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November 19, 2019
Pastel Hourglasses from Fret Not Yourself

"Today there are those who travel by sea to new lands, hoping for a new life. 
They are likely to find themselves locked up or locked out.... 
How would all our lives be if the original [European settlers] were sent back?"
~Kathy Doughty

A niece is expecting her first child and decorating in very soft pink, green, grey, and white. The quilt needs to be finished before the baby shower. Time to get cracking. I purchased this charm pack a while ago for a specific reason. After making a quilt with brights I wondered what it would look like in ...

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November 17, 2019
A Japanese Stash Buster Quilt from Red Pepper Quilts

A Catalog of my Japanese fabric stash!

Japanese Stash Buster Quilt - A Catalog of my Japanese Fabric Stash | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019

I made a quilt! My sew-jo had been missing for the last few months, allowing days and weeks to slip by without the one thing that has been such a big part of my life for more than a decade. Fabric play, stitching, patching, quilting have always been a source of pleasure and comfort. This quilt is hopefully a sustained return to that which I once so enjoyed, and an endeavor to stitch my way out of the doldrums.

Japanese Stash Buster Quilt - A Catalog of my Japanese Fabric Stash | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019
Japanese Stash Buster Quilt - A Catalog of my Japanese Fabric Stash | © Red Pepper Quilts 2019
Japanese Stash Buster Quilt - Suzuko Koseki Fabrics and more!
Click on any image for a larger view.

I must say that I was ...

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November 14, 2019
Hundred Hugs COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

Our Kindergarten teacher (amazing person) is about to have her second child.

And children need quilts.  And hugs.  Hundred Hugs is just the thing!

 

I found the backing fabric at a thrift store.  The pattern attracted my attention, then I realized it was baby wale corduroy and nearly passed it up.  I am so glad I didn’t!  It was easy to work with, not too stiff, and gives this winter quilt added warmth.

The quilt will be delivered to its new home soon.

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November 7, 2019
Madeline's Ferris Wheel Quilt from Selvage Blog





This beautiful Ferris Wheel quilt top is the creation of Madeline Reese of  Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She's enjoying the casual approach to making these fans "by eye." Nice job, Madeline!

Click to see my pattern for Ferris Wheel. This is the fun, no-fuss way to make fan blocks. No paper piecing, no foundation. There are so many ways to use fans, including as corner blocks in borders. 




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October 30, 2019
Under the Needle: October - A Scrappy Finish from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Another 13 hour day at the sale barn on Monday. 2 more days of cooking for the crew. A full day scrubbing down the kitchen and floors after my marathon cooking month. A 4-hr round trip to pick up our beef from the processor. And another week'll be behind us. This year is flying by. I'll bet ya'll have given up on seeing anything sewing related from me ever again. I know it's been a while since I

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 16 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 16

We are coming close to the end of our QAL and today's section will take a little time, a few hours, maybe less. Today I will show you how I completed the flying geese border. I really think it sets the quilt off nicely and is a fun way to finish it off. I love flying geese! I used 4 colors for my flying geese border. If you want to make it scrappier that's up to you. If you do you will need to make a total of 116 flying geese rectangles. The method ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 16 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 16

We are coming close to the end of our QAL and today's section will take a little time, a few hours, maybe less. Today I will show you how I completed the flying geese border. I really think it sets the quilt off nicely and is a fun way to finish it off. I love flying geese! I used 4 colors for my flying geese border. If you want to make it scrappier that's up to you. If you do you will need to make a total of 116 flying geese rectangles. The method ...

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October 29, 2019
Farmhouse Quilt Finished from Fret Not Yourself

"You can't be both awesome and negative.
Choose one."

Evidence indicates I will never have a stash of finished baby quilts. They leave as soon as the the final strings are buried. In the meanwhile, time is passing and the farmhouse quilt will be gifted next month. You may have noticed I'm working to the deadline... as usual.

Farmhouse quilt - Log Cabin and split Ohio Star blocks

I was amused to see Julie's latest quilt because we both quilted freehand Baptist Fans. Is that an example of great minds thinking alike? A few years ago Julie gave ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 15 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 15

Whew, it's already day 15! Today we will work on noses... snowman noses. I pulled a fat quarter out of my fabric stash.... I had already cut into it from a previous project so it was more like a fat eighth. We will make 13 noses for our snowman blocks. In the pattern I have you do your noses using a fusible method using Heat N Bond fusible web. In this method you will trace all of your noses onto the paper side of the fusible web. Iron this onto the wrong side of your ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 15 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 15

Whew, it's already day 15! Today we will work on noses... snowman noses. I pulled a fat quarter out of my fabric stash.... I had already cut into it from a previous project so it was more like a fat eighth. We will make 13 noses for our snowman blocks. In the pattern I have you do your noses using a fusible method using Heat N Bond fusible web. In this method you will trace all of your noses onto the paper side of the fusible web. Iron this onto the wrong side of your ...

