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May 25, 2020
Vintage Christmas QA – Skate and Candy Canes from From My Carolina Home

I hope you are having a nice holiday weekend.  Before we get started with today’s quilt along, I need to let you know two things.  First, the Jolly Bar Quilt Along has been postponed to June 29, as there have been some delays in shipping due to reduced staff at the FQS warehouse.  They are working hard to get all the orders fulfilled, and the delay will allow everyone to be able to begin together.  Second, see the announcement regarding Bluprint at the bottom of this post.  Today is the fourth Monday, so we’ll get a little farther ...

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May 23, 2020
A well oiled machine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

l, I did it - almost. 

I have two classes this morning via Zoom. The invitations have been sent, and the presentations are done! OK - so I'm missing a picture for one slide. I still need to sew what I'm putting on that slide, but I have ONE free hour before the presentation, so that shouldn't be a problem. And I got 7 of 9 blocks sewn, but that's OK since there are three sets of identical blocks in different sizes. One of each at least got put together.

I'm in good shape, and so far ...

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May 18, 2020
Bee Patriotic Sew Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


Get ready for red, white and blue sew along. We’re excited to share with you this sew along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. Join us as we re-visit Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book with an all-new quilt that’s worthy of a 5-star salute. Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this summer, starting June 1, 2020.


This quilt is so pretty in a red, blue and aqua color palette!

There are two quilt sizes you can choose from by sewing up either 6″ blocks or 12″ blocks. The small quilt measures 35.5 ...

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May 9, 2020
Learning to drive from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I had TWO appointments yesterday. One was to drop some stuff off and pick up another quilt for Quilts of Valour. The other was a porch drop off.

The lady doing the porch drop off was also looking for some solid red fabrics. I dug out what I had. She brought swatches for matching, but it's darn hard. I offered her to take the four different reds home to see which one would work best in her quilt. You got to love it - we're all in this together and we're all here to help each other.

But ...

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April 27, 2020
Vintage Christmas Quilt Along from From My Carolina Home

How are you coming with the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along?  Time for the next two blocks, something to keep us going and entertained while we camp out in our sewing rooms.  If you haven’t started yet, just click on the button on the sidebar to see all the posts.  Dig out your scraps, and let’s have some fun.

If you do not already have the book, click on Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, available at Fat Quarter Shop.  It is also available on Amazon – Vintage Christmas Book at Amazon.  All the patterns will come from the book ...

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April 11, 2020
A lazy day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Are you watching the free BluPrint videos? I got hooked. I went through the list of quilting ones and there are loads that I'd like to watch. I may just have to get a subscription for a year and then watch them all. I have a quilt on the long arm that I wanted to custom quilt. It's my own and it's small. I've been meaning to get it quilted for years. I've not been inspired or perhaps afraid to do anything with it.

I did some stitch in the ditch the other day and ...

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March 28, 2020
So much fabric and nothing works! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Hmm - I'm listening to and reading news about the current situation. What will we call this period when it's over? This time? The current situation? We'll have to come up with a name because it's pretty serious and is something that'll be remembered and its effects will be felt for years to come.

I see the library sent out a note that if you're looking for recommendations that they have lists of recommendations. NO - I am NOT going to check that list. I don't need any more books to read at the moment ...

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March 3, 2020
Summer is coming from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Even though I have lists and I have plans and even though I know a deadline looms months in advance, there's nothing like that deadline in your face to get you motivated. I'll show you what I mean in a second.

As part of my tidying up in Studio B, it meant getting EVERYTHING out of the way. As Elle mentioned, once it's on those work tables, it's technically out of my sight, but still visible so I can see what needs to be done. I'm not tripping over anything, I'm not swooshing stuff ...

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March 2, 2020
Aviatrix Medallion from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

What do you do when you can't sleep? Head to the gym of course. The darn thing opens at 4 AM and while I wasn't there at 4, I was there earlier than usual. I'm feeling great these days and my energy level seems to be way up there. Of course at the end of the day when I'm done - I'm done!

I don't have time today to show you what I did yesterday, but it was a pretty productive day as well. It's funny how our brains work. I remember years ago ...

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February 29, 2020
Sewing finesse from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

As far as stuff to show you, there's not as much as the previous day. However, I'm happy to report that I finished reading two books yesterday. One a paperback and the other was an audiobook. I'm so happy to be finished with Radium Girls. This is a novel about a true and shockingly disturbing incident that occurred in the US. The story started before WWI and spans several decades. I had never heard of the Radium Girls and all that did to make our society much safer from radioactivity.

But never have I been so shocked ...

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February 24, 2020
Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Bell and House from From My Carolina Home

How’d you do on your first two blocks on our Vintage Christmas quilt along?  This is a fun way to use up all those bits of Christmas theme fabric you may have lying around. I chose one harder block this month with lots of pieces, and one simpler to keep us on track.

If you are just joining the quilt along, you’ll need the book. Click on Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, available at Fat Quarter Shop.  It is also available on Amazon – Vintage Christmas Book at Amazon (affiliate links).  All the patterns will come from the ...

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February 1, 2020
The art of journaling from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree at our house. I've probably said this before, but we've likely all forgotten! My Mom has written a diary for years. And I bet she still has them from when she was a kid. Now that I think of it, she probably doesn't as I doubt they would have had access to the paper to write one. But when she got married, I think that's when she started. You know - that's a good question to ask her next time I chat with her and where ...

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December 29, 2019
News for the New Year from From My Carolina Home

There is a  lot of news to share today, with two big announcements today for the Scrap Dance series, plans for the coming year, and I need your feedback.  First, the wait is over for Minuet to publish!  For this week only, you can order Scrap Dance Minuet directly from me at the introductory price of just $6.  Introductory price will be good until January 3rd.

To order,  just send me an email with your request, or leave a comment.  I’ll send you a paypal invoice, and when the payment is completed, I’ll email you the pattern.  If ...

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December 8, 2019
Sew Alongs for 2020 from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The Quilting Posse (our little group of road trippers - that would be Ronda, Laura, Shelly and myself) had a day out yesterday. We don't get out that often, but we like to have fun when we do. Our normal day trips to the US are crammed with activities (like Row by Row) and we don't get a chance to have a leisurely stroll around some places. Yesterday was the leisurely stroll day. I didn't need much and I didn't buy much - I do want to support my local quilt shops. Matter of fact, we didn't ...

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