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January 27, 2023
What Next? from Quilt Paint Create

The challenge quilt has been my focus, but it no longer has a deadline. The group will not submit quilts to AQS this year after several members had a whole lot of life happen recently, not in a good way. Maybe next year.

My attention switched back to the pinwheel quilt, which should be finished in the next week. I will continue working on the challenge quilt (note to self – come up with a real name), but I need another project. The creative possibilities for the challenge increased when the time constraints disappeared. Sounds like an opportunity to experiment.

Sticking ...

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January 19, 2023
Let’s Talk Plans 2023 from Quilt Paint Create

I don’t usually do a plans post, but I definitely have them and decided to share. I’ve enjoyed seeing other people’s plans. They help motivate me to focus on what’s important to me creatively.

For better or worse, here’s the list.

Sewing Plans:

4 original quilts

2 garments

1 charity quilt

1 UFO

Stitching Plans:

Finish stitching 2 pieces

Fully finish 3 pieces (Frame, turn into a pillow, mount, etc.)

That’s an ambitious list for me based on how much I usually finish in a year.

Projects will fit into categories based on how ...

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July 28, 2022
July 2022 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

My OMG for July was to make a shirt from this fabric and pattern.

I finished it last week. The first picture shows the color more accurately.

I used a gauze fabric I bought at Joann’s a few years ago. It tended to have a mind of its own and shifted if I looked at it wrong. It doesn’t pay to but mediocre fabric. I’ve just about learned that lesson.

More importantly, it’s done.

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

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July 24, 2022
Sunday Stash July 24, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I finished the shirt for a yard out.

The color is off in the picture. The shirt is a true green. I’m not wearing it because it’s still wet from washing.

New projects in the works remain in the pressing and cutting stage. It takes a while to get rolling on something new.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 8.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 8.375 yards

How did you do this week?

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July 22, 2022
Quilt Retreat packing list from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 I think my neighbor heard me! While my lights came on at dusk, her house was dark! Maybe they are not on a timer. Or perhaps she only turns them on when she has company coming? Either way, I hope we don't get to see them often. I've spoken to the neighbor between us, and she hates them also as they shine into her house. Hopefully, we'll all be neighborly and get along, but the people living there are pretty elusive. You rarely see them. Actually, I think it's just one person who lives there. 

But ...

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July 17, 2022
Sunday Stash July 17, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.

The shirt is together but not finished. I still need to hem the sleeves and the bottom and add a button. I’ll finish it this week.

I’ve thought about the next project and keep changing my mind. I narrowed it down to four and then two. I chose one. I backtracked to one of the original four. Whatever sparkles the most the day I’m ready to start will be the next project. I’m not sure why I even wasted time thinking about it.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric ...

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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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July 3, 2022
Sunday Stash July 3, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

We are half way through the year! How are you doing on your goal?

No fabric in this week except some wool scraps. I gifted a small piece of fabric to someone that needed it for a project. I’m not counting the wool because I don’t count less than an 1/8 yard either way.

I didn’t finish quilting Punkin’ Patch in time to count it this week.

I washed the fabric for my next project, a shirt.

The fabric is a rayon/polyester double gauze in the color green pepper. It is a true green. I ...

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June 8, 2022
June 2022 OMG and Short List from Quilt Paint Create

The months go by so fast, summer especially. It’s a bit harder to fit in creative time around all the outdoor activities.

I finished my goal last month of quilting Open Dialogue, and then finished the quilt a few days later.

Project One: I’ve stitched about half of My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs. It’s still in the frame crooked.

Project Two: I haven’t worked on the band sampler. It’s patiently waiting its turn.

Project Three: I want to sew some clothes again. The next item will be a shirt, although I haven’t ...

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December 5, 2021
Sunday Stash December 5, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. I finished the nightgown for 2.5 yards out.

Thanks to my sister for gifting me the fabric. It is so soft and snuggly. It definitely keeps me warm at night.

The pattern is McCalls 2848, which is out of print. I bought this one uncut at a thrift store.

I sewed a medium and it’s way too big. Even a small would have been huge on me, the pattern is so oversized. I shortened the gown 5” and the sleeves 6”. Because the pattern uses the same pieces for men and women, it ...

