Time Expands
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Time Expands {Project Quilting 15.4}

I don't remember when or where I picked up this mantra, but when things get busy, I repeat to myself, "Time expands when needed." I was really inspired by the Project Quilting 15.4 prompt (hourglass) and my solid scraps, and I managed to piece, quilt, and bind a 35" x 45" quilt in under 48 hours. I'll be heading...

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Project Quilting 15.4 – Hourglass

I was ready yesterday for the Project Quilting 15.4 prompt, and I was excited enough about it that I might have bit off more than I can finish before I need to head to QuiltCon this week. The prompt is Hourglass, and I pulled out my solid scraps and got busy. It's almost 10pm here, and I stopped sewing at...

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HST Scrap Quilt
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

HST Scrap Quilt {Finished Quilt}

I really love how the HST Scrap quilt came together! I went with much less dense quilting than I have been using lately and focused on using dot to dot techniques along with other straight line quilting patterns to hopefully enhance the geometric design of the quilt while leaving it very soft and fluffy. For comparison, the photo above is...

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HST Scrap Quilt
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HST Scrap Quilt {Flimsy Finish}

The process of making the Lucent quilt / MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge quilt left me with 36 large HSTs. I pressed them, then I squared them to 8.5-inches, and I had a lot of fun playing around with the layouts. I wanted to keep the prints oriented "right side up" in the layout, but I still came up...

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Life: Ups and Downs
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Life: Ups and Downs

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw my whirlwind make last Wednesday. Once again, I found myself in a sewing / quilting lull while I was waiting to work on some larger, long term projects. Since many of the large projects I have been working on recently have been for others, I wanted to challenge myself...

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Groovy Scrap Quilt
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Groovy Scrap Quilt

Over the weekend I was able to finish the Groovy Scrap Quilt. I am really happy with how the layout came together. This quilt took 7 hours to complete and my time was broken down as follows: Design (putting scraps on design wall): 1 hour Piecing: 3.75 hours Quilting: 1.5 hours Binding: 0.75 hours The backing is a poppy print that...

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Scrap Quilt
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Scrap Quilt {TGIFF}

I have several scrap quilts that I have been working on using the scraps left over from Tessellated Leaves. The scrap quilt flimsy that I blogged about last Friday is finished, and I am excited to share my first finished quilt of 2015 today! The quilt finished at 34-inches wide by 49-inches long after its first wash, making it a decent...

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Groovy Scrap Quilt - 40-inch square layout
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Groovy Scrap Quilt

As I mentioned in my post last Friday (Scrap Quilt Finished Flimsy) I still had a lot of 3-inch squares left over from Tessellated Leaves, even after piecing together a scrap quilt from its leftovers! I took about an hour on Tuesday morning to see what I could make with the remaining squares. I had initially hoped that I had enough...

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Scrap Quilt Flimsy Finish
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Scrap Quilt Flimsy {TGIFF}

I had a delightful mix of 3" squares and 2.5" HSTs left over from piecing Tessellated Leaves. The colors and fabrics from that project are so vibrant and fun that I decided to pull those scraps out of my bin on Christmas day and see what "stuck" on my design wall. A quick 5 hours later, and I have...

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