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The fabrics for my Bears in the Art Museum quilt top are all from stash, but I didn’t have a nice backing, so I just had to buy some fabric this week.   My husband helped me choose this fabric.  It feels very soft and luxurious, and I think it will look pretty.  It’s called “Imprints,” designed for the Balson Hercules Group.

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I also started working on Judy Laquidara’s new stash project.  She is doing her quilt in bright colours, but she said we could use any colours we like.  Mine is going to be all blue and yellow.  I’ve been dreaming of ways to use my collection of blues and yellows together, and this pattern will be perfect.  I have finished 16 Flying Geese blocks already.  Judy recommended Patti Anderson’s method for No-Waste Flying Geese, and I think it is brilliant and so easy to do.

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Since it’s time for the Weekly Stash Report, I’ve also been thinking about ways of reporting stash usage.  I’ve changed my mind again about how and when to count fabric used.  I think Judy Laquidara’s method is really the most sensible for me (actually counting it when I use it — otherwise I will forget), so I am going to count my Bears fabric in this week’s stash report.  That will bring my totals for Week 16 to:

  • Bought         6 yds
  • Used            8.5 yds
  • YTD Bought    16.75 yds
  • YTD Used        76 yds

Happy Sewing!

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My Bears in the Farmhouse quilt top, now renamed “Bears in the Art Museum,” is finished!

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This project was part of Judy Laquidara‘s Quilt Along.  Finished quilt tops by other participants can be viewed here.  Judy said about 300 participants started the project, and more than 150 carried on through the final step.

Thank you, Judy, for this beautiful pattern.  I’ve learned some new techniques and a more efficient method of assembling a quilt top.  This is also the most technically perfect quilt top I’ve ever made — and I had to unpick a few seams and redo them to make sure of that!  😉

It was really good fun, too.   🙂

Happy Sewing!

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Just under the wire, too — the deadline is today.  Whew!

Happy Sewing!

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I have many irons in the fire this week.

Quilt as You Go blocks for Jan’s Australian Bush Fire quilt project:

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Jan has a two-part tutorial on how to make these blocks with strings and scrap pieces of batting: (more…)

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It’s going to be a lovely day!  The sun is shining, and although we had a light snow overnight, it’s almost melted already.  And I have the whole day to sew!

First up, I’m going to work on this purple Sawtooth Star quilt which has been in my UFO cupboard for a while.  It’s going to be a present for my good friend MJ, who had an accident and broke her leg.   Poor dear,  she was shoveling snow on her driveway and slipped on black ice hidden underneath new snow.   The pansy floral is the backing fabric, and the dark strips are the binding.  MJ loves purple.  This quilt top is also one of the UFOs listed on my Stashbuster UFO Challenge, so when I finish it, I will get to report the finish!

MJ's Star Quilt

MJ's Star Quilt

Then I need to get busy on my Stash Project from Judy Laquidara before the next set of instructions is posted.  I only have four (more…)

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