Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along – Step 3

Time for the next clue in the Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along for 2021! This month is really simple. Get out all your 2-1/2-inch scrappy squares. Make two-patches with all of them. Chain piece for speed. That's it! This is a quick sew clue!! Here's your pdf - Pachanga Step 3 Are you Scrap Dancing …

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Pachanga Step 2 Scrap Dance Mystery Quilt Along

Ready for Step 2? Today we start sewing, and I've put the most time consuming step first. Using the large 7-1/2-inch background squares, and the indicated amount of 4-inch scraps in the pdf download linked below, make flying geese using the no-waste method. Note you will NOT use all your 4-inch squares. Some of them …

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Scrap Dance Pachanga Mystery Quilt Along

The Mystery Quilt Along begins today! Designing this mystery in EQ8, once I determined the final design, I began doing different colorations in the program to see which palette I wanted to work with. When I tried the vibrant brights, the pattern named itself, and I knew I had my project for this year. Pachanga …

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In the Garden, and Scrap Dance Mystery!

It is a bit unusual to have a lot to tell about the garden in the beginning of winter, but we've had a few surprises since my last post on the garden. We have a pair of pileated woodpeckers that live in the woods surrounding our home, and we often hear their laughing calls. Occasionally …

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Scrap Dance Twist and Facebook Live

First, I need to apologize to those of you who were on the Facebook live video yesterday.  I didn't have my screen set properly so the comments were not scrolling.  So it looked like no one had anything to say, and as a result I ended the video too soon.  When I realized my mistake, …

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Misty Mountain Quilt Guild Presentation

The past Tuesday, DH and I had the pleasure of driving down to Georgia for a speaking engagement for the Misty Mountain Quilter's Guild in Blairsville.  We left fairly early, amazingly missing most of rush hour traffic.  As the drive went through the western mountains of NC and through the Nantahala Forest, we enjoyed the …

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Scrap Madness

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  Every project means more and more, bits and pieces, and what is it about quilters that we cannot throw anything out?  Well, for a confirmed recycler like me, it is just not possible to send something to a landfill that I can use somehow.  But this is getting out of …

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Scrap Dancing Improv Style

There were lots of leftover pieces from Square Dance, my latest mystery quilt along.  I wanted to use them up in something.  I was inspired by my friend Kathy, (who blogs at Kathy's Quilts) who has done some really fun improv quilting. I pulled a few bobbins with thread color leftovers I need to use …

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Scrap Dance Swing Bag

During my trip to Lexington, I took the Swing Bag to test it out in real use.  I have to say, (brag a bit, LOL!!) that it performed beyond expectation.  I expected it to hold some clothes and cosmetics, and be easy to carry, but I found that it did more than that.  The pattern …

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