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November 14, 2021
Sunday Stash November 14, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Thanks to everyone who left a comment in the last post about the mystery notion. I enjoyed learning all the ways I can use it. What a great find!

The stash numbers are all over the place this week. Either everything moves or nothing moves here.

I used 1.25 yards of fabric making kitchen curtains. I picked the pattern up at the thrift a couple weeks ago and I’m thrilled to have used it so quickly.

I also received a box from my sister with a large cut of flannel in it. I’ll use it to make ...

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October 16, 2021
My first t-shirt quilt from Quilt in Progress

I know the concept isn’t new, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve been preparing for this for a lot of years – I remember asking my son’s mother-in-law on his wedding day, while we were at the hair salon, what type of stabilizer I would need to buy. My son has been married 5 years now.

I weeded out some shirts from my husband’s side of the closet and bought him a slew of new ones. He enjoyed helping me to decide which can go into the quilt. This will be his lap quilt and ...

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August 5, 2021
The August 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I didn’t finish anything in July. This may need to change to the Shorter List with fewer projects on it. No illusions of being a prolific quilter here.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ 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’m quilting the group challenge with circles.

Other – Waugh Street Christmas is ready for borders.

Hand Work – Work continues on ...

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July 5, 2021
The July 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month gone and two more projects finished. Time passes so quickly, or so it seems. Any month with finishes is a good month.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ 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 – The group challenge with circles is moving to this category.

Other – I decided on the pattern to use with the Sweet charm pack, but haven’t ...

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June 6, 2021
Sunday Stash June 6, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.

I thought I’d stay in positive numbers, but my order from Fabric Mart came early. They had half off their entire site over Memorial Day weekend.

I’m very impressed with the quality and the short delivery time. The blue check is a brushed cotton shirting and the red is a tencel. It’s more red than it looks in the picture and feels wonderful. I’m looking forward to cutting into it.

I have a sew-in this morning to play with the Victoria Findlay Wolfe technique. I cut everything last weekend because I ...

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June 2, 2021
The June 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month come and gone and another list of projects to finish. I completed the Crazy Quilting Course (but didn’t frame it) and the Bonus Bunnies quilt in May. It feels good to be back at the sewing machine playing with fabric.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ 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 has moved to the sewing ...

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May 1, 2021
The May 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished stitching Christmas Eve in April, but didn’t frame it. In spite of all the time spent on the Crazy Quilt Course, hours of work remain. That project feels like it will never end. Very little sewing happened in April.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 6+ 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 is still waiting to be quilted ...

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April 11, 2021
Sunday Stash April 11, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I’ve done some shopping over the last couple months, but not fabric. I added some patterns, two in one buy and the other two a month later.

The skirt/pants pattern also has shorts, which will be my first make. The block Butterick uses for their patterns fits me the best. I’m looking forward to digging in my fashion fabric stash and sewing some of these pieces.

I’ll share the rest of my haul (not patterns) in the next post.

We’re switching back to Mr. Linky this week because ...

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February 12, 2021
Embellished Hugs and Kisses Denim Jacket with 4 Easy Techniques at Thermoweb from Creatin' in the Sticks

I had so much fun embellishing this denim jacket
and
I think my model loves it too!
 


I'm over at Thermoweb today showing the 4 super fun and quick techniques I used to embellish the jacket.

There are also free templates for you.

Here is the list of Thermoweb supplies:

iCraft Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive

HeatnBond Light Weight Non-Woven Fusible Interfacing

HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive

StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets

plus you will need 1 purchased denim jacket (washed and dried), Aurifil thread:  50wt # 4660
Iron – I love my Oliso Pro, a few scraps of fabric, 3/4 ...

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December 31, 2020
The Last Of 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Last weekend I made the Simple Summer Tank, a free pattern from Life Sew Savory.

It sews up quick. I had a few issues with the neck and arm bands being too long, and I cut them shorter. I probably should have shortened them more since I have some gaping at the neck. I used fabric that wasn’t the best quality, and it lacks the recovery of better fabric.

I made this to wear under sweaters this winter, and it will work fine for that. My office has a lot of north facing windows, which means good light but ...

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