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August 1, 2018
Brutal Honesty {August 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's August! That means I'm less than three weeks away from going on retreat with my mom! Hooray! The first half of this month will be focused on finishing up things that are close to being completed so that I can take at least one new project with me to Michigan.

My goal for July was to finish up Stephanie's C2C quilt, which I did! I also wanted to work on my own C2C bee quilts but I worked on finishing up some other projects instead.

I DID finish my Traveling Quilt Bee quilt, however, between company ...

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July 26, 2018
Sisters' Stay At Home Retreat {Bits and Bobs} from Little Bunny Quilts

This past weekend, my husband was out of town for work so I invited my sister Amanda (the Doll third of Honey, Bunny, and Doll!) to abandon our domestic responsibilities for a day to sew and eat frozen pizza (two of our favorite things!).

The first thing that I worked on was the top of my Summer Patio quilt for our August Island Batik Amabassador hop. I posted some preview pictures of the start of this quilt, but I'm not showing off anything else until my hop day on August 28th!

Next, I quilted a mini quilt for Amanda ...

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July 2, 2018
Brutal Honesty {July 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

The year is officially halfway over! I have managed to make a little dent in my list from January -- I've finished 6 of the things that were on that list (in addition to finishing an Island Batik Ambassador project every month!) but I've added four things to the list.

My goals for June were to finish my Traveling Quilt Bee which unfortunately didn't happen and to do some fabric shopping to finish some projects, which I did a little bit of. I still need some backings, but I would rather check things out at my local quilt ...

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May 20, 2018
Little Ruby’s Log Cabin {a finished quilt top!} from Material Girl Quilts

Last month some of my family and friends got together at our local library for a “sew day”.  I kept

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May 15, 2018
Speaking Of Works In Progress! from Quilts + Color


When I retrieved the clothes that I had saved from the attic I found this dress.
I realized it was never worn because I never finished it. The hem still had the pins in it. I found them after I washed it. There was not even a speck of rust on the pins. I do believe I have a box of pins from that era somewhere in my pharmacy cabinet.


I was able to date the time I constructed this dress from the buttons. Ship and Shore blouses had identical buttons to what I used on this dress. I always ...

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May 2, 2018
Brutal Honesty + Giveaway {May 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

April showers bring May flowers! April sewing brings May finishes (I hope!) Both of the quilts that I sent off to be either quilted by my mom on her mid-arm or long arm quilted are finished, but I don't have them back yet to share pictures. I've taken them off the list since they *are* finished but keep an eye out for official finish posts! Scroll on down for a giveaway too!

Quilting in Progress:
1. Traveling Quilt Bee (2016) -- I was able to get a few more sections quilted since I posted last week! I'm hoping ...

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April 4, 2018
Brutal Honesty {April 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

It is finally April! For me, that means sewing and listening to baseball games! Or pressing and trimming and listening to baseball games. Basically from now until October my life is evenly split between work, quilting, and baseball.

Being long arm quilted:
1. Summer on the Coast Quilt -- I sent this with my mom for her to quilt and it's already done! Leaving it on the list until I can do an official finish post, though!
2. On Ringo Lake Mystery QAL -- I also sent this one off for quilting, return date TBA since it went to the long ...

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March 1, 2018
Brutal Honesty {March 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

March is here! I'm going on vacation in six days (hooray) and have exciting things to share this month, including two of the secret sewing projects I have been working on! I hope that you've been thinking about joining in our Blocked Rainbow QAL -- less than three weeks to go until kick-off!

I did finish my goal to finish my Gathering Quilt (hooray!) but I didn't start working on my Traveling Quilt Bee quilt yet.

Being long arm quilted:
1. Summer on the Coast Quilt -- Sent top and backing fabric with mom to be long arm quilted ...

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February 2, 2018
Brutal Honesty {February 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's that time again!

My January goal was to finish both my rainbow Farmer's Wife quilt and my Gathering quilt but I only got the Farmer's Wife quilt done. I did finish some other projects (hooray!) that were slightly more urgent and I finally got my Gathering quilt trimmed and the binding prepped this week!

Ready to bind:
1. Gathering Mystery Quilt with Cora's Quilts -- This quilt is now trimmed and the binding is ready to sew! This should be an easy finish.

Being long arm quilted:
2. Top Spin -- Turnaround time TBA

Ready to be ...

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How I Fell Down The Rabbit Hole Of WIPs from Quilts + Color

When I became a serious quilter I thought every quilt had to be KING size because our bed was king size.
If not king size, then at least bed size.
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This one actually got finished and resides in the Master bedroom.

I have finished many of that size including the 8 Millennium quilts I made for my 8 grandchildren.
There are at least 8 of those king or almost king size quilts that are WIP.
Fortunately I woke up before too many years.
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Paisley Star mandala was an early quilt that is now owned by a collector of my work ...

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January 14, 2018
So about nobody being interested from Kit Lang, Fiber Art



I was out for lunch yesterday, and chose a table by the window so I would have good light for stitching when I finished eating.

