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August 5, 2022
August 2022 OMG and Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month down, another project finished. I met my goal last month of sewing a shirt. I’ve done well this year finishing my OMGs, which has kept my projects moving.

There are quite a few changes in the list this month.

Project One: I’m still stitching My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: I started working on a UFO I picked up off the charity table at Guild. Whoever started it including a picture of what the planned quilt would look like, but I’m not going there. I’ll sew up all the pinwheel pieces ...

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July 4, 2022
July 2022 OMG and Short List from Quilt Paint Create

The new month came quickly, leaving me scrambling to figure out the next projects. So many choices, limited time.

I met my goal last month of finishing the Pumpkin Patch top, and then finished the quilt shortly after. The next project on the mindless list is a quick sew.

Project One: I’m still stitching My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: I haven’t worked on the band sampler. I’m debating if I stitch the rest of the bands or just the final colored band to balance it out.

Project Three: I’m sewing a simple ...

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June 5, 2022
Sunday Stash June 5, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

My numbers changed!

I finished Open Dialogue yesterday.

I’m happy with the results. This quilt started as an experiment in using fabric scraps in a mosaic format. I fused the scraps to a larger piece of paper backed fusible without sewing them together. Then I cut up the fusible.

The idea came from something I saw online, but I don’t remember what. The technique used in the inspiration piece was completely different from my technique. Next time I need to take notes to help me remember.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 6 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5 ...

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May 29, 2022
Sunday Stash May 29, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers. I am avoiding the Memorial Day sales. Tempting, but no room to store anything else. My drawers runneth over.

Quilting moves forward on Open Dialogue. I am loving the outlined motifs.

I will add this idea to my list of things to play with in the future.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 5.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.75 yards

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May 22, 2022
Sunday Stash May 22, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers. Somewhere along the line I became the slowest quilter ever.

This week I basted Open Dialogue and started quilting it.

There will be one more motif at the bottom, and I plan to outline them. After that it’s free motion filler.

I feel fortunate any week I spend time in the sewing room because some progress is better than no progress.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 5.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.75 yards

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May 14, 2022
Those Troublesome Corners from Quilt Paint Create

It has been another challenging week here with lots of places to be and things to do and not a lot of creative time. Regardless, I did get out the paints and darkened both the upper corners of Open Dialogue.

I’ve moved on to planning the quilting design. The original idea didn’t work out, nor did plan B. I have a vague concept drifting just out of reach, like a dream you can’t quite remember once awake. Hoping the weekend will provide the time and space to finalize a plan and start quilting.

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May 7, 2022
May 2022 Short List and OMG from Quilt Paint Create

I’m sitting here watching the rain pour down wishing for a warm sunny spring instead of whatever this is. On the plus side, the weather encourages me to stay inside and sew.

I finished my April OMG, the Margo Handbag.

I have too many projects going again. No more adding projects to the active rotation until I finish a few.

Project One: I’ve stitched about 25% of My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: The band sampler will return from time out once my Guild demonstrates the stitches for the next two rows at the meeting ...

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April 8, 2022
April 2022 Short List And OMG from Quilt Paint Create

I finished my March OMG, catching up on the band sampler. I also finished Roads. Finishes are good because they make room for new projects.

The band sampler is on a break. My Guild isn’t demonstrating the stitches for the next two rows until May.

Project One: I’m working on a kit called My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: I will continue working on Open Dialogue.

Project Three: I’m starting the Margo Handbag by Lazy Girl Designs. The instructions come in a ten page booklet. My OMG will be to get through the first ...

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March 19, 2022
More Or Less from Quilt Paint Create

Open Dialogue is coming along. I added more fabric bits, fused them and stitched them down with embroidery floss. I didn’t want anything falling off.

I did similar stitching on this piece. It may be a thing going forward.

Now I’m looking at the green splotches and listening. They feel out of place. Do they need toned down? So many choices to do that: paint, crayon, tulle, thread, fabric, lace, or any combination thereof.

A bolder choice would be to add more green to keep the others company.

Leave it, hide it or add to it – what do ...

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March 13, 2022
Sunday Stash March 13, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.

Big decision yesterday – what to work on next?

I spent time looking at the five projects in the “do next” bin. Then I pulled out a few from other storage areas. So many choices. Two went back into storage, three went back in the “do next” bin and two made it to the design wall. I have to reevaluate two in the “do next” bin. Hard to believe, but I may not have everything I need for those.

