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April 6, 2020
Something is Better than Nothing from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been carefully watching the homemade mask discussion over the last few weeks. We went from "they don't do anything" to "you should wrap a bandana around your face" and finally to "wear a mask when you go to the grocery store". It was a social experiment set on overdrive. I collected a few links to tutorials along the way. Everyone had their idea of what a mask should be. By the time the CDC announced people should wear face coverings when going out, the number of tutorials and free patterns was mind numbing. Domesticity, a Baltimore fabric ...

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April 1, 2020
Charity Quilt Along Section 5 from Pat Sloan's Blog

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*** Bloom-Topia ***

I lOVE this tulip block from the Charity Quilt Along!

Here is what you'll find below on the 1st and the 15th of each month until we finish:

  • My blocks each week
  • Tip or Bonus or Butterfly blocks (this week is my final FREE BIG BIRD quilt!!) 
  • My cross stitch progress on the Bloom-topia Cross stitch, it's so cute!
  • AT THE END is the link to donate & to download the Bloom-topia patterns.  There is a video too for making the block


Pat sloan charity quilt rel 5 pic 4

*** Bloom-Topia 2 version ***

Here are my blocks and the blocks made with the kit

You can ...

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March 25, 2020
Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week I shared my first Call Me badge holder. Saturday I grabbed some fabrics to make a couple more. This time, I used this fun tentacle print from Spoonflower. 
Darling Husband wanted something bright and difficult to miss. I think this hit the mark. 
This one is a little wider than the first one I made and I'm super pleased with how it turned out. 
Now he will be ready the next time we get to attend a convention. 
I made myself a slightly larger one, too. I love the happy crab and jellyfish!

Tools and supplies (af ...

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March 21, 2020
Do you want some Quilt Day Fun! from Pat Sloan's Blog

**** Crazy Quilty March - Challenge 21 ***

If you are joining me from the Shop tour, thank you for stopping in!!!  I hope you will join my sew alongs and my online community!

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For Crazy Quilty March Challenge 21 is to Sew on International Quilt Day!

** What's below:

  • Scrap Happy Little Wishes Block download - Make this block or sew on a project you want to do
  • Designer Shop Hop - Get the first List to hop today!
  • Hang ...

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March 18, 2020
Call Me Badge Holder from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last year when we went to Relaxicon they handed out these badge holders with registration. I liked the idea of a badge holder that holds more than your badge, but this one really didn't hold all the things I want to carry, or not conveniently, in one place. If I had to pick one reason I didn't like it is the cord. Sure, it is adjustable, but once you put your cell phone inside that cord will cut into your neck more than you would think. 
I found a great pattern called Call Me from By Annie that ...

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March 14, 2020
BONUS Bird quilt for the Charity Quilt along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

** Crazy Quilty March Is Underway! **

Do you need to catch up?

  • A video everyday - Watch at  www.youtube.com/user/PatSloan 
  • Download your calendar below
  • check off each day
  • at the end of the month you'll share your photo for a mystery prize!
  • AND I'm going to do this again in April!

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Download Pat sloan Crazy quilty March Calendar

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Now onto the next section of our Charity Sew along, Bloom-Topia!

Pat sloan and original quilt

*** Bloom-Topia ***

I've partnered with The Fat Quarter shop to sew along to make Bloom-Topia to support Make a Wish.

Here is what you'll find below on ...

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March 1, 2020
Crazy Quilty March Kick off + Charity Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

** Crazy Quilty March Kick off! **

I'm so excited for MARCH!!  It's quilt month and I'm kicking off my first annual Crazy Quilty March event!

  • A video everyday
  • Download your calendar below
  • check off each day
  • at the end of the month you'll share your photo for a mystery prize!

Goodies in the Video

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February 22, 2020
Join me for the Charming Baby Sew Along! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Who did you make one of your first quilts for? Many us made them for a baby! My friend Melissa Corry wrote this awesome new book 'Charming Baby' quilts where all the quilts start with charm packs, so fun!

We are going to have a sew along to make a sampler quilt using the one or a couple of blocks from each quilt. This is a fantastic way to try the blocks and you'll have a quilt when done! See below for the layout and fabric I'm using

In this Post

  • Sampler
  • Supply List
  • Fabric I'm using ...

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February 19, 2020
Basket of HopeI am on a basket making frenzy!  Why?  I will... from Living Water Quilter



Basket of Hope

I am on a basket making frenzy!  Why?  I will submit an application and hope to be accepted in a local outdoor art festival this summer. The artist application requires a photo of your booth/table set-up. So, it means I need to make baskets for the photo as well as for the festival.( Assuming I am accepted.)

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I try to design/make a few baskets each week to meet my goals.  Since my schedule is over-the-top full, I often double or triple dip projects. One project will cover more than one commitment.  This time I decided ...

