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March 28, 2021
A Round Stroller Quilt from Jan's Quilts



I'm going to be a Great Grammy, in the Fall,  I recently read that round quilts are ideal for using with baby strollers.  They have no corners to drag or get caught in the wheels.  I also thought this would be a great playmat.  I'm still using up scraps from the two Best Friends QAL quilts.

The circle measures 44" across.


May your bobbins always be full,

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Sparkling Patchwork quilt top from Jan's Quilts


I'm calling this the Sparkling Patchwork quilt top and it's complete!  I made 9-patches and 4-patches from the scraps of my last 3 quilt tops, the two Best Friends QALs and the Froggy-Girl quilt top.  I contemplated adding a small border but vetoed that thought. It measures 51" x 43".

 I still have more scraps and I have ideas!  Stay tuned

May your bobbins always be full,

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March 20, 2021
Tula Pink Sampler Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Thanks to Marg and Cathie, I now know the difference between a Hairy Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker. They look the same, but apparently, the Hairy one is MUCH larger! I would say that we have a Downy Woodpecker visiting us - not the big guy!! Thanks for that information. And that was my learning tip of the day! 

Wow -- an action-packed day yesterday and today will be the same. I had to get up at ridiculous o'clock to get the presentation finished for this morning's class. I've no one to blame but me. Instead of fooling around ...

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March 18, 2021
SHOW YOUR STRIPES BLOG HOP from That's Sew Kerry

 Stripy String Quilt




A little while ago Carla from Creatin in the Sticks put a call out to those of us that love stripes - any size any way, striped fabric, striped binding, strips of fabric to make stripes (here's where I come in) literally anything goes! 

There are so many fantastic bloggers taking part over the week(schedule at the bottom) and a whole host of different projects, ideas and inspirations that you can read about and try out - I hope you will join in and show me your stripes!




If you have read by blog for a while ...

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March 13, 2021
The Froggy-Girl Quilt Top from Jan's Quilts



When I was working on the two Best Friends QAL quilt tops, one of my favorite people reminded me that she LOVES frogs!  She is my cousin's granddaughter.  She's 40 years old and legally blind.  She has limited vision; she started losing her vision at 3 years old.  She's a trained chef and loves photography.  She works as a nanny.

When I cut out the frogs from the Tula Pink fabric, I didn't have enough, so I threw in some owls!  The quilt top measures 48 inches square.

 

May your bobbins always be full,

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March 12, 2021
Old School BOM 2021 from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Welcome to my post on fussy cutting for the Old School BOM. What is fussy cutting? Fussy cutting can be both – 1. Taking a single design element such as a motif from a piece of fabric and placing it in a block. For example, an eye-spy quilt where you cut a cute element and […]

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February 22, 2021
Best Friends QAL, First Quilt Top is Assembled from Jan's Quilts



I'm making two of these Best Friends Quilts at the same time.  This is the first quilt top assembled.  I included the bottom photo so you could see how freakin' big this is!  I didn't measure it, but it's supposed to be 96 inches square.  Talk about fabric-wrangling!

Now, to work assembling the second quilt top. 

May your bobbins always be full,

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Best Friends Quilt Along, Courthouse Steps Blocks from Jan's Quilts




Two (not great) photos to show off the 32 Courthouse Blocks I made for the Best Friends QAL. These took 2 weeks! Now to assemble the 2 quilt tops.

 

May your bobbins always be full,

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February 21, 2021
Prenez position! patron By Annie from Atelier de Cocopatch

bonjour à toutes, pour celles qui ont découvert le blog récemment, vous ne savez peut être pas que j’adore faire des sacs. Aux USA, Annie Unrein fait des patrons très élaborés mais avec un rendu superbe. Vos sacs tiendront longtemps. La rédaction des patrons est très précise et peut même sembler compliquée. Vous pouvez cocher … Continuer de lire Prenez position! patron By Annie

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February 20, 2021
Tula Pink Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Yep - I'm flying by the seat of my pants these days. I won't exactly call it panic sewing, but it's close. I was on track at the end of January and then I got sidetracked sewing stuff that didn't have a deadline. DUH!! I'm so much my own worst enemy, but then I love myself, and I'm OK with that.

