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August 14, 2021
Bad Art from Quilt Paint Create

Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to make bad art.

Circles became an experiment in many things – circles as line, straight stitch on fusible applique and feather quilting. In hindsight, I should have either hand quilted the feathers or practiced them before stitching on the quilt. I wasn’t happy with them, but I didn’t dislike them enough to rip them out.

The smaller feather was meant for machine quilting, the larger one not so much.

More importantly, the quilt is finished.

Now I move on.

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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 25, 2021
Sunday Stash July 25, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I’m working on the challenge piece with circles. I hoped to make more progress this week, but life continues to get in the way.

The circles are fused. I have a plan for attaching them more permanently and ideas on how to quilt it. This one is 10” x 12”.

The background fabric and the dark pink circles are my hand dyes. The light pink circles are my painted fabric.

I’m working on using up some of my dyed and painted fabric to create space for more. When I take the time to ...

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July 17, 2021
A Quick Summary from Quilt Paint Create

Things are happening in the sewing room. Each project deserves its own post, but I couldn’t pick and decided to summarize instead.

The circles are fused on the challenge quilt. No new picture because the group meets this week and I want to show it there first.

The pattern has gone though a couple revision and the background is cut for the quilt using the Sweet Christmas charm pack. It doesn’t look much different.

The “O” is almost stitched in the Noel piece. I’m about half way through the back stitching.

Big surprise, it will rain here ...

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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 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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October 30, 2020
I Miss My Art Quilt Group from The Snarky Quilter

For several years I’ve been a member of an informal art quilt group called Contemporary Cloth Artists (CoCA.) Until this spring we met monthly to share our latest work, take classes together, and set various challenge topics. Now our meetings … Continue reading

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February 14, 2020
Challenge Finished from Quilt Paint Create

I finally finished the challenge quilt, which I named Destination Unknown. That quilt took me places I never thought it would go.
destintion unknownTo recap, the challenge included an ocean theme, a shark, a starfish, something plastic and a focus fabric. The center star is the focus fabric. I painted it gold and added black dots and lines to continue the pattern.
For something plastic, I used the mesh from the viewing window in a potato bag. I painted it a pale gold, glued it to the star, trimmed very carefully and appliqued it as one with the star.
starIt’s ...

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February 2, 2020
Sunday Stash February 2, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

One month out of twelve done already! How are you doing on stash usage?
I’m in the home stretch on the challenge quilt, which I have named Destination Unknown. The facing is attached and partially stitched, the sleeve made and the starfish painted to match the other neutral fabrics in the quilt.
starfishThe focus fabric had some white space in it, which looked all wrong on the starfish. I used black Pigma pen to color in the dot pattern where there wasn’t any. I mixed brown and white paint for the background. I’m very happy with how ...

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January 26, 2020
Sunday Stash January 26, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
The Guild Challenge top is quilted. Half the applique is fused and two of the shapes are stitched.
ugc with appliqueIt still needs the shark, the starfish, the challenge fabric and the plastic. A lot will happen with the second half of the applique.
I can’t wait to finish this and move on to something else.
Fabric In: 0
Fabric Out: 0
How did you do this week?

1 Marti
2 Julie in GA
3 Meloney
4 Melva Loves Scraps
5 Chrisknits
6 Gail
7 michele
8 Melva Loves Scraps

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January 19, 2020
Sunday Stash January 19, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week. The fabric that came with the Sugar Bear Camp pattern was the size of a sheet of copy paper. I don’t count anything in or out smaller than an eighth yard. I figure it evens out in the end.
I’m now quilting the Guild Challenge quilt. I hope to finish it in the next couple weeks. I also finished embroidering the frames on the bear quilt. I’m eager to get that one put together.
Because those two projects weren’t enough, I started cutting the HSTs apart and did some ...

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

Welcome to the first Sunday Stash of 2020!
We would love to have you join us. You can report weekly, monthly, whenever your numbers change or you have time. Some count fabric out as used, others when the project is complete. You can do whatever fits you best.
The point is not to use all your stash or never buy fabric again. We do this to be more intentional in what we buy and in using what we have. I also track because I have limited storage space and too much stash causes a clutter problem in my small sewing ...

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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 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 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 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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