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Weekly Finish #8: Catching Rainbows RSC 2022

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Catching Rainbows Finished Size: 83" x 94" I finished the top for this quilt last year and posted about it here .  The pattern is Catching Rainbows by Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville.  I chose this pattern for the 2022 Rainbow Scrap Challenge by ScrapHappy . At first, I wasn't sure of the multi-color dots in the background fabric because it reminded me of measles­čśé.  But now that the quilt is finished, I think it's just right. I chose a simple quilting design by My Creative Stitches called Cactus-Flower-Clamshell. The quilt required 9-1/2 yards for the backing so I pieced it from material in my stash, and I used Warm & Natural batting, as usual. I love Bonnie Hunter's designs but they entail so many small pieces and are larger sizes.  This top took me about 5 months to complete, working on it in between other projects.  It was a lot of work and I love it so it's a keeper. I'm happy to join these linky parties.  Be sure to visit them to see what other quilt

Weekly Finish #7: Intrepid Wall Hanging

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 Intrepid Wall Hanging Finished Size: 40" x 48" I made this wall hanging for darling husband from a kit I purchased last year at the International Quilt Festival.  We were together when we spotted the booth for The Quilters Clinic, and this is the kit he chose.  I'd wanted to make a geometric quilt for a long time and thought a small wall hanging would be a good first one. The pattern is designed to use strips.  And since I didn't have an equilateral triangle template, I found a way to use my 12-inch ruler as my guide.  There were tons of triangles to cut; and after cutting a few strips utilizing this method, I knew this was going to take me forever. So I turned to my Accuquilt GO cutter and discovered I had the perfect equilateral triangle die. Yippee!  But I was a bit miffed when I sewed the triangles together that the ruler-cut and die-cut triangles didn't perfectly match.  If you look closely at the first picture, you will notice some of the seams are a bit ja

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Shoo Fly & Vintage Inspired Churn Dash Tops

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This Shoo Fly top is a re-do of the very first quilt I made on my own way back in 1999. This is my darling granddaughter who decided the quilt was hers.  She was only 3 years old at the time.  The quilt is long gone as it was very much loved. This is the magazine pattern I used to make both quilts.  I wanted to use a similar floral print with white daisies and red background as my original but couldn't find anything I liked.  I'm happy with my re-creation and I think I'll give it to her for her birthday. I don't know what possessed me to recreate an old damaged quilt top I found in the wild.  Maybe I was influenced by other quilters who have been inspired by vintage quilts and have created beautiful quilts from them. This is the original top I found a few years ago, probably in the clearance bins at the thrift store.  I'm sure I only paid a couple of dollars because it was badly damaged.  There are burned edges are the big hole.  I knew if I didn't save it that

Weekly Finish #6: Yellow Brick Road Pirates Quilt

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Yellow Brick Road Pirates Quilt   Finished Size: 65" x 92" I made this quilt for my darling granddaughter Kaite.  This one has been "in the works" since she graduated high school in 2018.  She lived with me for 4 years, during her high school years, and I have many fond memories of our time together. She attended a performing arts high school where she continued studying the violin and piano.  They are called the Pirates; and red and black are the school colors.  So  I started collecting fabrics with a pirate and musical theme.   She moved out of state in 2019 and this project was put on the back burner.  But when she told me she was coming for a visit, I took it out of UFO status.  Yea!! I quilted it on my Moxie with an E2E design pre-installed in the Pro-Stitcher Lite. I love all the different pirate and musical prints, many of which are Pirate Tales by Riley Blake. I've made several quilts using the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs.  It is one of

Weekly Finish #5: Red Cross Quilt RSC 2022

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  RSC 2022 Red Cross Quilt Finished Size: 63" x 77" I finished the quilt top last year and posted about it here . I made it as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2022 . I was inspired to use this Red Cross block and design when I saw this quilt by The Academic Quilter who also provided a free block tutorial .  Each block measures 10" finished and was very easy to make.  There are 32 blocks and are set on point. I used an E2E design titled Milkyway Swirls by Quiltable.com The quilt is made entirely from my stash including the border and the backing is a cotton sheet.  And the label confirms the finish! I'm happy to join these linky parties.  Be sure to visit them to see what other quilters are sharing. Sew & Tell  @ Melva Loves Scraps Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication Wednesday Wait Loss  @ The Inquiring Quilter Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?  @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict Finished (or Not) Friday  @ Alycia Quilts Peacock Party  @ Wendy's Quilts Brag About You

Weekly Finish...or Not: In Full Bloom & Villa Rosa Zipper Tops

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  I made this lap-size quilt using Red Rooster's In Full Bloom fabric and their free PDF pattern .  I had a small bundle from the collection but had to include fabric from my collection. I saw this in a quilt magazine and I just wanted to make it.  I couldn't find the dark floral border and used the light border fabric instead.  I don't care for it as much so it'll be a donation quilt.  For now, it's going into the "to be quilted" pile. I made this second top from a kit I purchased online from Villa Rosa Designs.  The designer highlighted (promoted) it during a Live Sales video and I really liked it.  But I'm not so sure now.  Hmmm, maybe once I quilt it?  Most likely another one to be donated. These tops are the 11th and 12th ones I've made so far in 2023. I'm happy to join these linky parties.  Be sure to visit them to see what other quilters are sharing. Sew & Tell  @ Melva Loves Scraps Oh Scrap!  @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework Mi

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Quilters Stand for Ukraine Top

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I made this quilt top from Pat Sloan's Quilters Stand for Ukraine pattern. And,  I previously made two small wall hangings with one block and posted about each  here  and  here .      Each block measures 18" and the top has 12 blocks.  The center star is made from fabric with a sunflower print, the sunflower being the national flower of Ukraine.  I'm not sure if I will add a border, but for now, it's in my "to be quilted" pile. It is the 9th top I've made so far in 2023. I'm happy to join these linky parties.  Be sure to visit them to see what other quilters are sharing. Sew & Tell  @ Melva Loves Scraps Oh Scrap!  @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework Midweek Makers  @ Quilt Fabrication Wednesday Wait Loss  @ The Inquiring Quilter Needle and Thread Thursday  @ My Quilt Infatuation Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?  @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict Finished (or Not) Friday  @ Alycia Quilts Peacock Party  @ Wendy's Quilts Brag About Your Beauties  @ Fron