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May 19, 2020
Taking a Hatchet to my Scraps from Fret Not Yourself

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Quilting

It's way past time to use up my remnants and scraps. I used the largest to make a simple four-patch called Hatchet that is often seen as a signature block. In fact, I used the block for my first guild name tag. My rule was to two to twelve center squares 5.5" squares with pairs of 3" squares for the triangle sides. Five inches is fairly wide for the scrap bag but I grabbed ...

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May 14, 2020
Twirling at the Disco Quilt from Samelia's Mum



My 'Twirling at the Disco' quilt has been sitting and waiting patiently for a little bit of attention. I think that the one thing I'm enjoying most about this quilt is using up my 2.5" scrap fabrics and trying to remember the projects I made with the fabrics originally.




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May 6, 2020
Pandemic Sewing from Pinkadot Quilts



I have many, many UFO's that I could be working on. I decided to start a new quilt. I needed mindless, few choices and something that did not require much brain power. I also need a few rules to keep me on track.
I have always wanted to make this pattern. I chose to do it paper pieced. Why? Because it is 2 seams and no measuring. The center spoke is about 8" long and 3 1/2" wide. The 2 matching outsides are 4" wide and 8" long. No templates to cut, no "precise " sewing just sit and ...

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May 1, 2020
Sticks and Bricks FINISHED! from Wedding Dress Blue

YAY!  Finished and delivered.

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I am so pleased with the final results.  And the happy couple (wedding quilt) is pleased, too.

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Mini-tutorial available HERE.

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I hope to have more quilting time soon. There are several tops in the “waiting” pile.

 

 

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April 29, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Another Layout from Wedding Dress Blue

How are you doing with your Star Kissed blocks?  Remember there is no hurry, but I do like to know how it is going and if there is anything I can do to help.

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Today I am sharing another option for your blocks.  (Information on the entire quiltalong HERE.) Since the quilt is designed in four different block sizes, I decided to make four different quilts to show some ideas that might work for you.

These blocks are based on 1-1/2″ squares.  Four of them, with triple sashing (also based on 1-1/2″) makes a 37″ baby quilt or ...

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April 27, 2020
Monday, Monday from Pinkadot Quilts


So of course now is a great time to start a new project? I should be working on all the UFO's but for right now this is fast and easy. I also found out I do not have many dark fabrics......I wanted this to look different from what I usually do with light, bright, happy colors. Maybe this is a reflection of the times?


This is the state of my sewing room, last week. It looks much more chaotic right now! I am using a lot of big prints that can be hard to work with in a ...

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April 22, 2020
That's a wrap! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


What's with the weather? Not only have we almost been blown out of this country by the constant winds which, with the lower temperatures, makes for some chilly walks but this morning? The cars are dusted with snow! I suppose we should be happy that we don't have to shovel, but really? I'd like one nice WARM morning for a walk. At least there is no wind this morning and the sun is out.

Another crazy, wild day around my house! OK - so not crazy at all, but still, lots of stuff got done. I'm happy ...

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April 20, 2020
Lost track of the day/week from Stitchin' Therapy

  Before I get emails checking on me, I thought I needed to stick my head up and do a post!  Days have run together as there is nothing to set forth a routine any more.  Regular household chores of cooking and laundry, time reading, and sitting outside in the sun, doing jig-saw puzzle fill in the hours between small bouts of sewing and making masks to fill requests.  I am now out of what little elastic I found hidden in the closet. 



  Sewing.....I did some big quilt wrangling and wrestling to get the wonky courthouse steps quilted!  What a ...

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April 17, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Star Points And Block Assembly from Wedding Dress Blue

Welcome if you are new!  Welcome back if you have been here for a while!  It is time for the Star Kissed Quiltalong! This is an ongoing quiltalong with no deadlines and no race to the finish.  It is a great day to get started.

You can find all you might want to know about previous steps in the quiltalong HERE, or you can link from the button to the right or the menu above.

Today’s focus is the star points, and then block assembly.  It is possible that there will be some concern about fabric waste due to ...

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April 15, 2020
Project Progress from Wedding Dress Blue

I am working on another layout variation for the Star Kissed Quilt.

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How is yours coming?

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Any questions?

The final step in the quiltalong and a number of alternate ideas coming soon.

