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November 28, 2021
Sunday Stash November 28, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

This long holiday weekend has been a productive one. I finished the ornament for the exchange. I’m not posting that until later to keep it a surprise. I also finished another stitch project, using a small amount of fabric.

A few weeks ago at my Guild’s fabric sale, I bought some possible focus fabric candidates for a group challenge. That group met this week and picked the art deco fabric, but I still have a yard left. I also have the other piece and a small cut of something another member brought to share.

That didn’t help ...

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November 22, 2021
» Jean's Quilting Page

We had our holiday guild party the other night and part of the fun was exchanging handmade postcards. We were to send them through the mail either by themselves or in an envelope. I received this one...isn't it the cutest? 


This is the one I made and sent to her. We both used envelopes to send ours, but some members did send them through the mail. It was a fun challenge and really got us thinking "small". 

I'm on the Activities Committee for next year so have been planning a few challenges for our members. We are ...

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November 17, 2021
Quilt Backing Fabric from Becca's Crazy Projects

Over the last year or so, I've been piecing quilts primarily from my collection of fabric. This is a great way to use what you have but I reached the point where the quilts couldn't become true quilts because I do not have a collection of backing fabrics. I stuffed these three quilt tops into my Spring Water Designs bag and headed out for backings. They always have a good selection of wide backing fabric. 
First was this kit quilt I made using a kit from one of the big box stores. The blue in the foreground is ...

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November 5, 2021
You've got mail!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 I love Liz's comment from yesterday's post about changing up the route you walk! I have to confess that I mostly keep Murphy to the same walk. And that is done intentionally. If we change up the course, she gets even more excited than she already is, and well - I suspect that some of my knee and low back issues are a result of walking that very excitable dog! I have to keep TWO hands on the leash - not always, but at times, especially when passing a squirrel convention, which happens daily!

Lexi, on the other hand, gets ...

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The November 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s list time again! I finished two projects in October, Waugh Street Christmas and the BOM blocks. Once again I’m without a piecing project. When the list opens up I find it hard to pick what to work on next. Too many choices!

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 – I need to start sketching ...

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November 4, 2021
Textile Karte / textile card from quilts und mehr

 und so sieht die Karte aus und ist auf dem Weg zur Empfängerin

and so the card is lokking and is on its way to the receiver 

Regen im Urwald / rain in the jungle

 

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November 1, 2021
textile Karte / textile card from quilts und mehr

 und das ist die Rückseite nach intensiver Bearbeitung auf der Vorderseite....

and this is the back after intensive working on the front side.....


 

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October 31, 2021
Cherrywood Challenge exhibit from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So if anyone tells you that things are not back to normal - they are lying! Where did all the people come from yesterday? Granted, it was a rainy Saturday afternoon, so people probably had nothing better to do. The shopping plaza parking lots were jammed. I had to zip out to get dog food. The store itself wasn't that busy, but then there were other stores in that plaza. 

I went to the Costco parking lot to find a geocache. NOT a parking space to be found! I parked in the plaza beside Costco and got the cache. Then ...

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Leaves and Friends from Elsie Quilts

Our city's quilt guild has an outreach committee that makes charity quilts from donations. The chairperson gave me a few blocks, a few pieces of white fabric, a couple of copies of a pattern, and some backing with, "Here, fix this." I did not have fabric that would work with the colored parts of those blocks, but did have white that would help build them into something. After lots of trial and error, this is the result. It is about 58" square, a little less.

With several people making the blocks, they were not all the same size. A ...

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October 29, 2021
textile Karte / textile card from quilts und mehr

 So habe ich die Stoffe zusammengenäht.

Like this I have sewn together the fabrics.


 

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October 26, 2021
Kartenchallenge / cardchallenge from quilts und mehr

Auch ich habe mich für den Kartenchallenge zum Thema Natur pur angemeldet. Hier die Stoffauswahl.

I also have registered to participate in the card challenge to the theme nature pure. Below the fabric choice.


