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Finished it My Way

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Calling this one "My Way" it is the Rebel pattern from Libs Elliot I love the bright colors but played with the neutrals in this one.  approx 73 x 73 straight line quilting with walking foot

Leftovers on the back  plus some extra fabric. Kind of fun.  and  New label by Northcott fabrics. 
Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts

and Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
and 
Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts

Inspired to do Modern hst sampler

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The Modern HST sampler by Alyce of Blossom Heart quilts
I was just at a sew in with some quilty friends and we were talking about the hand-dyes we made last year. I had not even used them yet. I decided I could try with this sampler. I had this med gray triangle fabric planned to use for the sampler but with the hand-dyes it is pretty dull. I will see how it goes and maybe try to lighten in up a bit. The blocks all came together really nicely. Love doing all the hst methods.

Friday Finish Improv "Closer to you"

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"Closer to you" approx 46" x 48" spiral quilting did not straighten edges, just bound as is I finished! I am super surprised at this one. I have been working on doing the Improv scores from the book The improv handbook for modern quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.  This is my #4 score on the patchwork doodle. I started the center blocks of this quilt last year when Louisiana Bendolph taught a class about Gees Bend quilts and quilters.  A good portion of this fabric is up-cycled pieces from my moms scrap box. The coral strips are pieces from an old dress. There is even a dart or two in my quilt that I left in.  Some of the denim is from a patch bag that she also had in her stash so I am assuming they are bits from her old jeans.  I didn't have any striped scraps from my dads old Oshkosh overalls so I went to the thrift store and bought a few striped shirts.  The lighter blue fabrics are from the portrait quilt I made of my mom called So Blue

The score could be done lik…

WIP Midnight Mystery Quilt Top Finish

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Finished my Midnight Mystery Quilt top last night put on by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.  Today I could play around with some photos. I wish I had it quilted because I really like how this turned out.  It finished around 72" square and I think I will need some help getting that quilted...maybe. 
I used story fabric in the mustard/gold and my favorite news print in  cream. This is the third quilt I made with the Kona snow that came in a kit for my "The eyes have it" double-sided quilt. I still have about 3/4ths of a yard left.  




I admit I have a few troubles with my flying geese blocks and some of the points made with the flying geese points later. I think the squares pressed a little biasy but over all I really like it.  If anyone has any hints on how to make the no waste flying geese and you never get extra fabric in the point from when the other piece is sewn on...I wish you would share. I always get a little raw edge in there as if the squares sewing on were …

Around the Block Party!

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"Around the Block" party finish this week. 40 "x 40" approx. 
My last week was so productive that I only have a small finish so far this week.  My lqg got together one afternoon to make improv house blocks. It was so much fun that I made a whole block party of them.  I was trying out an idea for a color challenge using a paint chip that has 3 colors. This one had an amber orange color, a chocolate brown and an aqua. I sort of mixed in some gold too but it was fun trying out a color scheme like this and I think it would be fun guild project. 
I love how they turned out and and it has started some talk about doing some outreach work for Habitat for Humanity homes. These would be great to do and each house adds a bit of whimsy. 
Linking up with Let's bee social @ Sew Fresh Quilts

and NTT @  My Quilt Infatuation

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Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Show off Saturday with Sew Can She