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June 16, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Slowly Getting Back to Normal... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Last week flew by, didn't it? But I got lots and lots done and I'm finally starting to feel like things are beginning to get back to normal, just a little bit.  Are you starting to feel that way too, or are things still out of whack for you?  

Strange things happened last week - like my missing batting (ordered on May 9th!) finally turning up!


I won't bore you with the whole story, but suffice it to say I won't be ordering again from Joann.com any time soon!  I'm mainly just glad ...

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June 12, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Finish!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Here we are at Friday again!  No matter how confused I may be during the week about what day it is, I always make sure to remember when Friday rolls around, because it's the best day of the week - the day we get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Then let's get started!

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Today I am tickled to death to have an honest-to-goodness finish!  I've been working on a t-shirt quilt for a while now, off and on in between other projects that needed to be done first.  It started off like this....


...an ...

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May 29, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Fine Start... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, here it is, Friday again - and, at least unofficially, summer has arrived!  This has truly been the strangest year, hasn't it?  And it's almost halfway over.  But strange or not, it's Friday, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready? Then let's get started!

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My week started off pretty normal - I had a t-shirt commission quilt to work on so I started bright and early Tuesday morning deconstructing shirts and making the blocks.  By Wednesday afternoon, I had a rough layout set out....


...and then I ...

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May 26, 2020
Make A List Monday - Losing Track of Time from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  My husband (who has been working at home) decided to take four days, a long weekend, for the holiday and we have been doing some different things while he has been "off".  And quite honestly, I lost track of my days.  It just occurred to me that it is Monday, and a posting day - oops!  It took a while to get used to our new "normal" but once I caught the rhythm, it was a little easier.  Now I need to get back into the rhythm again after ...

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May 12, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - What's Next? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to another Monday - it still kind of feels like things are the same as they were, even though restrictions are being eased around here.  We still feel like it's safer to stay in, and Bill will still be working from home, so life isn't going to change much around here.  I'm still trying out new recipes (ramen in the instant pot is the bomb, guys!) and we're having a family night at least once a week with Nancy and the kids.  Some things have changed for the better!

Are you finding something similar ...

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May 5, 2020
Make-A-List Monday - Quite a Week! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Yes, it's Monday.  Or Thatotherday, if you are using the COVID-19 calendar!  And it's been quite a week around here.  Let me share a little bit of what's been going on...


Face masks!  These are going to a local nursing home where the residents are finally going to be able to eat lunch together on Tuesday!


And more face masks!  These don't have a specific purpose (yet) but I'm sure that they will be needed soon.  I've taken to cutting a bunch of 8" squares and keeping them stacked by my sewing ...

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May 1, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Making Progress.... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Happy May Day!  Bet you thought April would n-e-v-e-r end, right?  And it may stay April on my whiteboard calendar - because I managed to pick up a sharpie instead of a whiteboard marker when I filled in the dates last month!  Oops..... Oh well, along with the first of May it's a Friday, and you know what that means - time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  So let's get started!

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Last week I got a commission job for an ENORMOUS t-shirt quilt - queen size, in puzzle style, which means that the blocks are cut ...

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April 29, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Waste Not, Want Not! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Do you ever have trouble throwing away leftovers from a project?  Ha!  I think that's why all of us are in the "overflowing scrap bin" boat!  Well, Tuesday I spent the day making t-shirt quilt blocks....


...and by the way, I am loving having a design floor!  This quilt is going to be a monster - queen size - and having a room that is only mine, with floor space to spare, makes it so easy to lay it out.  And as an added bonus, the dog absolutely refuses to come upstairs, so I don't have to worry ...

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December 24, 2019
Different Styles of T-shirt Quilts from Quilted Joy

There are lots of different styles of T-shirt quilts and they are all the rage today. You can get a t-shirt at any event, sometimes included with the price of admission. Keeping all those shirts can really take a lot of room in your storage spaces and for what? You might never wear them again. The following quilts from our longarm machine renters are some great examples of ways to layout and quilt a t-shirt quilt.

With Sashing

Linda's Tshirt Quilt after she rented a longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

This is Linda’s T-shirt quilt and she chose to use sashing. You can see that the shirts were definitely from a ...

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November 9, 2019
Never Time To Get Bored from Quilty Folk

It's been a hand work sort of week. There are now 10 out of 30 of the Autumnal tulip blocks with flowers ready for leaves. The shape, size and color of which is totally up in the air. I'm loving the sweet look to these, but wondering why I settled on 30 as the perfect number to make? Might have to ratchet it down to 20 in order to ever properly finish up.

Starting to get an idea of what the Tulip blocks are gonna look like
Still plodding along on the quilting for Blue Plumes. It seemed ...

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October 29, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - Crunch Time! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, last week really flew by, didn't it?  And we are now officially into fall and the busy season - Halloween is this week and then stuff starts happening fast and furious!  I've been setting up Christmas parties this week, getting them on everyone's "save the date" list. But all the regular stuff goes on at the same time, so let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Quilt and bind the t-shirt commission quilt.
Done!  More pictures soon...


2.  Paint a backdrop for my Trunk or Treat display.
Done!  And I have lots ...

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October 25, 2019
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop - or Maybe a Whoops Whoops? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

OMG - I woke up this morning and (after my coffee and a little while to get my eyes open) realized that IT IS FRIDAY AND I HAVEN'T WRITTEN MY BLOGPOST!  So I get a big "whoops whoops" today, for sure!  But because it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - so let's get started!

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It's been a very busy week around here, working on a bunch of projects, many of them not specifically quilting related.  I prepped for my first class at Joann's, which happened yesterday ...

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October 22, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - Halloween Is Coming! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Here's Monday, all bright and shiny and ready for all kinds of new mischief!  I do love the feeling of a fresh start, don't you?  But before we look at new projects, let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Work on (and hopefully complete) a commission t-shirt quilt.
Well, I didn't complete it, but the top and back are ready to be sandwiched and quilted later this week!


2.  Bind and wash three quilts for church.
Done!  And of course, I forgot to take a picture...

3.  Continue working on the special ...

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October 16, 2019
Meandering Around with our Longarm Renters from Quilted Joy

One of the quilting world’s staple designs is the meander. Sometimes we don’t even think of the meander as a design. It is just a single line wiggling all over the quilt. The word meander actually comes from the name of a river in south western Turkey that has a lot of twists and turns. Now it just means to follow a winding course. However you define it, on a quilt it means a quilting texture that doesn’t add an additional design to the top. It is just nice and neutral. The following quilts are some of ...

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September 30, 2016
another finished memory quilt top from Simple Dream Quilts


Here is another finished custom t-shirt memory quilt top.  
More custom quilts can be seen in my shop.  

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May 29, 2015
A Memory Quilt for Chris from CaliQuilter

Last Fall, my good friend Jan lost her husband Chris. She came to visit from Southern California, bringing along a bag containing some of Chris’s clothing. She asked if I would sew them into a small quilt that she could put on the family room sofa and use on evenings when it was chilly.

It took some time to figure out what could be used, and how it should be sewn together. Here is the finished product:

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There was an interesting variety of fabric types and weights, which made this challenging: a heavy sweatshirt –

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A couple of very thin ...

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