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June 27, 2016
Table Scraps Star from Tim Quilts

I got the star finished.     Every month at my local quilt guild meeting there is a table for members  to give away their unwanted scraps and leftovers.   I made this top with fabrics from that table.

Last time I posted about making the diamonds … see that here https://timquilts.com/2016/06/26/more-piecing-garden-pictures-and-a-video/

Here it is with the setting pieces ready for stitching.

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I sewed it together in 4 sections

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here it is finished

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My original plan was to do a scrappy border with the same fabrics……I have to think about that.  I never use a pattern, I ...

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June 25, 2016
Table Scraps from Tim Quilts

Every month at my local quilt guild meeting there is a table set up for members to bring in their scraps of unwanted fabric….I simply can not resist looking through it all and this week I decided I might have enough to make a quilt out of just scraps from that table.

I rarely name a quilt unless it is going into a show (they require a title) but this one will be called “Table Scraps”

Here it is so far

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I have a lot more to do, and a lot of different fabrics yet to use , but I ...

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June 23, 2016
Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - Work in Progress from Red Pepper Quilts

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - work in progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

This is what has been keeping me busy this last week or so: cutting squares and stitch, stitch, stitching. There was a lot of stash and scrap busting going on but I also selected some beautiful fabric that just needed to be featured.

Memoire A Paris Irish Chain Quilt - work in progress | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I recently discovered the Memoire A Paris fabric collection by Lecien Fabrics at my local fabric store. This fabric is a lightweight lawn fabric and is it finely woven with a high thread count. It is very soft and has a smooth hand, similar to Liberty of London Tana Lawn. The stunning teal blue floral print immediately ...

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June 22, 2016
Found and lost and found................... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Back to the studio last night for a bit more work. I'm really anxious to get something FINISHED. Technically I shouldn't complain because I have finished quite a few things lately, but I want to get a big project done.

Let's start with my latest string quilt project.  I'm going in a completely different direction by doing 60 degree triangles.  At the beginning of the year, I took my green scrap boxes. I basically separated them into two groups. One that read as green and that is being used for the 365 day quilt of which ...

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June 20, 2016
Design wall 6/20/16 another string quilt from Always Quilts

Last week was a busy week quilting, so I didn’t work on this until last night. Since I had the squares all ready all I had to do was sew and cut them, which took maybe an hour. Now they are on the wall and ready to be sewn into rows. Quick and easy….so far.


Anyway, that’s my wall this week. Check out more walls  at http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa


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June 17, 2016
Scrap Quilt Finish from Lily Patch Quilts

Hello! It seems I only have time to post one quilt project a month. I will have to change that and get busy knocking off UFOs and using up scrap fabrics since Summer is here and I don't have to do as much driving until school starts again.


I was working on this scrap quilt 3 months ago. I had the binding sewn on and was waiting to go outside to take some photos, well, it didn't happen as planned. Yesterday, on the way to take my daughter to work I suggested we stop somewhere close by her ...

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June 14, 2016
Bow Tie Baby Quilt from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Last month I decided to do a really good clean up of my sewing room. I went through every bin and box and found all sorts of things that I had forgotten about.
One of the work in progress projects I found was an art quilt my son had started about 10 years ago. He was going to make a quilt based on a photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague. He had gotten as far as making the sky and then lost interest in making the project.
Fast forward ten years when I found the wavy pieced sky of ...

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The Scrap Box from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

My 2 - 1/2" scrap box was was getting out of hand and it was high time I whipped it back into shape. Choosing a pattern is often the hardest past for me, but I've had this one on my list for a long time:


This is Color Box by Carla over at Lollyquiltz and I dove into my overflowing box at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning with gusto.


Lots of mindless chain piecing while listening to an audio book That's about all I'm capable of at 3 a.m, but I sneaked in and out ...

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June 13, 2016
Design wall 6/13/16 string quilts from Always Quilts

I worked over the weekend getting the borders put on the string quilt that was on my wall last week.  My first plan was to only put a string border on the right side and bottom then put the shadow behind them. As I looked at the quilt, I decided that maybe putting a string border all the way around the quilt would look better, although I’m still thinking about that partial string border idea…..

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June 10, 2016
One More Old Favorite Finished from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Blue and yellow quilts are always a favorite.  Combine that with a traditional nine-patch and you get a classic beauty.  This is one I’ve had in the binding pile for awhile and finally finished it on the drive home from Kansas City. 

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The quilting is simply straight lines through the yellow blocks and continuous curves in the blue squares.

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I don’t remember whether or not this was a published pattern.  When I had the quilt shop we ran a series of classes based on Marti Michell’s book 101 Nine Patch Quilts.  I suspect this quilt is from ...

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June 6, 2016
Design wall 6/6/16 from Always Quilts

Here’s a quick show of what’s on my wall today. It’s another string quilt that I’ve been playing around with.


