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December 12, 2019
scrap bag from Making A Lather

Sometimes, after cataract surgery, the eye will still make a film at the back of the new lens. I am one of those. I had the first cataract surgery last fall, and another in January. By now, my eyes had healed well enough, that, I could have a lazer treatment of the membrane behind the lens. I did one last week and one yesterday. There is nothing to it except the fear of the unknown. It was quick and painless, but the eye is dilated for most of the day and that is funky.

One of my favorite purchases at ...

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December 8, 2019
A Few Finishes! from Heart Desire Creations

Oh how I like to say “finished!”  Two of these are little, one bigger, but all make me happy.

First, for a couple of little Christmas time gifts, I embellished these towels.  From my stash, I made prairie points and cut strips.  These make great hostess gifts and guild gift exchanges.  They’re also pretty quick!


These next are, as my hubby declared, “Cute, Cute, Cute!”  I found these little dishes at our local Habitat Store.  Buttons added around the rim and magnets on the bottom and voila! Pin dishes.  I am struggling though, I want to keep one.  I ...

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December 6, 2019
Clue #1 Progress {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

The long wait was over on Friday morning -- the first clue of Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery quilt was released! At the beginning of November, I shared my fabric choices:

Unlike many lucky people, I had to work on Black Friday, so I spent the day chomping at the bit to get home and start on Clue #1.

For Clue #1, we were tasked with making a pile of four patches using our blues and raspberry fabrics. My coral dot print replaces the raspberry scraps and instead of using both my dark blue and dark teal, I just used the ...

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Giving to the pets from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

At one point, not long ago, I said that I wanted to get all those scraps (destined for pet mats) cleaned up by the end of the year. I'm not sure if that's exactly what I said, but I would like to get rid of them. End of the year? I'm trying.

To backtrack - several years ago, I decided it was a good idea to make pet mats using up the scraps from cutting and trims squares - not HUGE hunks of fabric as some are want to believe! Simple scraps. I put a plea out to the ...

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December 4, 2019
Odds and Ends from Becca's Crazy Projects

I have been in a sort of creative slump. I'm having difficulty getting motivated to embark on some new sewing adventure. That doesn't mean I'm not creating, I don't think that is possible. I just haven't found a new project I'm really excited about. 

I did finish my Helix Hat. It isn't shaped like the pattern because I wasn't paying attention when I read the pattern. It was a good project, though, and I will likely make another.
Sometimes I think my motivational block is caused by some of the clutter in ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... Bringing In The Season, Scrappy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, the holiday season has arrived, and with it more things to do than there are hours in the day!  So I haven't had time to do any scrappy sewing this week, but I did find some wonderful scrappy inspiration on Instagram, all of it designed to ring in the holiday season.....

A beautiful triple Irish chain in Christmas colors...

One of my favorite versions of the snowflake quilt that is floating around the internet these days!  I love the scrappy red background!

This quilt and the next are made by the same pattern, and both are ...

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November 27, 2019
I May Have a Scrap Problem... Using Up The Scraps! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Drum roll please...... 

I actually did some scrappy sewing this week!! 

You may remember this quilt that I made earlier this year...

This was a memory quilt for a customer, made from a well-loved comforter for her daughter.  Well, she decided she wanted one for her other daughter... this quilt, also made using fabric from a well-loved comforter, went on the frame today.  I'll share more pictures of it Friday!

But making a quilt like this - a snowball design - results in bonus half-square triangles when you make the snowball corners.   And I just can't let ...

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November 25, 2019
Knitting Up Leftovers from Becca's Crazy Projects

I learned about the Helix Hat pattern on Instagram. Someone had made one and I was intrigued. I needed an easy to take along project and hats always fit the bill. I cast on and got stitching. 
I grabbed some of my leftovers and just kept going. This is a very scrappy project. Perfect for using up those worsted weight leftovers. I failed to follow the instructions so my hat is going to be much pointier than the pattern intended, but I'm going to keep going with it. As my son would say "One's head can never be ...

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November 24, 2019
Sunday Stitching Post #12 from Urban Quilter

I sewed for at least 15 minutes on 20 days in October  which is 64% for the month and 52% for the year for my 15-minutes-to-stitch goal
November is only at 7/23 days as of yesterday.
In the past month or so I have mostly I worked on my scrappy purple Irish chain quilt (which I am happy with so far) and on the scrapping goals basket.  
Scrappy Irish Chain in Progress

I finished the new purse I was planning. 
I have some things I want to sew for Christmas gifts, and the black dress from my last post ...

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November 22, 2019
Faceted Churn Dash {Finished Wall Hanging} from Little Bunny Quilts

If you are in our Honey, Bunny, and Doll FB group, you've seen all of the progress on this wall hanging!

I hosted a "casual QAL" for our Faceted pattern collection on FB this fall -- it was a lot of fun to do something from an already written pattern rather than a brand new pattern and it's something I will do again!

Returning back to the beginning, I cut the majority of the scraps used in this project using my Accuquilt cutter. 