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October 28, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 14 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 14

Whew, it's already day 14! Today we will complete the last snowman block. It's gone so fast! I hope that you have been having fun creating the scrappy hats for your snowman blocks! I've enjoyed seeing your blocks so far on facebook and Instagram.  Today's block will be the most challenging because the pieces are small but it is well worth the effort! Today we will make a star brimmed hat! It's one of my favorites in this quilt. Since this is the last hat, you can have fun and make ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 14 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 14

Whew, it's already day 14! Today we will complete the last snowman block. It's gone so fast! I hope that you have been having fun creating the scrappy hats for your snowman blocks! I've enjoyed seeing your blocks so far on facebook and Instagram.  Today's block will be the most challenging because the pieces are small but it is well worth the effort! Today we will make a star brimmed hat! It's one of my favorites in this quilt. Since this is the last hat, you can have fun and make ...

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October 27, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 13 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 13

Welcome to day 13 of the Scrappy Hats QAL! As you read this I am flying home from Houston. It was a very quick visit to International Quilt Market. If you follow me on Instagram you've gotten a sneak peek of what I was up to while I was there. I'm looking forward to being home again and getting back to stitching. But today is football day! I'll be home in time to relax and watch my team play! Woot! Woot! Today's snowman block won't take too long to make, so ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 13 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 13

Welcome to day 13 of the Scrappy Hats QAL! As you read this I am flying home from Houston. It was a very quick visit to International Quilt Market. If you follow me on Instagram you've gotten a sneak peek of what I was up to while I was there. I'm looking forward to being home again and getting back to stitching. But today is football day! I'll be home in time to relax and watch my team play! Woot! Woot! Today's snowman block won't take too long to make, so ...

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October 26, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 12 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 12

Whew, it's already day 12! As you read this I will be running around Houston checking out International Quilt Market... so excited to go. It's a quick trip, I flew in on Friday and I'm heading home on Sunday, so a quick trip and I have grand plans on all that I'm going to do while in Houston. I'll be doing some Instagram posts from market so check it out after you get your block done! Today's block is called 'Friendship Stars' very fitting since I'll be seeing some ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 12 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 12

Whew, it's already day 12! As you read this I will be running around Houston checking out International Quilt Market... so excited to go. It's a quick trip, I flew in on Friday and I'm heading home on Sunday, so a quick trip and I have grand plans on all that I'm going to do while in Houston. I'll be doing some Instagram posts from market so check it out after you get your block done! Today's block is called 'Friendship Stars' very fitting since I'll be seeing some ...

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October 25, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 11 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 11

Whew, it's already day 11! Happy Friday everyone! Doing a little quilting or stitching is a great way to kick off the coming weekend! Today's block strip is made up with scrappy triangle squares. The scrappier the better. It will take about half an hour to complete. While working on mine, I used all of the fat quarters I had set aside for this quilt excluding the fabric that I used for this hats 'top'. I love the scrappiness of this block and love how it ties all the colors together in one block ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 11 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 11

Whew, it's already day 11! Happy Friday everyone! Doing a little quilting or stitching is a great way to kick off the coming weekend! Today's block strip is made up with scrappy triangle squares. The scrappier the better. It will take about half an hour to complete. While working on mine, I used all of the fat quarters I had set aside for this quilt excluding the fabric that I used for this hats 'top'. I love the scrappiness of this block and love how it ties all the colors together in one block ...

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October 24, 2019
Scrappy Hats QAL Day 10 from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 10

 
I hope that you are enjoying the snowman blocks so far. There's thirteen snowmen blocks all together. I tried to arrange the directions from easiest to hardest blocks. If you are new to quilting, this is a good skill builder for you. It's also a great stash buster if you are only pulling from your fabric stash to do this quilt. I am using a fat quarter bundle that I have been hoarding for a couple of years now. Today's block is a Flying Geese block, we are going to make 6 ...

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Scrappy Hats QAL Day 10 from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 10

 
I hope that you are enjoying the snowman blocks so far. There's thirteen snowmen blocks all together. I tried to arrange the directions from easiest to hardest blocks. If you are new to quilting, this is a good skill builder for you. It's also a great stash buster if you are only pulling from your fabric stash to do this quilt. I am using a fat quarter bundle that I have been hoarding for a couple of years now. Today's block is a Flying Geese block, we are going to make 6 ...

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