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April 18, 2021
Google is everywhere from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I had such a great day yesterday! I felt like I could tackle the world, and while I didn't solve any global issues, I accomplished loads! Had some great conversations with the Long Time Gone class, and well - it was a great day! Let's see what happened. 


Oh, first - I want to share some walking stuff. Here's the thing about the virtual challenges -- I'm learning TONS about the geography in the areas in which I walk. I'm currently walking the Appalachian Trail, which goes through the mountains along the eastern part of the United States ...

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March 31, 2021
Anytime is GAZEBO time from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I had a super day yesterday, and well, I had to be outside since the weather was so amazing! I have to confess that after my walk, the gazebo was calling my name, and it'll be just for a minute while I have my snack. Alas, that didn't happen. I fell asleep, lulled by the wind in the trees and the wind chimes. But I was in my T-shirt and loving every minute of it! I didn't nap long, but it was glorious!

The girls were happy - they could come and go as they please for most ...

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March 30, 2021
Quilting Off and On from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've been standing at the long arm quite a bit the last few days. I've completed the quilting on this four-block wallhanging and it's OFF the rails. Yesterday I loaded ON the first of the two T-shirt quilts.I chose a large, open meander pattern for the allover quilting design on these. It went quickly and I was very pleased with the results. It came OFF the rails this morning, it's all trimmed up

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Quilting Off and On from From the Strawberry Patch...

I've been standing at the long arm quite a bit the last few days. I've completed the quilting on this four-block wallhanging and it's OFF the rails. Yesterday I loaded ON the first of the two T-shirt quilts.I chose a large, open meander pattern for the allover quilting design on these. It went quickly and I was very pleased with the results. It came OFF the rails this morning, it's all trimmed up

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December 19, 2020
The learning curve from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

Even though I technically didn't make a lot of progress yesterday, it was an amazing day. I learned so much that my brain was about to explode by the end of the day. 

So I have software that runs my long arm called Quilt Path. I know how to make it work for the very BASIC stuff like Edge to Edge quilting. I downloaded the manual onto my iPad, and I guess I should read it to learn more. There are the manual, videos, and the best thing of all - there's Facebook. If for no other reason, I ...

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December 18, 2020
Saved by COVID? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

There's so much learning going on in this house, my brain is about to explode! I have a quilt that the customer insisted on being done custom. So that's OK, I've done custom quilts before, but not with the long arm computer. Thankfully, the quilt is not large, but it's on-point. That means there are setting triangles, alternating blocks, and corner triangles. The same design (chopped appropriately) is supposed to go in those sections. I don't know how to do this. 

Well, I'm happy to report that the alternating blocks are done! That was ...

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December 17, 2020
Running on empty from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

My bobbin ran out this morning, my headphones are almost out of juice, and my Fitbit needed to be charged! But that's all good - it means that I'm using all of those things. What I need to remember is to attach the Fitbit to my arm before I walk the girls. Last week, I forgot, and I missed counting 5 KM. GRRR! 

Hey -- every step counts, and as I do the countdown to the end of the year, I still have a couple of challenges that I'm closely monitoring. I need to be at 50% for my ...

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December 8, 2020
Attention to detail from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I'm thrilled to report that I'm back on track! 

We had our Monday Sewing group yesterday, and it's always great to sew with friends! I don't care if they are on Zoom - it's better to chat via Zoom than to not chat at all! And as usual, when I shut down the meeting, Studio B feels empty! 

While they were chatting and sewing, I was busy working on a magazine quilt, and I made great progress. Nope - can't share, but I hope to get it on the long arm tomorrow. No - let's rephrase ...

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December 1, 2020
The countdown from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

It's December 1st! Oh my! How did this year fly by? Keeping busy, that's how! 

While I'm going to enjoy every day like I do most days, I'm also on my own little countdown until the end of the year. 

  • How many Zoom presentations left to host? (7) 
  • How many Zoom presentations left to participate in? (2) 
  • How many Zoom meetings (1)
  • How many quilts for magazines to be finished? (2) 
  • How many Zoom sewing days, including Virtual Retreats? (6)  
  • How many customer quilts to be quilted? (lots) 
  • How many documents to write? (6)

So that ...

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July 5, 2020
The full moon from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I'm grumpy this morning. Very grumpy, and it's attributed to the fact that I'm tired. I'm tired because I didn't have a good sleep last night. Did it have anything to do with the heat? Oh no. Did it have anything to do with the full moon? Oh yes!

Just before I went to bed, I saw a headline about how the full moon affects animals. In the middle of the night, I could hear Murphy pacing. Upstairs, downstairs, upstairs, downstairs - it was insane. I finally got up and put her on her leash, and ...

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February 27, 2020
Just do it!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Back in November, we had our final show and tell for the Lilla quilt. This was our year-long class at Oh Look Fabric. I made all the blocks, but decided to make two lap-sized quilts instead of one huge one. One of the tops got sewn together for that final class and it even got quilted. If you scroll down that post to where I talked about my quilt that was quilted with wavy lines, I was on the fence about adding more quilting.

The quilt has been on my list of quilts to quilt since November - and basically, it ...

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January 24, 2020
Charity Quilting from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been slowing cutting and piecing 6.5" squares for Annapolis Quilts for Kids. I came to the realization that I would never be able to make all those squares into quilts so I packed them up and dropped them off with the coordinator. I'm sure she will bundle them up with other blocks, borders, and send them to her piecers to construct tops. I'm sure I'll see some of these blocks in finished tops at some point. I'm looking forward to it.
Panel with pieced border constructed by another member of Annapolis Quilts for ...

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October 30, 2019
Flower Garden from Becca's Crazy Projects

This beauty of a quilt was created by a new quilter. This is the second quilt I've quilted for her. You can see the first one in this blog post from April
She chose the fabrics and design.
She also picked out the thread and the quilting motif. 
I quilted this beauty in an afternoon. 
Now I will box it up and send it back to her. I hope she loves the results as much as I do.

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Creative Grids 6.5" x 24.5" Rectangle
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary ...

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