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July 11, 2019
Time to Catch Up! from TheEclecticAbuela

I finally got some photos of the work I've been doing.

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Donation Quilts

I cut flannel scraps to make donation quilts. You can see the first batch HERE. They were kid size and made with kids' prints. The next ones were for adults.



Two with many florals

Three with plaids, stripes, and more

I layered them on the fence to take photos. They aren't identical, but they are made with the same mix of fabrics. All five are 60" x 72" and are backed with flannel.

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I've been using my 3.5" squares as Leaders/Enders this ...

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June 28, 2019
Black and White - free quilt pattern from Pieced Brain

Free pattern alert! This is the quilt I designed for the Domino Effect collection by Blank Quilting. This collection has amazing textures adding lots of interest and depth to the project through the two quilt blocks I chose.


It measures 61" x 71" and the blocks finish at 10". I love this black and white quilt with its scrappy look which can easily be achieved due to the variety of prints in this collection. Here they are, used in the quilt along with white and purple on one of the borders:












Imagine the possibilities!!! I can see these fabrics made ...

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June 27, 2019
I'm Still Here! from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been quiet, but I'm still here. I need to take a bunch of pictures to show you what I've been up to, but for today, I thought I'd show you what is under the needle right now.

I've been intimidated by Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay quilt, but I finally decided that I could do it. Here are some of the friends who are helping me:

Waldo (Just in case you have been looking for him.)


Napping Santa and Napping Santa Flamingo

Cardinal
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

As you can see ...

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April 13, 2019
Sand Castles Quilt Top from TheEclecticAbuela

I have put my blocks together for the Sand Castles quilt from Bonnie Hunter's String Frenzy.



This isn't the greatest picture, but I don't like to handle tops too much before they are quilted to avoid stretching the edges (even though I stay-stitched them). So, I simply draped her over the countertop (she's a BIG girl) to give an idea of how she looks. After quilting, I'll hang her outside and get a better photo.

She will likely wait until the end of the semester for quilting--I'm pretty much overbooked for work until then ...

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April 5, 2019
Still Building Sand Castles from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm continuing to work on Bonnie Hunter's Sand Castles quilt from her latest book String Frenzy.

I finished all the parts, so I'm now assembling blocks.


Here's a sample block.


 I love the way these are fitting together. The sashing provides a perfect fit for the seams pressed towards it. Everything ends up very flat and neat--front and back.

 

This is the back of the sample block.



For a little extra fun, I included this block. It may be a challenge to find amid the many four-patches when the quilt is done.

Where's Waldo?


This ...

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March 21, 2019
Beginning to Build Sand Castles from TheEclecticAbuela

Though I live nowhere near the beach, I'm starting assembly on the Sand Castles quilt from Bonnie Hunter's book, String Frenzy.

Putting together the block centers (The stiletto is a gift from a quilting friend. Thanks, Carah!)

String triangles added, though not yet trimmed

I think I've got the process figured out now, so full steam ahead!

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March 12, 2019
Happy String Break! from TheEclecticAbuela

I'm enjoying String...errr...Spring Break this week.






I cleared the decks of projects, so I could start an new one during this week of time off from teaching.


My new project, you ask?



Sand Castles
Sand Castles

This quilt is from Bonnie Hunter's latest book, String Frenzy. It includes string blocks and lots and lots (and lots and lots!) of four-patches.



As you can see, I've been working on the string blocks. Today, I'm sewing strips together for the four-patches.

String Blocks and Strips for Four-Patches

I'm enjoying a new project--and I've a long way ...

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February 26, 2019
A VERY Full Post from TheEclecticAbuela

I've been sewing, but I fell behind on my photography, so hold on to your hats--lots of stuff in this post!

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January 27, 2019
Flannel Donation Quilts from TheEclecticAbuela

In an earlier post, I showed how I cut up a bunch of my flannel scraps and kitted them into quilts. You can see that post HERE.


Here are my first two completed quilts. They are 48" x 60". (They really aren't as wonky in shape as the picture would indicate--I've got vines on the fence behind them!.)




Flannel Donation Quilts

Backing and Binding (detail)

Lots of Different Fabrics! (detail)

Flannel Donation Quilt (detail)

These are made of leftovers from other quilts, nightgowns, and anything else I could find.

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January 23, 2019
Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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Keeping It Quiet? from From the Strawberry Patch...

