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March 27, 2020
Frolic Friday {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

Just a quick post with a teeny tiny update on my Frolic mystery quilt.

Since last I posted, I finished two blocks. For these dark teal blocks, I have been doing them in smaller batches broken up by which fabric they feature for the aqua secondary background. These two blocks used some leftover Bonnie and Camille April Showers fabric.


I also have all of the block parts ready to go for the next five blocks.


These should zip together relatively quickly when and if I find time at my sewing machine this week or weekend.

I hope that you are ...

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Sweet Sixteen from From the Strawberry Patch...

Sweet Sixteen ~ 65" X 80" My guiding word for 2020 is "VISION"; the vision to see what's right in front of me-- namely, projects already begun and loads and loads of pre-cut pieces leftovers saved from other quilts (scraps!). Little did I know that the state of the current health pandemic would offer me nothing but time at home to realize that vision. This completed flimsy is off the design

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Sweet Sixteen from From the Strawberry Patch...

Sweet Sixteen ~ 65" X 80" My guiding word for 2020 is "VISION"; the vision to see what's right in front of me-- namely, projects already begun and loads and loads of pre-cut pieces leftovers saved from other quilts (scraps!). Little did I know that the state of the current health pandemic would offer me nothing but time at home to realize that vision. This completed flimsy is off the design

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A Covered In Love Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework




I have finished the sixth Covered in Love quilt.  For this layout, I made an offset barn raising design.   I really like how it turned out - so far it is probably a favorite of mine. 



There is a surprise on the back.  Kat had sent me a purple and yellow sunflower panel fabric.  I framed it with some yellow bees and added in some solid brown and purple.



I still have one more quilt to finish.  So far I have made six different layout designs from these donated blocks.  I hope to share the last one next Friday!

A big ...

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March 23, 2020
Weekly update: still sewing from With Strings Attached

Have you entered the Orphan Adoption yet? See this post -- drawing will be tomorrow, 3/24.

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It's been surreal, hasn't it?  The first pandemic in the age of social media*  means that the true, useful news and advice are overwhelmed by rumor, federal ineptitude (though Dr. Anthony Fauci is a national treasure), and attempts at humor (sometimes funny, sometimes stupid).  I am grateful to Dr. Fauci and the unnamed doctors, scientists, and lab technicians who are working on test kits and a vaccine.  I am grateful for all the "essential" personnel who are running cash registers ...

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March 21, 2020
Do you want some Quilt Day Fun! from Pat Sloan's Blog

**** Crazy Quilty March - Challenge 21 ***

If you are joining me from the Shop tour, thank you for stopping in!!!  I hope you will join my sew alongs and my online community!

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For Crazy Quilty March Challenge 21 is to Sew on International Quilt Day!

** What's below:

  • Scrap Happy Little Wishes Block download - Make this block or sew on a project you want to do
  • Designer Shop Hop - Get the first List to hop today!
  • Hang ...

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March 20, 2020
A Slow Pace {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

A happy Friday to all -- catching up today with a late afternoon post!

Maybe my plans to enlarge my Frolic quilt were misguided because this is continuing to be a long, slow process of making blocks! The last time I posted about my Frolic progress was exactly a month ago! Then I had just finished up my navy blocks and I had started working on my dark teal blocks.


As of now, I have only three dark teal blocks complete, however, I have pieces and parts sewn and ready to go for an additional 6 or 8 blocks.


I hope ...

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APQ and QUILTSY TEAM UFO Challenge March Finish from Grandma's Red Needle

APQ & QUILTSY Team's UFO Challenge for March 2020 is #7,
....and mine is FINISHED!


It was an easy finish, so to say; the top was already done and I had the backing fabric and batting. I finished it the first week this month, but didn't get around to take photos until a couple of days ago. Lots of rain and gloomy days lately, not the best weather for photographing.


I love scrappy quilts more and more. I had so much fun rediscovering 'old' fabric, some from when ...

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March 13, 2020
Show And Tell Time! from Wedding Dress Blue

I love Show and Tell time!  Readers are so kind to share their progress and projects based on WeddingDressBlue tutorials.  Keep them coming!

Here is a lovely (and breezy) version of Growing Up Odd.  About time for me to make another one of those!  She used 2-1/2″ squares and the quilt finished at approximately 100″.  I love the blue sashing.

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Here is a Twinkle Baby that Judy made and donated as a comfort quilt.  Such wonderful colors! Don’t the twinkl-y star points make you smile?!

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Ellen wrote: This started out as part of our church Christmas program.  I ...

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March 6, 2020
Number Five from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy Friday!


I am ready to share with you the fifth Covered in Love quilt finish.  For this layout, I went back to a design that creates large plus shapes across the quilt.  

This second plus layout is staggered and details the light areas.


Here is the first layout so you can compare the two.



