Monthly Archives: August 2010

Fussy Fuzzy Cutting

The first dozen times that I heard about ‘fussy’ cutting, I kept hearing ‘fuzzy’ cutting.  It took reading blogs before discovering that it was ‘fussy’ cutting when you want to cut include a specific area of a print when cutting fabric.  I don’t like the word ‘fussy’ and the common synonyms are much better: picky, finicky, painstaking.  Although, ‘fussy’ cutting is really fussy; I still like my originaly misinterpretation of the concept of ‘fuzzy’ cutting.

Here is my fussy fuzzy cutting progress of my dragonflies and flowers for the Must Love Diamonds pattern from Allison Quilt Designs.

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Sampler Quilt 2010

The sampler quilt from my introduction to quilting class is complete.  It was was awaiting binding for three months before I finally spent a 6 hour car ride to hand bind it.  After a long wait, it is now hanging in my living room and I smile each time I walk by it.  As I am learning Photoshop, I had fun practicing a way to showcase this completed quilt and to illustrate the various block.  Next up: I need to finish my Pickle Dish quilt from my summer quilt class.

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Another Finish

The second Surround Quilt is complete.  This quilt was a stash buster, as all fabric is scraps from my previous quilts.  I was able to practice on my free motion quilting with a stenciled design.  It is comprised of four main square designs.  The best part of the quilt is the binding that I found in my stash that matched the colors perfectly.  Keep checking out my blog this week with more completed quilts, as I have been on a finishing spree!

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Baby Windmills

Lookie, Lookie…another baby quilt is complete:

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Ready for More Free Motion Practice

To continue my free motion practice, I need to keep making quilt tops.  This quick windmill pattern is complete and read for more free motion quilting practice.

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336 Triangles

Have you wondered what 336 triangles look like?  The 336 triangles and 168 hexagons are ready to piece for my hexagon quilt.

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Charming Star Runner

Here is a runner made from Moda’s Nest Charm Pack.  It is three simple stars with a red batik backing.  The runner was given to my friend for her bridal shower.  Someone at the shower thought that I cut up fabric swatches; in actuality, I just bought the charm pack!  However, my stash is growing and soon I will be able to use scraps from my stash to make a runner.

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Dunder Dog in the Pets on Quilts Show

Thanks Shelia for giving me a head’s up!  SewGalCal is hosting a Pets on Quilts Show.  Check out all of the furry friends that enjoy quilts!

Here is my entry to introduce my pickle dish quilt with Dunder – a one year old chocolate lab that loves quilts!  He keeps waiting for one of the quilts to be his.

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Windmills, Pinwheels, or Just a Fun Quilt

For a quick quilt and a way to utilize extra baby girl fabric, I am using a template to cut the shapes to make the windmills or pinwheels.  With three more to cut, I will be on my way to piece and quilt.

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Jelly Roll Quilt Along Backing

After three months of not working on my Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along, I determined the backing – light blue with swrils.  It is part of Moda’s “All about color” Cozy Quilt Design line.  I had to venture all the way to Orlando to stumble across this fabric at Quilt’s Cove.

Here is a glimpse of the four squares so far with the backing.

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