It all started innocently enough (don't all great adventures?), I was having lunch with Quiltkeemosabe and she mentioned to me that she had been playing with Deb Tucker's new Shaded Nine Patch technique sheet. "Do you have it yet?" she asked. That's all it took. No, I didn't have it, but now I knew that she did; and, of course, I wanted to play too! I had one of these technique sheets in my

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January 10, 2019
Stringy Lanes from TheEclecticAbuela

I decided to make another traditional pattern but with the addition of string blocks.

I made a Sunny Lanes pattern in the past using calico in place of the usually solid "lane" fabric. My post about that quilt can be found HERE.

Calico Sunny Lanes

This time, I replaced the four-patch blocks with string blocks.

Stringy Lanes 74" x 94"

This is a larger quilt than the first, and I'm not really happy with how the lanes at the edges worked. Next time, I need to take a bit more time in the planning stage, to create a more ...

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Good Fortune Clue 7 from TheEclecticAbuela

And the mystery continues...








I'm glad for a bit of assembly. Oftentimes, the reveal of a mystery includes extra units and an overwhelming number of things to do--it's nice to do a bit at time.


I updated my quilt journal yesterday. I like to keep track of what I've accomplished. I found that in the past five years I have finished 125 quilts--some big, some small, some gifts, some donations, and a few for me!

I wish you a very Happy New Year!

I'm linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday.



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January 4, 2019
A Link In The Chain from From the Strawberry Patch...

This quilt top came to me through a circuitous route, along with other tops and tote bags full of fabric. They came from a dear friend and fellow church member for our group to tie and donate to North American Lutheran Church Disaster Response; should the need arise, quilts will be ready. This particular top languished in the closet. It is a spectacular work of scrap usage and meticulous

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A Link In The Chain from From the Strawberry Patch...

This quilt top came to me through a circuitous route, along with other tops and tote bags full of fabric. They came from a dear friend and fellow church member for our group to tie and donate to North American Lutheran Church Disaster Response; should the need arise, quilts will be ready. This particular top languished in the closet. It is a spectacular work of scrap usage and meticulous

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December 31, 2018
Good Fortune Clue 6 from TheEclecticAbuela

Yay! More string piecing! :)



This clue went quickly--I have such fun string piecing that time seems to fly. Narrow strips like this can stretch, so I'll leave them on the paper foundation for now and take them off as I use them.





On another note, I got this great picture of my granddaughter in the nightgown I made for her for Christmas. I love pictures that show things I've made actually being used!


Happy New Year--I hope it is a joyous and prosperous one for you.

I'll be linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday.

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December 24, 2018
Good Fortune Clue 5 from TheEclecticAbuela

Another clue done for Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery--this year entitled Good Fortune.


Three-Triangle Squares

A little pirate and his ship (with a side of giraffes)

Eagle

Cattle and ruby slippers


It was a fairly easy clue this Christmas week. I'm looking forward to the next.

Happy Holidays!

I'll be linking to Quiltville's Mystery Monday.

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December 17, 2018
Flannel Scraps from TheEclecticAbuela

About a month ago, I organized my fabric. I pulled out all the leftover flannel scraps from other projects and started cutting them into usable sizes.


I cut 2.5", 3.5", and 6.5" squares. I put the 2.5" squares together in nine-patches and the 3.5" into four-patches. Now everything measured 6.5", and I kitted them up for throw-size quilts.


I kitted kids' flannel into 80 units per bag. The quilts are/will be 8x10 blocks (48" x 60" finished). The other fabrics, I planned for adult quilts at 10x12 blocks (60" x 72" finished). In ...

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Good Fortune Clue 4 from TheEclecticAbuela

I was so glad to have a clue involving strings this week from Bonnie Hunter's mystery Good Fortune.


I am substituting yellow/gold for the orange that Bonnie chose.







A goose and a French hen




Scarecrow, pumpkin, and Peeps!

I am enjoying this project--and I've actually been able to keep up so far!

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December 11, 2018
Good Fortune Clue 3 from TheEclecticAbuela

So far, I'm keeping up with the clues in Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Good Fortune.

Here is a sampling of my units from clue 3:



Friendly Bunny

Another rabbit--this one is all dressed up

Butterfly and Smiling Snail

I love having little up-close surprises!

I'm linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday #3.

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