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November 20, 2017
Design wall 11/20/17 diamond string quilt top from Always Quilts

I made slow progress on getting the rows sewn together. I’ve been busy with machine quilting, so my sewing time has been limited. I wasn’t too sure about using that color for the background but I had another color that looked good with it that I could use for the border. (I’m trying to use up my stash).

Anyway, after getting the rows completed, I got the border sewn on and then wondered what I would use for the backing. I didn’t think I would have anything that would look good, but I got lucky and ...

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Donuts {Couldn't Resist} from Little Bunny Quilts

Given that I've accomplished some finishes recently, I allowed my self to start something new! Amanda Jean Nyberg's newest book has a pattern called "Donuts (the size of your head)" which immediately caught my eye. I got this book as a birthday present in June, so I'm impressed I made it all the way to November without starting a project from the book!


Amanda Jean's original quilt is a rainbow, but I decided to use blue, green and teals. I had originally planned for this to be a new leader and ender project, but I've ...

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Denim #5 from Wedding Dress Blue

This one is for Young Son.

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He loves fishing.

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This was my first attempt at free motion quilting.  It is supposed to be fish on a tangled line.

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Only one to go–the one for Sparkle Jane.


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November 19, 2017
Quilt & Sew-In Fall II from Heart Desire Creations

For one hour, there was silence in the retreat room on Wednesday and then…the magic began again. Attendees of Fall II arrived! Once again there was so much creativity, productivity, conversation and laughter. For me it was double the fun, double the laughter and a little more exhaustion! For the whole week I even got to meet 8 quilters I had never met before which is just awesome.

What can I say about this one except that it is exceptional! Dolores took scrappy to the next level. Even the back is scrappy strips. That is a LOT of sewing ...

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November 18, 2017
The Rest of the Retreat Story from Sew........This Is My Blog

I prepped all my projects ahead of time for retreat so I could just sit and sew and talk and not have to cut or think too hard or do any "dreaded math."  Each project was cut and put into a ziploc bag along with the pattern or instructions. The first thing I worked on was this "Cross Weave" pattern by Sweet & Simple Quilts from Martingale.




In case you haven't noticed by now, lately I've really been into using a complementary color in the sashing or border. I think it makes it more interesting.  (And different -- you must ...

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November 16, 2017
quilttas en dekentjes versturen from Quilting Trui

Zoals beloofd nog even een foto van de quilttas in zijn geheel.
Ik heb nu eenmaal een "tassentic" en als ik zoiets leuks zie, MOET ik gewoon uitproberen hoe dat gemaakt wordt.
  
Het lastigste was om de zijkanten en de onderkant netjes aan elkaar te krijgen.
Om de binnenvakjes wat beter rechtop te laten staan, had ik die ook verstevigd met de allerdikste tussenvoering die ik kon vinden.
Maar daardoor waren de naden heel lastig te stikken.
De bedoeling van de uitklapbare zijkanten is, dat je dat als strijk-of werkoppervlak kunt gebruiken.
Als je dat niet wilt, zet je ze ...

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November 15, 2017
Tiny Scrap Quilt – Update 1 from Quilty Therapy

There could be multiple updates on this project since I’m just not feeling the overall design.  Over the weekend I was prepared to add white around the blocks that I had already pieced.  I was going to buzz right through them and then add a gray border. Well I buzzed right through them and then […]

The post Tiny Scrap Quilt – Update 1 appeared first on Quiltytherapy.

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red, white, blue from Making A Lather

I have let my 2 1/2 inch strip bins get overfull. I can't close the drawers  they are in by color. Blue and red are the fullest. No problem,  I'll just cut a quick red, white, and blue donation quilt.

I decided on boxy stars, since it is quick and easy and I could just grab a bunch of strips and cut 2 1/2 in squares and 4 1/2 inch rectangles, and 6 1/2 inch rectangles.  There was no appreciable difference in the drawers of strips sigh...
This was just a group I used ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... A Little Progress, and Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, this week did not go AT ALL like I thought it would!  I had great plans to work on my Gypsy Wife blocks, but a short-deadline project came up that threw that out the window.  So I'm embracing the change, and sharing some other things this week!


First of all, I went to a trunk show with the fabulous Jen Kingwell last Thursday night and oh my gosh is that girl a great scrap quilter!  I've really been enjoying my experiences with Long Time Gone, Gypsy Wife, and My Small World, but I got to ...

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November 14, 2017
scrappy rag rug from Making A Lather

I have finished another rag rug using my homemade rug loom. I had an entire bucket of fabric that didn't make the cut even for a string quilt, so I used them in this rug. It measures 28 x 38 inches and lays so perfectly flat on the floor. That is why I love them better than crochet or braided rag rugs. The technique is called twining.
I made the frame here.

 I have a new quilt on the frame with a music theme.


I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
to do tuesday
too ...

