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May 5, 2021
radio waves quilt from Making A Lather

Yesterday, I blogged about a new block I was trying, and I am so glad I did. Thank you for the help. Good thing, I tried a sample. Now to figure out, how to do it.

When I spent time cutting a box of shirts, I cut 7 1/2 inch squares for quilted twins free pattern called radio waves. I had a handful of shirt strips that I thought I might as well sew them together. I enjoyed making these, as I used 1 1/2 inch strips and mostly muslin by strip piecing, and, then sub cutting ...

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to do: find my mojo from Making A Lather

 I am not sure where my mojo went, but, I think I know that I suffered from 'finish it 'obsession. And, I have plenty to obsess about finishing in quilting. But, if that is all I do, obsess, check lists, and worry about how much I am not doing, then, the fun is gone.

Sometimes, I just get tired of the mess. And I want to scoop it all into a large trash bag.

This time of year, I love the outdoors, but, I spend too much time "finish it" sewing. I need to remember to take time to enjoy ...

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Lieblingsquilt / favorite quilte from quilts und mehr

 Einer meiner wenigen Arbeiten, die ich in eine Rahmen setzte. Diese Floralen Spielereien gefallen mir immer noch und das Werk hat seinen Platz in meinem Haus.

One of my seldom work in a frame. This florale playings I still love and it has its palce on the wall in my house.


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May 4, 2021
Award Quilt Block from Expect Moore

This month’s free quilt block theme is graduation. One of my favorite things about graduation was always the awards that were given out – highest score, most improved, achievements, athletics, and more. So I designed this award ribbon quilt block. You can use the negative space to the left of the ribbon to include the […]

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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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A Coffee Story from Terificreations's Weblog

Oh Good Morning Friends. I have a coffee story for you, but first it’s a Quilt & Tell Podcast kind of day. The other day Tracy posted this on her Instagram page, and includes an email address to let Golden Peak Media know in part what we love about Quilt & Tell but also that… Continue reading A Coffee Story

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May Goal from Making A Lather

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This is a Bonnie HUnter quilt ufo, that, I started before she printed the pattern. She showed making the blocks during a quilt cam, and, we were at least a year away from the book ( string frenzy) release. I had  most of the string centers in my stash of crumb blocks. I hunted around for the pattern, made it in 3 different sizes, chose my favorite size, and, made them in our room in Florida over Christmas. I thought I could get ahead a bit by having my blocks ...

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May 2, 2021
The Fence Quilt - Patchwork Professional 03-2021 from Quiltmanufaktur

Vergangenes Jahr wurde ich von Frau Crane, der Chefredakteurin des Patchwork Professional Magazins angefragt, ob ich einen Quilt entwerfen und eine Anleitung dazu verfassen könnte. Aus dieser Anfrage entstand die Idee zum 'The Fence Quilt'. Seit dem 24. April findet man ihn im neuen Patchwork Professional Magazin und natürlich im Schaufenster der Quiltmanufaktur!

Quilt Buddys mit ins Boot nehmen

Gleich bei unserem Telefonat beschlossen Frau Crane und ich, dass der Quilt nicht nur als Anleitung erscheinen sollte, sondern dass ich mehr Platz für weitere Beispiele des noch zu entwerfenden Quilts bekommen würde. Mir schwebte vor, meine 'Quilt Buddys' zu fragen ...

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Lieblingsquilt / favorite quilt from quilts und mehr

Diesen Quilt nähte ich als Auftragsarbeit für ein Grosi. Inzwischen ist das Baby voll in der Pubertät, nehme ich an.

 This quilt I sewed for a grandmother. In the meantime the baby will now hit the puberty.  


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May 1, 2021
How to: Machine Quilt a Morning Star Quilt Block from Piece N Quilt

Let's get stitching!

Beginning January 1st, 2021! A WHOLE YEAR OF STARS!
On the 1st of every month for 1 whole year Natalia will release a FREE YouTube video, teaching you step-by-step how to machine quilt a star quilt block. Natalia will also release a 2nd variation of the star quilt block on Patreon; you can subscribe to Patreon to gain access to those videos here. (Patreon videos are not free.)

What You Will Need
Something to quilt on. Natalia will be quilting all of her designs on a custom Year of Stars panel; you can purchase a panel ...

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Echoes from Jean Swenson

May 2021

Here’s a baby quilt that will be donated to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids @littlelambsfoundationforkids as part of this year’s Hands2Help Challenge being hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict @fabricaddictquilts.

The fabric of the animals riding around in cars is the last I have of this fabric, which I also used in Twizzler Goes for a Ride and Toodles. The blue, cream-colored and dark green blocks are all solid fabrics, which is deceiving since the fleece I used for the backing on this quanket (blanket + quilt = quanket) shows through when held ...

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cheerful red from Making A Lather

I hope to follow a plan for working the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy this year.

1. grab color wire basket and sort

 I keep my fabric chunks in wire baskets by color. Some baskets are in tidy shape, others, not so much. Red is in good shape, and still looks tidy.

3. make ongoing rsc blocks

These bits and pieces were just sitting on top of my table waiting to be put away. When I saw that we were using red for May and the rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy, I just sewed them together rather than ...

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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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Homemade Fabric Starch for Quilting from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

I’m sharing with you my newly found love, my homemade fabric starch recipe.

Now before I go on, I have heard about starching fabric before, but I was never really convinced enough that it’ll make such a big difference. Besides, to add another step to the quilting process? “Um, I’ll pass.”

(There are affiliate links within this post, find the full disclosure here.)

However, recently I was triggered by the idea again when I started to follow Kimberly of FQShop every Friday sewing the Sewcialites Blocks. She has always starched her fabrics, and by the look of ...

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April 30, 2021
almost finishes from Making A Lather

With my mojo gone, I have just been tinkering with this and that. I have some almost finishes.

asterix s for the full stop quilt that Angela is doing. I still need to sash and join.

A rug hooking flower mat. I have the flower finished and I am working on the background.

I started making a journal from scraps of cardboard. Now, I need to cover it with something pretty. I think I need to add some gratitudey things as well.

I have snoopy wiggle time quilted, I just need to bind it.

I'm linking to:

TG ...

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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 29, 2021
checkerboard from Making A Lather

I woke up one morning and my mojo was gone. I am sure it will come back, I just need to coast a little and, see what happens. Meanwhile, I am slowly working on a few clean up projects. I have a few more blocks for quilted twins free pattern called swingin checkerboard. 

And, I have the quilting done on baby snoopy. This was a project from a retreat in January, I think.

I am linking to:

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The Covid Quilt Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

In March of 2020 I started mindless piecing a leader-ender 16 patch using 1-1/2″ squares. The pieces became blocks and the blocks became piles.

The first week of April, those piles became a quilt.

A total of 360 blocks, or 5760 pieces.

The finish isn’t large, but I love it. It now occupies the bed in Sparkle Jane’s former room.

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Nova Coat Pattern + Rifle Paper Co. Fabric = New Favorite! from Tea Rose Home

I think it was about two years ago that I purchased the Wildwood fabric by Rifle Paper Co. I love it so much that it was sitting on my table for a while and every time when I walked by, I looked at it, touched it and thought about what to make with it. A tunic, a top, a skirt??? I didn't want to mess it up or didn't want to regret not making something else after I used it. My indecisiveness was in full swing and I had to put it on the shelf and wait.

After ...

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Blue and Yellow Album 3, 4 from Virtual Quilter

Nice design, I like it even though I don’t like the colours. Mix the two colours together to make green and I would possibly love it!

Like the second one too. Like the touch of yellow … not too much, just about right.

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