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September 12, 2019
Textile Art: Textural Heart from madebychrissied

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Who doesn't love hearts?
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September 11, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Digging Out! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it's been busy busy busy around here (again!) but at least this week I carved out a little time to dig out from under the catastrophe at the end of my worktable...

That picture looks a little tame, and really isn't indicative of the true state of affairs....

Here's one taken from the other side!  Now you can see just how desperate the situation really was.

I don't really have time right now to do this job properly - take each piece, press it, and cut it into the many various sizes I keep ...

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September 8, 2019
Sew-in Fun! from Heart Desire Creations

Last week I had the good fortune to spend four days in South Carolina with a group of talented and fun quilters! Everyone brought their own projects and worked away all day and into the night. Mostly we had hot sunny days and were able to enjoy the outdoor pool.


These hat pin cushions were made and gifted to each of us by Judy. I absolutely love mine and am so thankful for her thoughtfulness and efforts.


Here’s Laurie with her very impressive bin full of 1 1/2″ solid scraps.  She’s turning them into the now popular ...

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September 6, 2019
Still Solving the Mystery from TheEclecticAbuela

I've almost completed the mystery from Kevin the Quilter.

This is only a part of the top, but I'll get a better picture when it is done. I'm calling it Cherry Mash after the Missouri-based candy.
Click photo to learn more about Cherry Mash

If you would like to make Kevin's pattern, the clues can be found HERE. Thanks to Kevin for the summer fun!

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September 5, 2019
I Came, I Taught, I Had So Much Fun! from Eric the Quilter

Yarn 1

I had so much fun teaching at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota! In fact, this picture is from one of the students in the class. She took the scrap yarn I had from work and turned it into this beautiful yarn! This was from a student named Angela, and she really ran with the idea of working with the scraps to make some gorgeous new yarn! Reclaiming factory waste wasn’t the only class I taught! There was making a scarf from scrap fabric as well! I had so much fun; I can’t wait to come back next year ...

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September 4, 2019
All The Bits and Pieces from Heart Desire Creations


There was a fair amount of flannel fabric left after piecing hubby’s cat quilt. The large pieces were used for the backing and there was still a fair amount of pieces left. Right then and there I cut them all up into 2 1/2″ strips and began to sew!


A patterned fleece is the backing, with no batting. Isn’t that backing jazzy?! Using the walking foot, I quilted using crossing wavy lines. Originally I was going to gift this quilt to someone, but it wasn’t quite large enough for the person in mind, so off to ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... And A Time Problem! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, once again I have not had time to do any scrappy sewing this week - but I don't feel too bad about that, because Instagram and Pinterest have been FULL of some fabulous inspiration that I really want to share with you!

First off, let's see what Instagram has to share...

Look at this fabulous string quilt Meredith made!!  And I have a feeling that wouldn't even make a dent in my strings...

And Meredith was really on a roll this week - look at this fabulous scrappy creation!  I believe she said she made it ...

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September 2, 2019
A Month Goes By from Stitchin at Home

I know how long it's been since my last post and I am not to going to apologize for the lack thereof I had too much fun. Family comes first and I want to spend as much time enjoying my family as possible. Life is too short not to.

That's not to say I didn't touch my sewing machine just the opposite is true. 

a small amount of the fmqing
I have two, both lap size. Yes that's two quilts quilted all on my domestic machines. I will show the BOM for my guild next week ...

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August 31, 2019
carolina chain blocks from Making A Lather

Right now, any sewing I do has to be easy and easy to reach. I found these laying next to the machine. I use Carolina chain as an away project, but it just looked like fun, so, I sewed a few blocks. I'd like to say that this is a great scrap buster pattern, but, it barely made a dent.

I've started another snowman for my rug.

I am linking to:

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August 28, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Time For More Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

It has been a busy week, trying to get ahead on some commission work, so I haven't had much time to play with scraps.  I did turn this stack of fabric...

...into a project bag full of the cut pieces to make one of Sam Hunter's Birch Bark quilts...

...or actually three of them, which I hope to combine into a king size quilt!  I used a bunch of yard-or-less pieces from my stash, so I'm counting it as "kinda scrappy" sewing!

Andd here's some beautiful inspiration I'm seeing while out and about ...

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August 17, 2019
Mystery Time from TheEclecticAbuela

As I mentioned last time, my pink scrap bins are full, so when Kevin the Quilter announced this mystery in two colors, I knew one of those colors would be pink.