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Christmas Jacob's Ladder from TheEclecticAbuela

I made this Christmas quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. I gave it to them early, so they could enjoy it this Holiday season.

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The Jacob's Ladder block is not complicated.

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I used a constant neutral throughout and combined it with many different Christmas prints.

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Right in the center (you can just see it in the picture directly above--lower right corner) is a very light block that is made with leftover scraps from a Christmas shirt I made for my son--over 30 years ago! 


Because ...

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November 10, 2017
Periodically {Two Periodic Table Quilts} from Little Bunny Quilts

If you've been around Little Bunny Quilts for a long while, you might remember that I started this blog while I was in graduate school studying chemistry. This year, my two best friends from undergrad both started teaching chemistry at the college level and I have been secretly working on something special for each of them!


I had actually made a periodic table wall hanging in 2014 for my old adviser so it was easy to repeat the process! I even kept nearly all of the color assignments the same, with the exception of swapping out the black background ...

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Tiny Scrap Quilt – A New WIP from Quilty Therapy

Scrap management is topic of discussion for quilters.  The smallest scrap I keep is 1.5 inch square.  Some keep smaller and create wonderful pieces with these micro scraps.  I just can’t fathom keeping them smaller than 1.5 inch square. A request for a baby girl quilt came in recently.  The customer asked for girly after […]

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November 8, 2017
Sparkle - A Scrap Quilt from Becca's Crazy Projects

I grabbed my bin of 4.5" crumb blocks as a project I might, maybe get to during the Baltimore MQG retreat. Somehow, this became my primary project on Thursday. I started playing with the hundreds of squares and encouraged my guild-mates to lend a hand. I would go to my station, sew some half-square triangle units and look over to see what the design wall looked like.
I rearranged units regularly until I had something I thought would work. Then, it was late and I had had enough of sewing for the day. (Crazy, I know.)
Friday morning I ...

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I May Have A Scrap Problem... I Got The Blues! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Scrappiness has taken over my house!!!  I feel so virtuous - I have been digging into my blue scraps for Lilli's annual quilt, and this is what is going on so far...


Now that the light-to-dark layout is set (I think I've switched a couple around since this picture was taken) I need to sew on some corners.  I have a feeling this is going to hit the back burner for a few days, though, because I picked up another commission job this week with a very quick due date.  Pray for no windy days - I'd ...

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November 7, 2017
Still Thinking Pink from MMM Quilts

Here is a rosy post for you...and for me too. Always a downer coming home from a Brady visit.
I am happy to report that my first project I hit upon for the RSC2017 has all blocks complete. The pink one is now done.

It's no secret star blocks are my favourite, with the schoolhouse block a very very close second. However, I saw these as house blocks, not quite schoolhouses, when I started this back in January. Each block is 16.5" unfinished. The pattern is free on my Craftsy store, (affiliate link) but it is for ...

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Still Thinking Pink from MMM Quilts

Here is a rosy post for you...and for me too. Always a downer coming home from a Brady visit.
I am happy to report that my first project I hit upon for the RSC2017 has all blocks complete. The pink one is now done.

It's no secret star blocks are my favourite, with the schoolhouse block a very very close second. However, I saw these as house blocks, not quite schoolhouses, when I started this back in January. Each block is 16.5" unfinished. The pattern is free on my Craftsy store, (affiliate link) but it is for ...

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November 6, 2017
Wordt er nog gequilt? from Quilting Trui

Jazeker en met veel plezier zelfs. Alleen het plaatsen van een bericht hier gaat (nog steeds) moeizaam, vandaar dat jullie al een poos niets gezien hebben.
Hier dan een kleine inhaalslag.

Tijdens de vakantie lekker gewerkt aan Gossip in the Garden:

  
Na de vakantie mijn allereerste "Rag"quilt gemaakt.
Natuurlijk is ook dit weer een droomdeken.
Met deze methode kun je dus zelfs gekke fleece lapjes of tricot verwerken in een droomdeken. Je hoeft die naden nl. niet te stikken, ze worden vastgezet door de ronde flapjes die je vaststikt.

BINNENKORT TUTORIAL VAN DEZE VARIANT VAN 
CATHEDRAL WINDOWSOP DIT BLOG ...

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November 5, 2017
Nautical Themed Baby Boy Quilt from Quilty Therapy

I’m truly at a loss for words to talk about this quilt.  All I want to do is play this video when I think about it.  This song will probably get stuck in your head. Apparently, that is a dark song.  I was just thinking more of the Sail Away with me part.  A customer […]

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November 3, 2017
A stash quilt from Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Our night guild (Northern Lights Quilter's Guild) has a challenge this year (quilt to be finished by July 2018) to make a scrap quilt using only our stash.  Well, that will not be hard to do! So, I dug into my stash of 2-1/2" squares and before I knew it, this came to be very quickly. This is a free pattern from Pat Sloan called "Traffic Jam". So, my finished tops has just been increased.

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