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September 20, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Approaching the finish line! I may have to rethink my opinion of samplers. 

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September 19, 2021
Finish #1 of 7 from Urban Quilter

 I set it as a goal to try and finish 7 in-progress quilts by the end of the year. I have completed the first one which is my house quilt. 

It was inspired by all the cute house blocks I was seeing on Instagram early in 2021 and is made entirely from my scrap baskets. (I am linking this up with O Scrap!


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Sewing Therapy and More from Heart Desire Creations

I found myself floundering the past week as I was working through emotions on the loss of my sister. She had been sick for a while and although her passing was imminent, it somehow doesn’t seem real when it actually happens. To help clear my mind, I went to my 2 1/2″ strip box and began to sew. Mindless sewing can be so very therapeutic!

A few hours of sewing resulted in this scrappy Hospice quilt. I cut a backing from a pretty printed fleece and hung both in my flimsy closet to be quilted another time. Of ...

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September 18, 2021
FNSI Report from Wedding Dress Blue

My Friday Night Sew In (FNSI),(Wendy of Sugarlane Designs) began with an hour of sewing Friday morning, and continued with more time Friday night. And, continued into Saturday. Between other necessary things, I was determined to get the last 13 setting blocks for the North Star State quilt finished.

YAY! All that are left are the friendship star cornerstone blocks. It is so good to see it finally coming together. It seemed like such a good idea to do the quilt in miniature…or at least much smaller scale. I am glad to have found a use for my ...

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September 17, 2021
Sewing for Kids...again from Sew Sunshine

After my sew day with my sisters a few weeks ago I have been on a mission to go through my fabrics and put in one place all the kids fabrics I have been accumulating.  I discovered fabrics everywhere...ha surprising not!  
It happened that the leader of our local quilts for kids had a medical issue come up before their sew day so I offered to make some kits with my fabric to help out. 
I pulled out enough fabric to make several kits...no surprise there.  When I was finished with the kits I found I had some ...

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FNSI Tonight from Wedding Dress Blue

Tonight (or tomorrow) is the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI), organized and hosted by Wendy of Sugarlane Designs.

Get your projects together, put on the comfy clothes, and get sewing.

I plan for a big push on my North Star State Quilt

And more progress on the Two and Four Quiltalong.

See you soon with an update.

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Christmas 2021 Plaidish WIP from Kwilty Pleasures


I apparently love plaid and Christmas.
Therefore a Plaidish Christmas quilt landed on my sewing table.

 I can never seem to get my fill of Christmas quilts.
I have a few on my radar for this Christmas.

I loved the Plaidish quilt pattern by Erica Jackman
@kitchentable quilting.

Wouldn't it be great in Christmas colors!?!
I decided Reds for Dark Value, Greens for Mid Value
and Whites for Light Value.


If you recall...I made one Plaidish quilt about a year ago
using scraps from my stash of hundreds.


I got it all cut and it sat for a ...

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September 16, 2021
Busting the scraps from I Patch and Quilt

Most of my stash consists of FQs and half yard cuts. I love having a wide variety of fabrics to chose from. I store the FQ cuts (and wider cuts) in a bigger bin and the scraps in a smaller bins.

The thing is that I didn’t actually use the scraps once they were in those smaller bins. So these bins had fabrics in them that I wouldn’t buy again (my taste has changed) and fabrics that I had forgotten about.

So out came the rotary cutter!

Chop chop!

All the small bits were cut down to 2 ...

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September 13, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Getting close to the end of this quilt along. So many different blocks!

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September 10, 2021
Keeping the workers working from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

WOW -- more great advice in the comments. I used the humidifier last night. My nose is still dry, but not as bad as the night before. Gels? Sprays? Oh boy -- I guess I need to go to the drugstore. I don't pay much attention to all that stuff; hence - I have a dry nose! But I'm trying to be much more conscientious of whether I'm breathing through my nose or mouth. I'm definitely a nose breather. 

