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1  Fruit Coasters in Crochet: Completed Projects by MareMare on: October 06, 2015 05:11:14 PM
I made these little fruit coasters for alwaysinmyroom from a tutorial by Repeat Crafter Me after finding a similar project on alwaysinmyroom's Pinterest. They were a fun project! I also made a strawberry and an orange but must not have gotten a picture of them.

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2  Quilted Cat Mug Rugs in Quilting: Completed Projects by MareMare on: October 06, 2015 04:33:22 PM
I made these mug rugs for my friend belladune. I started out with a couple of  Elizabeth Hartman's cats that she released a few years ago for her "Catvent" Advent project. I used Jennifer and Monica to make these mug rugs in colors Bella likes.

I framed both cats out a bit with Essex Linen to gt to a nice mug rug size. I did a little free motion quilting on these. It's not my best ever quilting because it was right before i had to take my sewing machine in to be serviced Sad

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3  Quilted Patchwork Basket in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by MareMare on: October 06, 2015 04:17:19 PM
This little basket from Pink Penguin is one of my favorite items to make when I need a sweet little giftie! I made this particular one for my friend alwaysinmyroom. I like to do quite a bit more quilting than the tutorial calls for, I generally quilt on either side of every seam, but have also occasionally free motioned all over.

I used Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman in Steel for the linen parts and some of my favorite fabrics, including some Avant Garden by Momo, Lizzie House Pearl Bracelets, Carolyn Friedlander text prints, and some Kate and Birdie. I've upsized this pattern before, and if you do so I highly recommend adding a layer of interfacing to the lining fabric, but at this small size (5 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 4") just the interfacing is enough. I also was taking a picture of the adorable cherry selvage dots on the Momo fabric! Smiley

Laying out the patchwork:

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4  Green Eggs, no Ham in Vegetarian / Vegan by MareMare on: September 14, 2015 10:01:59 AM
I was a little bummed when I went to scramble some eggs this morning because the chives I had bought a couple weeks ago (oops) specifically to go into eggs had gone bad. Sad panda! So I went back to an old favorite--broccoli in my eggs! It might sound weird, but I promise that it's tasty.

I scrounged around in the fridge and found the other lovely additions of mushrooms, pesto, and Irish cheddar cheese. You might say "But Mare, there is cheese in the pesto, do you really need another cheese?" And I would have to say, "I'm sorry, but if you think double cheese is wrong, I don't we are going to be very good friends."

This might seem like a big pile of eggs, but the vegetables really kick up the volume; there are only 2 eggs in there!

Green Eggs, no Ham
Makes 1 serving


1 tsp butter, divided
2 eggs
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
2 large mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons prepared pesto
1 oz finely shredded Irish Cheddar cheese, divided
pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
salt, optional (may not be needed due to saltiness of cheese)

Heat a small or medium pan over medium heat. Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter and add the chopped broccoli and mushrooms. In a small bowl scramble 2 eggs, pepper, red pepper flakes, pesto, and half of the shredded cheese. When veggies are cooked to your liking, push them to the outer sides of the pan and add another 1/2 teaspoon butter to the center. Add your eggs and begin to scramble, pulling the veggies in from the sides as the eggs begin to set up. When eggs are almost done to your liking, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, put a lid on the pan and remove from heat to melt the cheese.

Nutrition Information: 364 calories, 24 g protein, 28 g fat, 6 g carb, 2 g fiber
An english muffin with 2 tsp butter  is an additional 178 calories

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5  Quilting Featured Projects--Quarters 1 & 2, 2015 in QUILTING by MareMare on: September 01, 2015 07:01:42 PM
Please check out these beautiful quilted projects from the first half of 2015! I personally like to choose projects that have lots of clicks from "This Rocks" but haven't been previously chosen as Craftster wide Featured Projects, so we can check out quilted items you might have missed the first time around!

I can't believe this quilt was swapped! I would be so sad to swap this one away. The process pics in the post are really fun to see how it all came together.

What Comes from Beneath Quilt by sloth003

I love this beautiful hexagon quilt set with a slight twist on a traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden setting. I can't imagine how long all this hand piecing must have taken to do!

A Quilt Called Wildflower by Mermonster

The bright colors contrasting with the crisp white makes this next quilt so striking! And she longarm quilted it herself!

Solar Eclipse Quilt by superstitch

This Cardinal placemat is so pretty and would brighten up any kitchen or dining room! The apple pot holder to go along with it is also lovely.

