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April 20, 2018
May Cubicle Quilt {Finished Mini} from Little Bunny Quilts

I may have forgotten to take work-in-progress pictures of this project, but I did finish my May cubicle quilt!

Like my April cubicle quilt, I had made the scrappy background long ago. Some of the fabrics that I used for the background were leftovers from my Cartwheel baby quilt and my Madison baby quilt. I used red, yellow, and green scraps for the flower and petals. I used orange and olive Aurifil (not sure of the exact colors!) for the machine quilting on the flower.

For the quilting, I used the same leafy meander inspired by Angela Walters that I ...

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April 19, 2018
Donuts {Finished Block Sections} from Little Bunny Quilts

Once I got to a stopping point with my Double Delight quilt, I pulled out my Donuts block sections to assess how much more I needed to do. I found that I needed five more sets of block sections in mainly lighter shades of blue, aqua, and green.

I made one light aqua, one more medium aqua, one medium-to-dark teal greens, one light green, and one light blue set of block sections.

Now all 18 sets of block sections are complete!

This quilt is one that is going to need to be laid out strategically and it would be helpful ...

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April 17, 2018
Scrap Cutting Time from Quilts....etc.

I was just going to cut more tumblers from the scraps  but I found that most of the scraps in the first plastic shoe box that I took out were too small for the tumblers – I did get all cut that could – my box now looks like this – I try to organize […]

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April 16, 2018
A Lot of Quilting Done- It Was Cold Outside from Quilts....etc.

What else could I do but sit around in the house and watch a movie and a recorded tv show and work on my quilts – it was just too darn chilly outside yesterday – one of the small towns in NE Arkansas even had snow flurries – on April 15!!! this is crazy.  Give […]

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April 15, 2018
Are We Sure it is Spring? from Quilts....etc.

For Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy I will finish the binding on the Critters quilt – almost done and it is for Sarah’s Hands2Help – one side of the binding is left to do and then wash and dry it and send it off soon to the Little Lambs Foundation for foster children – and […]

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April 14, 2018
That Planning Thing from Quilt Paint Create

In my April Short List post, I added a category called ”Design”. I added it because I have A LOT of ideas and techniques I want to try. More than what may fit in my lifetime, but I’ll give it my best for as long as I can.
I finally figured out that I need to take a month or so to work out how I want to get those ideas into form. My plans may not work out, but at least it gives me somewhere to start. Otherwise, I’m just wasting time in the sewing room hacking ...

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April 12, 2018
My Table Is Clean from Quilts....etc.

I think it is time to get this table full of something again – I got the binding machine stitched to the child quilt “Critters” and then cleaned the table off.   It doesn’t usually stay this empty for long. I had enough yellow fabric left to do the binding with it so I will spend […]

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April 4, 2018
Pressing Fabrics from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was pressing fabric and then pressing more fabric – it seems to never get done!  I had batting cut that needed to be fused together to make a big enough piece for the child size quilt that I am donating to charity.  So I got that done and then pressed the yellow backing.  […]

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March 29, 2018
Just Keep Trimming {Double Delight} from Little Bunny Quilts

I like to have a "quiet project" to work on so that I don't drive my husband completely crazy with the sewing machine running all waking hours. Usually I have something that needs pressing or trimming that I'll work on in the evenings while we watch baseball or basketball. My new Double Delight project has provided me with PLENTY of pressing and trimming as of late.

After finishing up pressing 120 square in a square units, I had to trim 120 square in a square units. This took me quite a while to trim in between working on ...

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April Scrap Attack And March Finish from Quilt Paint Create

My March Scrap Attack project was a continuation of my February project. Collage quilts are WAY out of my comfort zone, so I struggled a bit in a good way. It’s finished and I’m happy with it, which is all that matters.
birds onlyI’m not done playing with collage but will take a break from it for a few months. I like the freedom of the process. I struggle with the design decisions. I expect it will get easier as I make more of them.
For April I picked #12 on my list, another undefined small project. I ...

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March 24, 2018
How to Piece a 6 Pointed Star from Scraps from Pink Doxies

Six Pointed Star Hexie

My last post 60 Degree Shapes talked about experimenting with these blocks, and many of you said this was something on your own bucket lists. It's opened the door to another world of quilts to make, and I thought you might want to join me.

This is a picture heavy post for those of you who need to know before continuing, but you'll know all my tricks from cutting to problem shooting by the end. Shall we do this?

*This tutorial assumes basic sewing techniques of a intermediate sewist.

