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October 7, 2022
October 2022 Short List and OMG from Quilt Paint Create

The days are shorter, the air is cooler and Fall is here. That means more time for sewing and stitching, right?

I finished two projects last month, My Sewing Treasures and a project bag. Only one new project made the October list.

Project One: The Tiny Modernist Holiday 2022 SAL. I had a slow start and am way behind. The pattern has more stitching than I anticipated. I’m about 1/3 through the first month but have the patterns for the first two.

Project Two: The pinwheel charity quilt. I’m framing the pinwheel blocks to get them all ...

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September 30, 2022
Just in the Nick of Time from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 Whew!


Look what I just finished with a day to spare!

Yes, I just put the last few stitches on the binding one day before I need this banner for my booth at the Westside Quilter's Quilt show.



The paper-pieced letters are by Quiet Play.  

The letters were all made using solid-colored scraps.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out but it certainly isn't perfect.



On the back, I used a soda can print a friend gave me.  (She actually gave it to ...

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September 28, 2022
So many projects.... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 A few more pinwheels on the design wall.  Of course, I will not put them all up there since I need like 140+ of them.  Still many more to go.  

I'm just sewing a few at a time between other projects.  Trimming and pressing as I go.  My ironing board seems to stay full of something that needs pressed.  LOL!

I've been working on more embroidered rope bowls.  I have a craft show coming up on October 8th but I also have orders coming in right and left.  Yesterday one lady ordered 9 bowls.  

I know it looks ...

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September 26, 2022
Memory Quilts and Pinwheels... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

Lots of quilting in the works!  I pieced a few more pinwheels for one of the customer quilts.  He wants it by Christmas so I'm just piecing a few here and there until I get a few of these other quilt orders done.  I'm also using the pieces for leaders and enders.  

Just really running them through a few at a time and laying them on the ironing board and pressing them as I get a chance.  These are 8" blocks.  
Saturday and Sunday I worked on cutting and prepping some shirts for a memory quilt.  I have ...

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Friday check in: welcome autumn! vintage finds, OMG all set, and something new from With Strings Attached

 It's gotten so that if I don't take a good walk at least every other day I really feel it! This week we went to Sedge Meadow/Des Plaines River Trail and Illinois Beach / Camp Logan.  

Top: compass flower, snakeroot, false Solomon's Seal (b.erries). Center: goldenrod, fungi, riverbank grapes. Bottom: white heath aster and skyblue aster, New England aster, butterfly weed (can you see how the spent stems make a whorl?).

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Isn't this the coolest souvenir tablecloth ever??? I got it for $3 at a church rummage sale.  The midcentury graphics are terrific! 











It has ...

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September 23, 2022
A Scrap Mixology Finish from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I am finally feeling like I am making some progress on some of the projects cluttering up my sewing room.  It is such a good feeling!



Today I am sharing another Scrap Mixology quilt using the Bloom pattern.  This block is a variation of a basket block that is uniquely laid out to create this wonderful design.



This layout is featured in the pattern.  When I released the pattern, I thought I could go without making a sample of this design, but I just kept thinking how cool it would look in these colors.  So, I finally just had to ...

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September 21, 2022
September blocks from Northern Deb Quilts

 

The color for September (for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge) is blue but since I had already made blue blocks, I decided I'd do brown. I know, I said I don't really care for brown but I needed one more color in this quilt. It was between gray, brown and black. Black seemed to intense and gray not strong enough so I did warm browns. 

I also made one more of green, orange and pink. That gave me enough blocks for a small quilt. I'm going to sew the blocks together now then give it a nice wide ...

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September 20, 2022
Removing Bricks from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Zippity Doo Dah" is all quilted, off the rails, trimmed up and ready for binding. This quilt measures 76" X 64" and removed 192 light colored 2.5" X 4.5" "bricks" from my precut scrap bin. That might sound like a big number, but I still couldn't manage to even get the top on the bin; it remained full-to-overflowing. I knew that I could do better. As I posted last week and the week before, the

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Removing Bricks from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Zippity Doo Dah" is all quilted, off the rails, trimmed up and ready for binding. This quilt measures 76" X 64" and removed 192 light colored 2.5" X 4.5" "bricks" from my precut scrap bin. That might sound like a big number, but I still couldn't manage to even get the top on the bin; it remained full-to-overflowing. I knew that I could do better. As I posted last week and the week before, the

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Weekly update: a meetup, variable stars, and scrap sorting from With Strings Attached

Lizzy accompanied her husband to a conference in Chicago last week. She had a free day Thursday and came up for a visit.   We met on the Usenet newsgroup Rec.Crafts.Textiles.Quilting in the late 1990's. It was such fun to meet her in person!   We enjoyed lunch, a tour of Zion, and a nice walk at Illinois Beach State Park.





