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August 27, 2019
OMG! Another Midnight at the Oasis Quilt Update. from Samelia's Mum

Guess what!?!!? I have another Midnight at the Oasis quilt update.








In about a day and a bit, I've pieced and attached the scrappy checkerboard border along with the skinny border.

Hubby bought me some wireless headphones last Christmas. These are so very handy in the sewing room. I can move around without worrying about the cord or carrying the phone around with me as I move between the machine, cutting board and pressing boards. If you don't have some, add them to your Christmas wish-list, even if only to use in the sewing room.

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August 20, 2019
Midnight At The Oasis Quilt {Progress} from Samelia's Mum

My Midnight at the Oasis quilt is progressing nicely and I couldn't be happier with how it's coming along. 

So far, I've only used scrap fabrics from my tub which makes me very happy. Happy to know that those little bits that I save, are being put to use.






I enjoyed making the little 3" churn dash blocks, but I must admit that after making 52 of them, I am looking forward to starting on some different blocks for the next pieced border. 

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July 24, 2019
Scrappy Triple Irish Chain with a Twist from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Greetings from all of us in my backyard!!
When I said on June 13, I'd organize cutting instructions, I didn't mean to take so long to share the them.  Either I've had too many oars out of the boat this past month or I've lost my sense of urgency as I enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer?
I finished piecing the top yesterday, organized the backing and I'm ready to hand it off for quilting. 
I've checked the math several times and am pretty sure I've got my counts correct.
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June 26, 2019
Dreamweaver Quilt - FINISHED from Samelia's Mum

My Dreamweaver Quilt is complete. I am so very pleased with how it turned out and I'm even more pleased that I kept at this slow sew project until completion. 



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June 21, 2019
Crazy Quilt Top from Wedding Dress Blue

What to do with those curtains?
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Following the advice of Susan and others, I settled on Option #1: Just square them up and stitch them together.

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First, I picked out the hem and all edges, removing the hanging sleeve, which was not part of the pieced unit.

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Then, while ironing, I scanned for loose seams and holes.  I marked them with a pin as I found them.

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There were a few, but not too many, all things considered.  There is some fading, but not as much as you might expect, considering that they hung in windows for years.

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After considering ...

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June 17, 2019
Scrappy Triple Irish Chain with a Twist from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

At the end of May, I shared the beginning of this new scrap quilt with you.
I'm making very good progress for gardening season (it's been raining quite a bit).
I will donate it to a local "recovery" home for women that will be opening at the end of 2019.
Wait until you see what I'm doing with the alternate blocks!!
The prospect of quilting the big alternate (14") mostly white blocks with a lovely design is intimidates me.  I worry I'll "ruin" the quilt.  So I started to think about using a 6" "fussy cut ...

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May 31, 2019
May's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
Can you believe May is here! I've been a bit lax at posting on the blog lately because I have been up to my neck in preparing for International Quilt Market in Kansas City. So as you can imagine, it's pretty busy around here. So much to do and soo little time! Lynn and I are very excited to be going. This quilt will actually be on display in my booth. #1540. So if you are at Market, stop on by and say 'Hi'. I would love to see you. I will have all sorts of quilty goodness ...

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May's Block! from Quilt Doodle Doodles...


http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2017.html
Can you believe May is here! I've been a bit lax at posting on the blog lately because I have been up to my neck in preparing for International Quilt Market in Kansas City. So as you can imagine, it's pretty busy around here. So much to do and soo little time! Lynn and I are very excited to be going. This quilt will actually be on display in my booth. #1540. So if you are at Market, stop on by and say 'Hi'. I would love to see you. I will have all sorts of quilty goodness ...

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May 28, 2019
I Might Have Started a New Project?!? from Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals!

Yep, there is something taking over the design wall in my studio!
Inspired by Jessie Fincham's (aka @messyjessy1 on Instagram) tutorial on piecing a Scrappy Irish Chain (HERE) and . . . . . . 
. . . . . . my bulging basket of 2 1/2" squares, I launched a modified version a couple weeks ago.
My modification is that my blocks are 7 by 7 squares (her's are 9 by 9) and
I'm setting scrappy dark greens squares to criss-cross each block on the diagonals.
There are white squares (the background fabric) in the #4 position around the outside edges and everything else is scrappy, scrappy ...