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February 4, 2021
Best Friends Quilt Along, Economy Blocks from Jan's Quilts

 I'm still plugging away at the Best Friends Quilt Along.  Here are the 16 Economy Blocks.  Now, I'm going to make my first ever Pineapple Blocks.  Wish me luck!

May your bobbins always be full,

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Best Friends Quilt Along, Pineapple Blocks from Jan's Quilts

These are the first Pineapple Blocks I've ever made!  Now to work on 32 Courthouse Steps blocks. 

May your bobbins always be full,

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January 19, 2021
Best Friends Quilt Along from Jan's Quilts

I decided to do the Best Friends Quilt Along, sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop.  I did a fabric pull from my stash, including 2 different quilt kits that I decided not to make.


Then I got busy.  I decided to make 2 sets of everything, so I will end up with two Queen-size Quilts.  The blocks are all paper-pieced, the first block was a Log Cabin.  Here are my 24 Log Cabin Blocks.


I just laid them out willy-nilly!  They turned out to be Improv Log Cabin blocks because I made an error and didn't want to use ...

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January 16, 2021
Bear Facts and Multiplications from quiltaholic

It seems a long time since I last posted. In fact it is quite a long time. Tempus Fugit when you are enjoying yourself. Also I have been running a bricks and mortar shop which took up most of my time. Last time I published I think I had completed the Elizabeth Hartman Bjorn the Bear Quilt. The latter was made from leftovers from the Fancy Forest Quilt I made earlier. I don’t know if that qualifies as upcycling but whatever it is it’s an extra quilt top for no extra outlay and that can’t be bad ...

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Color challenge from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I'm a bit out of sorts this morning. I have only one photo to share with you. Well, that's not entirely true - I have two of them (actually, there are four!). Yet, I took a ton of photos yesterday, but it was to share with the Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks class last night, and the others were for our Long Time Gone class this morning. 

Oh my -- I'm loving the Tula Pink quilt. I wasn't sure how I would proceed - I knew which quilt I wanted to make, but how to go about it ...

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January 15, 2021
Is that for me? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 As I was reviewing the pictures this morning, I realized something. Murphy does NOT have a single blanket/quilt/mat that she can call her own. How did that happen? Lexi will have to write a story about poor Murphy, and then there's the poop incident. Yes - Lexi will need to get busy. 

I'm trying to keep up with my e-mail. I'm hovering around 700 in my inbox. I hope to get that even lower, but right now, I'm managing to keep it at 700 - it works for me at the moment. I have a TON ...

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December 19, 2020
Ghost Blossoms from Liz Makes Crafts

It's been an absolutely crazy year, hasn't it? I knew that this quilt would be my last finish of the year, and I thought ... what should I pick? I have a wide variety of choices, from more muted palettes to explosions of rainbows. But I think a bright rainbow is what hits the spot for this time of the year.

Ghost Blossoms is designed by Tula Pink from the book Quilt with Tula and Angela, and for the fabrics I chose 16 prints from my Alison Glass stash. They don't all belong to the same line so ...

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December 9, 2020
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! from That's Sew Kerry

Especially when you get Great Presents!

It's no secret I have an addiction to fabric - so this is always a sure win when buying a present for me, but as a quilter I quite often get asked what 'good presents' to buy are. So I thought I'd put together a little list of things that have caught my eye recently or that I generally can't do with out in case anyone was struggling with what to buy for the quilter/sewer/crafter in their life.

This is not sponsored or affiliated in any way, simply my opinions ...

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November 27, 2020
Seeing Spots Quilt from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Hexagon quilts can be tricky, but they don’t have to be! Simply grab your favorite jelly roll strips and our brand new 60 Degree Triangle Ruler. Almost like magic, those six-sided beauties come together in a flash—no Y-seams required!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This quilt would dazzle with any 2.5 inch strips, but we sure love Jenny’s choice of Linework and Designer Solids by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics. It’s bright, cheery, and oh so fresh! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Seeing Spots Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

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November 3, 2020
Changing Station from Mama Spark's World

I don't often make 3-D items like bags and such.  I decided to make a Changing Station (Patterns by Annie) for Avery.  Talk about intimidating!!!  Just for me though, as I am always so nervous about making bags.I bought all the things I needed to make it and then I let it sit...for months.  As the birth got closer I figured I really needed to bite the bullet and start it.  It was SO SCARY!  I

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