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June 13, 2021
Yellow and Gray Churn Dash, Pineapples, etc. from The Cozy Quilter

Despite some sewing machine challenges (it's in for repair now), I managed to finish the yellow and gray scrappy churn dash quilt this past week. I love this colour combination!  The backing is a Libs Elliott print which I had in my stash---but only one yard so I had to add a yellow strip to make it big enough for the backing.  The binding is a yellow Kona solid. The quilting was done with bright yellow Aurifil 50wt thread. 




 At a Zoom sew-in on Tuesday, I made a block for the September Comfort quilt for the Elgin Piecemakers.  The ...

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June 3, 2021
Hands2Help, 2021 Comfort Quilts from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

 


It's that time of the year again .... sewing machines are busy completing comfort quilts for the 2021 Hands2Help Quilt Challenge, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  This is my 11th year participating and I couldn't be prouder.  

With the Pandemic, I have a feeling this will be the largest collection yet.   Visit the Hands2Help 2021 page on Confessions of a Fabric Addict for a parade of beautiful quilts.

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The six (6) quilts I donated this year, went to Emily, with Aunt Ems Quilts; for her charity Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.  A side note, Emily ...

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June 2, 2021
Hands2Help 2021 - And The Quilts Keep Rolling In! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

This year's response to the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge has been overwhelming - after posting so many beautiful "non-blogger" quilts on Sunday, I kept receiving more in my inbox!  So here's another post with some beauties....

Yvonne J. is sending these colorful quilts to Little Lambs and Covered In Love!


And here are quilts with a theme - made by Paula D., they are going to 
some Hometown Hero teachers, a guidance counselor, and an after-school care worker!

Kathy L. made this beautiful quilt for Quilty Hugs


Kathryn S. sent these two to Quilty Hugs!

Jean W. donated ...

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May 23, 2021
A Whole Lot of Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

This was my week for hand stitching binding, among other projects.  I finished hand stitching the binding on these three placemats for Meals on Wheels last weekend.  I now have 12 made for the Elgin Piecemakers donation and three for the Oxford Guild donation.    


Next up, this quilt was pieced by a member of the Elgin Piecemakers who sadly passed away.  It was given to the guild by her family and we decided at a recent meeting that it would be quilted by one of our long arm quilter members and then bound by me before donating it to the ...

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May 2, 2021
Spring Sewing from The Cozy Quilter

Well, winter did not rear its head this week, thankfully, even though it was a bit chilly for a couple of days.  

I managed a few hours in the sewing room this week and completed two more placemats for Meals on Wheels.  I have three more tops made and they will be quilted and bound this coming week.  I have fabric picked out for the rest of the dozen placemats I will be making and hope to finish them soon as well.  I am the type of person who likes to get things done ahead of time so I don ...

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April 4, 2021
Making Blocks from The Cozy Quilter

Happy Easter!


 Lucky for me, the colour of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is Blue for April.  I had already started making blue blocks for my Colour Block Challenge quilt for April so these two challenges will be met together.  I ended up making 12 medium/dark blue blocks and then found I had a stack of light blue squares as well.  I made 4 light blue blocks and put them all up on the design wall to consider my next steps.  I looked at my stash and found some red solid fabric which I will use for ...

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March 14, 2021
Stitching on Multiple Projects from The Cozy Quilter

The rainbow scrap challenge colour for February was yellow so I made lots of yellow and gray 16 patches which I used this week to make my version of the Colour Block March quilt Pattern.  I may or may not add borders to this quilt...it is currently about 45" square.  I will pick out some backing fabric soon and quilt this one myself.  I have several quilts in line to be quilted on my DSM.  Sometimes, the quilting mood hits and I get a bunch done all at once.  I am hoping this happens soon!


There are some leftover ...

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March 7, 2021
Pineapple Log Cabin Class from The Cozy Quilter

This morning, I took a pineapple log cabin class through the Oxford Quilt Guild with Barb V. at Fun With Barb.  She was our Zoom speaker back in November and several members of the guild admired her pineapple log cabin quilt made with 1/2" logs. Someone on the executive suggested a class and so we invited Barb to return today for a Zoom class.  I contemplated fabric options for the quilt all week and, finally, just before class this morning, decided on orange and bright green scraps with a white solid background. Soon, I had enough scraps pressed and ...

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January 22, 2021
Found my Sew-Jo! from The Cozy Quilter

 I have had a productive week in the sewing room!  I think those scrappy colour blocks that I was making last week got me going again and this week I was on a roll.  First, I quilted and bound my January Colour Blocks quilt.  I considered a cross hatch but ended up with diagonal lines of quilting using light gray thread. 


Green solid fabric was used for the binding. 


I will add a label shortly.  

I made a pink block for my Rainbow Scrap Quilt for this year. 


I noticed after it was on the design wall that I made ...

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November 29, 2020
Binding and More Binding! from The Cozy Quilter

I took two comfort quilts to Julie, the long arm quilter around the corner and fellow Elgin Piecemaker member last week, expecting that they would not be done for a couple of weeks. I had just started to figure out which UFO I was going to tackle next, when I received a text from Julie to say that both quilts were done and ready for binding!  I picked them up the next day and got to work making the binding and machine sewing it to the quilts.  


