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What do you do when you have some time and a lot of scrap fabric? You piece a scrappy quilt top. What do you do when you have a friend who is going through a rough time and you want to offer them some encouragement? You quilt the scrappy quilt top and give it to them as a gift.

That is exactly what I did with this quilt. I loved piecing it a while back and knew then, that it would be going to a good home someday. And today is the day. It is a combination Christmas and “everything is going to be all right” gift.

Here are the photos – click on them for a larger view.

I think there are scraps from nearly piece of  fabric in my stash – and then some!

A close up of the piecing and the quilting. Quilting is simple, free hand, ribbon stipple.

Another close up.  The blocks and the sashings were quilted indvidaully with Signature, Victorian varigated thread, and then I went back and quilted in the black fabric using Signature, Shadows varigated thread.

A look at the back. The fabric is kind of a tie dye with blue, black, beige and white. It is perfect for this quilt!

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I have been busy piecing and doing a little quilting over the last week or so. A few weeks ago, I started cleaning and organizing my “fabric room.” While sorting my stuff – and I have a LOT of fabric stuff – I found my box of patriotic/American themed fabrics. Inside the box were some finished blocks for a quilt a started a few years ago. (I found a receipt in the box dated 2003!) but never finished. So, I put them together into a quilt top and, after quilting it,  will donate it to American Hero Quilts for wounded soldiers.

The pattern is called Triple Star Crazies from the Buggy Barn. To view the details about this pattern Click Here It was a lot of fun to piece and, after putting this quilt top together, I still have blocks left over. I put the blocks together with 3 inch sashing and added a 6 inch border. I don’t know how I’ll quilt it, but I hope to start on it soon.

Here is a close up of the piecing.

Once I got this quilt top finished, I had a lot of pieces of fabric left in my fabric box. So I took the fabric, cut it into 3.5 x 6.5 rectangles. I had a LARGE stack of these “bricks” by the time I was finished. Now, what to make with them! So I started putting them into 4 patches and then put two 4 patches together to form the 12 inch blocks. Then I added 2 inch sashing and cornerstones and the quilt top is finished – in a relatively short time. And, I think it looks terrific!

I rotated the blocks when I put them in the quilt and even had some 3.5 x 3.5 inch squares stitched into the blocks!

I think I may just put a pantograph on this quilt top, maybe with red, white and blue variegated thread. When I get these quilts quilted up, I’ll post photos.

All in all, a very productive, sewing week!

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