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Bzzy Project

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Bzzy Bee pj's happening at my house. I had to guess at the size my great niece is so I hope they fit. I love this Hoffman flannel. I found a simple tshirt in the exact matching color and decided to make the top match by making an applique.  It has been a long time since I did something like this so it was fun.  Makes me want to make myself some pj's!
I happen to have a few orange FQ's and they worked perfect with this bee. 

Linking up with Let's Bee Social of course Sew Fresh Quilts
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31 days of blog writing challenge

Bright spot - a modern d9p finish

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"Bright Spot" modern d9p  approx: 59 x 65

Last year some of my lqg members got together for a sew day and they made up kits to make Kristy Daum's moderized d9p (disappearing 9 patch). I didn't make it that day but knew I wanted to give it try.   She has an easy tutorial to try and it is fun to play with colors.   My other lqg decided to make this for our outreach project and I played with some colors that I thought would be fun ...so this is my sample.  Our charity quilt project is a bit different but the colors are the same. 
The back is all crayola color names. Love the look of this fabric. I only have a tiny bit left. 
Had a little fun out and about for a photo shoot...until the man on the tractor came that is!
In this landscape you can see why I came up with "Bright spot" for the name of this quilt. :)
This quilt was one I started back a few months ago and I was all excited to try doing the quilting in the baptist fan style.  Armed with a brand new blueline p…

WIP is a finished ufo

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This is from another BOM last year at SewCanSheSewcialities. I loved the star in a star in a star idea and kept going until it measured about 48" square. 


I actually finished it last night but it was too dark to get any photos. I was just so motivated to get another UFO off the pile.  






I love the backing fabric almost as much. 

Linking up with WIP Wed @ Freshly Pieced
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with Lorna @ Let's Bee Social - Sew Fresh Quilts

and day 6/31 of blog writing Challenge

and HERE

O Tannenbaum.......

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Bye bye boat blocks

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So happy to finish up these boat blocks. I originally made 4 - 24" blocks back with SewCanShe Sewcialities was doing a BOM. I  have to say it makes for a quick baby quilt finish once you have the 24" boat done.  Now it is time to work on something different for a bit. 

Day 4/31 days of blog writing

Channeling Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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So many of you quilty people have probably  read the C and T publishing post where you can ask questions about their authors. If you are lucky your question will be answered. Well, Jane Combs asked How does Victoria Findlay Wolfe do it all? Victoria answered with how her days usually go. read article here

Many of my friends, and myself,  took away from this post that we are totally and unforgivably lazy do nothings!  Well..... that might be a little over dramatic! I need to brutishly look at how I spend my days. ha

First off....not to worry...some of Victoria's work she has help with.  Well, me too, if I play my cards right.  Since today is Saturday I figured I could channel a little VFW today and see what happens.  The biggest help I have it is to be left alone bright and early to get organized. No problem. Hubby gets up between 5 and 6 a.m. and generally leaves around 7 for work.  I got up and took my meds giving me 30 minutes to do something before I have to have a shot of green …

Finish frenzy

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31 days of blog writing...me?

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Taking the 31 day Blog writing Challenge sponsored by 
CHERYL SLEBODAHERE. Why? I keep asking myself. I have hardly been able to blog, hardly been able to create but I feel a tiny bit of motivation taking this on. Don't you do that sometimes? Jump into something before your rational mind takes over and talks you out of it?  
I might have nothing to say or nothing to show but I am going to get motivated and play and see what happens. 
Just the thought of doing this today made me get into my sewing room and work on an improv name tag. 
This is a scrappy improv pieced name tag.  Bad picture but you get the idea. I made it into a pouch so that you can put business cards or raffle money or whatever in the pouch. 
Also earlier this week I made this scrappy selvage small zipper bag. 
I added a bead zipper pull just because I have tons of beads and wanted something fun. All scrappy bits, batting bits and lined. Used my tutorial on quilt as you go HERE

Odds and Ends in Fits and Starts!

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A little bit of fun at my lqg sewing day: Hootie and Blowfish are chicken pincushions. I love how they turned out. 

photo by Taura Horn
I was having trouble staying focused on things. My lqg is making a outreach quilt for a family that will be moving into a new home by Habitat for Humanity next year.  We collected d9p blocks from our members and then worked on it for a few days. 
This was so much fun to work on but it wore me out. My own projects have been suffering. Another lqg I am in met at Accuquilt for our meeting and we had use of the Studio cutters for some fun.  I gathered up some fabrics and cut and cut and cut. Here is one piece I actually completed. 
It is a long skinny wall runner and it perfectly depicts the weather right now. I wanted to 'try' to be creative so I came up with the idea to stitch a saying in the binding with my machine. After careful planning I STILL stitched it too close to the center of the binding so I had to fold it over a little further than I wan…

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Modern

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"Dapple"  43" x 43" Improvisational piecing 
Blogger's Quilt Festival is happening now. I was motivated to enter one wall hanging and now I am going to go ahead and enter another favorite for this year.  This was a score from the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood. I started this project at a sew day with several other members of my local quilt group. It just was so fun to do. "Literally floating squares"  - I had to say it ...again! My original post is HERE
Spiral Quilting using and walking foot and Aurifil thread. 
The last of my IKEA fabric! Love that building but it was so bright and I was in the bushes...haha Oh well what we do for our love of quilts!
I am entering this one into the MODERN Quilt category! Please click on the link below and stop by to vote.  Voting is open the 29th - nov 5th Also you can nominate up to 3 quilts for VIEWERS CHOICE just click on the link and vote by Oct 29th. 
Thank you!
Voting is open now so check out my q…

Blogger's Quilt Festival Time - He Said, She Said

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I am so excited. I missed out on entering in the Blogger's Quilt Festival last time and want to make it in this year.  I am entering in my recent finish "He Said, She Said" because I made if for me and I love it so much!! 



"He Said, She Said" Love 24"x 24"approx. This has 28 shades of grey newsprint/fabric and 1 piece of green fabric that is variegated. 
This is the second time I made up this pattern by Liz Havertine from the LA Modern Quilt Guild. I just love it so much I know I will make it again but maybe bigger? I entered this little one into my local guilds "Shades of Grey" challenge. 



Matchstick quilting with 6 shades of thread
I had some fun taking photos at this old building that used to have a complete sign for Best Flour on it. So fun to get out and see things in the neighborhood. So thankful many people let me crawl in their bushes to get some photos!  haha


You can see my original post HERE Entering into the Blogger's Quilt Festival h…