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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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October 18, 2019
On To Plan B from Quilt Paint Create

Have you ever had an idea for a quilt and realized, once you started stitching, that it doesn’t work? At all. And the best solution will take way more time than the original idea?
Enter the bear blocks. The have little pink dots on them marking the quilting line. I don’t want the pink dots to show on the finished quilt. I’d heard the marks for quilting lines wash out on the old blocks.
I scrubbed a block with hot water and soap.
bear-block-2Maybe the marks wash out on some blocks, but not these.  They look faint ...

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October 4, 2019
Transitioning from From the Strawberry Patch...

I teased with this picture of stacked stars in a previous post. This quilt is a welcome transition from all those bright fabrics used when making Frank. This is a long-abandoned project that needed to be brought to the front burner. I am inspired by Country Threads and their "Dirty Dozen" challenge this year. (The premise: identify 12 UFOs and give each a unique number from 1-12. Each month a

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Transitioning from From the Strawberry Patch...

I teased with this picture of stacked stars in a previous post. This quilt is a welcome transition from all those bright fabrics used when making Frank. This is a long-abandoned project that needed to be brought to the front burner. I am inspired by Country Threads and their "Dirty Dozen" challenge this year. (The premise: identify 12 UFOs and give each a unique number from 1-12. Each month a

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October 3, 2019
October 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

September was a fast month with vacation and busy weekends. Less sewing got done than planned, but I finished the 9 patch fade quilt. I plan to make a better showing this month.
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 bought this orphan project at my Guild’s garage sale two years ago. It’s not my style or colors, but the pattern intrigues me.
stripes UFOSomething New ...

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September 8, 2019
Finishing from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's been a summer of finishing up. This photo is of our Pastor at the end of August; she has been serving our congregation as an Interim Pastor and has finished her time with us. A few of us knew that she would need a proper send-off and of course that always requires a quilt to commemorate the occasion! Quiltkeemosabe just so happened to have this Lemoyne Trails top already finished and asked

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Finishing from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's been a summer of finishing up. This photo is of our Pastor at the end of August; she has been serving our congregation as an Interim Pastor and has finished her time with us. A few of us knew that she would need a proper send-off and of course that always requires a quilt to commemorate the occasion! Quiltkeemosabe just so happened to have this Lemoyne Trails top already finished and asked

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August 29, 2019
Just In Time for Fall from Quilt Paint Create

I got a little behind on things because of my trip last week, but I did finish the acorn runner.
acorn partyThe blocks were constructed using free form piecing. No templates, no pattern. I took a class through my Guild in July 2017 taught by a Guild member.
I have two more sets of blocks from that class. One set is quarter circle curves and the other is leaves.
The acorns were my least favorite of all the blocks. I’m not sure what possessed me to use those first, but I’m glad I did. I like the finished quilt ...

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August 18, 2019
Sunday Stash August 18, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

I had a finish this week for some fabric out. Good to see the numbers going in the right direction.

I wanted to finish quilting the acorn runner last night, but fatigue won out and I made the binding instead. It was hard to leave it so close to done, but I find free motion quilting works best when I’m mentally alert. I’ll finish it today and report it next week.

acorn quilting

Thanks to everyone who links up or stops by to check out the links. I know a lot of the regulars are traveling this month or have ...

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August 9, 2019
Under The Needle from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's been a whiz-bang, speedy summer so far.  My decision to make this season the one of "finishing up projects started" may just have to become the year of that; and that's okay! I have Hexie Garden on the rails currently, Snowbird  and I are having fun quilting it up, I am using a new (to me) pantograph called "Diamonds Are Forever" by Urban Elementz and I really am quite pleased with the

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Under The Needle from From the Strawberry Patch...

It's been a whiz-bang, speedy summer so far.  My decision to make this season the one of "finishing up projects started" may just have to become the year of that; and that's okay! I have Hexie Garden on the rails currently, Snowbird  and I are having fun quilting it up, I am using a new (to me) pantograph called "Diamonds Are Forever" by Urban Elementz and I really am quite pleased with the

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Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A No-Longer-UFO! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Welcome to Friday - it's finally here!  And you know what that means, I'm sure... It's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!


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I have been on a mission lately, to get some of the tops I made over the spring and early summer finished.  I'm very happy to say that this week I finished TWO of them!  I can't show you one - it's a gift and would be immediately recognizable to the eventual recipient - but I do have one I can share...


I ...

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August 2019 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

This is the latest I’ve ever posted The Short List. I’m so late, in fact, the One Monthly Goal link up has closed. A work trip last week really put me off my game. I’ve struggled to get back in the flow ever since.
I finished one project in July, the Gemma tank.
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 – The 9 patch leader and ...

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July 30, 2019
Scarlet Stars from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Scarlet Stars" 60" X 72" This recently completed quilt is a compilation of two different blocks-of-the-month from my LQS. I added bits and pieces of other blocks and coping strips to fit it all together. It has been a top for years, just hanging out in the stash closet for its time to be quilted. Thank goodness I happened upon Country Threads' "Chicken Scratch" blog and jumped on board

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Scarlet Stars from From the Strawberry Patch...

"Scarlet Stars" 60" X 72" This recently completed quilt is a compilation of two different blocks-of-the-month from my LQS. I added bits and pieces of other blocks and coping strips to fit it all together. It has been a top for years, just hanging out in the stash closet for its time to be quilted. Thank goodness I happened upon Country Threads' "Chicken Scratch" blog and jumped on board

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July 28, 2019
Sunday Stash July 28, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I’m half way through quilting the 30s quilt, maybe a little more. The stems are sewn down on the acorn runner. I pulled the back, batting and binding fabric together for it.
Last night I cleaned up and stacked everything on the bed in order with the runner on top.
project lineupLeft to right, possible choices for the 30s binding, the acorn runner with backing, batting and binding, the 9 patch top with backing and binding, and the project box for the next UFO. Looks like a sewing plan for the next few ...

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July 25, 2019
UFO Friday Project #1 Progress from Quilt Paint Create

Did you work on a UFO last Friday?
I worked on the acorn blocks Friday and through the weekend as ideas came to me. Here’s where I started.
acorn blocksThis is what they look like now.
acorn runnerThe size works for the place I want to put it. The black and white fabric saved the project for me. The whole thing was too dark for my taste before I added that border.
This Friday I will stitch down the stems and look for a backing fabric. If it’s a good night I might even baste it.
Although I really want ...

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July 18, 2019
UFO Friday from Quilt Paint Create

Do you have UFOs?
I know a few quilters that don’t, but they are definitely the freaks of the quilting world. They must hang with the quilters that don’t have a stash (yes, they are out there).
If you need a little incentive to work on your UFOs, you can head over to Pat Sloan’s blog every Friday to see which UFO she is trying to finish. You can also post a picture of your UFO in process, but you can’t link back to your blog, website, etc. Last week about 90 people shared photos for ...

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July 8, 2019
By Wisdom... from From the Strawberry Patch...

... a House is Built. Through perseverance a quilt is finished! I've been working on this one for twenty years, off and on (more off than on!). Last evening I finished putting in that last quilting stitch; so, it isn't truly quite finished yet, it still needs binding, but having this one off the frame sure feels good! The finished quilt, assembled as shown, measures 60" X 63". As soon as I got

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By Wisdom... from From the Strawberry Patch...

... a House is Built. Through perseverance a quilt is finished! I've been working on this one for twenty years, off and on (more off than on!). Last evening I finished putting in that last quilting stitch; so, it isn't truly quite finished yet, it still needs binding, but having this one off the frame sure feels good! The finished quilt, assembled as shown, measures 60" X 63". As soon as I got

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