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April 20, 2018
Scrappy Half Square Triangles Quilt with Negative Space from Quilty Therapy

Earlier this week I talked about how this project got started.  So let’s dig into how the final product came to be. Layout In my retreat bag I stuffed a number of projects and a few Kona solids.  You can’t go wrong with white and shades of gray.  I had some gray scraps that I […]

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April 16, 2018
Scraps from a cleaning day – quilt inspiration from Quilty Therapy

Cleaning the sewing room can unearth from great finds.  Maybe it’s that lost fabric or a project that you have stuffed away.  Well, while I was cleaning my sewing room in February I found some gems. Sewing room is a disaster. What in the world?? This will be better before the weekend is finished. #honestsewingroom […]

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Deja Vu All Over Again from Hills Creek Quilter

One more fun quilt finished using a favorite pattern (can be found by clicking here). I'm at the point where I can probably make this pattern with my eyes closed.

Click on photos for a larger view.



The colors are much better in this closeup shot...


And here's the backing and binding...



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April 15, 2018
Another Easy Finish for March from Hills Creek Quilter

 I'm starting to be predictable. If I buy fun fabric, it usually winds up in a Quick Strippie quilt (free pattern can be found by clicking here). This one is made using Dr. Seuss fabric.




Here's a closeup...


Fun striped bias binding...


  And a shot of some of the backing...


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April 13, 2018
Star, I'm Thinking - Part 2 from Ravelly1

I've added a row at the top and bottom of the body of the quilt to lend some length and that's that!!!

Now to get to work on the backing which sometimes takes longer to do than the top.....sigh
I'm using a couple of the t-shirts provided and the rest of the HSTs.

Finally done with the backing. Yeah!!! 
Now I'll need to quilt everything and present it to her.........I'm going to buckle down and get this done. You've heard it here!!

This is my own design that I sketched out a ...

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April 9, 2018
Star, I'm Thinking from Ravelly1

I think I'll name this "Morning Star." I'm making it for a family friend whose husband passed away last fall. Some of the blocks are made from his old shirts. I dug thru the stash, pulled out the dark fabrics to make the star come to life. I need to sew the rows together, add a border & make a backing from the extra HST. Hopefully this won't take long. Fingers crossed & all.

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April 5, 2018
Purchases in Lancaster from Seacoast Quilter

I really enjoyed the trip to Lancaster. I hadn't been there in several years, and they definitely cater to the quilters that come. Even the keys had potential quilt patterns on them.

 

I bought a couple groups of color wheel fat quarters from the show vendors. They will make nice blenders in several projects I have in mind. The left one is from Andover Fabrics and the group on the right is from Quilting Treasures. I have boxes of modern prints divided by color, so these went right into the stash.

 

I really liked a booth called L'Atelier ...

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Scrappy Neutral Stars from Quiltifications


I must have lugged these blocks back and forth to retreats for two years, but finally, FINALLY, the quilt is done.  Most every scrap of gold and neutral in my stash got sliced up for this one.  Some of the blocks don't really seem to blend, but I'm still learning how to scrappy.


The quilting was kept simple as this one stays home with me.  The trapunto effect would probably have been better if I'd added a layer of poly batting on top of the cotton, but meh.  After a couple of washings it will shrink a ...

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March 27, 2018
Christmas Is Right Around the Corner, Right? from Hills Creek Quilter

It's never too early to start on a Christmas project...


Slowly, but surely, my stash is sort of decreasing in size...sort of.

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March 22, 2018
Easy Finish for March from Hills Creek Quilter

One of my favorite quick quilt patterns -- it's called Quick Strippie and can be found here.


Here's a closeup of the big meandering quilting with lime green thread, one of my favorites...


And a shot of the backing and binding...


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March 17, 2018
Strange fabric................ from Exuberant Color

One of the batiks that I found in the green stack was this one with huge motifs.








Each one is slightly different in shape and color.









I have a yard of it so there are more of them.  I must have bought this several years ago since it isn't the type I buy now.






For the first time ever I am going to make a quilt that is in a Kaffe Fassett book with the exact same fabrics as it is shown.  A friend and I are going to work on them together.  I am waiting for one more ...

