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September 12, 2019
Orphan Project Challenge Week from Patchwork Posse

Today is the day! 

We are going to get started with the Orphan Project Challenge!! 

So excited for this to start and cannot wait to see all of what you are able to get done. 

Whether you are going to be finishing the project completely or starting back up on it and moving forward- making some progress, the Orphan Project Challenge is the perfect place to start. 

ORPHAN PROJECT CHALLENGE WEEK

Start date:  September 12th

End date: September 18th

All week long there will be a blog post all about orphan projects.  A few years back I did a whole ...

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Orphan Project Challenge Week from Patchwork Posse

Today is the day! 

We are going to get started with the Orphan Project Challenge!! 

So excited for this to start and cannot wait to see all of what you are able to get done. 

Whether you are going to be finishing the project completely or starting back up on it and moving forward- making some progress, the Orphan Project Challenge is the perfect place to start. 

ORPHAN PROJECT CHALLENGE WEEK

Start date:  September 12th

End date: September 18th

All week long there will be a blog post all about orphan projects.  A few years back I did a whole ...

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September 2, 2019
Orphan Project Week from Patchwork Posse

Join me for Orphan Project week! Gather your projects and let’s have some fun finishing them!

Find out the start date and how you can sew along.

This week will be full of inspiration, suggestions, support and whatever else you are needing. 

To help you get started there is a free orphan project tracker pdf that you can print off and fill out. 

This is a great way to kind of plan ahead what you’d like to work on and make sure you have the right supplies you’ll need to move forward in the project. 

This is ...

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Orphan Project Week from Patchwork Posse

Join me for Orphan Project week! Gather your projects and let’s have some fun finishing them!

Find out the start date and how you can sew along.

This week will be full of inspiration, suggestions, support and whatever else you are needing. 

To help you get started there is a free orphan project tracker pdf that you can print off and fill out. 

This is a great way to kind of plan ahead what you’d like to work on and make sure you have the right supplies you’ll need to move forward in the project. 

This is ...

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September 1, 2019
Sunday Stash September 1, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week. The nine patch top is quilted and the binding cut. Today is all about binding that quilt. The finish will do wonders for my numbers next week.
My Art Quilt Group is doing a challenge that includes using a specific fabric. One fat quarter in for that.
challenge fabricFabric Added: 55.45
Fabric Used: 9.625 yards
Net Fabric In: 45.825 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 Meloney
3 Mary-Kay
4 Julie in GA
5 Melva Loves Scraps
6 Jennifer in Indy

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July 26, 2019
Playing Catch-up ...Overlapping Dimensions from Sew Sunshine



"Overlapping Dimensions" 
24"x24"
Improv pieced, machine free organic plaid quilting

My Big Blue inspired challenge piece for an upcoming exhibit. Our LQG used a quilt for inspiration that was made by Ardis James back in 1983. We chose 7 blocks to remake, update, modernize or reinterpret whatever way you say it.  Each block has at least 3 people modernizing it. We ended up with 25 pieces turned in. The proposal for an exhibition has been submitted to the IQSCM for a possible exhibit in the spring. This outdoor photoshoot was so fun as my friend and fellow quilt buddy ...

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July 1, 2019
Custom Embroidery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Darling Husband asked for some patches for a live action role-playing game he was participating in on Saturday. He found the art and I worked up the design in my embroidery design software.
Using materials I had on-hand, I stitched the design onto white felt. Since he would be handing these out to the other members of his faction at the game, I covered the stitching with fusible interfacing and used hot glue to attach the pin backs.
I sewed patches onto his coveralls and matching t-shirt. Little details like this can make gamers happy. 
Then, I just had to ...

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June 29, 2019
Dear Jane from Espritpatch

I started well on the new quilt along for the Dear Jane blocks but I already fell behind in May and I still haven't caught up. I completed 2 blocks this month, both from Row C
First one was C-6, Ashley’s Aura that I had cut years ago and I did all with applique

Second one is C-11, Soldiers and Sailors Monument which I pieced (despite the curves) but maybe it would have been nicer to applique it....
I still need 3 more blocks to finish Row C and 2 for Row D and already on Monday ...

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June 28, 2019
Secret pyjama! from Espritpatch

When the theme for the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge was announced in March, I wasn't sure I would participate. Jumpsuit? Really aimsand how to you go to the toilet without ending up naked? Really jumpsuits were not my thing I thought,  besides I hadn't worn anything remotely similar since I was 15! I had put it on my Q2 FAL list in case temptation got the better off me.....

And then of course my IG feed started to fill with so many options.... so I thought maybe I could try a free pattern just to taste the water.  And then ...

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Sirocco! from Espritpatch

I know I said yesterday that I just couldn't see myself making and wearing a jumpsuit and in the end I make two! Let me explain....

 Another big favourite in the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge was the Deer & Doe Sirocco pattern. I saw so many of them that I ended up ordering the pattern too....I rummaged in my stash and got out some black scuba fabric that had been there for quite a while...

Now I call this one my Hard Rock jumpsuit because I worked on it while the boys went to London for Metallica concert. I cut it ...

