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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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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 29, 2020
Sew a Fleece Peeker Hat with Fringe Pom Pom Video Tutorial from Crafty Gemini

fleece peeker hat with fringe pom pom tutorial by crafty gemini

Are these not the cutest little hats you’ve ever seen?

I’ve put together a FREE step-by-step video tutorial to show you how to make them hacking one of my other hat patterns.

The base for the hat features my super popular Reversible Fleece Hat with Ear Flaps pattern that you can “buy” for free here.

The adorable peeker designs are from DesignsbyJuju.com.

fleece peeker hat with fringe pom pom tutorial by crafty gemini

I made these on my BabyLock Spirit embroidery machine with a 5×7 hoop. They are perfect for the child size hat pattern. If you have an embroidery machine that can only do 4x4hoop designs ...

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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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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 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 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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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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UFO update from Granny Maud's Girl

I have not yet shared my May UFO because it is away being long-arm quilted. May’s UFO, a sampler quilt, was such a large project that I set myself a far more modest goal for June: finish a top that I bought the fabric for and cut out in January 2018. Since then, it has been variously draped over my dressmaker’s dummy, folded in a basket or on the desk in my sewing room. Since I finished it last month, it has been on a coathanger in my sewing room.

The top is a repeat of a Liberty ...

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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.
branches
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.
SS yellow
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.
tee cut
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 ...

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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 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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