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July 28, 2014
My Modern Crazy Quilt Is Coming Together! from Eric the Quilter

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Here goes nothing! I’ve been randomly piecing this thing together all night. I’ve also been watching the Paradise on Netflix, so it was a long and interesting night. I hope everyone likes it! My class meets next Wednesday so I still need to do a little more work on it! Wish me luck!

Tagged: crazy quilts, fabric scraps, modern quilt, scrap, scrap quilt

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July 21, 2014
Design wall 7/21/14 basket weave quilt from Always Quilts

I had time last night to work on getting some of the rows made on the basket weave quilt. I decided to make the rows and sew them together as I get them made instead of making all the rows and then sewing them together. Here’s what I have so far.

I have almost half of the rows completed. Depending on what size I make the borders, it will end up being approximately 100″ square.

I’m also playing around with a piece if Florida fabric. Not to sure about this…….not exactly coming out like I planned, but ...

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July 20, 2014
Blue scrap quilt from Always Quilts

Sharon and I were in Ark City, Kansas last week (Sunday and Monday) for a program and workshop. We had a great time with wonderful ladies! I took my blue scrap quilt along and worked on the binding in the car and
whenever I could find a few minutes here and there. I finally finished it after getting home.


Another quilt made from my stash! Yea! I have several more ready to cut and I came up with a few more ideas today. My stash is dwindling and I am happy!!! I hope I can continue. :) This is fun seeing ...

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Time to sew from Always Quilts

Woo HOO! I sewed the last of the squares together today and now it’s assembly time!! 181 squares!
They don’t look like much stacked up in a pile.

The setting triangles are cut too. I will decide on the borders later. Hopefully I can get some time this week to assemble this. I am glad all those squares are done. :)

More to come later……

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July 17, 2014
15 Minutes of Play QUILT from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

15 Minutes of Play Scrap Quilt

Scrap Quilt Plan | ReannaLily Designs

So I told you about the 15 Minutes of Play book, right?  I LOVE the quilt that came from “yeah, just sew your scraps together however you want.”  It is such a liberating process.

I opted to sew all my scraps together in color families.  I made the finished “Made-Fabric” pieces any size.  Really, whatever size turned out is what size it is.  So, here’s how the pieces fell together.

Scrap Quilt Plan | ReannaLily Designs

Now I just need to plan an arrangement.

Here’s something funny:  In the book Victoria Findlay-Wolfe talks about what you’ll see ...

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July 15, 2014
Made Some Progress On Carzy Quilt #3 from Eric the Quilter

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I was up late last night working on this tedious beautiful quilt. I love doing crazy quilts, but they take so long to do! I mean, I can work around the puckering of the fabric because of the decorative stitches, but the rub is doing all of these decorative stitches. It is a nice way to use up some thread I didn’t have enough of to do whole projects with at least. At least it is great for mindless sewing work to watch TV during! Speaking of TV, did anyone watch this week’s True Blood??? I think it ...

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July 14, 2014
3rd Qtr Goals - coming late to the party from Sew Sunshine

I am getting to this link up late. My local quilt guild had their bi-annual quilt show this year. There was pre- quilt show work to be done as well as during and finishing up.  Then I had a bonus - three of my sisters showed up to surprise me for the weekend! They came to the show so I am sharing a bit of that. Only one sister new about my "So Blue" quilt - a portrait of my Mother as a

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July 13, 2014
Working On My Third Crazy Quilt from Eric the Quilter

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I’m spending my day off working on my crazy quilt for the class I am teaching. I’m currently adding in different strips of color to add size and to add some variety of the rainbow to it. I’m really glad I added that gold to it, it really makes it pop quite a bit! Now to cut and sew in all different directions for the rest of the afternoon! Wish me luck! Maybe I’ll take a break an make a throw pillow at some point!

Tagged: crazy quilts, fabric scraps, scrap, scrap quilt

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July 8, 2014
How to Make a String Quilt Block from Selvage Blog

This is a post for newbie quilters. Here's how to make a string quilt block. Use your 6" square ruler. Don't have a 6"? That's okay, use another size. Or another shape. 

You might want to make the center strip (above) using the same fabric in all the blocks so that you get a lattice effect. Make some blocks and play with them on your design wall. 

I like the yellow flower in the upper corner of this block. All the strips don't have to be the same width. The  strips are 1 1/4"- 1 ...

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July 7, 2014
Still working on Texas from Kat & Cat Quilts

Design wall Monday snuck up in me again. Those 3 day weekends always seem to go so fast! I have still been working on Texas for the Texas Quilt Along.  The entire West half of the state is done and the final quadrant, south-central Texas, is begun.

The first city block for this last quadrant will be posted tomorrow.

I have also been working on more crumb blocks.  These are the crumbs that weren't big enough to make the cut for the Crumb Jar Nines quilt.  Not sure what I'll do with these yet... I'm just enjoying ...

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July 5, 2014
Baby Quilt Blitz-Day 6 from Patchwork Sampler Blog

When I was writing the post for yesterday’s quilt, another variation of sashed squares, I thought of that old knock-knock joke:
Who’s there?
Banana who?
Who’s there?
Banana who?
Who’s there?
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Well orange you glad I’m not doing sashed squares today?  Today’s easy baby quilt is PINWHEELS!