I chose to pair it with brown--another color of which I have an overabundance.  In the first two clues, we made four-patches.

I did a mystery with Kevin last year with this result.

I'm looking forward to the next clue!

I'm also working on another project that I can't show yet, and I'm putting together more scraps for donation quilts. It is, however, time for ...

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August 14, 2019
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Playing With Scraps! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, I am so happy to be able to say that I actually got to play with scraps this week!!  I just decided that it was time to dig into those scrap bins and do something.  I grabbed with the 2.5" box...

...and started chain piecing some center strips for the D9P in last week's post.  This will be an ongoing project, so I did a bunch of these and then set it to one side to work on something else scrappy!

This huge bag of denim shirt sleeves had been sitting on my studio floor ...

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August 9, 2019
Postage Plus Finish from Dizzy Quilts

After what feels like many, many months, I finally have a finish to share. I have to say - being able to sit down at my machine for any length of time and actually get stuff done feels really good.

Postage Plus is a pattern from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. This specific quilt was designed by Cheryl. I loved the book's version so much, I pretty much copied it - used blue scraps for the plus sign in the middle along with Kona solids for the bars (not sure which colours exactly).

This ...

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August 8, 2019

I hope everyone saw my post of yesterday where I had to tell you that I made an Ooops:
  The Charming Scrappy Day (lunch included) at theAttic Window Quilt Shop  will be held on Saturday, August 17th (not on the 10th as I previously posted).  Bring those charm packs, or your 5" scraps, or best of all, buy new charm packs at the shop and get sewing.  Chris will show you what to do with them.  I promise you, you are going to like this pattern.  Call the shop to register so she will know how many to plan ...

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August 2, 2019

When we were recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop learning how to make our scraps into quilts, Pauline stopped in and showed us her stunning quilt that she made from scraps.  What an inspiration!  This is a beautiful quilt and a special thank you to Pauline for sharing her lovely quilt with us.
Marjorie Johnson, our reader from Utah sent us this picture of her work.  Marjorie said she made this years ago when she took a class with Phillips Fiber Art owner.  Marjorie said that she used a special ruler to make the circles and set them in ...

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July 29, 2019
Cross body bag and then some from Sew Sunshine

I made a new much needed bag! It is the Luisa pattern by Sotak Handmade

I used my stash canvas fabrics for this bag. It went together pretty easily. Of course I didn't take pics of the inside which is a bright pink print. This bag is great! It has a zip pocket outside and on the back two slip in pockets. In the inside it has a zipper pocket and then the whole thing zips shut. It is the perfect size to carry my tablet or just small stuff. 

I guess I was in the sewing mood as ...

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July 28, 2019

This past Saturday at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Adrienne Wilson taught us how to use our scraps to make beautiful quilts.  
 Above,  she explains the process to some of her students.
The first step is to iron your scraps. And as you do that, group the fabrics that you think will go together nicely in a block.
For instance, Adrienne used her fabrics to make this block.  Notice that none of these scraps are on the square.  
Adrienne had this board to demo how you can make blocks.
Here, she shows how to make your blocks into strips.
These ...

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July 26, 2019
Playing Catch-up ...Overlapping Dimensions from Sew Sunshine

"Overlapping Dimensions" 
Improv pieced, machine free organic plaid quilting

My Big Blue inspired challenge piece for an upcoming exhibit. Our LQG used a quilt for inspiration that was made by Ardis James back in 1983. We chose 7 blocks to remake, update, modernize or reinterpret whatever way you say it.  Each block has at least 3 people modernizing it. We ended up with 25 pieces turned in. The proposal for an exhibition has been submitted to the IQSCM for a possible exhibit in the spring. This outdoor photoshoot was so fun as my friend and fellow quilt buddy ...

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Dog Days of Summer - Misc from Sew Sunshine

Dog Days - from = 

plural noun

the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star,rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11.
period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence.

Bits from my dog days: 

BeeUtifully Modern Bee mate Liz picked an open theme for her Bee blocks. Sort of "a day in the life" or "inspired by Gwen Marsten-ish" or "whatever makes you happy" combo. The fabric colors she picked were way cool. I put off doing mine for a ...

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July 25, 2019
Sparkle Jane Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

It is good that this quilt didn’t end up as an eternal UFO or in a scrap bag.


It was worth the finish.


Funny thing is that Daughter (Sparkle Jane) sort of planned on donating the quilt, but now that it is finished…


You know how that can happen.


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