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April 30, 2019
Some of This; Some of That 4/28/19 from Quilting Reader's Garden

I've finished my medallion bunny quilt top. I've named it Bunny in the Garden. Measures 36.5 by 38.5" . It will go to St. Anne's as a baby quilt for low-income mothers. I'm quilting it now. Stash Report: I used  1.86 yds for this quilt.  Also used .20 yd for the other medallion. Added second quilt round. Now measures 14.5 by 16.5"  - all from a scrap bag. That's it for fabric.  The new YTD

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Some of This; Some of That 4/28/19 from The Quilting Reader's Garden

I've finished my medallion bunny quilt top. I've named it Bunny in the Garden. Measures 36.5 by 38.5" . It will go to St. Anne's as a baby quilt for low-income mothers. I'm quilting it now. Stash Report: I used  1.86 yds for this quilt.  Also used .20 yd for the other medallion. Added second quilt round. Now measures 14.5 by 16.5"  - all from a scrap bag. That's it for fabric.  The new YTD

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April 19, 2019
Dreamweaver Quilt {Progress} from Samelia's Mum

My Dreamweaver Quilt is slowly coming along. Looking back through my blog, I see that I started it back in February of this year. It was put on the back burner while I played with Liberty and Kantha style stitching. 



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March 21, 2019
Quiltville 2018 Mystery Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

This is the Good Fortune Quiltville Mystery Quilt for 2018! If you don’t know the Bonnie Hunter Mystery, you should! She starts around the end of October announcing a color palette using paint...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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March 19, 2019
Land’s Edge from Jean Swenson


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March 2019

Back in January I tackled my blue scraps bin and created the Bargello twist and turn quilt I named 3273 K. Of the 500 scrappy blue rectangles I cut for that project, I still had about 100 left. So instead of trying to cram them back into my scraps bin, I pulled out all my skinny blue and brown string scraps and made this! No pattern, just winging it </p>
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February 27, 2019
Scrappy Trip Quilt 2: a fun strip quilt from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

The finish of The Scrappy Trip Quilt 2.

Scrappy Trip Quilt 2, because my first one was completed long ago HERE>.

First quilt of the year 2019 to complete. I guess this quilt should have been the last one in year 2018, but procrastination wins over and when I had just a tad bit more to quilt, we decided to rearrange the sewing room to fit in the kid’s bed.

Since we currently only have two bedroom, the sewing room now is shared with the kids, and though it sounds weird and possibly dangerous, the kids are settling well ...

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February 22, 2019
Dreamweaver Quilt from Samelia's Mum

From the moment I saw it on Instagram, I wanted to make my very own Dreamweaver Quilt.

The Dreamweaver Quilt is a gorgeous scrappy quilt by Aussie designer, Michelle McKillop. I love, love, love Michell's work. Visit her IG feed for bucketloads of scrappy deliciousness.

I changed up the background already and used larger squares than the pattern suggested, but I was cutting up some F8's so thought it'd work out okay.

After a bit of indecisiveness, I opted to go for a scrappy look in the dream catcher applique. I'm using fabrics from my scrap ...

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January 26, 2019
Woodwork from My Quilt Infatuation

Well friends, the sun finally came out and though the temps were frigid (for Tennessee anyway), I managed to get some photos of my latest quilt finish.


I love everything about this quilt.  The gray and green scraps play so nicely together, and the simple pattern allows them to really shine without the quilt becoming too busy.  Even though the greens are more prominent in the photos, in person, this quilt has an equal amount of gray that really soften it.  The solid strips are Kona Bone, and the creamy color keeps the quilt feeling more natural than a stark ...

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January 20, 2019
~ Scrap Happy Quilt ~ from Podunk Pretties

Now that the studio is back in working order I'm inspired to start a new scrappy quilt.  


Instead of pulling fabric from the shelves I'm pulling from the scrap bins.  Some of these drawers are getting too full.  What's the point in saving scraps if you don't use them, right?  


I've barely made a dent in any of the drawers but it's fun taking a trip down the fabric memory lane.  There's everything from designer fabrics to pajama pants in these drawers.


Reproduction fabrics and Modern prints, there's no rules when it ...

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December 23, 2018
~ Autumn Memories by Anne Taylor ~ from Podunk Pretties

Nothing makes me happier than to see quilts made with my patterns.  Anne Taylor sent these pictures to me a few weeks ago. Sadly I forgot all about them until yesterday evening when cleaning out my emails.  I have folder just for customer quilts.   Anne please forgive me for letting you adorable Autumn Memories quilt set tucked away for so long.  
Look closely at the amazing quilting!  Butterflies and a cobblestone road, how creative!

  
This pattern can be found in both my Etsy and Craftsy shops.  Links for both shops are at the top of this blog.  When ordering from ...

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December 18, 2018
You Belong from Sew Preeti Quilts

Stan Lee passed away on November 12, 2018.

Photo Credit - By Sidrao21 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74400062

He was remembered on NPR in this story, wherein they mentioned the anthem of the Merry Marching Marvel Society.  Since I was clueless, I had to look up the song - You belong.

You belong
(This quilt was made for a newborn baby boy. The theme was aviation and the suggested colors were red, white and blue.  When I saw this backing, it seemed like a perfect match.)

Backing - Transportation

Listen to the clip ...

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