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July 12, 2021
Dancing Daylilies from Sew Preeti Quilts

The story of this quilt began in September 2019.

Dancing Daylilies 70" by 90"

It was the long weekend of Labor Day and I was playing with scraps... Moda Scrap Bag scraps, to be precise. The fabric is by Corey Yoder. 

Scraps from Moda Scrap Bag 

Just piecing strips and making large blocks. I ended up with a flimsy of 50" square. Good enough for a large baby quilt. I set it aside and worked on quilts for the Socorro Foundation

Almost Flimsy

In October 2019, I traveled to India. I was tasked to convey a care package to Meetu ...

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July 2, 2021
Caved Quilt Finish and Review from Dizzy Quilts

I don't share progress or process posts or pictures here or on Instagram. I just never think to stop and take a few pictures while engrossed in a project. Also, because of my full-time job, my sewing time is so precious. I want to make the most of it and just sew! What I thought I could do instead of simply sharing a finished project is provide you with a little bit of a review. Hopefully, you'll find this helpful.

A little note before I get started: I don't get sponsored and pay for everything I share ...

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June 30, 2021
Quilted Zipper Pouches from Goer

In May, I took a virtual walking foot quilting class with Jacquie Gering with my local guild. Her class was a wonderful variety of walking foot skills. We filled 5 panels with quilting during the 6 hour class.

And... right at the beginning of the class she talked about open toe walking feet. Did you know that a walking foot can have an open toe!? I did not. Our class started at 9am that morning, and when the local sewing machine shop opened at 10am, I called up and asked if they had an open toe walking foot that would ...

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June 18, 2021
Modular Motion - A Small Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

If I'm going to be completely honest, I've had a couple of small finishes lately because I'm procrastinating getting started on a very large project and I'm not looking forward to all the cutting it requires. Here is my latest small quilt which will probably end up on the wall of my sewing room...

The Modular Motion quilt pattern was included in Issue 31 of the Make Modern magazine and was designed by Jamie Siel. I added it to my list of projects because I really liked the modern feel of it and all that negative ...

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May 14, 2021
Through Love Mini Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I just finished this mini quilt and although it is only 16" x 19", it took me more time to make than many of my lap size quilts!

There is a lot of cutting and some very narrow strips in there! But I love the effect and how the word Love just appears because of the clever piecing.

I had grand plans for the quilting, but to be honest, after all that extremely tedious precision piecing, I didn't have any inclination toward intricate quilting. So I used my walking foot and quilted wavy vertical lines. You can see that ...

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May 9, 2021
Island Batik - Make it Modern Blog Hop from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batik's May 2021 Blog Hop - Make it Modern.

My assignment was to use the Farm Fresh Half Yard Bundle to make a modern project.  20 gorgeous colors!!! Oh. My. Goodness!!!

The fabrics

The inspiration, perhaps!

I felt like a dog walker with a dozen high energy puppies out for a walk. I was pulled in so many different directions - each more enticing than the other. In the end I made stopped at three quilts. 

1. I had an idea - Effervescence.  

The Sketch

Inspired by the warm and vibrant fabrics, I decided to ...

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May 7, 2021
Bokeh Quilt Finish from Dizzy Quilts

Back in the Fall, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl launched her annual quilt-along. I've participated in her quilt-alongs a couple of times now and when I saw this year's design, I just had to take part again. This year's pattern is called Bokeh. The quilt-along wrapped up just a few days ago and Yvonne is hosting a link-up party on her blog so that all the participants can share their finished quilt.

All of the fabrics I chose for my version came from my stash and the background is Kona White. 

The middle blocks came together very easily ...

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April 22, 2021
Positivity Plus from Sew Preeti Quilts

April is almost over. Did I forget my RSC blocks? Of course not. Meet my light/bright blues.

Light/Medium Blues

Bright Blues

Sharing with Angela's Linky Party.


I am happy to share my newest finish with you. I have named it - "The Positivity Quilt"

Strangers in a Park - Happily Helped Me :-)

Blues to Beat the Blues

Green Grass - Bright Red Binding

Positivity means Affirmative Willingness. Yes, it is so AND I am willing to do something about it.

Lately positivity and positivity rates have been associated with Covid-19 infections. The overwhelming feelings of loss, sadness, helplessness and ...

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March 31, 2021
Blue Hatchets Quilted from Fret Not Yourself

The constant happiness is curiosity
~Alice Munro


Straight lines with the walking foot are one of my go-to quilting designs. They are relaxing, quick, and easy. There is something meditative about repeatedly halving the distance between previous lines. It makes a good time to think.

I moved the darkest set of hatchets to the center and divided the swans and goldenrod into two rows each.
Blue Hatchet  quilt 4

When some friends and I made a trip to Berkeley for Freddy Moran's Face the Year exhibit, we stopped by Stonemountain where I  purchased the back for a "future ...

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March 26, 2021
An Express Post Cushion from Dizzy Quilts

Do you ever decide on your next project based on what you have taking up space in your sewing room? I spent a little bit of time cleaning up my sewing room recently because I got myself a new serger and wanted to make room for it. While trying to put stuff away, I found an 18" pillow form and I didn't know where to store it so instead, I decided to make myself a new pillow!