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April 14, 2020
Twirling at the Disco Quilt {Progress} from Samelia's Mum


This past week/s (probably longer) I haven't been in the mood to play in the sewing room. It all felt as though concentrating was going to take too much effort. 
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April 10, 2020
Wrapping Up the Quarantine QAL from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

It's been a busy week, I've made another batch of face masks that have been delivered to our local hospital. I dropped three quilts off to a friend to be quilted. I'm happy to say they are all for me. I've had time to finish some UFO's up and re-evaluate my fabric stash. Using fabric from what I have has been fun and I enjoyed making the Quick 3 day QAL project.  I want to say....
 
to everyone who participated in my quick 3 day QAL. Here are a couple of pictures of some of ...

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Wrapping Up the Quarantine QAL from Quilt Doodle Doodles

It's been a busy week, I've made another batch of face masks that have been delivered to our local hospital. I dropped three quilts off to a friend to be quilted. I'm happy to say they are all for me. I've had time to finish some UFO's up and re-evaluate my fabric stash. Using fabric from what I have has been fun and I enjoyed making the Quick 3 day QAL project.  I want to say....
 
to everyone who participated in my quick 3 day QAL. Here are a couple of pictures of some of ...

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April 6, 2020
Baby Cow Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

A few years ago I created a small herd for the big brother.  Now baby brother needs one, too.

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This pattern is so much fun to build.  And, while the pieces are small and there are a lot of them, the results are totally worth it.  Thank you to Sew Fresh quilts for the design.

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I hope to have it quilted and finished soon.

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April 3, 2020
Fireside Retreat - Day Two from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Wow -- I'm shocked at how much I can get done when I'm at a retreat. I'm focused and there are ZERO distractions. I'm thinking this is going to be the new norm at my house. Have everything super prepped and then isolate yourself with no distractions. It's great!!!

Just so that no one thinks I've snuck off into the dark and am at the retreat house, I'm NOT. I should be there - I want to be there, but I can't. We have a Messenger group chat going so we can always chat ...

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April 2, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: A BIG Block Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

As you may be aware, the Star Kissed Quilt can be made in FOUR different “base block” sizes.

I am finishing projects in each of the four sizes.  The first top can be seen HERE.

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This is the second one.

Made using 2-1/2″ base squares, the top finishes at 36″.

Yep, one block = one quilt.  What a bargain!

A complete tutorial will be posted after the quiltalong instructions are complete, which should be in the next few weeks. You can get all previous posts and information by clicking the Quiltalong Button to the right or by going HERE.

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March 31, 2020
Happy Scrappy QAL: Ribbon Blocks from Blossom Heart Quilts

Welcome back to the Happy Scrappy QAL! For all the QAL details, you can read this blog post here that provides more info on how this QAL is being run, but here’s the quick rundown to remind you:

  • The Happy Scrappy QAL will be run right here on my blog, and go for about a month
  • It’s a mystery quilt designed to use up some scraps, so get scrap-bin digging and don’t overthink the process
  • Every 2-3 days I’ll be posting what blocks to make – either new ones, or some repeats of already-shared block patterns
  • Each ...

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March 30, 2020
TUTORIAL: Sticks And Bricks Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

In a previous post I referred to this pattern as “Sticks and Stones,” but “Sticks and Bricks” seemed more fitting.

So, here is a mini tutorial for Sticks and Bricks.

STICKS AND BRICKS


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82-1/2″ x 82-1/2″

(but size is highly flexible–FINISHED block size 7-1/2″)

MATERIALS

A big pile of background fabric scraps, OR yardage–about 6 yards total

A big pile of colored fabric scraps

CUTTING DIRECTIONS

from the background fabric cut a total of…

180 2″x8″ rectangles

732 2″x2″ squares

from the colored scraps cut a total of…

120 2″x8″ rectangles

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March 29, 2020
Day 3 QAL Fun! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...

Welcome to Day 3! Did you get all your 6" squares constructed? If you just joined us, don't worry, there's time to catch up. Check out the previous postings for additional information. This is a quick easy quilt and a great stash buster. Today we will put the quilt together. I've been listening to my audio book and stitching away. Sure makes time fly by. I don't know about you but it's starting to feel like the twilight zone here. I'm not sure if I can tell you what day it is....

Finished Size ...

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Day 3 QAL Fun! from Quilt Doodle Doodles

Welcome to Day 3! Did you get all your 6" squares constructed? If you just joined us, don't worry, there's time to catch up. Check out the previous postings for additional information. This is a quick easy quilt and a great stash buster. Today we will put the quilt together. I've been listening to my audio book and stitching away. Sure makes time fly by. I don't know about you but it's starting to feel like the twilight zone here. I'm not sure if I can tell you what day it is....

Finished Size ...

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