The Color Run & ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Color Run is “the happiest 5k on the planet” and I loved doing it a couple years ago and thought I would participate again this year.  Actually, last year I signed up but was a lame ass and stayed out way too last the night before the race and couldn’t get up. I made sure I dressed up for the race – here’s my before and after :

But the best part was that I was #alsicebucketchallenge last night by my good buddy Rachel of Creative Quilt Girl.

I answered the challenge and I issue the challenge to:  John Q. Adams aka Quilt Dad, Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson, and Amber Carrillo Quesada of One Shabby Chick!  If you’re reading this and want to be challenged, I throw it out to you too!!!!

Lets spread awareness about  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”  The neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Thanks Rachel for the Challenge!  Thanks to the folks at The Color Run for helping me coordinate with the Runicorn for dumping water on me!  And thanks to my running mates for filming it!

Aurifil Love – Nuff Said

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Echino Layer Cake Swap! #JapaneseCharmSwap Round 3

It's time for the next round of Japanese Charm swapping and this was is a little different.  I want Echino!  And since it's a larger print, I thought a layer cake would be great for swapping. Rules: If you haven't been in a charm swap before - … [Continue reading]

What Shade are You?

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Today, it's my turn on the RJR Blog hop for, "What Share Are You?" This blog hop is all about working with RJR Cotton Supreme solids and showcasing how awesome the are to work with.   I've been meaning to use Carolyn Friedlander's Shirts pattern … [Continue reading]

Quick Quilting Tips: Making Bias Binding

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Confession: I have never done straight grain binding. What's the difference??  There's really two types of binding: straight on the grain or cross grain binding and bias binding.   Straight on the grain binding and cross grain is cut along with … [Continue reading]

Pattern Review: Patchwork Napkins by Mrs. Gen X Quilter

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The latest pattern that Mrs. Gen X Quilter (aka Anne Marie)  released is super easy and fun to make.  The pattern is called: Patchwork Napkins. The pattern is really easy to follow and fast to make - I busted out my two napkins in the matter of a … [Continue reading]

#vintagequiltrevival Wrap Up!!!

    I've been working feverishly to finish the top and the back of the quilt and I'm really happy with it. I followed the general guidelines on finishing the top from the book: Instead of solid corner stone blocks, I did 3.5 x 3.5 … [Continue reading]

Week 10 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

(cue the Final Countdown song)  We are in the final week of the #vintagequiltrevival Block along!!!!   I've been working feverishly on finishing the top and the backing. I'm sending it to the quilter this week with another quilt.  Not a … [Continue reading]

12.5″ Origami Star Tutorial

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If you don't remember, back in 2013 I was apart of the Diary of A Quilter’s Virtual Quilting Bee and did a great tutorial on a 8.5" Origami Star Tutorial. I did mention in that post I would be posting the math for a 12.5" block (well never did!) So … [Continue reading]

Week 9 #vintagequiltrevival Block Along

  Sunday, I finished all the blocks for the #vintagequiltrevival in my Flora Hues color scheme and I was so freakin' exciting!!! I've started to work on the borders and hope to have the top and back done next week.  I'm going to send it to the … [Continue reading]

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