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August 11, 2022
AHIQ Palette Challenge Finished from Fret Not Yourself

Political correctness is not wrong, it is merely unfashionable. As the British broadcaster James O’Brien put it to those who resent having to suppress their  offensive thoughts: “Where would you like your sewage? In the pipes underground or flowing in the streets?”
~Nesrine Malik

Quilting


Finished. Just a bit late but now I can move to the next prompt with a "clear conscience." The hardest part was deciding to only work from the sky.

Blanca Sunrise baby quilt

My pile had many bright scraps but the softer, grayed ones better matched the photo... IMO. Although the pinks are the ...

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August 5, 2022
Second Chances: Sneak Peek from Wedding Dress Blue

Remember the blocks I mentioned last week?

They are becoming what might be my FAVORITE Second Chances Quilt so far.

Finished project coming soon.

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August 3, 2022
Sudden Attack Of Cute from Wedding Dress Blue

The cleanout of last week brought so many potential projects out of hiding, but this one rose above the others.

A few small panels, 10 in all. Not necessarily my style, but, in what I can only describe as a sudden attack of cute, I HAD to make something with them.

It turns out that it will be TWO somethings. Watch here for updates, soon!

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July 22, 2022
Scrap Buster Blocks: Scrappy Plus from Blossom Heart Quilts

t’s time for the next quilt block tutorial of Scrap Buster Blocks! This series features a different scrap-friendly quilt block tutorial every month that will help you use up your scraps and make some fun quilts along the way.

QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL

Right here on my website, you’ll find the rotary cut instructions for making the 12″ quilt block (finished). If you have an AccuQuilt, you can find the AccuQuilt instructions on the AccuQuilt Australia blog to make the quilt blocks with any sized Qube set. Also on the AccuQuilt Australia blog, you will find a few ...

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July 21, 2022
Mini Make from Wedding Dress Blue

From time to time a mini quilt is just what a person needs in their life.

And a little hand quilting, too.

It makes a quick and satisfying finish. In this case 14″ square.

Soon to be gifted to a friend.

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July 20, 2022
QUICK TUTORIAL: Trash Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

My first version was called the Trash Quilt, because I literally found the fabric in a trash can at church. I tried to rename it, but the first one stuck!

This is a great pattern for scraps, or you could use fat quarters. If the fat quarters are perfectly cut, you will need 16 of them. If they are a little short, add a few more to make up for it.

TRASH QUILT


60-1/2″ x 80-1/2″

MATERIALS

384 3″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles (Have fun with colors and possibilities. This is a great time to experiment)

batting

1 ...

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July 19, 2022
Another Quick Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

My sister-in-law is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Sort of a big deal.

And she “needed” a quilt. It is the same design as the recent “trash quilt”: rectangles 3″ x 5-1/2″.

YAY for a (last minute) finish!

ps– I stitched down the binding as we traveled to visit her and I had to take the pictures in a hotel hallway.

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Finally Picking a Palette from Fret Not Yourself

It is the randomness of books, of taste and curiosity that ensures libraries remain a place where a broad cross-section of society can drop in, wander, browse, and leave when they like.
~Andrew Pettegree in The Library

Quilting


Well, not exactly choosing one... I just hadn't worked on my idea. Since Kaja proposed Picking a Palette this photo has been in my mind. The Navaho know it as the Sacred Mountain to the East. We climbed therein years past. The Great Sand Dunes National Park sits along the southwestern side. Snow usually lingers throughout the year making beautiful displays ...

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July 6, 2022
One More Scrappy One from Wedding Dress Blue

I think this will be it for a while.

This quilt has a number of blocks stitched by children who are just learning to sew. Some of the seam allowances and perhaps some of the color choices are not quite standard, but they are made with the skill and love the children have to offer.

And it is finished and ready for donation.

And that is a very good thing.

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July 2, 2022
Quick Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

I got a handy pile of scraps just as a co-worker got a new grandbaby.

Some became 4-patch blocks using 2-1/2″ squares and some background fabric.

The rest became 4-1/2″ squares.

A total of 81 blocks became a 36″ quilt.

And ta-dah! A quick baby quilt.

I enjoy the unexpected color combination. Something interesting to look at. It will be delivered next week.

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June 30, 2022
SCRAPPY ROUNDABOUT from Kwilty Pleasures

I was cleaning up my sewing room and came across this 
scrappy book full of wonderful patterns.
And when I say...I was cleaning up...
that was summer 2021!


