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August 13, 2022
What I’m Working On: 63 of 110 from Wedding Dress Blue

This is my current leader-ender project.

The rectangles start at 2″ x 3-1/2″. I have 63 of a planned 110 blocks complete.

And quite a few more pieces cut and ready to go.

Hopefully it will be a top before the winter holidays.

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August 12, 2022
quilt hit list from Making A Lather

I am frustrated with the scrap piles again. A little bit here and a little bit there, can really add up over time. I have let a lot of time pass since the last time I have been sitting to cut scraps. I dumped all the bits into a container, and started cutting. This time, I  made a hit list. I have several projects, that I still need pieces cut to finish. When I pick up a scrap, I check to see if I could use the color in any of the projects. If so, I start cutting the sizes ...

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August 10, 2022
Scrappy Bricks from Becca's Crazy Projects

So many scraps! When I trim the backing from quilts after quilting I end up with some strips. I wanted to make some scrappy quilts so I pulled out the bag of strips and separated any piece that was at least 2 inches wide. 
This is the block I wanted to make with those narrow strips. The center square is 3.5" by 3.5" (unfinished size) and each brick is cut to 2" by 3.5". The block measures 9.5" by 9.5" and will finish at 9" by 9" in the finished quilt. I used the same ...

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August 9, 2022
Balloon Baby from TheEclecticAbuela

 A new grandniece--a new quilt!


This is a bright and happy flannel D9P (quick and easy).

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August 5, 2022
Second Chances: Sneak Peek from Wedding Dress Blue

Remember the blocks I mentioned last week?

They are becoming what might be my FAVORITE Second Chances Quilt so far.

Finished project coming soon.

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August 3, 2022
Sudden Attack Of Cute from Wedding Dress Blue

The cleanout of last week brought so many potential projects out of hiding, but this one rose above the others.

A few small panels, 10 in all. Not necessarily my style, but, in what I can only describe as a sudden attack of cute, I HAD to make something with them.

It turns out that it will be TWO somethings. Watch here for updates, soon!

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July 22, 2022
It’s Been a While from Heart Desire Creations

Where have I been the last few weeks? Mostly in the garden. We did have a little cool spell that found me out there about 4 hours a day. Once coming inside, there was no motivation to sew. It has gotten back to hot, hot, hot days so I’m back inside. But instead of sewing, I’ve been doing some organizing for which there never seems to be an end!

One project did get finished – a special quilt for a special person. At one of my retreats one gal told me about a patient of hers who is 25-26 ...

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July 21, 2022
Mini Make from Wedding Dress Blue

From time to time a mini quilt is just what a person needs in their life.

And a little hand quilting, too.

It makes a quick and satisfying finish. In this case 14″ square.

Soon to be gifted to a friend.

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July 20, 2022
QUICK TUTORIAL: Trash Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

My first version was called the Trash Quilt, because I literally found the fabric in a trash can at church. I tried to rename it, but the first one stuck!

This is a great pattern for scraps, or you could use fat quarters. If the fat quarters are perfectly cut, you will need 16 of them. If they are a little short, add a few more to make up for it.

TRASH QUILT


60-1/2″ x 80-1/2″

MATERIALS

384 3″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles (Have fun with colors and possibilities. This is a great time to experiment)

batting

1 ...

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July 19, 2022
Another Quick Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

My sister-in-law is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Sort of a big deal.

And she “needed” a quilt. It is the same design as the recent “trash quilt”: rectangles 3″ x 5-1/2″.

YAY for a (last minute) finish!

ps– I stitched down the binding as we traveled to visit her and I had to take the pictures in a hotel hallway.

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July 6, 2022
cleaning progress from Making A Lather

As I am cleaning around my sewing machine, I have found scraps and more scraps from projects and messes. I cut as I go. I have an odd assortment of fabrics this way. I cut 2 1/2, 2, 1 1/2 in strips and squares. I cut bricks this time in to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 2 x 3 1/2.


Now, I can change my mindset to think about the new Quiltville leader ender challenge called triple treat. and use more of my 1 1/2 inch scraps. I have been working with them ...