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June 23, 2019
Quiltsy Team Scrappy Spring Challenge and more from Grandma's Red Needle

'Winter' is definitely here to stay. Cooler days and nights, which I love, but still.... BRRRR! The change in weather has caused my sinus infection to flare up again; blocked nose, sinus headache and not feeling well enough to do much. I'm one of those who can't sit still, I have kept myself busy sewing, which include rests on the couch and hot chocolate to drink. Good thing I'm feeling better today.

The best way to keep my fingers warm is to get busy and sew. A couple of items make me sew excited and I wish ...

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June 21, 2019
Safelight Project 2019 from From My Carolina Home

Now that I have other projects under control, it is time to host the Safelight Project for the third year.  This is a blog event to benefit the domestic violence shelter here with prize drawings for those participating! The shelter is constantly providing a refuge for new people, so the need is ongoing.  The previous two years we have come together as a community to assemble spa bags for new residents of the shelter.   The spa bags go a long way to making a difficult transition a little better, providing much needed support for residents who are going through a ...

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June 19, 2019
Scrap Challenge: Just let the words fall out... from Sew Sunshine


"From the Cutting Room Floor II - Edit" 
42" w x 34" h
local quilt guild Oh Scrap Challenge entry

Earlier in the year our lcq had a scrap swap. We did it musical chair style sort of. I was MC for a while then jumped in to grab some scraps. Well I ended with a few more of my own scraps back and not enough of new to me scraps. I decided since this was my challenge for the guild I would just use some of what I got from the swap and use the buckets of black and white ...

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June 9, 2019
It's all about the shoes... from Pointless Quilter

Our guild has an annual challenge and this year the challenge theme was 'Shoes".  We were also given a piece of chalk and we had to use that color in our quilt.  My chalk was yellow.  There were some size requirements as well.  This is what I came up with.

The machine embroidery design is from Designs by JuJu and it is her Fancy Footwear Filled pack.  The border fabric was something I found on a shop hop and was just the perfect piece for the shoes.  The challenge isn't due until August so I'm ahead of the ...

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June 8, 2019
Another UFO from Espritpatch

In Flicker's days, I used to be a hopeless joiner, signing up for all the bees and swaps I could find. I have stopped doing so a few years back when I realised that almost all the sewing I was doing was "for others". Although it was great and much fun to swap, exchange, get to know people, I needed to do something a little different. Also I soon realised that in most bees, you end up with 12 blocks (if you are lucky and everyone plays nicely along - almost never) or less... And those blocks are invariably not ...

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May 30, 2019
Not What You'd Think - Part 3 from Ravelly1




As I dated in a previous post, the house was riddled with termite damage and exposure from that western setting sun of 65 years. Plus, a bunch of the wood used to build the house in the first place, came from my great grandpa's old home. So, it was time but it's still a bit of a shock to see that it's all gone.  Mr. Cowboy had to push down several Crepe Myrtles. Mine had such beautiful pink blooms. We saved one so I hope to replant from a few of the saplings.
There's been more ...

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May 22, 2019
Maker Bracelet from Becca's Crazy Projects

During one of the great Designs by Little Bee sales I picked up a blank bracelet design in a stack of sizes.

I had a little bit of time on Sunday, so I designed a label and got stitching. I didn't put a bunch of planning into this one. I grabbed a piece of vinyl I had on my cutting table, picked a contrasting thread color already on the machine, and started stitching.
Machine embroiderers can pick up their own copy of the Blank ITH Bracelet Set. The KAM snaps and tool like is at the bottom of the ...

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May 16, 2019
A Little Painting from Quilt Paint Create

I made some progress on the hoop art challenge this week. I traced the design on the background fabric and painted some sections. The design fits in a four inch hoop. The blue is much brighter than it appears in the photo.
angel1I set it aside to think about what to do with the face and arms. A blue face is just weird. There are a couple options to change both to flesh tones, and I may have to try them to see how they work. The areas are just so small.
Three weeks and counting to the deadline.

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May 15, 2019
Machine Embroidery from Becca's Crazy Projects

Some days you need an easy finish.

This is one of the many fun snaptab machine embroidery designs from Designs by Little Bee. A friend requested this little Shiba Inu snaptab and I finally got around to stitching it out. Such a cutie!

Tools and Supplies (affiliate links):
Fiskars Rotary Cutter
Fiskars Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat
Fiskars 8-inch scissors
Fiskars 4-inch Curved Craft Scissors
Dritz Large Seam Ripper (because sometimes there are mistakes)
Magna-Glide bobbins
KAM snaps

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May 12, 2019
Sunday Stash May 12, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope everyone gets a chance to do something nice for themselves. For me that involves time in the sewing room.

Fabric went out with the QAL top finish. No fabric in this week. Next Saturday my guild has its annual fabric sale. The numbers will go up…the only question is how much.

It’s time for the next project on the list. I picked a design for my hoop art challenge and some possible background fabrics. I wanted a design that would fill the space and provide opportunities to use paint, specialty fabrics, etc.
hoop art fabrics

The ...

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