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May 10, 2021
Spring adventures and Pine Lullaby fabrics from Sew Sunshine




Spring time suddenly seemed to creep up on me. I found out that my niece was going to be having a baby this summer but a baby shower in May. I decided this would be a perfect quilt to make using the group of AGF pine lullaby fabrics I already had. I have not been out to the stores shopping so I wanted to use what I had and open this nice FQ bundle. It came with a panel of bears hugging and I knew I wanted to use it somehow. My only question was could I make a quilt ...

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May 3, 2021
tried and true . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy binding?  I really do.  I love the rhythmic stitching motion.  It's soothing and settling. So I often volunteer to do the binding on group quilts.  (I dislike giving blocks for group quilts ... not because I don't want to give or participate, but because of comments someone once made about my blocks in a swap.  It hurt my feelings and I'm just afraid to stitch up bad blocks for a quilt someone else is having to piece. So I bind.)

I volunteered to do so for a quilt we were ...

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An Out of this World Finish on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 329. After making the Pinwheels and Stars blocks years ago, putting them together to make a baby quilt and then using it as my free motion quilting (FMQ) project for almost a year, it's now finished!  

Pinwheels and Stars baby quilt

It's finally over

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May 2, 2021
Kindness Quilt: A gift for a new little blessing from Carried Away Quilting

In 2020 I joined a mystery sew along hosted by Sweet Treasures Quilts called the Kindness Project. The goal was to make a quilt and gift it to someone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. I finished my quilt top and then tucked it away . . . pondering who to gift it to.  I knew the answer would come to my heart, and it did.

I am taking a little license with my choice, but I think you will understand why.  It goes without saying that 2020 was a difficult, sad and challenging year for so many people. But one miraculous blessing came ...

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May 1, 2021
Economy Block Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

It was fun to turn the scraps into a top.

But even more fun to turn the top into a finish. And use more of the prepared scrappy bindings Sparkle Jane and I created and set aside.

Even small finishes are so satisfying. This adds to my growing stack of baby quilts to be gifted or donated by the end of the year.

More babies needed!

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April 20, 2021
Dinosaur Quilt Finished & Delivered from Needle and Foot

It took very little time to finish up the whole cloth dinosaur quilt I made for our local Community Service group. It is great to have quilts available for children in crises and I think this one is perfect. Cute dinosaurs on the fronts and snuggly, soft flannel on the back.

A not so artsy photo – complete with ladders and scrap wood in the background!

The binding is a bold red and white stripe, leftover yardage gifted by my sister some time ago.

I quilted around each dinosaur and if needed (to travel to the next creature) I echoed some ...

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Planets, Stars and More on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 327. This is probably the last post on the progress of this Pinwheels and Stars baby quilt. I'm really hoping that the next post with be the big finish

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April 12, 2021
Riley's Birthday Quilt from Seaside Stitches

I think temperature quilts are super fun!  If you aren't familiar with temperature quilts, the concept is to record the temperatures for every day in fabric. Makers create their own rules beyond that. Some considerations include: 

  • Pattern/block design: pieced or appliqued
  • Include high and low temps
  • Precipitation- part of the block design or embroidered
  • Month markers
  • Special days
  • Additional text: pieced, appliqued, embroidered, inked

Take a look at #tempquilt or #temperaturequilt on Instagram for a plethora of inspiration.  

Riley's quilt is the third temp quilt I've made, but the first one I'm blogging about. The ...

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April 9, 2021
Brenda Riddle's "Sophie" collection ships to stores from Carried Away Quilting

Brenda Riddle’s new “Sophie” fabric collection has finally shipped to quilt stores! Sophie is the sweet pink and green collection that I used for my newest quilt pattern, By the Hours. With delicate florals and cheerful gingham prints, "Sophie" is perfect for a baby quilt or any spring sewing project you may have in mind.


My By the Hours pattern is a two-for-one, as it includes instructions to make both the baby quilt and the coordinating nursery pillow. The quilt finishes at 38 1/2” x 44 1/2” and the pillow finishes at 16 1/2” square.


Fabric ...

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April 6, 2021
Economy Block Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

Using THIS TUTORIAL and the the last of the leftover jelly roll scraps that created the coin quilts, I made this baby quilt top.

It was fun to add scraps to make it work. The light blue solid doesn’t show quite the right color here. It looks better in person.

