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February 4, 2019
Hexagon Table Runner.... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


It's time for a new...




Hexagons.....always a favorite to hand piece





This is what 170 hexagons looks like





This is how big they are...





A hexagon is measured by one of the sides...

1  1/2 inches along one of the 6 sides




I use a glue stick to baste the fabric to the 

paper hexagon




I am using 20+ fabrics...

some of them are my hand dyes




some of them are commercial batiks




they are all bright and cheerful...

which I need on these gray, rainy days of winter

here in Western Oregon




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January 9, 2019
Show n tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


So I got word that the car is a total loss. But the whole process is far from over. I went to see the physio people yesterday and I'm going to get some physio/massage done. And I need to replace the car.

Insurance is a rip-off. We all know that but are required to have insurance. You get $2,200 for medical expenses automatically approved in this kind of a situation. However, they take from your own extended health benefits FIRST and then if they need to, they dip into their coffers. SERIOUSLY?????  That hurts more than the ...

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January 8, 2019
Set the table with the Riley Blake Table Runner Club from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get ready, get set, (table) run! The newest Riley Blake club is here and we are oh sew ready for gorgeous tables that will be gorgeously set with the runners from the Table Runner Club!

Beginning in March 2019, the Table Runner Club provides one seasonally themed table runner in a kit complete with all the pattern and all the fabric to make the table runner packaged in a keepsake box each month for one year (backing not included).

At the end of the program, you’ll be armed with 12 table runners, perfect for every gathering area and every ...

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December 18, 2018
Table Runner Show and Tell - Part Four from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Holy - this is the fourth day of the table runner show and tell. There were a lot of table runners worked on in that class. If you didn't submit your photos, it's too late. This is it - last day and somehow I still have a ton of photos to share with you. 

Check back to the last three days of posts if you haven't been following along.

Day one of the table runner show and tell
Day two of the table runner show and tell
Day three of the table runner show and tell

The first runner ...

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Table Runners - Show n Tell - Part Three from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm back with more show and tell from the Table Runner class.

Vivenda sent me some pictures of runners that she has finished but I never got photos of. They will be at the end of today's post! Thanks and if any of the others from the class have runners that they would like to share that so far haven't been posted, send me pictures.

I also got a note from Donna. The reason she made all her runners square? She donated them to the local NICU. Isn't that a great idea? She gets to use ...

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December 17, 2018
Table Runner show n Tell - Part Two from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Let's see how far I get this morning before I run out of time!

If you didn't read the post from yesterday, scoot back there to see what this show n tell is all about.

This next table runner is Christmasy just because of the color. When you see the results, it's easy to see that everyone liked the color.

Peppermint Candy table runner by Cheryl Almgren Taylor

Here's what the students produced.

Same coloring, with a much subdued green or, is that grey or even a brown?
A subdued coloring of the table runner

Here ...

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December 16, 2018
The BIG book of Table Runners from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Today it's all about the table runners. Years ago, in 2003 to be exact, I started teaching a year-long class at The Hobby Horse. I took a pattern with lots of different blocks in it and broke it down so that the students would have something unique to work on each month. We started off with one quilt per year, then bumped it to two and at one point, I think I did three. Because of the success, I also taught the same format at Cockadoodle Quilts (now closed), and Sew Sisters (no longer running classes), Ruti's Needlebed ...

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October 22, 2018
Change of Plans - Finally & A Moose to Boot from Ravelly1

I've been saving the fabric for the largest pumpkin for quite some time & I'm happy with the choice.

I like this arrangement & will get it quilted soon for Thanksgiving anyway....laugh out loud! 
As you all know me so well, you know that my attention span is very short. So when I found a photo of a moose, I just had to put my spin on it.

After tracing the moose design onto fabric adhesive then pressing that onto black fabric, it was time to cut out parts of the center.
Here's a view from the front ...

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October 9, 2018
Change of Plans - Part 2 from Ravelly1



The second pumpkin is almost ready to take its place. I'm running low on orange fabric. You know what that means...wink!


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September 27, 2018
Upcycling a Vintage Caftan from Needle and Foot

This post is picture heavy and contains just a bit of sewing related info so if you aren’t in the mood, I totally understand!  As you might already know, my son and his fiancé were married on Saturday.  As the parents of the groom, we hosted a rehearsal dinner on the Friday night before the wedding. The couple wanted a Mexican dinner which we had catered by a local Mexican restaurant.  I don’t usually do this but it worked out well for us.  I had so much going on and not cooking the meal myself was so helpful ...

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September 23, 2018
Show n tell and it's ON TIME! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Don't anyone fall off their chairs, especially the girls in the table runner class! This is THE show n tell from yesterday's class.