Cardinal and Apple Placemat and Potholder set by emisaurus

This fun pillow would be another item I'd have had trouble swapping away! The crazy quilt-esque piecing is accented with some fun yo-yos and buttons!

Texas Size Pillow by quaggy

I am so impressed with this quilt for a variety of reasons--she made her own pattern, it was her first big quilt, and it is beautiful and graphic!

Aztec Quilt by jennlrc

Thank you to all of these Craftsters for sharing their wonderful projects, and for everyone else who posts to the Quilting Boards! Please keep hitting "This Rocks" on projects you love to help moderators find these awesome projects!
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6  Accidental Zebras and Other Soap in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by MareMare on: July 25, 2015 10:47:24 PM
I just made 12 batches of soap this week over the course of two days and finally have them all cut and on my curing racks.

Imagine my delight when I saw this after cutting my Lime Ginger Peppercorn bars today?!? Cheesy

Only on two bars sadly, but I love it!

Here are a few more I made (sorry for the crap pics, I trade soap for photography with my friend klum78 but won't get to that until I've beveled and labeled the soaps.) I'll post the "good" pics later! Smiley

Calendula Lemongrass Eucalyptus

Unscented Oats n Honey

Lavender Shea

Thanks for looking!
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7  Red Sedona Swirled Soap in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by MareMare on: July 21, 2015 08:23:31 PM
I haven't made soap in soooo long, maybe 2 years? I've actually been buying handmade soap from friends the last several months just to have some for personal use!

This is my regular soap recipe, fragranced with Red Sedona FO which is sweet and fruity. Although I normally use a loaf mold with an in-the-pot swirl, this time I used one of my slab molds so I could do an in-the-mold swirl. I colored the main part of the soap with red mica, and then smaller bits of soap with neon yellow and neon orange pigments to swirl into the soap. I'll add some more pics after I get these bars cut in the next couple days (and some of the other 6 batches of soap I made).

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8  Re: 15 Quilt Projects in 2015 in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by MareMare on: April 25, 2015 12:54:17 PM
This month for my Challenge Accepted Bee on Instagram we did a 20 inch Hazel the Hedgehog block from the Hazel the Hedgehog II pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. Since I've been out of town I just got it done last night. She asked for us to use stash fabrics and whatever we liked. I saw on Instagram that there were lots of aqua and pink Hazels made already (generally my go-to colors) so I went green for a little variety in the finished quilt! #cab15hive2 if you want to check out more of the blocks on IG.

The pattern goes together really easily and the instructions are great. Elizabeth is very meticulous and I always like stitching from her patterns.
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9  Sweet Nine Patch Charity Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by MareMare on: April 13, 2015 03:04:23 PM
This is the last of 3  belated charity quilts for my do.Good Stitches group (Faith Circle) I finally sent off. This is from June 2014. Our charity is called Restore Innocence and the quilts go to girls who are rescued from human trafficking. This is a basic 9 patch, but half the blocks have a white middle and the other half of the blocks are reversed--all white except for a middle block that is colorful. This idea is from Red Pepper Quilts

I asked for a palette of golden yellow, all shades of pink, all shades of aqua and turquoise, and light to medium gray. I also asked for a soft white like Kona snow rather than a bright white.

My example blocks

And I've found that over the years, the more information you can give people on your vision when you're doing a group project like this, the better. For this quilt I also pulled fabrics from my stash as an example of what I was looking for.

This is such a simple design I was really excited that my friend Rachel did some amazing long arm stitching on it. If you want to see some in progress shots you can check instagram #faithcircle

It's pretty hard to see, but for the binding I used a pink on pink fabric that has tiny little squares...I thought it was a fun echo of the squares in the quilt!

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10  Scrap Boxes Charity Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by MareMare on: April 13, 2015 02:49:50 PM
This is 1 of 3 belated charity quilts for my do.Good Stitches group (Faith Circle) I finally sent off. This is from October 2013. Our charity is called Restore Innocence and the quilts go to girls who are rescued from human trafficking. This quilt was based on a couple made on the blog Squares and Triangles

I asked for scrap boxes to each be one color but scrappy (duh) and to use any colors except for black and brown.

These were my example blocks, and then I actually made a few more for the final quilt since someone dropped out of the group during that month.

I just quilted this with a serpentine stitch. Easy peasy!

This is kind of my go to pieced backing. One offset wide strip in between two larger pieces of fabric, and that strip itself has a strip pieced into it, also offset (not in the middle).

You can also see it here when I tried to do a photo shoot with my nephews. Oops, not tall enough!

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