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April 3, 2021
Orbiting planets and funky stars on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

I had a really fun time last evening doing some free motion quilting (FMQ) for this post. I can't wait to show you what I've been up to

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March 29, 2021
Weekend Happenings from Mama Spark's World

I got to spend Friday and Saturday with my sweet sister-in-law.  We went to a couple of quilt shops on Friday and Saturday.  I was able to pick up a few things I need for the patterns I will be pattern testing.  I was very happy about that!  I will get pictures later of what I bought.  I brought her an early birthday gift.  She had told me how much she loved a sampler I had made so I made the

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March 23, 2021
Here Comes the Sun on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to Free Motion Mavericks, week 323. I really hope that you are all seeing signs that spring is on it's way (or fall if you are on the other side of the equator

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March 21, 2021
Baby Quilt For Sale from Mama Spark's World

I finished quilting a little baby quilt.  It is so cute!  Fabrics are cotton plus Minky.  The bear fabric is minky, so soft!  The minky is on the front and back.  I bound it in satin, for that great silky edge babies love.  The size is 37" x 37".  If you are intereste,d please contact me via email at mamaspark@gmail.comClose up of the quilt.  Bear, Minky on the back.Satin edging.I made one like

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March 20, 2021
Pandemic Porch Quilt Show, Days 54 - 55: Hands for Grandma, Grandma's Hands from Gefilte Quilt

On Day 55, I hung two baby-related quilts that date back to the 1990s - and the one on the right was inspired by a quilt 140 years older than that! 
First, a nap quilt I made for my son, when I'd done very little applique, and wanted to dip my toe in the water. The flowers are raw-edge appliqued, with zigzag stitches to contain the fraying. The leaves were straight-stitch machine-appliqued, so their edges are nicely frayed.
Amazingly, the flowers and even their hand-embroidered centers have held up well over the years.  


The second quilt was made from my ...

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March 19, 2021
Baby Paw from Sew Sunshine


This week was either wind and rain, or wind and cold or just wind. I have been chomping at the bit to get out and get some photos. Today it was sun and wind so I went out. I had moments when the quilt almost went into orbit but caught a few to share at least. 

This is a Baby Paw. I have a great nephew that this is going to even though he just turned one already. ( I actually have his big brothers quilt even though he will turn 4) I digress.... ha

I had a bunch of solid ...

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March 12, 2021
A Color Explosion Baby Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

Baby quilts are so much fun to make - they are usually fairly quick and don't take a lot of fabric. When I'm in the mood for a fast finish, a baby quilt is usually my go-to. 

For my latest finish, I once again looked through my collection of Bonjour Quilts patterns and chose to make Color Explosion.


The pattern calls for 16 fat quarters in cool and warm colours (8 of each). My stash of fat quarters has dwindled over the last few months and I haven't replenished it yet so my choices were somewhat limited. But ...

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March 7, 2021
Celebrating Mars' Perseverance Rover Landing on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

It's a good thing that our last post's mission to Mars was postponed because there was a wonderful event last week as the Perseverance Rover landed on Mars. It was a huge success and is now immortalised in the Pinwheels & Stars baby quilt.

A Safe Landing on Mars

I never thought that I would be interested, but it's amazing what NASA has done since I was last interested in space (which was Armstrong's landing on the Moon which I watched at my Uncle's cabin in the woods). In my last post at the end of ...

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March 5, 2021
Arrow Baby Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

There has been a lot of talk and writing about blogs no longer being "relevant" and how fewer and fewer bloggers are active anymore. I guess that's due to the rise of Instagram and how quickly you can share on that platform. But I love writing and sharing on my blog and I still follow many, many bloggers. I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon either. 

The baby quilt I finished is a result of a blog post from Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced which she published back in 2018.


This is such a simple design but the ...

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February 26, 2021
A Modern Postage Stamp Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I'm still battling my scrap bins! If you're a quilter, you know that it doesn't really matter how many scrap quilts you make, the scrap bins will always be full. I sometimes get tempted to cut my scraps into a bunch of squares but then get discouraged after cutting just a few.

It was during one of these cutting sessions that I found the Modern Postage Stamp quilt pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting.


I decided to sew my blocks in a rainbow pattern - I already cut a few 2.5" squares in most colours so that shortened ...

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