I had been doing so for a little while when my light was suddenly blocked. I looked up, and there was a woman standing there, looking interestedly at what I was doing.

So I held it up so that she could see.

She gave me an enthusiastic smile and made "applause" motions with her mittened hands. I smiled back, and mouthed "thank you".

"Happy new year!" she mouthed back.

"And to you!" I said.

And ...

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January 9, 2018
Go Bag from Kit Lang, Fiber Art



Because I'm going to be doing hand work on these pieces, I'll be bringing them to work with me and working on them instead of reading at lunch time. 

Doing handwork like this in public always feels a bit uncomfortable for me.  It seems like showing off somehow, but I also feel criticized (without anyone ever saying a word!) and want to offer an explanation to anyone who happens to glance at it: "Oh, this is just the beginning – it's going to look much better in the end!" Or talk about why I'm doing it as ...

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turtle quilt progress from Making A Lather

These fabrics are for the turtle quilt. I picked fabrics for this quilt from my green scrap bin. The pattern was wonderfully written. I had it cut in a short afternoon at my Friday group ( including much talking and listening)  and everything was labeled and ready to go. I was impressed with the cutting directions. Little things matter - everything for each block to be cut was on one page. I didn't have to flip back and forth.




The quilt pattern is one I won from Susan at Quilt fabrication for a blog anniversary. I am planning on it being ...

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January 8, 2018
The WIP from Kit Lang, Fiber Art

About ten years ago, I got four prints of hand-painted bird panels from Laura Kemshall.  I thought they were gorgeous, and the quality of the printing was incredible, but I couldn't figure out what to do with them. So they've been sitting around in a basket since that time.




The other night I was looking for an "easy" project, and I thought I'd pull them out. 

I decided that looking through my stash of hand-dyed fabrics would be the likeliest place to start, prior attempts to work with the prints had been kiboshed because of my inability ...

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January 7, 2018
Trying something... from Kit Lang, Fiber Art

EDIT: So, blogging from my phone with the app didn't work. Bizarre spacing, and the picture didn't attach!
So, I had a bit of a conversation with someone on FB today about blogging *waves* and she directed me to a site where the person talked about why it was important to blog every day. (Austin Klein)


There were some links in that article, and more links in that one (and so it goes); the most interesting of those (to me) was one called "Is Blogging Dead" (short answer: no - it's just changing from the way oldies like ...

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January 4, 2018
W.I.P. Wednesday {1.3.18} from Material Girl Quilts

Toward the end of 2017 I took a serious look at my WIP list and decided that I needed to

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January 1, 2018
Brutal Honesty {January 2018} from Little Bunny Quilts

It's that time again! December was not terribly productive as far as my WIPs go, but it's December and I was busy eating cookies. Here are the ladies of Honey, Bunny, and Doll all dressed up for Christmas Eve church:

Honey (Mom), Bunny (me), and Doll (Amanda)

These were my December goals:
1. Finish both Blue in Bloom quilts - Done and done!
2. Finish Farmer's Wife quilt - I still need to bind this one but the quilt IS in my possession.
3. Decide if I want any quilts long-arm quilted - I took my Top Spin to be ...

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December 17, 2017
Stash Stuff for Week 50 of 2017 from Life In Pieces

Christmas Eve is a week from today!  New Year's Eve is two weeks from today!  So the year is winding down fast.  Supposedly, I'm on vacation till January 2nd, but one of the downsides to going back to supervision is that you aren't really ever completely off work.  At some point today I'll have to log onto the work computer to deal with a last minute assignment and the normal weekly reports.  But at least I can do that at home in my pjs if I so choose. 

This week definitely saw more productivity in the ...

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December 1, 2017
Brutal Honesty {December 2017} from Little Bunny Quilts

We're less than a month from Christmas! I think that I've fully recovered from Thanksgiving but I am still not quite ready to break down and wear my winter coat yet.

These were my goals for November:

1. Finish quilt for Moda Bake Shop - Quilt is finished and will be published soon!
2. Start December IBA project - The project is well on its way and I'll be posting about it next week!
3. Start quilting Blue in Bloom Quilts - The green version is about 50% done!

I reorganized my list into categories to help me keep better ...

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November 1, 2017
Brutal Honesty {November 2017} from Little Bunny Quilts

Yep, it's that time again already! October wasn't extremely productive but I did finish two quilts!

These were my goals for October:

1. Finish Stash Bee Star Quilt - done!
2. Finish October IBA project - done!
3. Start quilting Meadow Mystery Quilt - didn't even touch this project!
4. Put together Top Spin top - done!

1. Farmer's Wife Quilt (RSC 2016 project) -- Hoping to pick up this quilt from Michigan soon.

2. Traveling Quilt Bee (2016) -- My sister has this quilt to add on a section of her choosing.

3. Coast to Coast Bee -- My "quilty wish" was ...

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