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August 7, 2020
August 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve had to work to find inspiration and motivation this year. Looking online is not the same as seeing quilts and other projects in person. I don’t see that changing this year, at least not where I live. New times call for new ways.
That said, I finished a couple projects last month and can move on to other things.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, framing, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for 6 years to keep me focused. I ...

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July 3, 2020
July 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s time for another list. I’m not sure where my time went in June. It must have gone towards finishing the penguins.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for over 5 years to help keep me focused. I change the categories as my goals and interests change.
UFO – The plan for Birds In The Branches changed from machine to hand applique. The stitching will take a while.
branches
Garment – I stuck with the third pattern choice, the Life Sew Savory Fitted Tee. I’ll ...

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June 12, 2020
Laying out a Plan from Quilt Paint Create

Once I bought a new rotary blade, I made faster progress on trimming the HST blocks. I laid them out the other night. I had a rough idea of creating a zigzag pattern and was thrilled to have enough blocks to manage that pattern.
zigzag layoutI apologize for the crappy picture. It clouded over and turned into a gloomy evening, which is always bad light for pictures. Then I realized I needed to add a couple rows at the tops that ended up smooshed into the wall. I was not about to move all the other rows down.
This will be ...

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June 6, 2020
The June 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month, another list.
I finished two projects in May, A Walk in the Woods and the Hope picture. The rain in May kept me inside a lot. We’ll see if creative projects take a backseat to yard work this month.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for over 5 years to help keep me focused. I change the categories as my goals and interests change.
UFO – I pulled out a project in the early stages. I believe the pattern is called Birds In ...

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May 2, 2020
May 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s hard to believe it’s time for a new list. I’m hoping the weather will improve and get me out of the house more, but you never know about May. It could be warm, but it could be wet and cool. As long as the sun shines I’m happy.
I finished the UFO, Bears With Borders, in April.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for over 5 years to help keep me focused. I change the categories as my goals and ...

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April 4, 2020
April 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s a new quarter and time for new quarterly and semi-annual goals. I had to make some adjustments to April’s goals because I don’t have supplies for some projects and don’t know when I can get them. I just shifted projects forward to the next quarter and picked other goals. I would have picked those projects eventually, and the order isn’t that important. I didn’t finish anything last month but made good progress on three projects.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form ...

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March 7, 2020
March 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished three projects on the list in February. That’s as good as it gets around here. Because I’m setting quarterly and semi-annual goals this year, I will not choose new projects in the categories with finishes until April. I want to make sure I have finishes in all the categories, and this seems like the easiest way to accomplish that.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for over 5 years to help keep me focused. I change the categories as my goals ...

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December 30, 2019
Looking Back, Looking Forward from Quilt Paint Create

It’s that time of year when you see a lot of 2019 recaps and 2020 plans. I’ve been thinking about 2020 for a few weeks now, keeping in mind where I am and where I want to be.
This wasn’t one of my more productive sewing years. A leg injury late in 2018 kept me out of the sewing room and focused on healing the first part of the year. I couldn’t move around well and stayed off my feet with the leg elevated after work each day. Eventually it healed and life went on.
One ...

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December 27, 2019
December OMG And More Blocks from Quilt Paint Create

Finishing the rail fence charity quilt was my December OMG.
rail fence doneI finished it December 14th, which left me lots of time to work on other things.
I made a lot of progress this week on the blocks for the guild challenge quilt.
ugc blocks 2Once I piece a few more blocks I’ll start working up the layout. Whether or not I make more blocks depends on how it looks.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts for my OMG.

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December 15, 2019
Sunday Stash December 15, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

I finished the rail fence charity quilt for 4 yards out.
rail fence done
No fabric in this week.
Whether or not I have another finish this year depends on what I decide to work on next. So many possibilities…..
Fabric Added: 59.7
Fabric Used: 26.875 yards
Net Fabric In: 32.825 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Quilting Gail

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December 5, 2019
December 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished one project on the list last month. I debated adding a fifth category, Mindless Piecing, but decided against it. I can only focus on a couple projects at a time and make decent progress. Adding a fifth category wouldn’t have served a purpose. I’ll have to work mindless piecing into the other categories.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests change.
Something Old – I’m plugging away ...

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November 29, 2019
Around The Sewing Room from Quilt Paint Create

All sorts of things going on in the sewing room. I don’t know that so much activity does me any favors, but so it goes.
I finished embroidering bear block #3 and started #4. I’ll hold off on pictures until I start setting the blocks together.
At Art Quilt Group Tuesday we made these folded fabric ornaments.
folded starMy stitching was off and a few points turned out wonky, but it was a first attempt. I think it’s begging for paint and hope to play with that this weekend.
I started organizing my fabric. I store fabric EVERYWHERE ...

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November 24, 2019
Stash Report November 24, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I finished piecing the rail fence top yesterday and will start quilting it over the long holiday weekend.
rail topUnfortunately, the fabrics for the top came off the Guild charity table. The back and binding will come from my stash and give the numbers a nice little boost once it’s finished.
The rail fence top was my November OMG. Linking with Elm Street Quilts.
Fabric Added: 58.2
Fabric Used: 22.875 yards
Net Fabric In: 35.325 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Chrisknits
2 Meloney
3 Julie in GA ...

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November 8, 2019
November 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

The list gets a complete overhaul this month. I finished the Holly Runner and the pillowcases in October. I also started and finished Pineapple Punch, although it wasn’t on the list. I did enough work on the bear blocks to figure out I needed a new plan that fit the style of the blocks. I also want to add a mindless sewing project.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories as my interests ...

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