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May 28, 2021
Coin Quilt Finish from Needle and Foot

Today I want to share the finish of this pretty coin quilt. This quilt started out on a whim one day a couple of months ago. I was cleaning my sewing room and attacked a pile of scraps, cutting them into rectangles measuring 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I decided to concentrate on specific colors and then use the rectangles at a later date for a coin quilt. Green, yellow, pink and blue were the colors I selected.

Yes, the quilt has a bit of an Easter egg vibe but who doesn’t love Easter eggs? I chose ...

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May 10, 2021
W00t from Jean Swenson

May 2021

The design for this baby quilt began with the owl fabric, that I fussy cut to showcase the owls. It will be donated as part of this year’s Hands2Help Challenge being hosted by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict @fabricaddictquilts. The cute owl fabric is the last of this fabric which I had previously used in Hoots, which went to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids for the 2018 Hands2Help challenge. This quilt is also heading off to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids @littlelambsfoundationforkids for this year’s challenge.

The log cabin blocks were made ...

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May 7, 2021
All Stars: Fortune Pattern is Here! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Based on the quilters I’ve met, we all pretty much love fabric, right? Most of us also have a healthy

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May 1, 2021
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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April 26, 2021
M81 from Jean Swenson

April 2021

While it has been quiet here on my blog for the past few months, my sewing room has been anything but quiet! I’ve been working on improving my quilting skills, which I like to do on smaller-sized items, as they are more manageable on my standard domestic sewing machine. I made four table runners, shown in the picture below. The Valentine ones were for each of my daughters, the blue one was for my youngest daughter’s birthday, and the one that looks like a serapa blanket was for me. I have also been working on ...

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April 19, 2021
FNSI Report from Wedding Dress Blue

Between Friday morning, Friday night and a bit of a push Saturday morning, I got the quilt cut out.

And about 30 blocks finished.

It sounds more impressive than it is, only 5 pieces per block.

But they are cute and will make an interesting black-and-white quilt.

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April 14, 2021
Scrappy Hexagon quilt progress from Northern Deb Quilts

The Scrappy Hexagon quilt is progressing. HOW-TO post is the one before this.
 I'm digging through the final 1-1/2" scrap strips to make enough triangles to complete the top.

I took a little time away from the quilt to make a mug rug. Ever feel the need to just have a finish? Me too. 

I had a pile of little short scraps collecting on the cutting table. I was ready to toss them in the garbage when it occured to me they might make a scrappy block. I don't need just one odd scrappy block so I ...

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April 9, 2021
Coin Quilt is a Flimsy from Needle and Foot

I think this is the first coin quilt I have made and I love it. It is simple, pretty, and has lovely color. This project consumed a nice pile of scraps, most of which were given to me by my sister.

In January I spent some time cutting pink, green, blue and yellow scraps into strips measuring 2 1/2″ x 5″. Then I made myself put them away and finish a few other projects before playing with these. When I was ready to sew the coin quilt, it was great to just pull the bag of strips off the ...

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March 29, 2021
Island Batik March Challenge - Scrapbuster from Sew Preeti Quilts

The March 2021 Island Batik Challenge is to make a Scrapbuster Quilt.  

Being a new ambassador I do not have a lot of Island Batik fabrics.

Me: How do I make a scrapbuster without scraps?
Paul: You have no scraps?
Me: How do I make an Island Batik scrapbuster quilt without Island Batik scraps?
Paul: Did you not get a big box of fabric?
Me: Well, yes, I did. However, some of that fabric has been used in previous projects and some is earmarked for later projects. Whatever is left is a bit limiting.
Paul: So what did you do ...

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March 9, 2021
Spiral Quilting + Crochet from Samelia's Mum

My scrappy log cabin addiction is growing and I made another batch of pink ones. I'm using these in a project and yesterday I did some spiral quilting on the panel. Slow and steady to start with and then speeding up as the spiral got bigger and easier to manage.

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January 28, 2021
Half Square Triangle Scraps – Using every bit from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

Use every bit of your fabric. This tutorial used the scraps from diagonal cuts.

Have you ever set aside half square triangle scraps with the intent to use them but can’t figure out what to do with them? What do you do with your project scraps? I always feel so good when I save them. They are perfect to use in charity blocks or a scrappie project. As I was working on two of the three Double Pinwheel Quilts I made, I did a little prep work and laid the foundation for a few hundred half square triangles all from scraps. They have been waiting patiently for me in a basket on top ...

