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June 18, 2021
Sometimes You Rip from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
Never let it be said that I don't make mistakes. I do. Sometimes they are pretty spectacular. This is what happens when I fail to check the tension before quilting. That's right. I quilted an entire quilt before figuring out the tension was unsatisfactory. So unsatisfactory I had to rip it all out. The ripping wasn't that awful. The tension was so bad I could pull out 6-8" pieces of bobbin thread at a time. 
When that was done, I loaded it back onto the frame and quilted it again. This time with correct tension. I think ...

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June 16, 2021
Change is Hard (work) from Becca's Crazy Projects

The opportunity to buy another long arm from another member of the quilt community came up and I had to jump. Ever since I took a class at Virginia Longarm I've known the Innova is the machine I wanted.
We disassembled it, loaded it into the truck, and brought it home. After disassembling my Empress, we put all the pieces into the same space and I got to assembling. 
This frame is slightly larger than my old one. The Empress frame maxes out at 10 feet, this one is 11 feet long. 
Sometimes assembly was slow-going. Like when I ...

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June 14, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This fun pinwheel quilt was pieced by Mary. 
Hugs and kisses, pieced by Mary.

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 28

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June 9, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This top was pieced by Janet. 

I had to piece a backing for this quilt pieced by another member of  Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I don't normally do this as these little quilts are usually narrower than a single cut of 42-44" wide quilting cotton. 
I challenged myself to match the print as best I could. It isn't perfect but you do have to look for it to find it. 
A cute little quilt once I hand it over for binding. 

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June 2, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

This quilt, pieced by Mary, was a wonderful surprise. I made those really wonky, scrappy blocks with scraps from another project. It was great to see them in a quilt. 

Mary also pieced this wonderful scrappy quilt. So many different fabrics in this one. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts ...

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May 31, 2021
Multipass from Becca's Crazy Projects

When I saw this recent embroidery design release by Off With Their Threads I raced to the website to buy my copy. This is such a great geek project. After trimming some slivers off my card, it holds my vaccine card perfectly.  
I was so glad I found this gray vinyl in my collection. Perfect for this project. This design fits in the 5" by 7" hoop and stitches out pretty quickly. 
I backed mine with coordinating gray felt. I think I'll use vinyl as backing on the next one. 

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May 26, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I continue to quilt little charity quilts for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I pieced this one using many leftover pieces from other quilts. 
This kit was pieced by Trudy. I'll drop it off with Annapolis Quilts for Kids and someone else with attach the binding

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity ...

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May 24, 2021
Travel Maker from Becca's Crazy Projects

Last week we had to travel to Rhode Island for business. My partner did the driving. I used that time to work on some hats for Knots of Love
I combined different yarns using the same pattern. 
This is a quick pattern that makes a great beanie in a short period of time. 
I looked at loads of patterns and ended up settling on this design of my own. Alternate between double crochet and single crochet rows. Make all stitches through the back loop. So simple yet very effective when alternating yarns. The one above was made with two different ...

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May 22, 2021
Charity Quilts from Becca's Crazy Projects

Saturday the Annapolis Quilts for Kids had a social sewing event and I dropped off ten quilts ready for binding. I picked up several more tops ready for quilting and a roll of batting. They like to keep me busy. Afterwards I came home and did some quilting. I pieced this big-block quilt. 
The simple 17" by 17" blocks are so different in each quilt. Such fun to use up scraps from quilt backings into usable little quilts. Once the four blocks are joined and the border added, the quilt finishes around 38" by 38". A great size for kids ...

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May 17, 2021
Make Do and Mend from Becca's Crazy Projects

I bought a simple tote at one of the big box stores several years ago. One of the handles decided it was giving up. Of course, it did this while it was full of charity quilts. 
That failed strap became this tangled mess. That's okay, I have all the tools needed to fix this bag so it can get several more years of use carrying charity quilts around. 
Step one: measure the width of the strap. We will multiply this by four to determine how wide to cut our fabric strap. 
Step two: use this amazing tool from Bucklebee ...