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January 1, 2020
Hello 2020! from Becca's Crazy Projects

How does a quilter start the new year? With a fresh rotary blade and a new needle for the sewing machine. These are some of the happiest things!
I have had a few yards of Pellon Flex Foam in my studio for a while. I finally decided to give a go. This is the backside of a quilted piece for a project.
This is the front side of the resulting piece. I rediscovered By Annie patterns and decided to give one of the free patterns a try. I chose the Easy Does It bag because I knew I had all ...

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December 23, 2019
◌ Washi Double Dresden Wreath ◌ from Charm About You

green and white dresden plate christmas fabric wreath by Charm About You

It feels wonderful to have a new version of the Double Dresden Wreath, made using the free tutorial I created a couple of years ago. The original was demonstrated on Sewing Quarter, the samples that hung in the studio stayed there, and I am so happy to now have one for our house. I made this wreath for my December project as an Aurifil Artisan, our challenge was to create a holiday themed project. Perfect for brightening any door or bare looking wall space, the wreath pattern is a merry make! 


My original plan was slightly different but this was ...

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November 18, 2019
A Piece of… History The day has finally arrived!  I may... from Living Water Quilter



A Piece of… History 

The day has finally arrived!  I may reveal the secret bundle of gift-wrapped “surprise” fabric I received from Island Batik!  My surprise fabric is Speakeasy, a collection available December 2019.

Tada!  Brick-by-Brick, a new quilt design featuring Speakeasy.

Brick-by-Brick, is a reminder to keep a link to the past and it’s a quilt designed for the Island Batik  A Piece of Blog Hop. Brick-by-brick we can remove history from our view or we can preserve it.  

NOTE: Island Batik provided the fabric for Brick-by-Brick.

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Brick-by-Brick is photographed in front of the Janney-Marshall building (click to ...

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October 23, 2019
Modern Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Michael Miller Fabrics donated some fabric to the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild to help with our charitable quilt-making. I picked up a bundle of fabric at the last meeting and I finally pulled it out to come up with a plan.
This border print is super cute and deserved to be highlighted. I did some measuring and decided on a layout. I worked up a design in Electric Quilt, pulled fabrics from my collection to make up the top, and got cutting.
I'm not sure how modern this quilt is. It uses traditional blocks, but modern fabrics.
Here is ...

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October 18, 2019
Witchy! from Becca's Crazy Projects

When Sew Desu Ne? released this witch hat pattern last month I had to buy it.

I went to the big box fabric store to pick up the materials for my witch had and came home with so much more. All those sales paid off, though. I walked out spending only $30. 
This foam was in the remnants bin and just want I wanted to make my hat. 
The Halloween costume fabrics were on sale and this fabric just screamed witch/wizard hat to me. 
I was concerned I was making it too small, but it turned out just right ...

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October 16, 2019
Perfect 5, blocks 3 & 4 from the Charm pack book from Pat Sloan's Blog

Article continues below these Amazon Goodies

Pat sloan block 2 and 3 pic 3

*** My Blocks *** 

I'm making one of each block from the bonus sampler that goes along with the Perfect 5 book.  The sampler sheet & photo are at the end. 

So as I'm making this weeks blocks I realized that I was thinking about how they are constructed. I was analyzing if this block was 'fun' to make, because if it was fun then I'll go back and use it for a full quilt. 

  • Top block is Sugar Cookies.. and I REALLY love it! this layout is like the full quilt in the ...

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October 9, 2019
Vinyl Project Pouch from Becca's Crazy Projects

The Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild had their annual retreat this past weekend. I didn't have the time to attend but I did join in through social media. One of the prompts was to make the retreat project: a vinyl project pouch using a free pattern available on Moda Bake Shop designed by Kristine of Center Street Quilts. I'm in mood for things of the season, so I grabbed my box of Halloween fabrics to see what I could come up with. 
I had some leftover 3.5" squares of Alexander Henry Ghastlies fabric. I cut some contrast and ...

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November 3, 2018
The story of our backyard transformation, DIY retaining wall, sprinklers, and sod from edeenut

It's been years since I've had a house to settle in and make some changes to. Our house we own in Riverside, California that we lived in for over nine years is now a rental. We moved to Orange county and rented for 3 years and now we are renting in Arizona. We have been pretty content with the way the rentals were set up design wise. But in December we get to move into our newly purchased house and I'm so giddy to be at the point where I can make changes. Paint, new flooring, new ...

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October 6, 2018
Friday Fives, favorite fabrics memes from edeenut

Fabric is one of my favorite things ever! There are so many memes that make me laugh out loud literally because I can totally relate. Do these make you think I'm crazy or are you just as crazy as I am? The bottom two me laugh especially because my husband is the same way!
Enjoy my five funny fabric memes.








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