The pattern I chose for my pillow is one I very recently purchased. It is called Express Post and was designed by ...

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March 19, 2021
A Table Runner for Marianne from Dizzy Quilts

My baby girl is moving out and getting her own apartment this coming May. I've promised her a quilt for her bed but until that's done, I decided to whip up a quick table runner. 

I was going to make placemats at first and I had decided on this free pattern by Alissa Haight Carleton. But when I confirmed the colours with Marianne, she said she would rather have a table runner. Instead of going to look for a different pattern, I decided to make the placemats and sew them all together into a table runner.

I used ...

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March 15, 2021
A Third Hatchet Quilt Gifted from Fret Not Yourself

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.


All the blocks were made and trimmed traditionally but there was no plan for the layout. As last week's post showed, I worked through all the variations I could think of... and ended with this well-regulated arrangement. The value changes were just too great between the yellows and greens otherwise.

The quilting is my usual/common organic lines with a walking foot. I start by SID the main seams, then come back and halve that distance. And then the halving is repeated until the distance looks good ...

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March 5, 2021
Arrow Baby Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

There has been a lot of talk and writing about blogs no longer being "relevant" and how fewer and fewer bloggers are active anymore. I guess that's due to the rise of Instagram and how quickly you can share on that platform. But I love writing and sharing on my blog and I still follow many, many bloggers. I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon either. 

The baby quilt I finished is a result of a blog post from Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced which she published back in 2018.

This is such a simple design but the ...

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February 26, 2021
A Modern Postage Stamp Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I'm still battling my scrap bins! If you're a quilter, you know that it doesn't really matter how many scrap quilts you make, the scrap bins will always be full. I sometimes get tempted to cut my scraps into a bunch of squares but then get discouraged after cutting just a few.

It was during one of these cutting sessions that I found the Modern Postage Stamp quilt pattern by Kitchen Table Quilting.

I decided to sew my blocks in a rainbow pattern - I already cut a few 2.5" squares in most colours so that shortened ...

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February 19, 2021
The Ella Quilt by Kitchen Table Quilting from Dizzy Quilts

I'm not sure how I didn't buy the Ella Quilt pattern when it first came out because I love the design! And of course I can't remember when I saw this pattern again or what prompted me to buy it this time around, but when I was making my sewing plans for the first quarter of 2021, it needed to be part of those plans.

The pattern requires a background fabric (I used Kona Ash) and 8 fat quarters. I really like that as far as colours and prints, anything goes really for this pattern. I had ...

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February 12, 2021
Some Walking Foot Practice from Dizzy Quilts

I have been having much fun with my walking foot lately! The little quilt I am sharing today started off as simply that - practice with the walking foot and my WALK book by Jacquie Gering.

I started with a half yard of some Kona Tangerine (it looks a little more red than orange in my photos) which I cut in half - one half for the top and one half for the back. I used one layer of cotton/poly batting and Aurifil #2600 (Dove) in 50 wt.

The design I went with is called Crosshatch Mash Up. I used 1 ...

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February 5, 2021
A Valentine's Day Mini Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

I have a really fun quilt finish to share today!

Back in January 2019, I saved a blog post by Sew Jess Handmade who made a "Love" mini quilt. She didn't provide a pattern or anything, but the math was pretty simple to figure out. 

I was scrolling through my blog saves between Christmas and New Year's Day and decided to add this to my to do list. I thought it would make a really fun Valentine's Day wall hanging for my "home office" (the corner of the dining room where my desk is set-up).

I used ...

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February 1, 2021
Island Batik Create for a Cause BlogHop + Giveaway from Sew Preeti Quilts

Welcome to Day One of the Island Batiks February 2021 Blog Hop - Create for a Cause. 

I used the Autumn Sunset half yard bundle designed by Kathy Engle and it is shipping to stores in February 2021.

Autumn Sunset includes 20 fabrics from the lightest beige, to lemon yellow, through orange, to dark brown.

As soon as I opened the fabric bundle I decided I would recreate Paulitiks in fall colors (with one whimsical design twist) and send it to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts. It was so simple :-) 

This was going to be so easy.  I felt confident.  I went ...

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January 22, 2021
Ribbon Heart Mini Quilt from Dizzy Quilts

Like many people around the world, I've been working from home since March 2020. I set-up my home office in a corner of our dining room but with the exception of a table runner on top of my desk and a magnetic board up on the wall, I've basically been staring at a blank wall for months now.

The hubby did say he's planning on re-painting the dining room very soon so I can't go crazy and start hanging pictures of the grand-kids just yet (I received some really nice pictures during the holidays) but I ...

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January 17, 2021
Island Batik January Challenge - Placemats from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Island Batik January challenge is Placemats. 

The Island Batik box included a pack of 10" squares of "Blinded by Science" designed by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks.  The solid gray yardage was also provided by Island Batiks.

I used the 70/10 Microtex Sharp Needle by Schmetz Needles that was part of the Island Batik Box. 

Schmetz needles 

The four placemats finish at about 12" by 18" each. And I tried appliqué for the first time. 


Well that was the executive summary. The story follows:

Paul: What are you making?
Me (smiling): I am making eggs.

Applique ...

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