The active quilt is Open Dialogue. Last time I posted a picture it looked like ...

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March 12, 2022
Roads from Quilt Paint Create

The challenge quilt, renamed Roads Less Traveled, is finished. I cleaned up the sewing room last night to make space for new projects.

I chose not to post a full picture until we find out if our quilts are accepted for the exhibit. I’m not sure of the rules and don’t want to create a problem.

But I will show a section of the quilt where I did a lot of beading.

It’s one of my favorite parts, along with the birds.

This project definitely got me back in the quilting groove. I retreat to the sewing ...

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March 6, 2022
Sunday Stash March 6, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

I finally have something to report!

The challenge quilt is quilted, the facing is done and the sleeve is on. I’m sewing beads on now.

It still needs a label, a compass and more beads, but the end is near. Best of all I can count the fabric out.

I have to turn it in next weekend. I can’t wait to start something new.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 2.5 yards

Net Fabric Out: 2 yards

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March 4, 2022
March 2022 Short List And OMG from Quilt Paint Create

I finished my February OMG, the challenge quilt top.

I will continue to keep the list small, but not quite as small. I’m feeling the need for more variety.

Project One: My Needle Arts Guild started a band sampler stitch-along. We review the stitches for two bands at the monthly meeting, with a goal of finishing those bands before the next meeting. This project will continue into May.

Project Two: This is a challenge quilt for my Art Quilt Group. The top is quilted and three sides of the facing are sewn. It needs a sleeve, a label and ...

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February 27, 2022
Sunday Stash February 27, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

Quilting continues on the challenge quilt. I haven’t worked on anything else this week.

I should be ready to count at least some of the fabric out next week, although I don’t think the quilt will be complete.

I can’t wait to finish it and have the freedom to work on other projects.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 0 yards

Net Fabric In: 0.5 yards

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February 25, 2022
February 2022 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

My OMG for February was to finish the top for my Art Quilt Group’s challenge quilt. We have size requirements, plus it has to include paper, a compass, a piece of focus fabric, beads or jewelry and a road. The theme is “Roadtrip”.

I finished the top and have started quilting it. I won’t add beads until I’m done quilting. I also haven’t added the compass yet. I think the compass will also be a surface embellishment.

I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts for the February finish party.

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February 13, 2022
Sunday Stash February 13, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers, but soon.

The challenge top is pieced. I pulled backing and batting yesterday. The goal today is to baste it and start quilting.

Last week it came to my attention that my comments on many of your links reject. I appreciate everyone that takes time to link up, and I read all of your posts. The reject notices went to my spam folder, where I didn’t notice them. I’ve had this problem off and on over the years. Hopefully it will resolve itself again soon.

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October 4, 2021
The October 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished two projects in September, the Winter Pines runner and Noel, and had one stitched piece framed. Other projects moved forward, making it a good month

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 8 years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – Open Dialogue may get attention in October. If not, November for sure.

Other – Waugh Street Christmas is almost quilted. This will be my ...

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September 4, 2021
The September 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished two items in August, the circle challenge and the November BOM blocks. I just realized the BOM wasn’t on last month’s list. Sneaky how it cut to the front of the line.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 7 years to keep me focused. The categories change as my goals and interests change. Categories with nothing in process will not be listed, only active categories.

Original Design – I think about Open Dialogue often, but it probably won’t see the light ...

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August 14, 2021
Bad Art from Quilt Paint Create

Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to make bad art.

Circles became an experiment in many things – circles as line, straight stitch on fusible applique and feather quilting. In hindsight, I should have either hand quilted the feathers or practiced them before stitching on the quilt. I wasn’t happy with them, but I didn’t dislike them enough to rip them out.

The smaller feather was meant for machine quilting, the larger one not so much.

More importantly, the quilt is finished.

Now I move on.

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August 8, 2021
Sunday Stash August 8, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

It’s hard to believe, but the circle piece STILL isn’t finished. It’s just silly at this point. Guess what I’ll be doing today?

No change in the numbers goes without saying, but here it is for the record.

Except for the eyes and the metallic stars, I finished the “E” in Noel and started the “L”. Hand work is the cool kid on the block for me this year. It never gets old.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 3.875 yards

Net Fabric In: 3.25 yards

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