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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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August 3, 2020
OMG - August 2020 from Urban Quilter

Pattern cut & ready to assemble
My #onemonthlygoal for August is to complete the black and white cotton skirt that has been a PIG (project-in-a-grocery-bag) since at least last summer. Maybe I can get it put together so I can wear it before this summer is over.

This month I will also be working on quilting my scrappy Irish chain quilt as it is what came up for the UFO Challenge


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July 26, 2020
Stash Report July 26, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.
I traveled to Zinck’s yesterday to buy clothing fabric. It’s a far enough drive to only make that trip once or twice a year. I had to make it count.
fashion fabric 72520I have plans for most of it, although it will take a while to sew it all up.
Also, a friend gave me a box of fashion fabric. She decided she wasn’t going to sew clothes anymore. I looked through it to see what was there, but didn’t tally up the yardage. I’ll save that for another time.
I managed ...

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July 5, 2020
Sunday Stash July 5, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.
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Fabric went out for the Life Sew Savory Fitted Tee.
Life Sew Savory Tee
This is a form fitting t-shirt pattern. I prefer my clothes a little looser, so I sized up to a medium and didn’t do a back adjustment. I also shortened the shirt four inches. I’m average height, but I like my shirts to hit mid-hip. The original pattern went to the thighs.
This is a super easy pattern to sew. The instructions online are minimal, which wouldn’t make it a good first project. If you have some garment construction experience I highly ...

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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.
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Garment – I stuck with the third pattern choice, the Life Sew Savory Fitted Tee. I’ll ...

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June 28, 2020
Sunday Stash June 28, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers, but there will be fabric out next week.
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I’ve been all over the place, working on four different projects this week: the Brazilian embroidery, hand applique, a shirt and the framing project. I finished the framing (last post) and will finish the shirt and the Brazilian this week.
One sewing and one hand work project is the best mix for me with the day job. After that it gets a little dicey.
The shirt will be a quick sew. Maybe I’ll even finish it today.
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Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 ...

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June 14, 2020
Sunday Stash June 14, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week. I spent most the week doing hand work.
SS yellowFriday I stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up a dress pattern for a wedding in August. Although the stores are open here, the dressing rooms are not and returns are not allowed. I haven’t bought a new dress in 15 years. No way can I buy one and not try it on. Thank goodness I can sew.
redworkI also picked up a redwork book on clearance. The patterns all have snowmen in front of whimsical buildings.
It’s the second book I’ve ...

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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 22, 2020
Picture Challenged from Quilt Paint Create

I need to learn to take selfies.
I tried taking a picture of me wearing the shirt, but it’s that funky kind of overcast here and it didn’t work out well.
altered blouseIt washed up nice and turned out the way I envisioned it. Now it just needs to get warm enough to wear it. I may add a stitch at the top to cut back on the cleavage. Either that or wear a tank under it.
I’ve really missed the thrift stores during the quarantine. I hope to make it to one this weekend now that they ...

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May 8, 2020
Thrift Refashion Peasant Blouse from Quilt Paint Create

I bought this blouse at the thrift late last year.
peasant blouseIt’s a petite medium and I am a not petite small.
It’s a little big in the shoulders, but I can live with it. Because the sleeves have elastic, I can position them above my elbows . They look fine and are comfortable.
There was also elastic at the bottom. When I positioned it at my waist, the shirt was very full and too short. This was not a good look on me. I picked out a small section of the casing seam, cut the elastic and removed it ...

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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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April 3, 2020
Plush Bunny Ears Applique from Creatin' in the Sticks


It's fun to make projects when our wee one is visiting.



Have you tried HeatnBond Soft Stretch Fusible Web Adhesive yet?  It’s a lightweight iron-on web adhesive specially designed to move with your stretch fabric while maintaining a strong bond.  HeatnBond Soft Stretch Fusible Web Adhesive is perfect if you are appliqueing on a tee or knit fabrics. Better yet, these bunny ears can be appliqued with stretchy plush, Minky fabric and still be super soft.


The free pattern to make your own appliqued t-shirt is over at
Thermoweb today.



I think if you stitched some whiskers on ...

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February 23, 2020
Sunday Stash February 23, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. I finished the Vogue 8253 shirt for 1.25 yards out.
vogue shirtThis was a fun garment to sew. I bought the fabric at the thrift a couple years ago. It has the feel of polyester, but it held a press, so I’m thinking there’s some rayon in it. It was a dream to sew. I thought it might “grow” as I stitched because of the texture, but it didn’t.
I added width to the back and shortened it. I probably could have gotten away without the back adjustment because the fabric had ...

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Back to Napier for Art Deco Festival from Romany Quilting

After staying for a few days in rural Maraekakaho, south of Hastings, the next stop on our ICA rally was to Napier for the Art Deco Weekend.   The Art Deco Trust puts together a very full programme,  and as first time attendees, everything was new to us.  The highlight to us was the vintage car parade, with 300 pre-1946 cars registered.   We spent some time admiring these beauties as they awaited the start of the parade.  How did the passengers clamber up into those dickey seats and get settled while dressed to the nines, I wonder?

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Lovingly restored vintage cars ...

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February 22, 2020
One In Every Crowd from Quilt Paint Create

There’s been a lot of life going on here.
Most of my sewing time this week went toward the Vogue shirt. I hope to finish it tomorrow. I’ve enjoyed sewing that shirt more than anything else I’ve made in a long time. It felt good to have a fun project.
I also had Needlearts Guild this week with Show and Tell of projects in process. There are some really lovely projects in the works. That group is so talented.
Today was the book sale at the library. I only picked up one quilt book, although I did ...

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February 1, 2020
February 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Not much progress on the list last month. Many projects moved forward, but nothing was finished. I’ll see a few finishes this month.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design and stitchery. 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 – All the frames are embroidered on the Bear quilt. It’s waiting its turn in line.
bears 1 to 10Garment – Very Easy Vogue shirt. This project is next on the list, in either green or pink. I’ll pull the ...

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January 1, 2020
January 2020 Short List and Q1 Goals from Quilt Paint Create

Happy New Year!
The Short List got a makeover for the new year. The categories now align with my quarterly goals instead of the more random categories of something old, something new, a handwork project, and creative play/design. I’ve used this system for over 5 years and think this format is more focused. As always, I can change the categories if my goals or interests change.
UFO – Ten block frames down, two to embroider on the Bear quilt.bears 1 to 10Garment – Very Easy Vogue 8253. I bought green fabric, but I also have a deep pink from the thrift that ...

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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 5, 2019
NEW Knits Spotted! from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome, fabric lovers! 

Happy to say that temperatures are going down in south Florida, which just calls for the coziest of clothes! Although each collection that AGF comes out with is exciting, today this is a very special occasion because we are releasing more prints to our KNITS substrate. You might've seen our knits in solid and striped, but by popular demand, KNIT SPOTTED has been added! Coming in two different types of polka dots- ranging in a softer pastel palette to classic black and white. There are options for any age! 

If you've sewn with our fabrics ...

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