14.5" Unfinished Block ...

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Oh, Scrap! and giveaway from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

“With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.” Theodore Gericault Of all the quilts I have made, scrap quilts are my favourites. There is something magical about sewing together diverse pieces of fabric together and turning them into a treasured quilt. Not to mention how much fun it is sorting through...

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March 15, 2018
Twofer from Quilt Paint Create

I finished not one, but two projects.
This is the third of four pieces of the dresser set. I also finished my scrappy bird quit.
birds and bonnet girl
The quilting on the bottom half of the quilt brought about an attitude change. My machine was giving me a hard time about the tension, as it frequently does. It’s quite the snowflake. I had to walk away for a day and realized that I really hate quilting anything because the machine is so temperamental. I have no doubt my attitude wasn’t helping.
The next day I approached my machine with the attitude ...

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March 14, 2018
Double Delight {Happy & Scrappy} from Little Bunny Quilts

Now that my main scrappy projects from last year (Top Spin, On Ringo Lake, Magnolia Mystery Quilt) are done being pieced, and my Donuts quilt is getting closer and closer to being ready to assemble, I have been searching and contemplating a new scrappy project for myself.

I considered a lot of things, wanting a project I could pick up and put away easily as well as could be easily adapted to leaders and enders (because Donuts isn't great for leaders and enders!) and settled on Bonnie Hunter's Double Delight pattern which is free on her site. My ...

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Just when you think you're finished... from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

I was doing a happy dance on Saturday night as I stitched the very last piece on the very last block of my applique quilt.

At last, after approximately 10 years of on again, off again attempts, I had finished the blocks I had chosen to do.

So yesterday I trimmed them all up and put them up on my design wall (and forgot a photo), only for the Tuesday Girls to tell me I had one too many!!!! Horror of all horrors, how could I possible have put myself through the agony of stitching the very last block and ...

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March 11, 2018
More humidicrib quilts from Granny Maud's Girl

Two years ago (I was shocked to realise it has been that long), I decided to start a new quilt from scraps. I had planned to make at least one block each month as part of my Bee, Myself and I project: a solo bee for which I would make a quilt block each month until I had a quilt top. Sadly, after I made the first two blocks, I fell out of love with the idea of the scrap quilt, even though I did finish a different quilt top in monthly increments in 2016.

During my January tidy of ...

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March 7, 2018
I'm getting caught up! from The Proficient Needle

I've finished a couple of items lately.  Two are upcoming baby gifts, so I can't show them.  I also put the final stitches in my guild's block of the month project for 2016-17.

  It finished at 76 x 92 inches, and I called it 
"Use It or Lose It!"  
I love making scrappy quilts, and years ago my DH said that to me about my huge bins of scraps.  I spent 2 summers pressing and cutting all the scraps into usable sizes, and have made many scrap quilts since!

I spent the afternoon today, filling out my ...

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March 5, 2018
Report for 6 and 6 in 2018 and 18 in 2018 from Quilting Lots Moore Designs

So how has your month been?  I'm reasonable pleased with mine as I did achieve a few things.  We're also allowed to not perform quite as well in February because it's a bit sneaky in only having 28 days.  THREE whole days of stitching lost. Hmmm...
So here we go:

Happy, happy.  I have finished the second to last applique block of my quilt.  Already started on the LAST block.  Happy, happy, can you tell?
 The pies and tarts have doubled themselves, which is not great progress, but I have been concentrating on the applique.  This one ...

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March 3, 2018
March Short List And OMG from Quilt Paint Create

February was a fast month. I finished the Surface Design Round Robin and the Bouquet quilt (UFO). My Art Quilt Group decided to stop passing the Round Robin pieces, which eliminates that category.

I’ve learned so much by adding the OMG designation to the list because it forces me to finish old projects. It reminded me how much I love applique and other things I stopped doing because of limited time. Slowly, I’m bringing those things back.

The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and a scrap project. I started using this system ...

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March 2, 2018
Top Spin {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

I'm so excited to share this finished quilt with all of you! My Top Spin quilt is done!

I started this quilt in 2016 as a leader and ender project. The pattern is by Melissa Corry for Moda Bake Shop! The original pattern uses 64 blocks for a queen sized quilt and I made 48 blocks for a twin sized quilt.

I took this quilt to Michigan over Christmas and told my mom that she could do whatever she willed with the quilt -- either take it with the next batch to her long arm quilter or quilting it herself ...

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