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UFO busting - Aztec

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Aztec 46" x 55.5" I should call this Ancient Aztec because I started this quilt many years ago(2015). I even made a tutorial on how I made the blocks.  It is a super fun block to make so take a look at it HERE

I made one giant block for crib quilt with this method HERE
Once you know how to make the block you can go crazy!



Diagonal quilting with walking foot. 

Luckily when I packed this quilt top away I put the fabrics with it and never raided it for another quilt so here is the back!
Another one bites the dust.....
Be safe, don't stress and do something that makes you happy ~
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation NTT HERE and  Quilt in a Day Tomorrow @Powered by Quilting HERE and Wendy at Wendy's Quilts and more Peacock Party

Modern Classic from Leftovers (Between the Blinds)

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This is the MQG modern classic makeover pattern by Diana Vandeyar called "Oblique" for the Feb 2017 issue.  I originally made the Chess on the Steps by Krista Hennebury. I named mine 'Strength and Beauty' HERE

I thought I could use additional fabrics in the composition with the specific ones the MQG listed but I don't think that is what they wanted. So with lots of leftovers I decided to see if I had enough fabric left to make another quilt. 



I think I want to call mine "Between the Blinds"  58" x 58" Straight line quilting Foundation PP (freezer paper) So Fine in baby blue on top and Bottomline silver on bobbin (Both Superior Threads)


The pattern for this is a foundation paper piecing pattern. I don't know about you but I didn't want to take the chance to print out all of these copies (4 for each block and 9 blocks) then have to try to go to a store and get more ink or order online so ....... I chose to make one copy of the blocks on heavy dut…

UFO busting -Ice Ice Baby

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Catching up on posting some quilts. I don't know about anyone else but I am spending more time on computer these days. I sometimes forget that I could be posting some of the things I finish when I finish so that it is not so time consuming but I don't ...so here we are! ha
Ice Ice Baby is a small throw quilt I made by playing around with EQ7 and the Quick Curve Ruler.  40.5" x 49"  Super fast curve sewing using the QCR!!
Fun variegated fabric for the cones. 
Simple cross straightline quilting. 
The 3 fabrics from the front are from the same line as the back .....so cute! I had the blocks done but just needed to put them together and quilt.  I also found these when looking for mask material. Amazing what is all stashed away. ha
Speaking of masks......

I started out with making faux bias tape ties and even made a short video on how to make them on fb.  I quickly switched over to tee-shirt ties. We have so many nice tee-shirts that my husband never wears and they work great.

Not al…

UFO busting - Seeing Spots!

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I am not even sure when this little quilt was started. I know I had access to an Accuquilt machine at a local sewday. I cut out the circles and fusible circles too. I got home and started using some fancy stitches on my sewing machine to go around the edges.  I also remember taking them to a sew day at our county fair to sew on while being in the Quilts for Kids booth. The year? I am not sure. 

I am pretty sure this quilt did not want to be finished. I found the blocks when looking for materials to make masks out of.  I thought, I can sew this up quickly. I did, and then I pressed it and then had to sew the whole thing again because my antique iron melted the thread in about 75% of it. Yes melted. I could see the thread go from shiny to dull and then I rubbed it. The thread actually came up from one side like tiny beads on a strand. So very odd. I have used that thread since and the same iron and nothing??


My sewing room in disaster mode!!! ha Anyway, to be safe I sewed it again and quilt…

UFO busting - A Modern Flip

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"Wherever the Wind Blows"  a study of positive and negative space 42.5" x 32.5" 
Back at the beginning of the year my lqg had a modern block flip meeting. We brought blocks that were traditional and we flipped them to be more modern.  I brought different blocks and in the end only played with a few of them with other guild members.  I had in mind a few blocks I started in a BOM a few years ago. 

These blocks were 12.5" and simple traditional shapes made as BOM for Blossom Heart Quilts HST Modern Sampler. (2016) My fabric choices were not great. I wanted to use the hand dyes I had made and I found this gray triangle fabric in a large enough quantity to go with the dyed fabrics. However, the fabrics all looked muddy and the values were too close. Also I felt like there was too much gray.  So when I was between masking making jaunts I grabbed the blocks and decided today is the day to do something....or see if I could.  As soon as I cut into the blocks, I saw the gray as…

Sew Different

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Like many of you, I have been sewing masks.  We have so many places asking for masks that it is hard not to stop what you are doing and sew them if you can. I knew that I had enough supplies already to make a few so it was just a matter of digging through everything.  You know what happens when you dig through everything? You find things you forgot about. I didn't dig far when I came across lots of UFO projects. While mask fabric was washing I organized a few of the ufo's to see what needed to be done. I was able to finish several smaller quilts I had in the pile just waiting for sandwiching and quilting. 
I realized that when I finished a couple I had a fence full. I decided on a semi- nice day before guild virtual sew day (the sat. before Easter) I would take a quilt show pic.  I will post more about a couple of the UFO's later. Some of these I have already blogged about last month.  My fence faces a park so anyone driving into the park goes right by and I had several stop …

National Quilting Day @home

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My goal for National Quilting day this year, since the International Quilt Museum festivities here in Lincoln were cancelled, was to quilt this baby quilt.  The blocks are leftovers from another quilt I made for this ones big brother. (I have a 2 week old great nephew to get to now) :) It measures 53" x 53" I did a diagonal crosshatch because the blocks and the borders I put on the corners made it sort of stretchy. 

I started marking the lines on Saturday morning with the hera marker. So easy to use and no messy marks to wash out. One of my favorite tools. 

It came out all nice and crinkly after the wash. Only a tiny bit of red came out on the color catcher and no bleed into all that white or other colors.  Set with white vinegar rinse. 

If found this cute 'dream big' fabric with hot air balloons on for the back. 

Another bright spot in the icky looking landscape of my back yard. 
linking up with LoveLaughQuiltMonday and SmallQuiltsandDollQuilts

Cross Play Quilt test complete!

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CrossPlay Quilt test  Pattern by Simone Quilts check for her new release soon.
I tested the baby size CrossPlay and chose mostly ZenChic Spotted fabrics. I wanted bold colors and a rainbow feel.  Quilting is a serpentine stitch 40.5" x 40.5"



Luckily I have a park near by.  Added a bit of color to this blah landscape don't you think??
I have been working on an old scrap project and made a tutorial for inset scrap circles. Check it out Here



Making it in shades of black and white

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So far this has been a kind of a rough year for me health-wise and now it seems it will be so much more than rough for everyone. I am going to choose to keep working on my projects when I have good days because it really does make me feel better.  I started sewing some of my black and white prints together back in Jan. I wanted mindless sewing so I made 4 big squares. 
I kind of think this would have made a fun quilt as is but I decided to cut them up and sew them back together.  Add a pop of red for the backing and binding and there it is.  48" x 48"  Did it make a dent in my black and white fabric...um probably not! ha
Last week for PQ 11.5 I made a quilt for the theme Give it away and I washed up my current stack to Give. 


PQ 11.5 Give it Away

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Project Quilting 11.5  is Give it Away! I  dug out the super easy and modern go to tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew Stack and Whack blocks Click on the link for how to. 
I cut out 42 squares and then went to town. You can do several blocks at a time so this goes very quickly.  The block size I chose makes my quilt finish at about 42 x 48 All fabric was in my stash and have already been made into other quilts.  I finished with some organic crossed lines which added to the window look of the blocks. 
My quilt will be going to Quilts for Kids Lincoln chapter which covers Lincoln Omaha and Grand Island and any other smaller areas that need them. 
linking up to PQ 11.5 at Persimon Dreams