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September 19, 2017
Jenna's Most Glorious Scrap Quilt from Pink Doxies

Almost Too Pretty to Say Scrap

A very dear friend was making a quilt for her granddaughter patterned after one she had seen hanging in a local restaurant. (Yes, in this part of the country we are surrounded by quilts even in restaurants. Most definitely works of art.) She first studied the quilt, searched for the pattern, then modified parts of it to make it her own. And as the Queen of Scrap, this project would make good use of her vast kingdom of scraps.

Irene asked me early on if I would quilt it. A very traditional center made ...

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September 18, 2017
Eclipse-o-mania: Cosmic Uses for Batik Scraps from Gefilte Quilt

Guess what, there's another eclipse tonight! I'm not kidding - scroll to the end of this article.

Inspired by this past August's solar eclipse, and the NASA #EclipseArtQuilt challenge, I aimed to make a quilt that would inspire quiet reverence for a natural phenomenon. Instead, I wound up with a batik tailgate party. Afterwards, extra batik and batik-esque circles and crescents were strewn about my cutting table, coffee table, ironing board, sewing room floor, kitchen floor, purse, socks, but not my hair. Dramatic recreation:

So I picked them up, dusted them off, and started arranging them on a ...

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Sew With Scraps from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

September is National Sewing Month! You don’t have to tell me twice. Every month is National Sewing Month at my house. Today, I have the honor of sharing an article I authored for...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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September 12, 2017
Double Nine Patch w/ Snowballs is a top from Northern Deb Quilts

The top is finished! I really didn't want to have another 1/2 finished quilt in the sewing room so I pushed to get this done.

The quilt top measures 63"x 81" so it's a nice twin. There won't be any borders on this....I wanted it to look like a 30's or 40s quilt. I should hand quilt it....well, after I quilt Lisa's wedding quilt I'll see how I feel. 

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September 11, 2017
Quilt Along Sneak Peek from Lily Patch Quilts

I have been sharing sneak peeks on Instagram of my quilt along project I've been working on. I love all different types of fabrics but I have a weakness for 30's reproduction prints. Perhaps it was because I used these types of prints for my first quilt or maybe it was just that the colors and designs are pleasing to my eyes. 

I also love a scrappy quilt look so I chose to work on this quilt with Moda Fabrics' American Jane Bread and Butter collection. This quilt was so quick and easy to cut out all the ...

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Strippy Nine-Patch Quilt Finished from Fret Not Yourself

Binding this quilt has been my evening project while watching the news and/or baseball. It's very heavy. Hmm. Why would a large quilt be heavy? DH is delighted we are keeping this one. Me, too.

Strippy Nine Patch quilt

It's too large to get a photo of the whole quilt so here's a second picture with a slightly different view.

Strippy Nine Patch quilt

Designing these borders was great fun but I really love what Peg chose for quilting. The curved grid on the lights, the feathers in the red.

Border detail of Strippy Nine Patch ...

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September 7, 2017
Last Workshops of 2017 in the East Bay and Seattle Area from The Root Connection

2017 has been a busy year for me and my family. I have had a great time teaching all over the country. Apart from teaching, there were two graduations in the family and a wedding! Not to mention my trips to India for my mom. We have had many guests from India and here visiting us. We have played tourist guide for them and in the process visited places we used to love when we lived here several times.

The year is not quite over but I am feeling as far as classes go, I am wrapping up soon. I ...

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September 5, 2017
I Love This Quilt! Louisa’s Attic from McCall's Quilting

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Louisa’s Attic

When I was a child, part of every visit to Grandma Brown’s and to one of my favorite aunt’s was a Show and Tell of the latest finished quilts. Both of those two wonderful women made scrap quilts. I can’t imagine them buying fabric for a quilt top. Aunt Alta might have bought fabric for the back of a quilt but I’m certain I remember Grandma’s quilt backs being pieced. Part of quiltmaking for both of them was the satisfaction of making something beautiful out of scraps. Partly because of those great ...

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#AfricanFabricMonth – Let the Giveaways Begin ; ) from Cultured Expressions

#AfricanFabricMonth - Let the Giveaways Begin ; )It’s time for our first African Fabric Month giveaway for 2017, inspired by my “Jamaica Blue Mountain” fabric postcard! It started with a piece if extra firm heavyweight fusible craft interfacing, cut about 4″ x 6″. I fused the background fabric to it and layered the appliques to make the design. Note that the rust/orange sky section and the brown/green earth section are a single jacquard batik fabric!  Jacquard batiks make the BEST landscape quilts.  After it’s all arranged and stitched, I cut a piece of backing fabric about 1/4″ larger all around than the ...

