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Quilt-alongs & diversions...

Quilt-alongs & diversions...

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Little RubyA quilt-along.

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Melissa Corry - Happy Quilting - Juniper Berry by Basic Grey / Peta Peace - She Quilts Alot - Little Ruby by Bonnie & Camille, solids and lots of other pretty fabric.

Jemima Flendt - Tied With A Ribbon - Little Ruby / Sherri Falls - This 'n That - fabrics from Me & My Sister.

The Little Ruby Quilt-Along quilt is really, really good - it was designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms using the Little Ruby collection she designed with her Mom, Bonnie.  Wanting to have a little bit of quilty-fun, Kimberly and the folks at the Fat Quarter Shop organized a terrific Little Ruby quilt-along.

All three parts of the pattern are free:

Beautiful finished quilts are popping up in Instagram and I expect there will be a few on the Jolly Jabber later today.

Me?  I finished this - a Drawstring Bag using a pattern by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade.

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I love Svetlana's design and pattern - it was first published in 2013.  I made a few, gave them as gifts and then forgot all about them until a few months ago.  If you're interested, there is a terrific tutorial on her blog telling you everything you need to know about making the bags.

I improvised a bit with the outer pieces.

The rest of the pieces for my quilt sit in a box waiting for an upcoming retreat - a couple days of mostly uninterrupted sewing and... I'll let you know how that goes.

Do you know Amanda Jean Nyberg?  Crazy Mom Quilts.  Her book, Sunday Morning Quilts, with Cheryl Arkison is one of my favorites.

Amanda has given herself a challenge for the month of July - one pincushion a day.  She doesn't use a pattern, she just uses her scraps and has a little bit of fun.  Every day.

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No pattern.  Just scraps.  Make it up as you go along.

Amanda Jean - rhymes with Amanda Genius!

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Leftovers and scraps.  Three days.

I'll keep a few and give most away... at least that's the plan.

One last thing - I've got a $50.00 gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop that's just itching to be used for something.  Leave a  comment by Midnight on Wednesday - July 13th - and it could be yours.

Just tell us about your summer sewing - what are you making?  Do you make a list?  Do you like little diversions like pincushions and drawstring bags?

Thank you to Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop for inviting me to quilt-along even though I mostly came-along for the fun and camaraderie.

Happy Monday!

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