Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Spool Sampler

It’s dangerous to stay up late and shop on the internet. I came across this pattern and I thought it was very cute and I’m sure my Mother will love it. The directions are well written and its quickly coming together. I decided to make it with all reds from my stash.spoolsampler
Spool Sampler Cotton Way by Bonnie Olaveson


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365 Challenge—The Ultimate Sampler Quilt, Keeping Productive

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It has been refreshing just sitting down and sewing a block each day. Not overthinking the end result…not spending time deciding color placement…not worrying about the overall composition of the block. Just sew the block and be done with it! I enjoyed seeing all the different blocks that everyone is creating for this challenge. You should join the fun…

Make a quilt block every day for a year.
Click here to learn more The Ultimate Quilt Sampler


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365 Challenge—The Ultimate Sampler Quilt, Chapter 1

I am well aware of how full my plate is and yet I keep adding more. I ran across this on Facebook and it really caught my eye. A block a day doesn’t seem like too much, right? Since It started a few days late into the challenge, I had some catching up to do. You can find more about the challenge by clicking the highlighted link below. The challenge is to complete the blocks every day, and build a stunning 90″ square sampler quilt! Most of the blocks are 3″ and 6″. It is a new year so why not a new challenge. I don’t think that it is likely that I post the blocks that I’ve made daily but I will try to group them in an occasional photograph and keep it updated.

Make a quilt block every day for a year.
Click here to learn more The Ultimate Quilt Sampler


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Sew many projects

Dancing Ribbons Quilt

Do I really want to start another project? Why yes I do! I’m thinking something simple so I can get back to one of the many projects I still have in the works. What about you? Are you working on your own designs or getting some help from an existing pattern? I recently ran across a blog called Free Quilting and they have some pretty cool ideas and patterns available. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you should check it out!
http://freequilting.blogspot.com/2015/05/dancing-ribbons-quilt.html


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An apple a day…

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Monday has to be my least favorite day of the week. I’m thinking I’ll start the week out right with a new project. Smaller in scale so it will be more do-able. I’ve always liked the look of an “apple core” quilt…just not the one that Grandma made. All the curved piecing makes it a bit challenging. Hmmm…what colors to choose? Scrappy is fun but a little too predictable. Blue is one of my favorite colors… Did I mention I’m going to hand piece this project? It will keep me busy if I ever have some down time. I’ll post more on the progression of the apple core project. Have a great day and be sure to eat an apple…keeps the doctor away, right?