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September 2, 2017
In the Piecing Corner from Quilting Reader's Garden

Got that baby quilt top finished: Measures 36" square.  Ready to be sandwiched and tied at the next church meeting. The only thing I had to add to the bag contents was the last border. Some scraps left for the next one. And in the RSC challenge - this month's color is orange! One of my favorites.

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In the Piecing Corner from The Quilting Reader's Garden

Got that baby quilt top finished: Measures 36" square.  Ready to be sandwiched and tied at the next church meeting. The only thing I had to add to the bag contents was the last border. Some scraps left for the next one. And in the RSC challenge - this month's color is orange! One of my favorites.

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Pumpkins Quilt from Lily Patch Quilts

It's been a long time since I've made a Fall quilt. When I saw the Pumpkins quilt pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew being used for August's Minis and More parade I couldn't resist. Who doesn't love pumpkins? This also gave me a chance to use up more fabric that's been sitting in my stash forever.

I went for the larger size quilt. It's been so hot lately that I've only been squeezing in sewing time at night when the weather is cooler. This pattern was so easy to follow and quick to ...

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August 30, 2017
Roundabout Quilt-Along from Lily Patch Quilts

I am such a busy person at the moment but let's see if I can squeeze this Roundabout quilt-along in. I've got four projects going all at once so cross my fingers and hope this one will get done way before the night before like I did with Melissa's last quilt along.

In my quest to use up fabrics especially scrap fabrics, I am going to see if I can use this pile of scraps for the quilt-along. I don't have a lot of scraps like I used to so it's a good thing. 

I ...

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August 26, 2017
Pumpkins from Lily Patch Quilts

I am almost done with my Santa's Trip Around the World quilt so while I load the quilt onto my HQ16 I am going to start working on my pumpkin quilt for the Minis and More quilt along. I know I am working backwards making a Fall quilt after Christmas but it is what it is ;-D


My fabric pull for the Pumpkins quilt are these orange and neutral fabrics. I realized that I don't have a lot of orange in my stash so I might make both orange and neutral pumpkins ...

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August 25, 2017
Santa's Trip Around the World Progress from Lily Patch Quilts

Happy Friday! Thank goodness the weekend is here. I've been taking whatever time I can in between class assignments to work on my Santa's Trip Around the World quilt. I am determined to use up as much of these Christmas fabrics as  I can. 

I still had 2 1/2" strips left over from the quilt top so I've been randomly piecing the backing with them. I am literally using up every inch I can of the small pieces before I start using the larger fabric yardage. I trim as I go long to check on the ...

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August 20, 2017
A gift for a friend from Blueberry Patch

   Name: Scraps Springs Eternal #2
Design: Inspired by a quilt found on Pinterest by Kati Spencer and published in Scraps Inc.
Size: 67" by 67"
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt ilight grey, irregular grid
Fabric:  Various prints in orange, nayvy, aqua, red, grey and white and sashed with Kona Ash
Binding and Backing: Kona Navy binding and backed with a thrifted sheet.

I have been most busy this summer but I have not been keeping up to date here so I have some work to do.  I am more often found on Instagram it seems as so many ...

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August 19, 2017
Sidestep Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

The Sidestep baby quilt is also a finish.  DSC00681

Just a happy-color baby quilt to keep a little one warm and not bored.


Why go quiet when you can make it so scrappy-happy?


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August 13, 2017
Monday Making from Love Laugh Quilt

This week I hope to add a border to ALL these scraps!
Wonder what color it will be??
I could choose almost ANY color
and it would WORK!

This quilt uses a lot of older fabrics...
and to me, it looks like it belongs in a cabin somewhere.
The quilt block I used is called a
HALF log cabin.

I had some leftover blocks from a class I took
a LONG time ago.
One thing led to another...
I began making more blocks
and NOW there's almost a QUILT!!!!

What are YOU making???

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August 9, 2017
Back in time to String Me Along from Stitchin' Therapy


 Going back to  an early project.......String Me Along .
  I love this quilt.   I have it hanging in the sunroom and so enjoy all the details and fun things I learned and used in it.  

Here's the link to the post from 2011, when I finished it.

   I was looking at it yesterday and saw the hummingbird on it.   And that reminded me to check on the hummingbird needed cleaning and refilling.    I enjoy their garden antics....swooping in, darting among the branches, hovering nearby, and then all out war to claim the territory.
  What you see ...

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Sweet Sixteen: A FAIR Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Sweet Sixteen was completed Sunday night and delivered to the local fair on Monday.


We’ll see how they like it, but I LOVE it regardless.


There are 1344 colored squares and nearly every one is unique.


The quilting is mostly a simple cross hatch pattern, but with some flowers scattered here and there for surprises.


The backing is as happy as the front.


Yes, I love this quilt.  It was my 2016-early 2017 leader-ender.

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