The weather on Friday was ideal for the 22nd Annual Jack McElmurry Golf Outing -- our Rotary Club's big fundraiser.  

I bought $20 worth of tickets for the 50/25/25 raffle (50% to the club and ...

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September 10, 2022
How One Good Thing Leads To Another... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Have a look at the fast-accumulating Potato Chip* blocks that are appearing, L-E style, as I continue to set together the Stitching Kindness quilt. That one is currently residing on the design wall as the rows are being stitched which is why these blocks are currently occupying the design floor. I just love the happy, chaotic, scrappiness of this one. The original idea behind this leader-ender

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How One Good Thing Leads To Another... from From the Strawberry Patch...

Have a look at the fast-accumulating Potato Chip* blocks that are appearing, L-E style, as I continue to set together the Stitching Kindness quilt. That one is currently residing on the design wall as the rows are being stitched which is why these blocks are currently occupying the design floor. I just love the happy, chaotic, scrappiness of this one. The original idea behind this leader-ender

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September 5, 2022
Stitching Kindness from From the Strawberry Patch...

Accepting the challenge that my small stitching group threw out there earlier this summer, last week I began setting together the blocks from Susan Ache's "Stitching Kindness" sew-along. As someone who has a deep love for all things red and white, this was an easy one for me to participate in.The block sub-unit looks much like the Swiss flag to me! This one goes together in rows rather than

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Stitching Kindness from From the Strawberry Patch...

Accepting the challenge that my small stitching group threw out there earlier this summer, last week I began setting together the blocks from Susan Ache's "Stitching Kindness" sew-along. As someone who has a deep love for all things red and white, this was an easy one for me to participate in.The block sub-unit looks much like the Swiss flag to me! This one goes together in rows rather than

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August 27, 2022
Betcha Can't from From the Strawberry Patch...

What to do with a full-to-overflowing bin of 2.5" X 4.5" bricks? Grab a fistful and put together some Potato Chip blocks! I found this free pattern somewhere on the Internet, it was all the inspiration that I needed and this has become the perfect leader-ender  project, going together sew quickly I can hardly believe it myself; plus, this is so much fun! I should easily be able to get a couple of

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Betcha Can't from From the Strawberry Patch...

What to do with a full-to-overflowing bin of 2.5" X 4.5" bricks? Grab a fistful and put together some Potato Chip blocks! I found this free pattern somewhere on the Internet, it was all the inspiration that I needed and this has become the perfect leader-ender  project, going together sew quickly I can hardly believe it myself; plus, this is so much fun! I should easily be able to get a couple of

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August 19, 2022
Just In Time! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

 I finished my Mercyful Quilt just in the nick of time.  

The final link-up is on this Sunday over at Bernie's blog (Needle and Foot). I knew I needed to buckle down and I am pleased I actually met the deadline.


I started out making green blocks but quickly found out I did not have a bunch of large scraps.  I used the method Preeti shared on her blog.  So next I had to dig into my blue scraps.  I found the same problem there.



I dug into my purple bin and found enough scraps to finish the blocks ...

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August 5, 2022
August 2022 OMG and Short List from Quilt Paint Create

Another month down, another project finished. I met my goal last month of sewing a shirt. I’ve done well this year finishing my OMGs, which has kept my projects moving.

There are quite a few changes in the list this month.

Project One: I’m still stitching My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs.

Project Two: I started working on a UFO I picked up off the charity table at Guild. Whoever started it including a picture of what the planned quilt would look like, but I’m not going there. I’ll sew up all the pinwheel pieces ...

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July 22, 2022
Adopt A Box from Quilt Paint Create

My Guild (The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild) does a thing called “adopt a box.”

The guild has a supply of fabric used to make quilts for a local battered women’s shelter (Safehouse). Member can browse the tables of fabric and take whatever they want to make a Safehouse quilt. We’re talking a lot of fabric to choose from.

Rather than rent a storage unit to store the fabric between meetings, member are asked to take a box home and bring it back the next meeting. Members’ homes become the storage facility.

I’ve taken boxes off and ...

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July 10, 2022
Sunday Stash July 10, 2022 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week. I ignored the sale at one of my favorite quilt shops.

I finished Pumpkin Patch for 1.5 yards out.

I can’t wait to hang it this fall. It was fun to piece and fun to quilt. I’m pleased with how it turned out.

I’m on to the next project, a quick garment. That doesn’t leave much of a window for choosing whatever comes next.

Fabric In: 0.5 yards

Fabric Out: 7.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 7.375 yards

How did you do this week?

You are invited to ...

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