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January 26, 2021
A Vintage Rescue from Wedding Dress Blue

Sparkle Jane spotted it, wadded up in a pillowcase in a scrap bag. It sort of appeared at her shop, snuck in and left without a word. Many mysteries…

And she brought it to me. “Mom, you can do something with this.”

Well, I can try, but what is it?

It appeared to be a fairly large vintage flimsy that had most likely been washed. It was so tangled I couldn’t even flatten it out enough to see what it was.

So it sat for a while. But, while I was home with Covid, it became interesting. What is ...

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January 23, 2021
Twenty Patch Scrappy Quilt from Sotak Handmade


You guys, I made a quilt!

I used to make many, many quilts when I first started sewing 9 years ago, but lately I haven't been in any kind of quilting mood at all. So, having this quilt all finished feels like a huge accomplishment. Especially since it was over 1 year in the making :).

I started making this quilt in October 2019 as a way of using up some of my ever growing mountain of scraps. I cut my fabric to 2.5'' squares and just started piecing them together into these lovely, scrappy 20-patch blocks. I wasn ...

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January 19, 2021
A Good Scrappy Start from Wedding Dress Blue

These jelly roll leftovers came in a scrap bag. After the last batch, I vowed to take some process pictures of making a quilt with the leftovers.

This will be another coin quilt. Can you see it?

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January 15, 2021
A Block Pile from Wedding Dress Blue

While I was home with Covid, I also wasn’t sleeping as much as I might have hoped (at least at night). I needed something to do.

I had wanted to try THIS idea from Cluck Cluck Sew.

And now I have a big pile of blocks.

Layout coming next!

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January 9, 2021
New Beginnings from Sew Preeti Quilts

Me: I hope this year is a new beginning
Paul: All beginnings are new, by definition
Me: Unless it is old wine in a new bottle
Paul: Wine does not get old
Me: It becomes vintage?
Paul: Absolutely
Me: I am going to add some wine to the beef stew
Paul (with anticipation): You are making beef stew?
Me: After I finish writing this blogpost
Paul (naughtily): I can help you finish.
Me: BRAT.  Just help me take pictures of this big quilt top, will you?

When Via (not her real name) a dear friend/co-worker shared that she was ...

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December 15, 2020
Planned Improv: Creative HSTs with Scrappy Slab from Goer

I use the descriptor "planned improv" loosely. Sometimes the improv comes in the piecing. Sometimes it comes in the design work before piecing starts. In this case, the improv had to do with having no idea where I was going when I started piecing scraps together. And the plan was that HSTs would be involved, and I was working with a limited amount of scraps (at the beginning) with a limited color palette (that I'd curated for the bag of scraps).

This quilt has been a long time coming. The scraps that were the start of it predate February ...

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December 14, 2020
And...I'm back to sewing from Northern Deb Quilts

Maybe it's a cold weather thing but my sewjo is back. And so is winter! We just had 6" dumped on us! It's beautiful and cold and it makes me want to curl up in a nice warm quilt by the fire...but also to sew!
I added a few more rows so my Thimble Quilt about 31 rows long now.
All the scrap fabrics were cut into thimble shapes so I just need to sew...just keep sewing...just keep sewing (reminds me of Dory in the Finding Nemo movie)
When I finally have the last row ...

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December 6, 2020
Weekend Sewing ~ Going Scrappy! from Life in the Scrapatch


Half Square Triangles ~ 1st of many 

These are for the 

Grassy Creek Mystery @ Quiltville

Click Here for Grassy Creek Mystery Info

The fabric quandary is over.

I am going scrappy!

I love the scrappy goodness of Bonnie Hunter's quilts

They are a feast for the eyes.

After yesterday's winter storm we are fortunate to have power.

Many people in our state do not.

Our lights went off last evening, but quickly came back on

It is bitterly cold here.

Mr Scrapatch is outside scrapping ice and snow off the steps, walks and driveway.

I feel blessed in my ...

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December 5, 2020
Amani from Sew Preeti Quilts

Lately several of my sentences begin with "After we get vaccinated..."

Of course this time in our lives has been unlike any other with few guidelines and little direction.  We have had to improvise as we went along. 

A New Finish

But life does not stop for a vaccine. It happens while we wait for other things.

Such is this quilt.

"After I complete the RSC2020 quilts, I will start the Carnavale quilt", I thought. But then life happened. Literally. Nancy's baby boy is due any minute. Therefore the RSC projects were set aside and a rapid baby boy ...

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