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Here’s how to make it!

Fabric requirements:
One charm pack of (42) 5” squares
2-1/8 yards of background fabric (white in my quilt).  This is for blocks, sashing, outer ...

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July 4, 2014
Baby Quilt Blitz-Day 5 from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Happy 4th of July.  Hope all of you in the US are enjoying the holiday.  Here in northeast Wisconsin we have a perfect summer day—temperatures in the mid 70’s and low humidity.  It doesn’t get better than that!

Today’s baby quilt is one more variation of sashed squares.  The blocks look like they have drop shadows.  As with the other quilts in this series, it’s a quick one to put together.

Shadow Square

Fabric requirements:
One charm pack of (42) 5” squares
One yard of background fabric (white in my quilt)
5/8 yard of accent fabric ...

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July 3, 2014
Pat Sloan: the power of Mindless Sewing from Pat Sloan's Blog

I had lunch with my friend the other day and she was telling me how much fun she was having sewing in the evenings after work.  She just finished a big project that she had designed. All applique and all very personal for the people she was giving it to.

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It was a lot of work. And a lot of concentration. She could only work on it during the weekends as after a long day at work her brain just couldn't make decisions on what to do next.  But now she was working on another quilt.

She is having ...

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June 30, 2014
Design wall 6/30/14 big blue blocks from Always Quilts

I sewed the strips together that I cut last week. I put what would fit up on the wall today to take the picture.


I decide to make 25 blocks for this quilt. The rest of the blocks didn’t fit on the wall.


I’m not going to frame the blocks like I did on the purple one.
I’m planning to put a 1″ sashing between the blocks. Hopefully that will happen this week.

Meanwhile, my 10 minute a day squares are getting made too. I figured up that I will need 181 squares. I have 100 made ...

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June 29, 2014
Rainbow Scraps from My Quilt Infatuation

I've been working over the last few days to plow through my scrap jars in color order, and I finally managed to sew all of my scraps into blocks.  This afternoon, I put all of the blocks together and finished up the top!

The sky has been pouring rain all last night and this morning, and the sun finally came out.  It wasn't dry enough to lay the quilt on the deck or grass, so my patient quilt assistant had to hold it up while stretching his arms out as wide as possible.  Still, the quilt is 88 ...

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June 27, 2014
15 Minutes of Play from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

15 Minutes of Play | Scrapbusting

Scrap Bustin’

I know the Victoria Findlay-Wolfe book, 15 Minutes of Play, has been out for a couple years… but I just got it.  If you don’t have it, you should totally check it out.  OH MAN.

I have a few fabric scraps and after the Great Fabric Re-Fold of 2104, I realized I had a few more than originally estimated…  It happens, right?  These (below) are fabric pieces that were big enough to fold, but were not fat quarters and not sooooo small that they got tossed into a separate scrap bin.  Yes, even my bins of “too ...

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June 24, 2014
Random Railfence Quilt Blocks, Happy Summer and I'll See You in the Fall! from The Q and the U (Quilt Blog)

 Okay, here we go: 35 blocks.  12.5 inches each.  They fill my whole design wall, floor to ceiling. They aren't in any sort of arrangement yet and many aren't even pressed, but they're done!
 I'm really pleased with this and through the process of making it  I'm convinced it would make a really fun workshop.  I'm going to make another one using my Halloween scraps next. I'm going to track just how much fabric you need to make one.  Making it with a stack of a whole bunch of different fat quarters ...

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I Am Officially Done With Crazy Quilt Number 2! from Eric the Quilter

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I did it! It’s all done! Took me quite a while, but It is all done, and I already gave it to my boss as a birthday present! It is only a couple of months late, but oh well. Crafters and sewists who give gifts understand. I mean, I still have my one cousin’s wedding present to finish quilting, and it has only been a year or so… maybe 2 years, but who is counting! Not me! I just love crazy quilts! I cannot wait to work on my new one. It’s going to be greens, purples ...

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June 20, 2014
Random Railfence Block Progress from The Q and the U (Quilt Blog)

 I had forgotten how fast and fun these are to make!

I think I have enough strips cut now to make all my blocks.
I am planning on making 30 blocks total.  That will give me enough for an arrangement of 5 blocks across and 6 down.  The quilt would finish at about 60 by 72 inches.
I am loving how cheerful and bright it's turning out.
Posted by Riel Nason

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June 19, 2014
RRCB is a flimsy! from Quilting by the River

I spent most of yesterday finishing up the border on my Roll, Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt! I am so tickled to have this done, can you believe I started this quilt in November of 2010?

Roll, roll cotton boll at Freemotion by the River
I couldn't wait to take it outside and lay it in the grass, thankfully we didn't have much wind. I wasn't sure when I would get around to quilting this so I stay stitched along the edge to keep it from falling apart. Now I'm thinking maybe I should just start quilting it and get it finished.
Roll, roll cotton boll at Freemotion by the River
I had two ...

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