It took five different fabrics to come up with a backing large enough for this one.  I used a blue batik fabric for the binding so it was framed up nicely. 


This quilt was hard to photograph - all of that white was reflecting the bright ...

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March 1, 2020
062 Oklahoma Backroads Update from Silly Goose Quilts

I'm still plodding along with the Oklahoma Backroads quilt I've been working on.  

As with all Bonnie Hunter quilts, there's many seams to wrangle and they always seem to take longer than I hoped.  Which is fine, just makes my to do list grow and grow.

I've done all the blocks, and I placed them on the design wall to see if they work.




I think they do.  But some of my points are just abysmal.  I'm hoping they'll get lost in the quilting.

I do my very best at quilting, and yet I ...

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February 28, 2020
Squeezing in A Small Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I am extremely blessed that a lot of my clients share their scraps with me.  Every once in a while, long after I have quilted their masterpieces, they purge their scraps and bring me a bag of their treasures.



So it was fun this week to see the quilt on my frame where I was already using the gifted scraps.
Aren't the colors on this one yummy?!



I shared not long ago how I was creating some HSTs using Kona Shadow and some gifted scrap triangles from a friend.



Well, I am ready to share the little quilt I ...

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February 23, 2020
Oh Scrap! : More Orange Blocks from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I usually have all of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks finished by about mid-month, but for some reason, I seem to be running behind.



This week I sewed up these three orange chain blocks - I have no idea what they are called.  They are something I just sketched up to fill the need to use the scraps I had.



I added them to the green blocks I made in January.  
I think I am going to really like this quilt!


Have you been sewing with your scraps this week?


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It is now your turn to share what you are making ...

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February 20, 2020
At A Snail's Pace {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am still slowly (so slowly) but surely making little bits of progress on my Frolic mystery quilt.

Last year I finished the top of my Good Fortune quilt top on (or about) February 13th. Now, I did do a half-ished sized quilt last year and I am doing the full quilt this year in addition to this being a much more complicated quilt and not feeling my normal motivation in December and January.

However, I have completed all of my navy blocks!


This includes the stray block that I shared last time in the lower right hand corner. And ...

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February 14, 2020
Stitching Shenanigans {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

After posting my last Frolic update, the first thing that I did was to fix the block that had the mistake. It took prepping that blog post to realize there was even a corner unit twisted around -- oops!

After a fairly productive few days of sewing, I am now up to a total of 17 blocks. I snapped a pic of the first 16 together before I finished number 17.



I have less than 10 navy blue blocks to go. I have sewn up all of the side flying geese pairs...


... except that I need to press the remaining pairs ...

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A Lightning Quick Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Happy Valentine's Day!

On this day of love, I thought it was appropriate that I am sharing my third Covered in Love quilt finish.  So many quilters made and sent in these beautiful blocks.  With so many hands doing most of the work, the top goes together quickly!



For this layout, I chose this fun zigzag or lightning pattern.  The yellow and red were the perfect choice for the half square triangles because they really show off the pattern.



For the quilting, I stitched some swirls in in the dark areas and then used some white thread to stitch ...

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February 10, 2020
Flower Power from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have another tumbler quilt off the rails, this will be a donation quilt.  I used a new (to me) Pantograph (thanks, Santa!) for this scrappy quilt;  "Flower Child". It worked out perfectly for this project and is super easy and FAST! Like my old FAST favorite: Loop de Loop, this one is forward motion all the way, no points or starts and stops until one gets to the edge (or runs out of bobbin

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Flower Power from From the Strawberry Patch...

I have another tumbler quilt off the rails, this will be a donation quilt.  I used a new (to me) Pantograph (thanks, Santa!) for this scrappy quilt;  "Flower Child". It worked out perfectly for this project and is super easy and FAST! Like my old FAST favorite: Loop de Loop, this one is forward motion all the way, no points or starts and stops until one gets to the edge (or runs out of bobbin

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February 8, 2020
Sewing Love and Comfort from Life in the Scrapatch


Today's sewing included these two blocks
 for two group Comfort Quilts
to wrap a little girl and boy in quilty hugs.


This pastel 6.5" Rail Fence block for the Girl Comfort Quilt is made from this ... 







This primary colored 8" block for the Boy Comfort Quilt is from





This and other fun and easy free quilt patterns may be found here





Enjoy!

May you have a happy, scrappy, quilty weekend!

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February 7, 2020
Block Progress {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I am so excited today to show some real, tangible progress on my blocks for Frolic!

To refresh, I am planning to make all of the block sets into full blocks to make a bigger quilt and not make the half blocks. I have all of the units made for over half of the full blocks (these are featuring my navy fabrics) but I will need to go back and make flying geese and HSTs for my dark teal fabric blocks.

I now have 9 blocks completed! And of course, now that I am posting this picture, I am realizing ...

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