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One More Scrappy One from Wedding Dress Blue

I think this will be it for a while.

This quilt has a number of blocks stitched by children who are just learning to sew. Some of the seam allowances and perhaps some of the color choices are not quite standard, but they are made with the skill and love the children have to offer.

And it is finished and ready for donation.

And that is a very good thing.

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July 4, 2022
First row and then some from Quilt in Progress

On the quilt-as-you-go baby quilt I have completed the first row. Actually, it was completed more than a month ago, I just have found no time to write for the blog. I was trying to take a trip to Michigan to visit family in early June, but life happens and the trip had to be put off. One great thing about preparing for the trip is that I could use my mother’s sewing machine for this project. It is just about the most portable baby quilt project I have done. I started cutting the pieces I would need for ...

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July 2, 2022
Quick Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

I got a handy pile of scraps just as a co-worker got a new grandbaby.

Some became 4-patch blocks using 2-1/2″ squares and some background fabric.

The rest became 4-1/2″ squares.

A total of 81 blocks became a 36″ quilt.

And ta-dah! A quick baby quilt.

I enjoy the unexpected color combination. Something interesting to look at. It will be delivered next week.

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July 1, 2022
Summer Is Here! from The Snarky Quilter

Hot weather means it’s time for me to switch to smaller, what-the-heck projects and leave the larger, more thoughtful ones for autumn. That way I don’t have to quilt large pieces when I don’t need any extra warmth. To inaugurate the fun times I’ve finished “Along Portage Path” plus “Straightback.” Now I’m ready for true frankensteining work.

“Along Portage Path” uses a photo printed on fabric with various hand dyed and painted fabrics (including an old shirt) to convey the idea of driving by a row of crabapple trees in full autumn color. The trees ...

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Hiding in the scrap bin from The Academic Quilter

Hi everyone! I don't know about where you are, but we are back to hot and sticky, with thunderstorms every couple of days. It is summer, after all! And hot sticky weather is great for tomatoes and other good things that grow in the garden, so I am looking forward to a good harvest before too long.

Today's theme is: green! If you recall, I cleaned out the green scrap bin and started making a quilt top to use up every bit of the dark greens. Those things have been hanging around for far too long! But not ...

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June 27, 2022
Scrappy Batik from Heart Desire Creations

There are seven bins full of batiks in my studio, one of which is scraps. From the book “Scrap=Basket Bounty”, I chose the Snippets pattern to make use of the scraps. The cuts are 1 1/2″ squares and 1 1/2″ by varying lengths. There are 80 blocks with 16 pieces in each – in all 1,280 pieces! Here is the first round of piecing:

Then another. Chain sewing makes for quick work, but I’ll admit to getting bored part way through and switched to another project.

Finally, there were blocks to put on the design wall ...

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June 26, 2022
Sunday Stash June 26, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I started quilting Punkin Patch and hope to finish it this week. It’s not a large quilt, and the pumpkins are already quilted.

I chose the next mindless sewing project, a shirt out of some double gauze I bought a few years ago. I also chose the next not so mindless project.

I pieced the blocks ten years ago and stamped leaf and various other shapes on them. I also stamped leaves on fabric pieces and pieced some blocks I didn’t stamp. I’ve always thought of this as The Wall Quilt, but ...

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June 20, 2022
Just Another Donation Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Sometimes, anything goes.

This quilt is one of those.

After all, who can oppose,

A quilt that will make someone happy?!

ps–Finished size 60″ x 80″. Made out of all 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles.

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June 14, 2022
Big Boy Quilt from TheEclecticAbuela

I made a quilt for one of my grand-nephews.

Here is his baby quilt.

I try to make a flannel baby quilt, then a regular cotton big-kid quilt for kids in my family. This way, when they move from a crib to a big bed, they have a quilt that will fit.

This time, I went with a string quilt. I made 4.5" HSTs with strings and a neutral background. I arranged them in a layout I saw HERE.

Here is my result.

String Squares (76" x 94")

String Squares (binding and border detail)

He likes a series of ...

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