I had a wee bit of spare time yesterday when I should have been doing something else, but I was in the mood to edit pictures and there were a lot so I went ahead and edited everything from yesterday.

It was great to get back to class and see everyone after our break over the summer. There was a LOT of non-table runner show n tell and I've got that lined up to ...

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May 15, 2018
Motivational Monday from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It's interesting how non-quilting family members FREQUENTLY ask the quilters in their family "how many more quilts do you (we) need?"  What's interesting is that if the quilter in the family didn't quilt, what would they do all day?  Seriously??  I was up early this morning because I went to bed really early last night. What did I do? I sewed of course! But what would I have done if I wasn't a quilter? I'm certainly not cleaning my house.

My response when people mention this obsession with quilting? This is our hobby, it's ...

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May 9, 2018
The scoreboard from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Yesterday was a long, intense day, but I got so much accomplished and still got time to read and play with the girls. And I walked to the library!!!

I spend a good part of the morning on the computer and got some tasks crossed off the list. A few more urgent ones to do this morning and then I should be able to let that be for today.

But here's the best news of all.  Yep, I fired up the long arm and got three more of the #Humboldtstrong quilts done!!!

The quilting "to do" scoreboard
 While I ...

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May 5, 2018
Cross and Crown - Vintage Sewing from I like to Quiltblog

Daraus ist ein Tischläufer geworden.
Das Muster Cross and Crown gibt es z.B. hier:
 http://quiltingcubby.com/cross-and-crown-fat-quarter-friendly-modern-and-traditional/
 Ich habe mir vorgenommen die Featherweight so oft zu benutzen,
bis ich nicht mehr in der Anleitung gucken muss wo ich überall ölen muss,
mal sehen ob ich das schaffe....
 Im Gegensatz zu den modernen Nähmaschinen,
muss die "alte Dame" (aus 1956) nämlich täglich bzw vor 
jeder Benutzung geölt werden an sehr vielen Stellen.

Vor lauter DSGVO - also das Versuchen es zu verstehen, 
habe ich es immer noch nicht geschafft ausführliche
 Blogrunden zu machen, nur hier und da gelesen.
Denn zum ...

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April 16, 2018
Motivational Monday!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It's Motivational Monday and time to check in with everyone to see how we're making out with our UFOs.

I'm making progress on stuff - just not necessarily my UFOs. But I'm working on them. I was going to work on one yesterday, but I seem to have misplaced the border fabric. Seriously??  I hope to locate that today.

There is no Monday sewing today because of the ugly weather. While the worst of the ice storm is over, it's a mess outside with all that rain/ice/snow melting FAST so we all decided it ...

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April 6, 2018
Show n tell - Table Runners from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


The times are a little intense at the moment. Just a lot of stuff going on and there's always prep work.

I taught a class on English paper piecing yesterday at Oh Look Fabric and of course, I had robbed my project bag of scissors and thread. Great - the teacher shows up with no scissors or thread. Let's just say the scissors and thread are back in the project bag. Those darn little hexies are so addictive. I just wish I could find that other little (well - it's not that little) project box that is filled with ...

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March 3, 2018
English paper piecing from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


While I didn't get everything done yesterday that I had hoped (I was hoping to have another customer quilt quilted), I'm still on track. It's going to be heads-down for the next couple of weeks until that long arm goes in for servicing. Then I can have three to four weeks of doing nothing! As if!

I did get that huge customer quilt completed the day before.

Customer quilt - DONE
 I still need to trim it, but as I have three in total for the same customer, I'll wait and trim later this week.

I got ...

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March 1, 2018
Big and small from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not going to panic! Nope - just because I realized that I have a quilt due to a magazine on March 8 and I'm still piecing it - I'm not going to panic!

It's mostly together, it's small so finishing it shouldn't be a problem. But dang it - I knew it was due that date and somehow, it just slipped my mind. All this time working on other things when I should have had this ready for the long arm!  Let's not forget that there is another one due on March 15 so I ...

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February 28, 2018
Does this happen at your house? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It was spin class this morning. I honestly don't know how Joseph can get my legs to a state of exhaustion so quickly! That means that I'm NOT in as good as shape as I would like. Well - my legs need to be stronger I guess. But cranked out another 31 KM in the class. All is good and there is no better feeling than walking out of the gym after one of those workouts! I could conquer the world!

But I seem to have a wee problem with my eye this morning. It's like I've ...

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February 27, 2018
Third time's a charm! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I have to say that I'm a very lucky person. I was able to spend a great day sewing with friends on Sunday at my house and yesterday was Monday sewing. It just doesn't get any better than that and I'm very grateful for my situation that allows me to sew two full days in a row. But I often wonder if I didn't sew - what the heck would I do with my days?

I've gotten up early in the morning and sewed for years. What would I do at 5 AM if I couldn ...

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