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September 29, 2015
Let's Book It progress from Stitchin' Therapy

   It was pouring down rain--yay!---Sunday afternoon.   A good time for a movie and some stitching.  I set up the Featherweight and clicked on a favorite movie that I had recorded.   Stitching on a classic while watching the classic of all time equals a perfect time.  My movie......Casablanca.  I can't say how many times I have sat through this one, but it is new every time I watch it.   I love the song, know most of the movie lines, and seem to always catch something in it that I have forgotten.

  The project I was working on was ...

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September 25, 2015
Got Scrap? from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

I have been waiting for a day when Mr. Romance and I could schedule a photo shoot for my latest quilt finish. We finally squeezed it in this week between all the home repairs and other things we have going on at our house. It seems when you live in a home for 30 years, all of a sudden everything but the kitchen sink needs fixing or replacing.
This is my Kitchen Sink quilt.  I got the idea for the name from my friend, Chase, who named her scrap/orphan block quilt the same thing. Since it is made of ...

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Flimsy Friday from Podunk Pretties

So tell me, does this fall in the modern quilt category?  Is it a baby quilt due to the size?  Maybe a wall hanging?  I'm not sure what it is other than bold.  
I had big plans for adding applique and more color in the borders.  You can see the border ideas here and here.   As the quilt came together my vision for the finished quilt changed.  There was even a thought of appliqued words in the borders.    But it all seemed just too over the top.  Now my thoughts are on the quilting.

I could quilt the leaves ...

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September 24, 2015
Just for fun from Love Laugh Quilt

Improvisational Quilt:
many scraps.
crazy colors.
lots of LINES.

After making a VERY large log cabin block...
I cut it into four pieces...
added some extra strips.
(should have taken a BEFORE photo
BEFORE cutting the large block up.)

Happy quilting!

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September 9, 2015
Scrap Dance Mystery – The Big Reveal!! from From My Carolina Home

Here it is, the day you have all been waiting for!  I am excited too.  This morning I am revealing in person to the local quilt club, and I cannot wait to see their faces.  So, I know you want to get to it, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer. First thing to know is that the secret to the quilt is in step 4.  Remember how we made so many more of these than any other step?


Well, the reason is that there are TWO different blocks, but both use this same sequence, half right side ...

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September 8, 2015
Blue Scrappy Quilt Along Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Blue Scrappy Trip Along Quilt The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Scrappy Trip Along Quilt Along project. As I mentioned in a couple previous posts, I’m not really good at the quilt...

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

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September 4, 2015
Another Quilt Complete: Modern Spin from Felicia's World

Here is another quilt that I finished in the late spring. This pattern is available in one of Kathy Doughty’s books and it called Modern Spin. I made this entire quilt form fabrics that were already in my stash. It actually made a dent in it:)

I made my version of the quilt large, it measure about 100″x 100″. I used wool batting in it and only quilted it as densely as I had to in order to secure the batting. I wanted it to be a functional bed quilt and my husband and I have indeed been ...

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Flannel Scraps Quilted for Covered in Love from Kat & Cat Quilts

So remember back ages ago when I cut up my flannel scraps into 2.5", 4.5", and 8.5" squares to make scrap quilts?  Well the first one is finally done. This is the one that had more manly colors.

The scrap quilt finished at 56"x72" and it's super cuddly with a flannel back and everything.  I used a slightly fat seam allowance to make sure my seams wouldn't ravel.

This is another quilt to be donated to Covered in Love.  With the latest batch of quilts we are up to over 20 donated!

20 families ...

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September 3, 2015
Mixed bindings for a finish from Stitchin' Therapy

This quilt began in February...see the post here.   In this post, I referred to it as the 2+4 patch rail fence variation.   In July, I got it assembled and hunted for a border this post. 

    Last month I got it quilted.  I used swirls for the center and the stylized leaf and vine for the border.  This is a nice loose design that can fill a space without becoming too dense. Adding those extra curls helped to keep the design open and to turn the corners.

  I guess you want to see the front too.  I ...

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60-Degree Triangle Stars from Felicia's World

60degree_flatThis quilt was finished a while back but I never posted about it. It was a result of me wanting to learn to piece 60-degree triangles. I thought it would be difficult, but it really isn’t. I used the absolutely fantastic 60-degree triangle ruler from Creative Grids which made it super easy.

One of my favorite things about this quilt is all the fabric I ended up using. I decided to pick blacks and reds without regard for the “style” of the fabrics. Then I loosely defined black to also included dark purple, brown, grey etc. And red included ...

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September 1, 2015
Let's Book It and August ends from Stitchin' Therapy

  My Let's Book It project was a carry over from July.   I did the quilting this month.,,,, here to see the feather wreath post.   For a simple runner using the Hot Dish Chain pattern, it took me long enough!