OK -- so yesterday was a bit of a humbling day. Besides doing one presentation, I didn't get much else ...

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More Block Ideas from Art In Search

      Since I have fabric pieces everywhere, I continued on making more birds and adding some butterflies for a baby quilt for my granddaughter to be. I need to make some beefier butterflies and a couple more birds. Then I will try to assemble  the front.

     I have been sewing 1 1/2" squares as Leader/Enders that I cut when I made the Snail's Trail wall quilt. I continued making 4 patches and it is time to figure out what to do with them. I remember the Scrap Jar Stars Quilt  pattern I saved. I made a block with ...

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September 9, 2021
How big is your vocabulary? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Bonjour!!!  I survived! The French presentation was far from perfect, but I did it! Oh my gosh -- I remember when I could slip between French and English with no thought, and I still can. It's just that there's a whole lot of new terms that are not in my vocabulary!

I have to laugh because I get an e-mail from Grammarly with my stats for all my writing. 






According to them, I use a lot more unique words than 97% of other Grammarly users. Hmm  -- I don't know about that. I really don't. But it makes ...

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September 6, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another seven blocks finished! 

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August 31, 2021
Grow'n Up from Sew Sunshine

Another UFO off the stack!
This is "Grow'n Up"
81"x 81" approx
made of a collection of green scraps and fabrics with a pop of fuchsia pink which I love, QCR pattern by SewKindofWonderful called Green Smoothie found in the One Wonderful Curve book
quilted by Sonya Nelsen @GraceElizabeth's 

I searched for a corn background that I could take some photos. I found corn and non-blooming sunflowers at this location but also a early morning Utility worker doing his paperwork on the side of the road. I didn't really want to shoot with him watching so ...

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August 30, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes when I make a block I wonder if I have missed an opportunity. I'm still not sure how all of these are going to become one quilt but I'm looking forward to it. 

If you are on the fence about trying out this pattern you can check out the great images folks are sharing on Instagram under #100days100blocks2021


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August 29, 2021
Sewing, knitting and embroidery from The Cozy Quilter

I have been participating in a round-robin quilt project with a group of 5 other quilters from the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild over the past few months.  We each made a centre block and then everyone else in the group makes a border or another block or two for each member of the group according to the style/colours chosen by the quilter.  This month, my block is for J.  Her block was pieced in an improv style with these colours.  I dug into my scrap bins and made her a block that I hope will compliment what she made ...

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August 28, 2021
triangles from Making A Lather

I have a new infusion of scrap triangles to work with in the future. My Friday group donated these lovely scraps to me and there are many aqua and teals in the bunch. That will have to do this week for the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy.

treasures

The bag on the right is from my Linda friend's sea swept quilt which is done, which I quilted last week, while I am still piecing mine.

Otherwise, I am making little bits as I get bored with the bigger bits of piecing.

wedding ring


go fish


I am linking ...

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Sisters to the rescue from Sew Sunshine


I have been feeling like I am not getting much done these days. I get a spurt to finish a UFO and then I think I am going to ride the wave of accomplishment and then....nada! I am working on a couple slow big stitch pieces and they are sloooooow going.haha. 
I was feeling the need to accomplish something for good so I arranged a sisters gathering around one sisters birthday. 4 of us got together with machines in tow and put together the blocks I had buried a while back. 


I had 3 kits from Quilts for ...

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August 23, 2021
I got so MUCH DONE!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 WOW --- we had such a riot at the Virtual Retreat. As usual, they kept me up later than I normally do, and after sewing all day, I was exhausted. I had to FORCE myself to stay awake to finish up the last of my project. But so much fun and so much more interesting to sew with others than to sew alone. Thanks to everyone who stopped in to sew or just to say hi!!!

Over and over, I heard the same thing, "I got SO MUCH done!" And that was the same for me - just wait for it. 

But ...

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100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've made it past the halfway mark! I'm still enjoying putting together these blocks. 

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