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March 16, 2018
Looking for something............. from Exuberant Color

I was looking for some triangles that are in a box in the basement and didn't find them but found another box with flannel pieces cut into 6" tumblers and bricks.  I was disappointed to see that I didn't put a note in the box with how many of each I had cut.  I know I was going to use them together something like this layout but I'll need to count and figure out a size before I start designing it on a double design wall.
I was going through green batiks yesterday and here are some ...

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March 15, 2018
Four seams and it is together................. from Exuberant Color

Remember these blocks?  It has been awhile since I showed them and they were in a spot with poor lighting.  I decided to separate the blue and purple blocks out like a border and auditioned a few fabrics for the 1" strip.  I'm not positive now that the bright pink was the best choice but it is going to stay.  I think the binding needs to be the same color but a darker shade.

Here are three mottled batiks that I found yesterday.  I really need to come up with a project that will use a lot of them.

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March 14, 2018
Cutting the scraps........... from Exuberant Color

I was about half done cutting the squares for more preemie quilts on Sunday so I decided to just go for it and cut ALL of the scraps.  The box is EMPTY! I have enough 3.5" squares cut for 14 little quilts with 48 pieces each.  The bag behind them is all of the scraps ready for someone who makes dog beds.  I also pieced 9 backings from larger strips and I have a enough yardage for 3 more backings.


Last night I was back at going through my batik yardage and pulled more mottled batiks.  I still have ...

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March 13, 2018
More mottled batiks............ from Exuberant Color

Yesterday morning I finished 3 of the preemie quilts and delivered them to my church sewing circle.  I forgot to take photos of the finishes.

I was exhausted after my afternoon out (driving through 3 construction zones each way in the 23 miles) so I didn't work on any projects last night.  Instead I took piles of batiks off the shelves and went through them one at a time and pulled out most of the mottled fabrics.

This one is a little deeper toned than it looks in a photo.









This one is one of my very favorites.










This ...

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March 9, 2018
Cutting again........ from Exuberant Color

I had company in my studio yesterday so I worked on several things.  I made a couple more blocks for my batik Hunter Star and then cut up the remainder of the strips leftover from the neutral bricks cutting.  They are 3" finished size.






I was going through a stack of fabric and pulled out a couple pieces that I just love.  I need to cut into this one.






I like this one too.  The mottled batiks are so pretty but it is hard to figure out how to use them.







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March 2, 2018
My Crazy Sewing Goal for 2018 from Quilty Therapy

When I started planning for 2018, I knew immediately what I wanted my word to be.  Confidence, the one area I was really struggling with personally and professionally. However, writing out my other goals for 2018 haven’t been as easy.  March seems like a good time to share what I’ve been pondering over the last […]

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February 28, 2018
State of the Stash February 2018 from Stash Overflow

I belong to a Yahoo! group called Stashbusters where we are asked to report on the state of our stash during our birthday month. Since this is the last day of the month, I’d better get busy. The state of my stash is — Awesome!

One year ago today I closed on the purchase of a new house. I narrowed it down to three choices, all very similar layouts, 55+ communities, main floor owner’s suite, garage. I felt like I was on HGTV’s House Hunters. Did she choose the large country house with shared well and septic? The ...

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Perkiomen Valley Finish from Becca's Crazy Projects

About a month ago I started this project and shared it in this blog post.

I finally got the quilt loaded on the frame. I tried to fit in a little bit of time each evening to quilt, but that only happened a couple nights. I finished it up over the weekend.
I meandered in the dark colored blocks with brown and did this alternating block treatment in with cream in the light colored blocks.
I used Superior Thread So Fine for the top thread and a matching Omni in the bobbin.
Once it was done, I had to take ...

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February 27, 2018
Gorgeous Granny Squares – Finished from Quilty Therapy

Welcome back readers.  Thank you for your kind words on the quilt top post.  These Granny Squares are just GORGEOUS!  Am I right?  Blanche Devereaux, well this version, is ready for her introduction to the world. Let me tell you a little about finishing this quilt.  I rushed to quilt this one and paid the […]

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