Flannel Baby Quilt - Ready to Gift!
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Quilts, Quilty Flashback Friday

Flannel Baby Quilt {Quilty Flashback Friday}

Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy is starting a new linky party on Fridays called Quilty Flashback Friday. Her kick off post and linky party are up on her site today, and she talks about one of the first large quilts she made: Quilty Flashback Friday: The One With My Castle Peeps Quilt. Taking a stroll down memory lane, I...

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Orange Crush - Flimsy Finish
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Quilts

Orange Crush {Backing}

After making so many drawstring bags, I started itching to work on a quilt project over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, I pulled out Orange Crush. After a lot of back and forth on whether I wanted to add a border to the top or not, I auditioned some Kona White and Kona Bone as a simple border for the top. The pure...

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Flannel Rainbow and Butterfly Gift Bag
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Sewing Project

Simple Drawstring Bags

After publishing my simple drawstring bag tutorial, I took some time to make several more. It is always gratifying to know that with a bit of repetition and practice, things go faster and smoother. I was able to make these 4 gift bags in just under 2 hours. Not too shabby! Don't forget that you have until Sunday evening...

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Simple Drawstring Bag Tutorial
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General Tutorials, Sewing Project

Simple Drawstring Bag {Tutorial}

This is a tutorial for how I make a really simple drawstring bag to use to gift small quilts. Years ago, I used an online tutorial to make my first simple drawstring bag, but that blog is no longer available. I started playing around with what I remembered of the pattern and developed this simple pattern. As an added...

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Shooting Star - Quilt Sleeve
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Quilts

Prep for Local Fair Quilt Show {Quilt Sleeves}

I decided to enter 2 of my quilts into my local county fair quilt show this year. In the mini category, I submitted Shooting Star and in the Large Quilt Category I submitted Namibia Trees. Shooting Star is 20" wide by 23" long and is a pattern from Lee Heinrich @ Freshly Pieced. You can purchase her mini quilt pattern...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Completed Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Space Age Tumbling Blocks {Completed Quilt}

I really loved making this quilt. The fabrics are fun, the pattern creates a really great 3D effect, and I really enjoyed quilting it. The idea to "hide" some rockets among the rest of the quilting?!? Super fun! For a recap on the history and evolution of this quilt, check out my other posts about it: Space Age Tumbling...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Pin Basting
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Quilts

Space Age Tumbling Blocks {WiP Wednesday}

I completed the quilt top for Space Age Tumbling Blocks on Tuesday morning, and I love how similar the concept image created in EQ5 is to the actual quilt top. Including fabric prep, the quilt top took me 9.5 hours to get to this point, and pre-quilting, it measures 62" across by 75" down. The backing went together very quickly...

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Quilts

Space Age Tumbling Blocks – Almost a Flimsy Finish

I had enough energy to sew for 3 hours on Monday, which almost was enough to complete the Space Age Tumbling Blocks quilt top. I might have over extended myself a bit between housework, sewing, and exercise yesterday, though. So I think my goal for today on the quilt top will be to just get the border on the...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - 3rd Column Grouping Complete
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Life, Quilts

Under the Weather

It is really unusual for me to get sick. This past winter my poor husband had the flu and several colds and I never really came down with anything. This past weekend I was knocked down by a cold. I had a high fever for about 12 hours and just really did not have the energy to do much. I...

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Space Age Tumbling Blocks - Next 2 Columns Complete
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Quilts

Space Age Tumbling Blocks

I took my time carefully cutting all the pieces for this quilt top, because I knew that after the cutting prep, it would be all about consistent seam allowance and no more trimming! It took me 3 hours to get all the pieces cut and assembled. The first 2 columns took me an hour to put together. The second set of...

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Orange Crush - Flimsy Finish
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Quilts

Orange Crush and Space Age Tumbling Blocks

I was able to finish piecing the Orange Crush quilt top on Wednesday. I am pleasantly surprised with how well my points turned out. It is definitely ORANGE! As I was piecing, I only found one location where the same fabric touched (which I was trying to avoid), so not too shabby. It has taken 13 hours to get...

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2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop @ plum and june
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Life

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop {Week 4}

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by in June to get to know me a bit better during the start of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Today, Week 4 is kicking off, and I would like to invite you to check out all these amazing quilters Serena @ Sew Giving Deborah @ Sunshine Through The Rain Jane @ Where Jane...

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Orange Crush - Each Fabric Used Three Times
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Quilts

Orange Crush

When I was commissioned to make a set of placemats to match a wedding registry dinnerware set (Orange, Jade, and Cocoa Custom Placemat Order), I kicked off an obsession with the color orange! I stopped by Joann Fabrics on Saturday to pick up a few essentials (thread, some Kona solids), and I noticed they were having a really great...

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Owl City Baby Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Owl City {Completed Quilt}

For a tutorial on how I pieced the top of this quick and fun baby quilt, please check out Owl City {A Baby Quilt Tutorial}. I had a very busy and productive Friday, and I was able to quilt and bind the Owl City baby quilt. I used the meandering leaf / vine pattern that I discussed in Part II...

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Owl City Baby Quilt - 38" by 42.5"
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Quilt Tutorials, Quilts

Owl City {A Baby Quilt Tutorial}

My local fabric store was offering 30% off all fabric in their store to celebrate the 4th of July. While I really wanted to purchase much more fabric than I did, I had a budget and I stuck to it. Looking around the store, I noticed that they had just received some really cute owl prints. I chose my...

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Namibia Trees
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Namibia Trees {Completed Quilt}

This might just be my favorite quilt to have worked on (so far!). I really enjoyed creating this quilt, and if you are interested in the process, you can find out more by looking at my previous posts about this quilt: Namibia Trees {WiP} Namibia Trees {Quilting Detail} I entered Namibia Trees into my local fair, so it will be...

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2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop @ plum and june
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Life

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop {Week 3}

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by in June to get to know me a bit better during the start of the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop, sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Today, Week 3 is kicking off, and I would like to invite you to check out all these amazing quilters if you get the time: Sarah @ Berry...

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Namibia Trees - Quilting Detail
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Quilts

Namibia Trees {Quilting Detail}

I really loved how the quilt top for Namibia Trees turned out, and I wanted to spend more time thinking about the quilting than I normally do. Instead of an all-over quilting design, I wanted to do something a bit more around the tree panels themselves. I have never really quilted a meandering, rounded, stipple pattern, so why not start...

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