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November 28, 2021
November OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

For my November OMG, I chose to fully finish the Noel cross stitch piece. I decided to finish it as a cube rather than frame it. I thought it would look nicer sitting on a table than hanging on the wall.

I used the tutorial by Vonna at The Twisted Stitcher. I found the correct size styrofoam brick at Hobby Lobby. I already had the fabric and trim in my stash.

I’m very pleased with the results. Vonna’s directions are clear and it came together easily. It was a lot more fun than lacing a frame.

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November 26, 2021
Try Anything Once from Quilt Paint Create

Finally! All the Christmas designs I stitch are in season.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers who celebrate it. It’s a quiet day here, but we are having a nice meal.

I picked this up at Needle Arts Guild last summer. One of the members passed away unexpectedly, and her family boxed up her stitch stash and told us to take what we wanted.

I limited myself to this towel and one magazine. I thought the towel had an aida band running across it. I knew I had patterns for those that I wanted to stitch. When I got ...

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November 5, 2021
The November 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s list time again! I finished two projects in October, Waugh Street Christmas and the BOM blocks. Once again I’m without a piecing project. When the list opens up I find it hard to pick what to work on next. Too many choices!

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 8 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 need to start sketching ...

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October 29, 2021
October 2021 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

Finishing Waugh Street Christmas was my OMG for October. I even put a label on it because the backing fabric was too busy to write on (the lazy girl’s label).

I bought the charm pack a couple years ago at the AQS show. The vintage look of the fabrics appealed to me. I made sure to use it in a way that kept the charm squares whole.

I’m done sewing Christmas now.

Make sure to visit Elm Street Quilts to see all the other October finishes.

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October 24, 2021
Sunday Stash October 24, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

I’m working on the feathered star blocks for the BOM quilt. You can see last week’s addition in the star point sections at the top right of the picture.

In 20-something years of quilting I have never made a feathered star block. These are also 18 inch blocks. That’s another first for me.

Fabric In: 7.625 yards

Fabric Out: 8.125 yards

Net Fabric Out: .5 yards

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October 10, 2021
Sunday Stash October 10, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I finished quilting Waugh Street Christmas and trimmed it. I searched my stash for a red or green binding fabric with no luck. It looks like the border fabric will win by default.

I’m counting out the fabric for the quilt this week and the binding fabric next week.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 7.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: .75 yards

Hitting positive usage has been a real challenge this year. We’ll see how long it lasts.

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October 4, 2021
The October 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished two projects in September, the Winter Pines runner and Noel, and had one stitched piece framed. Other projects moved forward, making it a good month

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 8 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 may get attention in October. If not, November for sure.

Other – Waugh Street Christmas is almost quilted. This will be my ...

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October 3, 2021
Sunday Stash October 3, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No changes here last week, although progress continues on multiple projects.

We have three months left in the year. How are you doing on your fabric usage goals?

I expect to be back in positive numbers this month with the completion of this quilt.

It may not last though. My Guild’s fabric sale is the last Saturday of the month.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 5.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

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September 28, 2021
September OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

The Winter Pines runner was my OMG for September. I needed some free motion quilting practice before tackling a larger quilt. This was a perfect practice piece.

It was fun to quilt and I love how it looks. I can’t wait to put it out in a few months.

I’m linking to the Elm Street Quilts September finish party.

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September 24, 2021
A Stitch Finish from Quilt Paint Create

The stitching is complete on Noel.

I know how I want to finish it, once I find the time. I plan to get that done sometime in October.

I’ve been on the fence about which stitch project to start next. I think I need to give my eyes a break and do something easier to see. I spend all day on the computer at work. As much as I enjoy coming home and stitching, it may be a bit much. I’ve had multiple rounds of eye inflammation this year. It isn’t something I want to keep repeating ...

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September 19, 2021
Sunday Stash September 19, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.

I’m a little over half way through the quilting on Waugh Street Christmas.

I’d love to finish it this month, but there’s a lot going on this week. Some long days at work will cut into my quilting time.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 5.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 2 yards

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September 4, 2021
The September 2021 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished two items in August, the circle challenge and the November BOM blocks. I just realized the BOM wasn’t on last month’s list. Sneaky how it cut to the front of the line.

The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, hand work, finishing, classes and other. I’ve used this system for 7 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 think about Open Dialogue often, but it probably won’t see the light ...

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August 29, 2021
Sunday Stash August 29, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers. It should really go without saying.

I sewed and trimmed all the HSTs this week for the Stars In The Night blocks.

I need to pick another name for this quilt. The original had a dark background, mine not so much. You definitely won’t be thinking night when you look at my quilt.

Maybe this week I can sew the blocks. Anything more complicated than sewing squares together seems to take me forever.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 4.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 3 yards

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August 27, 2021
August OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

I chose adding the borders and basting Waugh Street Christmas as my August OMG. I finished those tasks with plenty of time to spare.

Now I’m looking for a quilting design to fit the Christmas theme. There are several variations of the holly and berries design out there, but I’m not feeling it. This quilt is all about the fabric. The quilting design needs to play a supporting role.

I’m linking to Elm Street Quilts.

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August 15, 2021
Sunday Stash August 15, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

In spite of a crazy week, I finished Circles for a little fabric out. I also got the borders on Waugh Street Christmas. After much auditioning, simpler made the most sense.

Today I need to find something light for the back. I buy a lot of neutrals, but rarely more than one yard cuts. I need 1.25 yards if I don’t want to piece the back. Muslin would work, although I prefer a fun print.

Fabric In: 7.125 yards

Fabric Out: 4.125 yards

Net Fabric In: 3 yards

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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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August 1, 2021
Sunday Stash August 1, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

I paused a minute when I typed the date in the title. August? Really? I need to pay more attention to where I spend my time because I can hardly believe we’re eight months into the year.

I obviously am not spending my time in the sewing room because the numbers haven’t changed.

I hand stitched the circles down on the small art piece. I even basted it. Perhaps this one will be a finish next week.

I have a list of other projects I want to work on. I better pick up the pace if I ever ...

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July 30, 2021
Christmas in July from Quilt Paint Create

When your quilt projects are going nowhere fast, you show progress on your stitch project.

The design spells NOEL, and each letter has a little something extra. I’m waiting to stitch all the french knot eyes and metallic background snowflakes until last. I don’t want to snag them on anything.

It’s a fun project to stitch. Not too many color changes! If I can only stitch for 15 minutes I still feel like I accomplished something. Smaller projects do have their perks.

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July 24, 2021
Front and Center from Quilt Paint Create

Every week seems to go faster than the last. Before this one got away from me I sewed together the center of Waugh Street Christmas.

There will be borders…….maybe background, red and then more background. I won’t know until I audition it. I may also make the side borders wider as the quilt is narrower than I prefer.

That’s a decision for another day.

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