Up, up, and away

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Just a quick update before I’m off to the airport in the morning to visit family for Thanksgiving. My Bigger Small Plates quilt came back from Sarah the longarmer tonight! She did a fantastic job and the machine binding is amazing. I took it out of the package and was taking pictures of it (in the dark, sorry!) just a …

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WIP Wednesday: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

carla Charity, Quilting 2 Comments

Over the last two weeks I’ve been very productive. I’ve finished my first major free motion quilting (FMQ). I showcased my very first one two weeks ago. Here’s the second – same loopy floral-ish pattern, but on a smaller scale this time (3″ squares instead of 5″ squares). I worked on connecting my flowers better and moving along instead of …

carlaWIP Wednesday: It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.
Supersized Scrap Vomit

Finished: 100 Quilts for Kids (Part 2)

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Yesterday at the DCMQG sewing day in Arlington, VA I was able to bind the remaining three quilts in my 100 Quilts for Kids stack. Two are based on my Supersized Scrap Vomit tutorial and the third is my Super Swoon! I really love how my Super Swoon turned out. The prints are from Dear Stella Ikebana and the solid …

carlaFinished: 100 Quilts for Kids (Part 2)
100 quilts for kids

Finished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)

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I finished putting the binding on five of the eight quilts remaining for 100 Quilts for Kids. That just leaves three more between the DCMQG sewing day tomorrow and Sunday to finish them. I think I did pretty well. I used up a lot of fabric (although it doesn’t seem to have made much of a dent in my stash!), …

carlaFinished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)
supersized scrap vomit

Tutorial: Supersized Scrap Vomit

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If you’ve been reading my blog posts over the last couple of months you know I’ve been working on creating quilts for 100 Quilts for Kids hosted by my guild-mate Katie at Swim, Bike, Quilt. My Supersized Scrap Vomit is an easy, quick pattern that can be whipped up in an afternoon —  and there’s still time to make and …

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Work in Progress Wednesday: Bits and bobs

carla Charity, Fabric, Quilting 4 Comments

I’ve been working on things here and there. I went over to Amy’s for a belated birthday hangout and she generously offered 2.5″ strips of 125 green fabrics for my “green” quilt. I’ve decided to use Camille Roskelly’s pattern “Swell” from her new book Simply Retro. There are some really special pieces and I’m very excited about it.   After …

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Bee Blocks: August do. Good Stitches

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Sorry for the radio silence. I’ve been busy working on projects and (still) nursing my injured wrist. I have gotten a few things done lately. Last weekend I finished my bee blocks for the August round of do. Good Stitches! Kat is the quilter this month for Nurture Circle so she picked this block. I think they turned out pretty …

carlaBee Blocks: August do. Good Stitches