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WIP Wednesday Roundup

Works in progress: Blue and White lap quilt commission.  I’ve got all the applique letters cut out and the strip piecing started.  Cut one strip set to see how many I’d get on each strip.  I love the way these two fabrics work together.  I think it’ll look nice with the dark blue border. I thought I’d post a photo of the butterfly quilt that always shows up neglected on my works in progress list so you can see how gorgeous it is.  Still need to appliqué the pieces and then put on the sashing and binding to finish this one up.   Other works in progress not shown: 2 mug rugs that need binding put on to...
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03 – Learning from Mistakes & Rabbit Trails

Notes: Dog Show Blog Post with photos! Dog show quilted ribbon holders My Mug Rug post with photos Cheaters 8 Pointed Star Considering Babylock Ellegante 2 Commissions Does turning quilting into your full time job change how you feel about it? Thanking commenters Quilting mistakes I made as a beginner Finding deals at Jo Annes using their coupons Fabric choosing
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Scrappy Saturday

Small Bowl of Red Scraps I’ve banked this post in advance since I’m at a dog show all weekend and won’t be getting much blogging or sewing done. I wanted to do an update on my 2011 Scrappy Rainbow Challenge! January’s assignment was blue and I made some headway with that, even though I have lots of smaller scraps left that can go into crumb blocks.  Some people did quilts out of their scraps but all I managed to do was a block assortment.  I’m still happy with it though and I think February will feel a little calmer since my Red scraps are not that many.   February’s assignment is red!  I’m going to do...
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Free Pattern Friday – Cheater’s 8 Pointed Star

Browsing through quilt patterns I always love looking at the star shaped or circular shaped ones.  I haven’t learned paper piecing yet so some of these are above my current skill level.  The Sometimes Crafter’s 8 Pointed Star What is a beginner quilter to do?  Find an easier way! Here is a tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter on an 8 pointed star. I’m going to try a version of this using 2.5″ strips and my EZ Star and Geese ruler to make the half-square triangle units.  Looks like a great way to use smaller scraps in your scrap bin. If you make these blocks you should post pictures of them on her Flickr Group!
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Happy Valentines Day to Me!!

Last week when I mentioned Valentines Day to the DH I asked him to please NOT waste money on flowers that die.  He asked what I wanted instead and I told him fabric so he thought that would be more appreciated and fabric doesn’t die (easily).  He gave me my budget and off I went today! Even better, the fabric line I wanted was on sale for less than $8 a yard when I went to order it today!  How lucky is that?  Then I used a coupon code for an additional 15% off.  I love Fabric.com! Here is what I got:     I ordered 2 yards of everything and got 3 yards of the cream...
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