 My hand sewing this week involved getting both quilts finished and ready to ...

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November 22, 2020
Comfort Quilts, Blackwork DONE, and some Knitting. from The Cozy Quilter

 Do any of you set goals for yourselves each week?  I have found that making myself a list of things I want to do each week helps me to stay on track and motivated during this time when I am mostly spending my time at home. My goals for this past week included getting two Elgin Piecemakers comfort quilts off to the long arm quilter. The first top was completed so all I had to do was wash the backing fabric, press it, sew one seam and it was ready to go.  I did not get a picture of the ...

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November 15, 2020
A Little of This and a Little of That from The Cozy Quilter

The November Modern Block of the Month pattern was released this week at the Twilight Quilt Guild blog, so I dug out my fabrics and got sewing.  The chevrons were paper pieced. The glasses fabric will appear in every block in my quilt along with other assorted dots and stripes in orange and navy.  I was afraid I was going to run out of the gray hash dot background fabric but managed to find some at a localish store and had them ship it to me. 


 I added the final borders to my Summerhill quilt from Mary Elizabeth Kinch's ...

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July 19, 2020
Taming the UFO Pile from The Cozy Quilter

My goal for the next little while is to tame the UFO pile.  I have made lots of quilts during this COVID-19 pandemic but most of them have been gifts for friends and family.  Now that all those gifts are done, it is time to tackle the UFO's.  First up this week, was borders and backing for the batik Scrappy Trips quilt that I started earlier this year.  I had to purchase the fabrics and then wash them before ironing, cutting and sewing. 




The backing was done with one seam and then I took it to the long arm ...

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May 31, 2020
Four Finishes and Another New Project from The Cozy Quilter

Christine finished the binding on the quilt we made for a family affected by the tragedy in Nova Scotia a few short weeks ago.  This quilt is ready to be packed up and mailed to the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild for distribution.  The binding is a medium blue fabric with tiny daisies on it that I found in my stash.  Christine has a clothes line in her backyard that doubles as a place to hang quilts for photo ops. We hope that this quilt brings comfort and peace. There is love in every stitch. 


The next two finishes are gifts ...

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March 20, 2020
Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's The Little Things... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Crazy days, right?  But we can certainly find things to whoop about if we look hard enough, I'm sure!  And since it's Friday, that means it's time - so let's get started!


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This week has been an experiment in cooking for me - not my favorite thing to do, especially not day after day after day (we eat out A LOT!).  But I've been trying some new recipes...


...like homemade ramen, with soft boiled eggs made in my Instant Pot!  This turned out really yummy and will definitely become a regular menu item!


We've ...

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February 29, 2020
Slow and Fast Stitching This Week from The Cozy Quilter

I like to have a variety of projects to work on at any one time so that I don't get bored (no chance of that for a very long time, if not ever!) so this week, as usual, I have a few things to show you.   First up is my fall themed comfort quilt block for the Elgin Piecemakers guild.  I have had that leaf fabric lurking in my stash for several years and it worked perfectly for this block.  (I even have some left...)


I have been cleaning out my fabric storage area and keep finding blocks and ...

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February 9, 2020
Appliqué Chimneys and a New Project from The Cozy Quilter

A few weeks ago, I noticed that another one of the Slow Sunday Stitchers was starting a new counted cross stitch project through Linen and Threads--it runs a new part of the pattern each month for a larger sampler project and there is a bonus Christmas ornament pattern each month as well.  I have decided to make a few of the Christmas ornaments and started the January pattern this week. The pattern suggests using one colour for the entire design but since I did not want to follow the directions, I picked out three shades of gray and a ...

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February 8, 2020
Sewing Love and Comfort from Life in the Scrapatch


Today's sewing included these two blocks
 for two group Comfort Quilts
to wrap a little girl and boy in quilty hugs.


This pastel 6.5" Rail Fence block for the Girl Comfort Quilt is made from this ... 







This primary colored 8" block for the Boy Comfort Quilt is from





This and other fun and easy free quilt patterns may be found here





Enjoy!

May you have a happy, scrappy, quilty weekend!

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January 17, 2020
Sewing This Week from The Cozy Quilter

Monday sewing days are very productive!  I had my spinning 4 patch top done to this point before I left home and managed to get both borders made and sewn on by shortly after lunch. 


I had limited blue fabric to work with so that dictated how wide the blue border would be.


I used some of the Kaffe Fassett "Millefiore" fabric that I had leftover from the spinning blocks to make the final border.


Next up, pin basting, and then quilting with my walking foot.  The backing fabric was in my stash.


I even used my bowl cozy at ...

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January 11, 2020
Slow Stitching and some Blocks from The Cozy Quilter

Since I finished my Tula Pink 100 Modern blocks sampler quilt top earlier this week, I needed to find something to sew this week. I am trying to work on my UFO's for a challenge for the Oxford Quilt Guild so I pulled out the UFO bin and chose my spinning 4 patches, made at least two years ago.  Earlier in the week, I posted some pictures of colour options for a checkerboard layout and several people voted for the blue fabric over the other choices.


I got looking at the gray and blue fabrics again, and decided to ...

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