I found a pattern called Roundabout...that uses 2 1/2 x 5" pieces.
That means, to me, get into my charm stash
and scraps and get something made.
Sometimes I just need a simple and fast make!
(Fast is relative...as this was all decided in 2021
and its now 2022)


I have over 70 "hoarded" charm packs!
and....

How about this incredible find!




And Tiddly Winks may have been ...

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June 28, 2022
Finding Something Special from Wedding Dress Blue

Saturday morning Husband and I visited a few yard sales. At the very first one, I spotted something nearly too good to be true.

Really?! ONE DOLLAR?!

“Yes,” said the woman running the sale. “My grandmother always said it was her mother’s. It is 100 years old.”

It isn’t 100 years old. But it might be 70 or 80 years old.

In remarkably good condition, except a few popped seams.

I fixed those up with tiny stitches and then faced a daunting decision: To wash or not to wash.

Wash!

And there was a good reason why.

Finished ...

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June 21, 2022
Scrap Buster Blocks: Bunting Remix from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s time for the next quilt block tutorial of Scrap Buster Blocks! This series features a different scrap-friendly quilt block tutorial every month that will help you use up your scraps and make some fun quilts along the way.

QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL

Right here on my website, you’ll find the rotary cut instructions for making the 12″ quilt block (finished). If you have an AccuQuilt, you can find the AccuQuilt instructions on the AccuQuilt Australia blog to make the quilt blocks with any sized Qube set. Also on the AccuQuilt Australia blog, you will find a few ...

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June 20, 2022
Just Another Donation Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Sometimes, anything goes.

This quilt is one of those.

After all, who can oppose,

A quilt that will make someone happy?!

ps–Finished size 60″ x 80″. Made out of all 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles.

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June 10, 2022
LORAINE COUNTY PIECEMAKERS GO PLAIDISH! from Kwilty Pleasures

In May, I was invited to provide a workshop for
the Loraine County Piecemakers Guild.
My favorite quilt and an easy all day sew-in would be
The Plaidish Quilt by Erica Jackman. 
I asked  Erica aka Kitchen Table Quilting 
for permission to teach her pattern.

I was staying near Cleveland in Wellington, OH
at a lovely B&B, formerly a Funeral Home.
No haunts were noted and the owners were a lovely retired couple.

Then the workshop (and trunk show) was held
 in a beautiful lodge near Oberlin called
The Lodge of New Russia Township.

I brought both my Plaidish ...

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June 9, 2022
Trash Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

I don’t mean that I don’t like the quilt, or that I am going to throw it in the trash, but that is where I found it.

Our family helps clean our congregation meeting house from time to time to prepare the building for sabbath worship services. Apparently, an activity had been held in the building and there was a pile of (more than just) scraps in a trash can.

After reviewing the fabric, I settled on rectangles 3″ x5-1/2″ as the best use of fabric. In all, 112 rectangles were needed.

These were sewn into pairs ...

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June 2, 2022
Green Crumb Quilt COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

I am so pleased at the way this quilt turned out.

Crumb piecing was mostly new for me and I got braver and more creative as it went along, but the blocks seem to blend together pretty well.

THIS TUTORIAL helped with the tilted setting.

The quilt finishes at 55″ square.

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Scrap Buster Blocks: Supernova from Blossom Heart Quilts

It’s time for the next quilt block tutorial of Scrap Buster Blocks! This series features a different scrap-friendly quilt block tutorial every month that will help you use up your scraps and make some fun quilts along the way.

QUILT BLOCK TUTORIAL

Right here on my website, you’ll find the rotary cut instructions for making the 12″ quilt block (finished). If you have an AccuQuilt, you can find the AccuQuilt instructions on the AccuQuilt Australia blog to make the quilt blocks with any sized Qube set. Also on the AccuQuilt Australia blog, you will find a few ...

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May 28, 2022
Too Many Projects? from Adele Mogavero

Do you get in over your head with projects? Me too. All the time.Of course, we all know better – but it […]

The post Too Many Projects? appeared first on Adele Mogavero.

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May 26, 2022
A Lot Going On from Wedding Dress Blue

Well, at least there is a lot going on everywhere except in the sewing room. The last month of school is always a busy. Good busy. But very busy.

So, not a lot of sewing. But a little binding. I want to finish the green crumb quilt by the end of the week.

With summer coming on it will be nice to spend hot afternoons in my cool basement room stitching up some fun.

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