Rail Fence Finish 6 and 7
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23h ago
 Slowly getting the bindings sewn onto the Compassion quilts.   I have two more to share with you today! In my attempt to try and make these look a little different, I sewed some blocks into fours and then added some sashing and cornerstones. I think most of the blocks in this quilt came from one person.  They had a lot of very similar blocks so I was able to join those together.  I then had to select other blocks to finish out the quilt. I chose blocks with a light fabric on the edge so there was nice contrast to the sashing. The sashing was some leftover backing ..read more
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Adorable Donations
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4d ago
 I continue to be blown away by how generous quilters can be. When Amanda saw that I had shared some smaller sized kids quilt I had made for my Compassion Quilt project, she asked if she could send a few she had finished. She ended up sending four and they are so adorable, I have to share them with you.  They have me thinking about block designs for September - which will be all about kids. Love this little log cabin sweetie. I giggled out loud when I saw the monkey and banana fabrics.  On the back was this sweet jungle animal flannel. I also loved this garden themed ..read more
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Oh Scrap! : Switchplates
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1w ago
 Most of this week was spent sewing Compassion Quilt blocks together.  But I did remember that I still have my Switchplate blocks to sew for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this year. I dug deep into the mess I call a sewing room and found all the blocks I have made so far.  I pulled out all of the blue ones (I am trying not to duplicate fabrics) so I could start cutting some blue scraps.  I am hoping to get a nice stack ready to sew Sunday evening. I might even cut a few more squares so I can make a couple more of my other Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks.  It will be f ..read more
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Compassion Quilts Block Drive Schedule
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1w ago
 Quite a few of you have asked me if I will be doing more block drives for the Compassion Quilts I am currently working on. The answer is YES! My plan is to do four block drives a year.  They will be announced in March, June, September and December.   Each March will be the month that we will be making quilts for our veterans.  And once a year we will focus on blocks for kids - I am thinking that will be in September. The current block drive is these cute blue/brown rail fence blocks made from 1.5" wide strips. I know there are still some blocks on their way but to ..read more
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Oh Scrap! : January RSC
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2w ago
 It felt so nice to find some time this week to cut up some scraps. I worked on my first Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for 2023. The color for January is blue. I am only making two different blocks this year.  The first are these 36 patch blocks made from 2.5" squares.  I am really trying to keep things simple this year. The second block are these hearts, also made from 2.5" squares. My plan is to make 3-5 blocks of each color and then make two or three donation quilts with them.  I made the blocks the same size so that I could somehow use them in the same quilt ..read more
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Rail Fence Quilt Number 4 and 5
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2w ago
 First, I want to thank everyone who has sent in blocks - my mailbox is stuffed every day! Second, I want to let you know that I have decided to just call these quilts that will be donated to my local hospital Compassion Quilts.  I think that sounds so much better! Today I have two more rail fence finishes to share. The first one is a lovely version with just the blocks alternating in direction.  Do you see your blocks? Here is another view of all those pretty blocks. I really love this layout. This quilt measures 50 x 60 On the back, I used more of the fabric I ..read more
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With Help From Friends
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2w ago
 Rail Fence Blocks have been filling my mailbox every day.  I have been sewing like mad to keep up.  I should have a couple finishes to share soon. But I have a few other finishes to share - thanks to some friends too! A while back, I think I had shared that I made up some donation quilt kits with fabric, a pattern and backing material.  Well, a good friend came over for a play date and sewed one of them up for me. I had pulled all of the fabrics from my stash/scraps.   Some of it had been in my stash for a really long time. The inspiration for this kit ..read more
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Oh Scrap! : All Scraps No Blocks
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3w ago
 Boy, is my house a scrappy mess.  My sewing room reached max capacity, so I moved a sewing machine out to my dining room table.  It is now so covered with scraps, I am really unable to get much done.   As you can see, I do have my blue scrap bin out and have been trying to cut pieces for my January RSC blocks.  I also have a couple of rail fence stacks waiting to be sewn into quilt tops. My curious helper even jumped up there to see what the hubbub was about. He took one look at the mess and left the room. Hopefully next week I will have more to share ..read more
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Another Chunky Finish
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3w ago
 I have been so busy working on my donation quilt project, I forgot to share anther quilt I made using my Scrap Mixology Chunky block. This quilt just makes me dream of summertime and picnics.   I did pull a background fabric out of my stash and use the same fabric for the white centers. The blocks are all made from various chunky prints I had in my scrap bins.  The lime striped fabric really pulled them all together. I put an amazing orange floral I got from Connecting Threads on the back.   My Scrap Mixology patterns are each focused on ..read more
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Rag Quilts
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3w ago
 I haven't made a rag quilt in over 20 years.  But when a friend offered me a giant bag of leftover prepped flannel squares for donation quilts, I thought I would make a few. There were a few squares that were a larger size and consisted of both light and dark prints. I put almost all the dark prints into one quilt.    It measures 30 x 40".  Kinda small but I used what was there.  I also wanted to keep it masculine, so no floral prints went in this one. I used up the rest of the larger squares on this one.  It was challenging to get a cohesive ..read more
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