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September 11, 2021
How To Accumulate Ideas from Quilt Paint Create

I’ve been looking through old quilting magazines to give myself a break from screen time. In the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Quiltmaker, I saw this Bonnie Hunter pattern.

Interesting, but I wouldn’t want a bed quilt of pumpkins. Maybe a table runner? No, one row is too narrow, two rows didn’t appeal.

Maybe a wall hanging or topper, three rows of five pumpkins. Much more interesting. The pumpkins can be sewn from scraps, always a plus.

I’m not a fan of the grey background. Blue would be nice. Black on white prints might be better ...

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June 30, 2021
June 2021 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

It took some effort, but I finished the sew-in piece using the Victoria Findlay Wolfe technique. It decided it wanted to be a pillow after all.

The front and the back are different.

The technique isn’t as hard as it looks, but all the partial seams make it a bit fussy. I don’t see myself doing it again, but it stitched up fairly fast. I enjoyed making it and am pleased with the finished project.

I used all my batting scraps to stuff it, which cleared valuable shelf space in the sewing room. That was the best part ...

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June 26, 2021
That Sew In Top from Quilt Paint Create

I added some filler strips and triangles to finish the sew-in top to something rectangular. Then I took it to Art Quilt Group. Those ladies always have the best idea.

I brought it home, squared it up, pulled backing, chose thread and pressed everything.

Weekend plans include quilting it and working on the finish. I’m keeping the plan for it a surprise.

I’m really excited about this project and can’t wait to finish it. The project is my June OMG, making the finish a priority.

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June 17, 2021
Now What? from Quilt Paint Create

I finished piecing the sew-in top as instructed and ended up with this.

Now what?

According to the instructions, I should square it up. That puts a lot of scraps back in the scrap bin, which is exactly where I don’t want them.

Maybe I could add fabric in all the empty triangle spaces and see what it tells me to do next. It feels a little plain to me. Maybe a pop of color would help?

If you have ever made a pattern like this, leave me a comment and tell me how you finished it. Borders? Facing ...

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June 13, 2021
Sunday Stash June 13, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Nothing changed with the numbers.

I intended to finish piecing the braid top yesterday, but it didn’t happen. Maybe I can finish that today.

I have made a lot of progress on Digging Out.

With my other projects, all I’ve made is a mess that I have to move out of the way to work on other things. Business as usual, more or less.

Fabric In: 4.25 yards

Fabric Out: 2.25 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

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June 12, 2021
Sew In Progress from Quilt Paint Create

I thought I’d share my progress on the Victoria Findlay Wolfe sew along. I had the pieces cut ahead, and all the sewing happened on Sunday. The top isn’t finished, but I made more progress than I expected.

The strips are woven together rather than the typical method of cutting off the edges and sewing a straight seam. I’ll wait to review the technique until after I finish the top.

I thought sewing the two sections together would be the hardest part, but it’s easier than piecing the sections. It’s also a lot larger than ...

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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 18, 2021
Sunday Stash April 18, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I put together a small quilt with the bunny fabric scraps, and it’s ready for quilting. There was no pattern for this. I took the scraps I had and sewed them together, making it up as I went along.

I thought I might to get to that yesterday, but not so much. Too many other things happened and the day got away from me. That’s been the rule and not the exception lately. Maybe I’ll find the time later today.

Fabric In: 2 yards

Fabric Out: 1.25 yards

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