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Weekly Finish ... Or Not: Stash Buster Plus 2 More Quilt Tops

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I've been busy finishing some quilt tops.  I should probably spend more time quilting the tops that are accumulating instead of making more LOL!   This is my first quilt top for the  2022 Stash Buster Challenge by Border Creek Station using the Jericho Walls block.  The challenge is to make 52 blocks (1 block a week) by the end of the year to be entered into a drawing. I started this top a couple weeks ago with the intention of just making the18 blocks to catch up.  A week later, I ended up with 32 blocks and this top.  It is a fast and easy block to make and so much fun!  I still need another 20 blocks if I want to qualify for the drawing. This top was made from leftover Stack 'n' Whack blocks I made in 2004.  I made two wall hangings with this same fabric to give as gifts.  The black and red triangles were also leftover with the blocks.  Three of the 5 blocks don't match but I'm keeping this one so that's okay.  I also found the poinsettia border in my stash

Weekly Finish #11 and #12: You Are My Sunshine and Quilters Stand for Ukraine

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This is my finished "You Are My Sunshine" quilt for my granddaughter Katie.  I started it in March and posted about it  here . I quilted it on my Moxie with an E2E floral design.  I just love my Moxie with the Pro-Stitcher Lite but I still have a lot to learn. I found the perfect backing with tons of sunflowers and cute little birds. The quilt measures 56 x 71 and, of course, a quilt is not complete until it has a label๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Kaite and Her Quilt - April 2022 My granddaughter Katie came for a week-long visit last month, and I gave her the quilt the day before she was to fly back home to Kentucky.   Katie and Her Quilt - 2000 I've been making quilts for Katie since she was born.  This pink and blue rail fence quilt was the very first one I ever made.  This quilt was well-loved and somehow it survived the passage of time.  It found its way back to me where I am safely saving it for Katie someday. I made this small 24" wallhanging with Pat Sloan's pattern that she desi

Weekly Finish...Or Not: Pinwheel Sampler

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Pinwheel Sampler Top 2022 I started this Pinwheel Sampler top in March and finished it last week.  It is a remake of a quilt I made in 2010, pictured below. Pinwheel Sampler Quilt 2010 This was a pinwheel sampler quilt along by Rachel Griffith Designs .  Although she no longer blogs, the instructions for the quilt along are still available here .  I also blogged about my 2010 quilt here and here .   Not long after I finished the quilt, I sold it because I didn't think I needed another quilt and now regret it (boo hoo!).   The original fabric was called California Dreamin' by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit.   I really love the colors and am glad  I had some pieces left so I could make another. If you compare the two quilts, you will notice I slightly changed the placement of the blocks and added some pieces from my current stash but for the most part, they are much the same. I think the colors are perfect for spring and summer and I hope to have it quilted and finished soon. 

Design Wall Monday: Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) 2022

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This is my second year participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) and I'm off to a late start LOL!  Red is the color of the month for January.  And, because I can't decide which quilt I want to make, I decided I'd make all three. When I saw this quilt by Sew Preeti Quilts , I knew I wanted to make it for RSC 2022.  The block is called Picket Star and Preeti provides a free tutorial to make the 17-inch block.  It's a little challenging to get the corners of the center square  to  precisely line up but I love this quilt. I found this quilt when I was surfing the web looking for a pattern for my RSC 2022 quilt.  This quilt is Falling Stars by The Academic Quilter.  It is made with the Red Cross block, and she provides a tutorial to make this block in 3 sizes.  It's not a difficult block to make but you do have to pay attention to the placement of the units.  I made only the 4 blocks but had to unsew and resew two of them ๐Ÿ˜‚. And the third quilt pattern is Ca

Weekly Finish #10: Unity Quilt

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  I just love my Unity Quilt!  This is my fourth Bonnie Hunter quilt and I am just amazed every time I finish one.  I started this quilt in October 2021 and worked on it through November.  Then put it aside until the new year. I posted my progress here and here . I finally got back to it in March when I decided to have it finished by Independence Day.   I followed Bonnie's design without deviation and kept her color scheme.  Like most of her designs, this pattern has a gazillion small pieces, and I am always thankful for my Accuquilt cutter when working on Bonnie's designs.  I do say that her designs are definitely well worth the time and effort. Although I did have to purchase some of the light blue fabric, most of the fabrics were from my stash and many have been around for many years. I love this design with the Peace sign but I didn't have enough for the backing so I had to piece it with a red with white stars fabric. I quilted it on my Moxie longarm using an E2E pant

Weekly Finish #9: Uncle Sam's Star 2022

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I finished the Uncle Sam's Star quilt top this past September and posted about it here .   After I finished quilting this stack of baby quilts on my new Moxie with Pro-Stitcher Lite, I felt comfortable enough to try quilting Uncle Sam's Star. I used an overall E2E design with stars and loops with white thread.  It's a little hard to see but I'm happy with the outcome. I had to piece the backing as I didn't have enough of either one fabric.  And, I didn't realize until I saw this picture that the design is sideways.  Oh, well, not much I can do now but to be okay with it.   The quilt is composed of twelve “Uncle Sam’s Star Blocks” (12-in. square), ten “Flag Blocks”, and fifteen “Variable Stars” (4-in square).  The batting is Warm & Natural, and the quilt measures 59" x 82".  A nice lap size quilt for July 4th Independece Day.  American Patchwork & Quilting June 2000 I made my first Uncle Sam's Star Quilt (pictured below) in 2000 after seein

First Finished Quilts of 2022: Charity Quilts for Project Linus #1-#8

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Finally got around to finishing the stack of 8 baby quilt tops I made last year which I posted about  here  and here . The pink and blue baby quilts measure on average 40" x 49" and were the first ones I quilted on my new Handiquilter Moxie. This is a close-up of the fabric I used.  I fell in love with it when I found it several years ago at a discount fabric store.  I bought several yards of each color with no pattern in mind except that I would make baby quilts to donate.  I just couldn't resist these adorable animals.   I made these two kids' quilts with a Mickey Mouse print that had been in my stash for a while.  I used the Warm Wishes pattern and they each measure 39" x 49".  The backing on one has a bright balloon print and the other has a colorful crayon print.  And, I used an E2E balloon quilting design. I'm adding the stack of these 8 quilts to the 3 I finished last year and hopefully, I can find the time soon to deliver these to the drop-off si