" quilt.

I love long term scrappy projects like this one, but they sure make it easy to forget what you've already done and where you put it.

This post is linked to Jo's Country Junction. 

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June 11, 2016
Bonnie Hunter and her scrap obsession from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Bonnie Hunter, Pineapple Crazy, String Fling, scrap quilt, Quiltville, Scrap User's System

If you’ve ever thrown away scraps in a Bonnie Hunter class, there’s a good chance they made their way into her pattern Pineapple Crazy in her book “String Fling.”

The bed-sized quilt is made up of 5-inch paper-pieced pineapple blocks with impossibly small pieces. And all those pieces you thought you couldn’t use and tossed, well Hunter scooped them up and put them in Pineapple Crazy.

Bonnie Hunter, Pineapple Crazy, String Fling, scrap quilt, Quiltville, Scrap User's System

The quilting queen of scraps, Hunter is known for her ample stash of scraps and fun ways to use them, as well as making quilts from recycled fabrics. She is so ...

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February 6, 2016
Dresden Square Revisited from Life in the Scrapatch

was shared today on

I am feeling very happy!

<3  I love Bonnie's quilt and patterns <3

This is my favorite baby quilt and I am happy that others may sew it. too.

of how I made this block.

If you sew, I would love to see ... :)

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February 1, 2016
DWM: January summary and February beginnings from With Strings Attached

Ta-da! Here is Dancing Nines, made from this Bonnie Hunter pattern.  The border is an imitation woodblock print that I've had for many years.   3-1/2 yards used.

Stash report, January:
fabric in:  4 yards, $15.50
fabric out: 18-5/8 yards
net reduction: 14-5/8 yards

Considering that I was out of town, not sewing, for nine days this month I accomplished a lot in January:
*  three flimsies finished
*  two flimsies created
*  four flimsies sold

Here are nine 6.5" (unfin) Snail's Trail blocks for the February Block Lotto.  I've wanted to make these blocks and ...

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January 30, 2016
One more flimsy for January from With Strings Attached

Here's Dancing Nines!

The border fabric is an imitation woodblock print that I got years and years ago.

The flimsy is approx. 58 x 69 and used 3-1/2 yards.

I used the border fabric once before (photo is dated May, 2008).
(Now that I've found this picture, I think I'd like to make it again. It uses 3.5" unfin 9-patches.)

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January 25, 2016
DWM: Dancing Nines from With Strings Attached

I had a productive quilting week, as I shared in the two previous posts.  I appreciate the many comments on both Blue Coins and Postage Stamp Stars.

Last Monday I showed the 9-patch blocks on my design wall.  They are made from 2" squares and thus are 5" unfin/4.5" fin.  I was pretty sure I would set them alternately with hourglass blocks.   I made a sample. I was not excited.

I did a Google images search for "nine patch quilts" and Bonnie Hunter's Dancing Nines came up.  It was just what I wanted.  Click here to see ...

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January 4, 2016
Baby Blue Lozenges from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

Baby Quilt - Blue Lozenges

Blue lozenges for a new baby quilt, this time in the size Bonnie suggested for her Leaders and Enders challenge. I'm not sure if these are easier than the smaller ones I'm making for my own quilt because they're a lot larger, or if it's just that I need a lot fewer of them.

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January 15, 2015
Two More from Scrap Basket

I've been busy trying to become better friends with Fiona, my new Innova. Two more tops have been quilted.

First up is a QOV mystery quilt-along from last summer that Alycia hosted. The quilt was designed by Vicki Welsh. The quilt called for five fabrics but I was determined to use only fabric from my stash. So, here's my scrappy version of the Allegiance quilt along which I'm calling Stars of Valor. It still needs binding.

Also finished, bound and on the guest bed is Winston Ways. This was a Bonnie Hunter class I took at Block ...

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