 I also have a Let's Book It project from the end of June that got set aside.   Very little progress has been made as I just could not get my motivation to work on a big project.  I have tons of squares marked.....I just need to sit and sew to make some headway.

   In the meantime.....I ...

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August 25, 2015
Woven Quilted Dishes from Gefilte Quilt

Sometimes you just need to weave. I made a bunch of woven batik wallhangings a few months ago (Basic technique here). 

More recently, while rummaging through my silk stash, I found an assortment of cotton/nylon blend fat quarters, in gorgeous colors, with a hand-dyed look and a silken sheen. I cut strips. and wove them on top of a piece of muslin backed with batting. The resulting strip measured about 9" x 18"
I zigzagged over all the raw edges with holographic thread: 
Cut the weaving into two pieces, each about 9"x 9". 
On the first piece, I ...

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August 21, 2015
Free Mini quilt pattern - Grow Up from Podunk Pretties

At the beginning of the year I promised myself to make all the free mini quilts in the Aurifil Designer of the month program.  For those of you that follow my blog regularly you know I've failed at my attempt to be part of a quilty group once again.   This is  the second mini completed.  My January Aurifil mini, can be seen here.  The excuses for not honoring the promise to myself are many.  So let's just act like it never happened and take a look at the one I made this month.  In true Podunk style sticking ...

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Everything But Sewing from Patchwork Sampler Blog

My husband, Jim, retired July 10 and it has been a summer of major adjustment for me.  For the past 35 years I have been used to him being gone from home for at least 12 hours five days a week.  Now he’s here all the time and I’m not getting anything accomplished.  It isn’t necessarily that we are doing things together all the time, it’s just more of a distraction.

Since his retirement we’ve taken a few short trips and gone to more local events so it’s not all bad. All the fun ...

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August 12, 2015
Scalloped quilt border from Podunk Pretties

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a mini made from some miscut fabric.  Several of you wanted a tutorial for the scallop border.  Being that the quilt was already made and I don't want to make another doing a tutorial was out of the question.  I knew I had seen this as a tutorial somewhere but my mind was drawing a blank.

So I googled "scalloped quilt border tutorial".  Google is my own personal library full of everything I could ever want to know, how did I ever live without it!?  Remember the days of running ...

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Freezer paper applique WARNING!! from Podunk Pretties

After yesterdays internal struggle things didn't get any easier in the studio.  By the looks of the picture below you'd never know expletives were bouncing around the studio walls like a flock of birds trapped in glass house.  Oh yes, the foulest of words with a few paper crumbling, foot stomping, scissor slamming temper tantrums.   Normally I'd just fix the issue and move on, but with my time being so limited it the better of me.  So what's my problem?

Shrinkage!  The little red arrow areas I can live with.  Once in the ...

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August 10, 2015
That inner voice from Podunk Pretties

The ideas have been flowing in like a tidal wave!  So many cute ideas.  The problem with that is I'm a visual/hands on kinda quilter.  Which means I need to see it, feel it, play around with it and that makes scrap pieces when there's several ideas.  I could use EQ7 to draft a quilt, but it can take longer, especially when drawing applique pieces.  So most of the time I use good old paper and pencil.  Another problem is my mind sees elaborate applique that me, myself and I have no interest in making.  The little ...

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August 7, 2015
That Quirky Scrap Quilt (along) Link Up from Sewn

 I finish That Quirky Scrap Quilt!  I quilted it with a very loose meandering design mostly for speed, but also because it is such a busy design I think that any detailed quilting would get lost.  It was harder than usual to keep it moving smoothly, but I figured I was just out of practice.  I think there was some of that, but it also didn't help that I had forgotten to put the feed dogs down.  !!!  No wonder it was easier to move the quilt in some directions.

I used a length of Denyse Schmidt fabric that I ...

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August 5, 2015
WIP - In two color ways from Sewn

This week I have been working on making some 8" quilt blocks.  I decided to make them in two different colorways.  I am liking the orange/blue/purple/brown blocks a lot more than I thought I would.  Now to add some more orange and yellow blocks!

I also basted That Quirky Scrap Quilt today.  I am going to do some simple quilting tonight (if I can find my free motion quilting foot!) and have it bound by Friday.  If you have finished (even the top) of That Quirky Scrap Quilt I would love to see in in the link-up ...

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August 4, 2015
Sewing Therapy: Can This Scrap Project Be Saved? from Gefilte Quilt

Warning: This post contains the opposite of eye candy. Eye-liverwurst? Eye-Cheez Whiz?

Like most quilters, I quilt as much for the process as outcome. I have a great time making it, but the results, ugh. C'est la vie. It was still deeply therapeutic. This is especially likely with scrap projects. I hate to say it but sometimes: Garbage in, garbage out.

Lately, I've been playing with silk dupioni, the fabric I hate to love, and vice versa. On the down side, dupioni frays like mad, and some colors run. (Long story here). On the upside, the shine! the ...

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