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May 19, 2020
Catching Up from Needle and Foot

Oh my goodness – time is flying by. Nothing like a pandemic forcing all of us to stay home day after day to make a person busy, right? In March when all of this started I thought I would accomplish this huge to-do list due to being stuck at home. I created a list of blog posts to catch up on, pictured myself scrubbing the kitchen and bathrooms till they sparkled – it was going to be such a productive time. Ummm, what the heck? I have hardly posted here and it took me until yesterday to force myself to scrub one ...

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May 5, 2020
Started a new star quilt from Northern Deb Quilts

So I started another quilt. It was an accident... really...not planned at all.
Remember those vintage scraps and old blocks that I was organizing? I remade the friendship star blocks and put the 16 of them together as a future quilt center. Well, I was thinking about it at night and thought, "what if I cut up all the scraps that matched the stars and surrounded my center with a huge star.
This was about midnight...couldn't sleep. I pulled out my laptop with my EQuilter program and started playing with ideas.
Long story short... About 3am I ...

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April 9, 2020
It Has Been a While from Needle and Foot

Hi everyone – somehow about two weeks have passed since I have posted. I am unsure if it is because I don’t have much to tell you or I have been busy or what? One would think with the shelter in place rules, I would have tons of time to write blog posts but it hasn’t happened.

So much to pack up and bring back home!

Actually, lots has been going on – a few days ago we drove to Julia’s university to clean out her dorm room. They decided for sure the students will not return to campus ...

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March 21, 2020
Scrappy Dresden and Monthly Color Challenge Block from Needle and Foot

Happy Saturday Everyone. It is National Quilting Day so I really hope you each find a few minutes to work on a project or at the very least look at fabric and plan the next project!

I got my two monthly scrappy projects done for March! For RSC2020, the color is teal and I decided to make a smaller Dresden plate. I will combine it with the larger orange one I made in February and likely need to make one or two more before I put them together into some sort of wall quilt.

For the Monthly Color Challenge, hosted ...

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February 29, 2020
Kitties and Linen from Needle and Foot

I have a couple of small projects to share today. Both happen to involve kitty fabric which is totally coincidental. Which one do you want to see first? Oh, the linen project? Ok – sure.

I have been selling a line of cotton linen blends made by Andover for as long as I have had my fabric shop (which is just over three years now – can you believe it??) I love these fabrics and try to always keep a few choices in the shop. I have also used them to make a lot of custom Chemex covers and French Press cozies ...

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February 6, 2020
February Scrappy Projects from Needle and Foot

I started the month off by working on two scrappy projects. Kind of nice to play a bit and use up a few pieces from my scrap bins. Besides what else was I to do while the Super Bowl was on??

The first block I made is for the 2020 Monthly Color Challenge. The color is blue and the block was a quick make. Coincidentally, I used polka dots again this month (I used them last month too, but in yellow).

These look so happy and it is making me wonder if I should try to go for a polka ...

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November 11, 2019
How to Piece a Super Scrappy Hidden Hearts Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

For our final quilt block in the Friendship Quilt Along, we’re piecing the scrappiest block yet, the super scrappy Hidden Hearts block! Prepare yourself… this block is crazy scrappy!

Click Here to purchase this pattern, which also includes block 12. Remember, the Friendship Quilt Along is not going anywhere! You can join this quilt along any time and work at your own pace. All you have to do is pick up a copy of the pattern to get started. Easy peasy!

How to Piece the Hidden Hearts Block

To make the Hidden Hearts Quilt Block, you first need to ...

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October 20, 2019
Scrappy Fall Table Runner from Needle and Foot

I have a fun finish to share with you all today. I have been doing a little collaborating with Carole of From My Carolina Home for the past couple of weeks. She is hosting her fabulous Autumn Jubilee which happens each fall season. One of her projects is a set of placemats which I supplied the fabric for. You can check those out here – they are really pretty. Carole does an amazing job creating tablescapes – whenever I see one, I wish I was sharing a meal with her! I love what she did for this festive autumn table. Below you ...

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October 19, 2019
Quilting with Rulers on a Longarm on the Scrappy Tracks Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today we’re jumping on the Grace Qnique 21 longarm and Continuum frame to quilt out our eleventh block, the Scrappy Tracks Block! We’re almost done with our Friendship Quilt Along with this scrappy longarm block–just one more to go!

Click Here to check out the Super Slide Ruler I used to create the deep curving lines. I love using this ruler to quilt borders and curving lines in sashing too. It’s a terrific ruler because you have the same curve on both sides which makes it very easy to quilt long lines continuously over your quilt ...

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