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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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December 27, 2020
Sunday Stash December 27, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Hard to believe it’s the last Sunday of the year.

The stash numbers saw some changes this week. I finished Tribes and a tank top made from fabric bought at Zinck’s in July. I also received a panel for Christmas, perfect for practicing free motion quilting.

We still have a few days to use more fabric, although I think those will be my last finishes this year.

Fabric In: 18.75

Fabric Out: 24.375 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.625 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 Chrisknits

3 Meloney

4 Melva ...

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November 23, 2020
Pandemic Porch Quilt Show Day 34 - 35: My Two Weirdest Quilts in Two Days from Gefilte Quilt

Day #34: Blooming Cactus
Choosing an eye-pleasing color palette did not come naturally to me, and here's the evidence. Let's breathe slowly as we approach this bed-size quilt, so as not to trigger sea-sickness. 
It's slightly less terrible when you get very close,  thanks to the blue oasis. 
Longtime quilters will recognize this pattern immediately, as a Blooming Nine Patch, from the bestselling 1996 quilt book 'Traditions with a Twist' by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone, still widely available (used) online - and sooooo worth it, just for this one pattern. 

Sure, I knew that the orange ...

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November 6, 2020
November 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Time again to update the list for another month as we head into the holiday season. The weeks pass so fast. I always thought time would pass slower as I aged, but that’s not the case.

I finished Birds last month and another project that wasn’t on the list. With too many choices, I find it challenging to choose what to work on next.

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 change the categories as ...

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October 24, 2020
Kimonomomo Library List Part 1 from The Ardent Thread

Japanese clothing in historical context, including social and economic status and what they tell us about clothing

This is not meant to be a comprehensive bibliography but a sample of what I have on specific topics in my reference library. Click on the book covers or titles to preview and/or purchase the books online. I make a few pennies if you purchase a copy through the link, but I always encourage people to check your local library for resources.

Memories of Silk and Straw – A Self-Portrait of Small-Town Japan – by Dr. Junichi Saga, translated by Garry O. Evans

This ...

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September 6, 2020
Sunday Stash September 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.

I haven’t touched my sewing machine since last Sunday. I plan to change that today and tomorrow.

My sister was able to score some free wool and sent it to me. I haven’t decided what to make with it.

I’m uncertain what clothes I need for fall and winter. We moved to a different building at work, and I haven’t figured out the heating and cooling system. When it’s very hot out, my office is like a sauna. When the temps are in the 70s I freeze. No idea if ...

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August 31, 2020
Liberty of London Top & Skirt from Tea Rose Home


Where do I start to explain my love for Liberty of London fabrics? Ever Since I laid my eyes on Liberty of London fabric decades ago (I think I was in Jr. high), I have been a huge fan of their beautiful prints.  I got my first job in high school and bought my first Liberty tana lawn fabric. Even though it was a small pack of precuts, and I didn't know what I was going to make with them, I was so happy that I finally had a piece of beautiful and fine designed fabric in my possession ...

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August 29, 2020
OMG August Finish from Urban Quilter

 

My #onemonthlygoal for August was to complete my black and white cotton skirt. All done! I have made this same pattern many times and yet somehow I managed to sew the waistband front in upside down. I may have spent as much time un-sewing as I did sewing on this project. 





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

No fabric in this week. There were opportunities, but I didn’t need anything.
Fabric was used for the white tee shirt.
I also framed Autumn’s Call, a Crabapple Hill pattern I finished a while back.
Autumn's Call
The design was traced onto fabric, shaded with crayon and then stitched. I love how it turned out.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 15.25 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1.75 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Melva Loves Scraps –
3 Meloney
4 Chrisknits
5 Patricia
6 Angie in SoCal
7 Quilting Gail

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August 20, 2020
August OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

I finished the white tee, my August OMG project.
white tee finished
The fabric is thinner than the first shirt I made, and it wrinkles every time you look at it. I made it as a layering piece and can live with the rumples. It’s a little more see through than what I like to wear. I can’t see myself wearing it without something over it.
Overall I’m happy with it. It will serve the purpose I made it to fill, and it’s done.
I will link to Elm Street Quilts once the finish party posts.

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August 16, 2020
Sunday Stash August 16, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

Most of my week revolved around meetings, three in all. They just happened to fall close together. That kept me out of the sewing room this week.
SS yellowNo fabric in or out.
I made sure to get some machine time Saturday afternoon and started sewing the shirt together.
white tee 2The finish will give my anemic numbers a boost next week.
Fabric In: 13.5
Fabric Out: 14.5 yards
Net Fabric Out: 1 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 maggie f
3 Chrisknits
4 Meloney
5 Patricia
6 Quilting Gail

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August 12, 2020
Rifle Peper Co. Wildwood Top from Tea Rose Home


I bought this fabric by Rifle Paper Co. Wildwood a while ago, but being that I am indecisive, it was forgotten in a pile. In the last few weeks, I have been going through my fabric stash and patterns and doing my own "Sew My Stash Challenge". I haven't formally announced the challenge or anything, but it feels good to make decisions and to sew with the fabrics on my shelves (or in a closet or on the floor, haha), it's about time! I used pattern Burda 6204, it has three different styles. I chose a style with ...

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