A lot of half-square triangles later, I incrementally made the pieces and parts for this quilt ...

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November 20, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Time For Some Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you all enjoyed visiting Christina's blog last week - wasn't her tutorial fabulous?  I'm looking forward to making one of my own someday, if and when things ever slow down around here...

While traveling last week, I had a chance to wander around Instagram a while, and found some fabulous scrappy inspiration to share!  

How's this for a little low volume love?  I wish I had such a nice variety of low volumes in my stash!

I've never been tempted to do a Single Girl quilt before, but this scrappy version is ...

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November 18, 2019
How to Make a Scrap Quilt from A Quilting Life

How to Make a Scrap Quilt

Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m talking about all things scraps: How to Make a Scrap Quilt! I’ve realized over the past few years that I’m always in the mood for scrap quilts at the beginning of the year. It must be something about getting organized and clearing out that makes me really want to […]

The post How to Make a Scrap Quilt appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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November 13, 2019
Christmas is Coming {Jingle Blocks} from Little Bunny Quilts

Since I have my Island Batik Ambassador project done for the month (but make sure to enter the giveaway!) I decided that I should try to make a push on some of my WIPs before the end of the year.

I also need to work on my scrap and stash organization, so I pulled out the bag of leftover fabrics from my April Showers quilt, and pulled out all of the green and red fabrics to use in some Jingle Bell Square blocks

This project has kind of been a boom and bust project -- I work on it until I ...

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November 10, 2019
Sunday Stash November 10, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

My Guild had the workshop yesterday to finish the teacup pincushions. The project is a lot easier than it looks.
I didn’t care for the way mine turned out. Once I got it home I realized it didn’t work well for how I wanted to use it. The pincushion top does fit a small crystal bowl I’ve had for years, and that’s where it will live. The ribbon on the side was meant to tie to the cup handle. I didn’t want to cut it out and tied it in a bow instead.
pincushionThere are ...

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November 9, 2019
OMG November (unofficial) from Urban Quilter

crumb quilt with binding fabric
I made my One Monthly Goal for October so am setting a new one for November. It isn't big, but it is binding which is one of my least favorite things. My #onemonthlygoal for November is to get the purple crumb quilt bound. I will need to make the binding, attach it, and handsew it to the back of the quilt. 
I was having trouble getting the picture in this post and then forgot to go back to it in time to link up with One Monthly Goal so this is unofficial. 

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November 6, 2019
Stash Sorting {Frolic Mystery Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This weekend, after putting the binding on my blog hop quilts for tomorrow, I started pulling fabrics for the upcoming mystery quilt hosted by Bonnie Hunter -- FROLIC!

This year's colors for the mystery quilt are inspired by fields of flowers and I have modified my color scheme slightly to better fit my scraps.

Here's the suggested colors and my replacements:

Dark blue --- Navy tone on tone scraps
Medium blue --- Dark teal scraps
Raspberry --- Coral yardage
Light aqua --- Light aqua scraps
Neutrals --- White on white print yardage (not pictured)
Green --- Golden yellow scraps

For the first two mystery quilts ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

The sun was finally shining today, so instead of working on my three My Small World quilts, I took photographs of about twenty quilts!  

Some of them are commission quilts, some will be gifted, and some of them will be listed for sale - because my quilt cupboard runneth over!  And just like using up stash or donating it, that just makes room for more quilts - which is a good thing, because as I just told my husband, I'm not going to quit making them!

However, I did find time to finish piecing the second side of my ...

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November 3, 2019
Flannel Vortex Baby Quilt from The Cozy Quilter

Early this week, I took all of my blocks of various shapes and sizes, and cobbled them into a quilt top.  This was my 4th vortex quilt, inspired by Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom quilts, made in an attempt to tame my flannel scrap bin.  I even used some flannel leftovers to piece the back.  These strips were purchased at the modern guild rummage sale a few weeks ago.

Many of these flannel fabrics are filled with memories--lots of leftovers from PJ's made for my daughter and nieces when they were little---now, all three are in their 20's ...

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November 1, 2019
A coin purse for my sister from Dizzy Quilts

A little while ago, my sister asked me if I could make a coin purse for her. I had to travel to Denver for work last week so didn't have a whole lot of time to sew, but a coin purse is really quick and easy so I decided to get it done!

A simple Google search resulted in me finding this tutorial. I then found some Rifle Paper Co scraps and the perfectly matching zipper right there in my stash! This pattern is perfect for some gorgeous prints because except for the zipper on the front, the design ...

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October 31, 2019
Prep & Progress from Heart Desire Creations

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Lots of prep has been going on here.  Saturday I leave for the mountains for the Fall Quilt & Sew-In! Even though I’ve been doing retreats for thirteen years, I still get a little antsy and anxious a few days before it begins.

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Blocks have been prepped for the charity quilts from the bin of precut scraps above. There are a couple of layout possibilities for one:

And here is the layout for another quilt:


A bucket of blocks with instructions are available for anyone who chooses to complete one or more blocks. They then put their name in for ...

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