Stoffe, welche ich von meiner ausgelosten Partnerin erhielt / fabrics I received from my tossed up partner
 
Meine Stoffauswahl / my fabric choice
 


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October 19, 2021
Welcoming Fall on Free Motion Mavericks from Quilting & Learning

I hope that you're having a lovely fall (except those of you on the other side of the world who are enjoying Spring!) The leaves are slowly changing here in Ottawa but all of the rain is pulling them down quickly!

I didn't expect to be writing this post today but Muv is very busy getting ready for her daughter's wedding this weekend. I can't imagine how that must feel. So welcome to week 351 of Free Motion Mavericks. I'm still planning the FMQ design for my son's quilt, so here is a look ...

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September 25, 2021
First stitching project almost done! from Quilting & Learning

I haven't been doing a lot of quilting, but I'm now on day 25 of my #100dayschallenge on Instagram

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September 8, 2021
Am I Blue from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've been working on this quilt for a long time. This past weekend I finally attached the binding. 
I accordion fold my binding to keep it from getting twisted while I work with it. I know there are loads of tricks people use when winding their binding but this has always worked for me. 
Many years ago I switched from attaching binding by machine and finishing by hand to machine-finished binding. You can check out my binding tips and tricks. I work with 2.5" binding. This results in a wider finished binding (3/8") that I would get ...

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August 17, 2021
patCHquilt Kartenchallenge / patCHquilt card challenge from quilts und mehr

 Und das sind die Stoffe, welche ich erhielt um meiner Tauschpartnerin eine Karte zu nähen. Mal schauen, was es da gibt ;-)

And this are the fabrics I received from my swap partner. Also curious what I will do with them ;-)



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August 15, 2021
More slow stitching challenge from Quilting & Learning

I'm happy to say that I'm still doing well with the #100dayschallenge on Instagram. Yesterday I finished my first week! If you haven't been following on Instagram, here is a recap and more details.

Stitching the Hexies, Diamonds and Spiral

So far, I've been stitching with yummy thread on an improv piece with free motion quilting (FMQ) in the centre panel. My #100dayschallenge has been to stitch the centre panel. This week I've played with some very special hand-dyed threads from Maiwa, in British Columbia. They have craftspeople in Bengal who hand-dye silk, linen, cotton ...

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August 14, 2021
patCHquilt Kartenchallenge / patCHquilt card challenge from quilts und mehr

Für den Kartenchallenge, den ein Mitglied von patCHquilt iniziert hat, habe ich mich auch angemeldet. Ende Juli bekam ich die Adresse der mir zugelosten Quilterin. Nachstehende Stoffe habe ich ihr gesendet und bin nun gespannt, was für eine Karte ich zurück erhalte.

 For the cardchallenge which a member of patCHquilt called for I also have registered. By the end of July I've got the name of the person for which I have to make a card and I have to send some fabrics to her. Below you can see what I have sent her. Now I am already curious ...

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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 12, 2021
A Green and White Finish from Pointless Quilter

 

A Bonnie Hunter quilt minus the fussy sashing and border

I started this quilt at the Seven Sisters Quilt Show class I took with Bonnie Hunter over two years ago.  It was sitting in a plastic box until a few months ago when I thought I better tackle it and get it over before I forget how to do it.  It had so many parts and those big triangles are my worst blocks ever to make and the sashing required teeny tiny blocks just like that and I thought there is no way I'll ever do those - so I ...

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August 8, 2021
Colour, Christmas, & Complaints. (And Covid, I guess.) from caledonia quilter

 This is the hard 'C' post, pronounced 'K'.

Colour.  This one is self-explanatory...wowsers.  I love it!!



Christmas.  Actually it's Winter, not Christmas.  But that would ruin the alliteration.  A great strippy quilt.  This was fun to quilt.


Love the crochet doilies!



Complaints.  I'm running a personal challenge - 30 consecutive days with no complaints.  This started on July 12th, and I'm now on my FIFTH start date.  At this rate I will still be trying in 2022.  Interestingly, the first two restarts were because I was trying to one-up somebody; "Hah, you think that's bad...".  Also ...

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