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May 10, 2021
Big-Blocks from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another scrappy, big-block quilt. These really are fun to make.
Quilted and ready for binding. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here is the EpochConverter for 2021.  

2021 Charity Quilt Count: 16

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May 3, 2021
Safety is Sexy from Becca's Crazy Projects

 
When I decided to start skating I knew I had to buy safety gear. I'm not a young person, I've broken many bones over my lifetime, and don't fancy doing it again. I bought this helmet because it was easily accessible during the pandemic (Amazon). But, geez, is it boring. 
I have a handful of stickers from different designers and hobbies. It was time to put them to use. 
This is the most important one. I cannot tell you how much fun it IS NOT to hit your noggin' on the pavement. Safety is important and sexy ...

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April 30, 2021
Assemble! from Becca's Crazy Projects

I bought this Marvel Avenger's panel several years ago. I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it but I knew I had to have it. Recently, Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio released a pattern for making panels into bigger, throw-size quilts with paper pieced borders. I rushed to Hunter's Design Studio to buy my pdf copy. 
I was too impatient to use the included paper piecing patterns so I made a bunch of flying geese. I promise you I'm going to use those paper piecing patterns. Just not in this ...

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April 28, 2021
Knots of Love from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been making more hats for Knots of Love. This one was made using Knit Picks Comfy and the sweet Coworker Beanie pattern by Rachy Newin
This one was made with the Tensfield by Martina Behm. I really enjoy this pattern. Simple knitting makes for a lovely hat. 
When I was done with that one I immediately cast on another. That's how much I enjoy making this hat. 
Tuesday evening I finished up. Such a soft, squishy beanie. Time to make another. 

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April 23, 2021
Get Rolling from Becca's Crazy Projects


I want to share the many things I've been doing. However, it seems I haven't been doing many things. I did get some roller skating in last week. I bought these great wheels from Roller Skate Nation. Let me tell you, they are fast!
Don't forget your safety gear!

Skate accessories I bought to support this crazy new hobby (affiliate links):
Zeato All-in-One Skate Tool
Triple Eight Saver Series Pad Set
Triple Eight The Certified Helmet

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April 21, 2021
Knots of Love from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend recommended I check out Knots of Love

Their mission statement: "Since 2007, our mission is to warm the hearts & heads of children + women + men + veterans going through chemo. We are powered by the compassion and support from people just like you. Please consider making a donation today."

I recommend you skip over there and check out their website. Those of you who have been following my blog know I am constantly making. Sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, all sorts of wonderful hand-made objects. Hats are like potato chips, you can make one right after the other. Easy to carry ...

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April 19, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

Under the sea! This one deserved a more water-like meander. Maybe not wavy enough. Pieced by Mary. 
Flower power! Such a fun scrappy quilt. Pieced by Trudy. 

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread, and my skill to the cause. 

Here ...

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April 14, 2021
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I pieced this little four-patch quilt and paired it with a coordinating backing. 
A fun print that should make someone very happy. 
This one was pieced by another member of Annapolis Quilts for Kids

If you want to contribute but don't have the time or skills, you can support the national Quilts for Kids by shopping through Amazon Smile. I don't earn anything from this link. This link lets your purchases support Quilts for Kids through Amazon. I don't add affiliate links to my charity quit posts on purpose. I donate my time, my machine, my thread ...

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April 12, 2021
More Masks from Becca's Crazy Projects

A friend asked for some more masks so I grabbed some fabrics and got cutting. Lining and outer pieces cut and ready to go. Now, where did I leave those adjustable ear bands? 
I searched and searched and couldn't find them. I ended up having to do some tidying to find them. They were somewhat buried in the piles of creativity I have on my cutting table. I didn't have to dig very deep after all. That cutting table is still a mess.
These masks are really easy to cut with quilting rulers and your rotary cutter. You ...

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April 8, 2021
Whoops! from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes things get in the way. I seem to have missed the regular Wednesday post so this one is backdated. Sorry.
Here is a picture of another scrappy charity quilt top I pieced last week. Maybe I'll be more productive next week. 

As always, following my Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) will get you more often updates on what I'm working on. Sometimes things that don't even make it to the blog.  

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