All the blocks are sewn into rows and ready for the sashing strips. I’m tinkering around with adding a shadowed border on part of the quilt but haven’t quite decided if I will do that or not. For now it will have to wait on the wall until I get time to get back to it.

That’s it for my wall this week.

Theresa


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A good day! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I had a blast this weekend.  No commitments which allowed me to have some flexibility in my schedule. Not only did I get to the quilt show on Saturday, but I had a long leisurely coffee with Diane on Sunday and we got caught up on all the latest news. It was great and she had the most amazing present for me EVER!!!  I didn't have time to take a picture of it, but you will not believe it when you see it.  That's for tomorrow.

Then I was back to working on my urgent quilt.  Can't ...

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June 4, 2016
Scrap this! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

As you all know, I love quotes and words and I came across this excellent quote the other day.


"there is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."   Aristotle


That is a pretty profound (but very true) statement, but it makes me realize why there are leaders and followers.   A case in point is the quilt guilds.  A guild is run by an executive and that means people have to be "elected" to the executive.  As the guilds close down for the summer, there is the age-old question - who will run for these positions ...

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June 2, 2016
Orange Scraps and Selvages Quilt! from The Q and the U (Quilt Blog)

So this is the latest -- orange scrappy squares and pink, red, orange and purple selvages!  Just the bright colours I love.
I have made HST quilts with selvages before (I give my method for making HST selvage squares in detail in my book Modern Selvage Quilting) but this time I rotated the squares so that the selvages sat on the top of the blocks.  My instinct is always to put them on the bottom of the blocks, so that is new for me.
I have started sewing the rows together, but I am still rearranging a bit as I go ...

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May 26, 2016
Pillow Swap from Sewn


Hello, I'm not dead yet!  Things have finally calmed down over here.  Our house sold!!!  And now I am finding myself with more time on my hands.  Thank goodness!  Last time we "spoke", two months ago, I was working on a pillow for a swap and had gotten this far.  I decided that I did indeed like it (I don't know what I was thinking earlier - it is totally cute), added a border and got to quilting.


I decided to go with the same spiral pattern as the original scrap vortex quilt.  It worked really well, although I ...

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May 23, 2016
DWM: 3 Sisters UFO from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Last week when I browsed through some other quilters’ Stash Report blogs, I came across Kate’s from Life In Pieces.  She tracks how many days she gets at least 15 minutes of sewing.  I thought that was a great idea and applied it to UFO’s.  This week I tried to work on a UFO at least 15 minutes each day.  After that, I could continue working on that project or move to another one.  I liked that each day I would be moving forward toward a finish on the UFO. 

When I left for Salt Lake City on ...

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May 19, 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - A Finished Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt is finished! I love starting the week with a finished quilt for it means that I have spent the last few days basting, quilting, binding, and taking photos. A ritual of tasks that I am familiar and comfortable with. It also means that I am ready to say goodbye to this quilt and start on my next project. I do have a bucket list of quilts that I would like to make but the order of the quilts on the list is subject to change. I do also have a penchant for re-visiting quilt designs/patterns ...

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May 17, 2016
Tumbling Blocks Progress Report from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

After an awesome spring day on Friday, we had to endure a wet, cold weekend that played havoc with lots of outdoor activities like the plant sale I managed for my church mission team and the early morning bird walk on Sunday which I co-lead.   I should have painted but after wet, cold mornings outside I was too tired to do anything except sit at the sewing machine.

I decided to finish making the units for my tumbling block quilt.  I verified that everything was in the right place and then counted up how many side units were needed.
I ...

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May 16, 2016
DWM: Scrappy Courtyard Maze from Patchwork Sampler Blog

A few weeks ago on Design Wall Monday I showed this version of a Courtyard Maze quilt I was working on. That one was made with a charm pack and matching jelly roll.  I received a comment that mentioned this would be a good pattern for stash busting.  Now why didn’t I think of that…I have drawers with 5” squares and 2-1/2” strips so I pulled some out and got busy.  So thanks for the suggestion, Susan. Here are my scrappy blocks.

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This was really fun to make because one of my favorite parts of quilting is ...

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May 11, 2016
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt - Work in Progress from Red Pepper Quilts

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Work in progress 2016 | Red Pepper Quilts

It is no secret that I love simple patchwork, especially Postage Stamp and Checkerboard Quilts; scrap quilts with lots of small pieces! Although I am not sure what technically qualifies as a Postage Stamp Quilt I have looked at many great Postage Stamp Quilts with the thought that most postage stamps - the kind that are adhered to envelopes - are generally not squares but rectangles. And that's where this week's project started. 

Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Fussy Cutting | Red Pepper Quilts
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Strip Pieced | Red Pepper Quilts
Rectangle Checkerboard Quilt | Work in progress 2016 | Red Pepper Quilts

As is often the case with my "scrap quilts" the fabrics used are pulled both from my scrap bin as well as from stash. To achieve sufficient ...

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