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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 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 19, 2020
When Projects Speak from Quilt Paint Create

Sometimes, when I’m really excited about a project, I let it sit.
I go in the sewing room and look at it. I walk away. I go take another look. I walk away again.
I’m not procrastinating. I just need a little time to get over myself. Because that project is telling me something, and I don’t want to hear it.
Usually it’s telling me it wants to be something more than my vision for it, and more is going to take time and energy I hadn’t planned to commit to it.
The project is ...

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June 10, 2020
UFOs and June's OMG from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to this beautiful sunny but not hot day.

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June 7, 2020
Sunday Stash June 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week. I went to my LQS today and didn’t buy anything. They had a sale going, but nothing begged go home with me.
SS yellowI’m still plugging away at my three projects: The HST quilt, the penguins and Birds in the Branches. I cut the leaf shapes for Birds. Most still need the edges turned.
birds with leavesI expect to wash this quilt a couple times a year and I don’t want the applique to fray. Fusing would definitely have been faster.
Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 12.75 yards
Net Fabric Out ...

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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 31, 2020
Sunday Stash May 31, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers this week.
I started working on another UFO. I will not stitch anything down until I make sure all the applique pieces fit like they should.
branchesI ditched all my original fabric choices except for the red I chose for the birds. The birds will make their appearance after the branches grow some leaves.
The pattern was designed as a mosaic, which I also decided not to do. I toyed with the idea of re-shelving the fabrics and abandoning the project entirely. Because I like the pattern, it lives to see another day.
Fabric In ...

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May 22, 2020
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? #ufonomore from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around again - the tenth, I think, since we started staying home.  The days all roll together, but it's always good to remember when Friday rolls around and we get our whoop whoop on, isn't it?  So let's get started!

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On April 13th, I took this picture, of nine quilt tops I had pieced since moving to our new house.  Oh the shame of it!  But I put Jolene back to work, and this week I finished the last of those quilts!


First to be finished were four baby quilts that are now ...

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May 11, 2020
Monday Motivation: Start Now from Patchwork Sampler Blog

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

 

What was I thinking?

I have a sign in my sewing room that reads “You can’t start over so start now.” It is a constant reminder that I cannot go back and finish each quilt before I start another one. Now, I have loads of UFOs. These unfinished projects have literally become the elephant in my sewing room. I see bins every time I walk in the room. This year I picked ONE basket under my sewing table and will concentrate on these projects. This single laundry basket size ...

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May 4, 2020
One UFO from Elaine Adair Pieces

What do you do with 480 HSTs?  You zombie-sew them into these 15, six inch blocks!  No plan yet for there future but they are DONE.  Surprisingly most of them didn't need trueing up.  I have no idea where they came from but I DO love the woodsy, earthy colors. 


Also, good news during these Covid days.  My hairdresser called ME to schedule a haircut tomorrow!  Yeaaaaa - masks, small gatherings.  This sad widow needs to feel human again.

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April 27, 2020
This and That from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm keeping busy, there's always too much to do and not enough time to get it all accomplished. I don't know how I ever got anything done at all when I was allowed to leave the house! As fast as I finish one project I find three others to work on! I began setting these stitcheries together with low volume 25-patches. These squares measure 5" finished; with the one inch framing border

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This and That from From the Strawberry Patch...

I'm keeping busy, there's always too much to do and not enough time to get it all accomplished. I don't know how I ever got anything done at all when I was allowed to leave the house! As fast as I finish one project I find three others to work on! I began setting these stitcheries together with low volume 25-patches. These squares measure 5" finished; with the one inch framing border

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April 24, 2020
April 2020 OMG Finish from Quilt Paint Create

Finishing Bears With Borders was my OMG for April.
Bears With Borders doneI had a marathon sewing session last weekend to finish it up. I needed to move on to something different.
My mother bought me the blocks and floss at the Five and Dime when I was maybe five years old to teach me embroidery. I stitched a few and made a hash of them.
I found the kit when I cleaned the last of my stuff out of her house in my 30s. I had picked up hand work again in my late 20s and thought I might finish them someday ...

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April 22, 2020
Getting Myself Organized from From the Strawberry Patch...

While cleaning out a closet the other day (one of my daily habits currently-- closets, drawers, cabinets, nothing's off limits for a good purging) I came across eight UFO's that needed attention; well, truth be told, I came across more than eight but whittled the number down to eight (I chucked a few! Gasp!!) that I am either invested in enough, or love too much, to cull from the line-up. So,

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Getting Myself Organized from From the Strawberry Patch...

While cleaning out a closet the other day (one of my daily habits currently-- closets, drawers, cabinets, nothing's off limits for a good purging) I came across eight UFO's that needed attention; well, truth be told, I came across more than eight but whittled the number down to eight (I chucked a few! Gasp!!) that I am either invested in enough, or love too much, to cull from the line-up. So,

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April 19, 2020
Sunday Stash April 19, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

SS yellowGood progress on Bears With Borders this week. I finished the quilting, squared up the top, made the binding and cut the hanging sleeve. If I don’t finish it today, I will tomorrow. I’m counting the fabric out today and will post a picture of the finished quilt this week.
Next in the queue is A Walk In The Woods, which has been waiting patiently.
awitw pieces

Fabric In: 1.5
Fabric Out: 7 yards
Net Fabric Out: 5.5 yards
How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA
2 Marti
3 Meloney
4 Chrisknits
5 Melva Loves ...

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April 4, 2020
April 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

It’s a new quarter and time for new quarterly and semi-annual goals. I had to make some adjustments to April’s goals because I don’t have supplies for some projects and don’t know when I can get them. I just shifted projects forward to the next quarter and picked other goals. I would have picked those projects eventually, and the order isn’t that important. I didn’t finish anything last month but made good progress on three projects.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, charity and other. I’ve used some form ...

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March 7, 2020
March 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I finished three projects on the list in February. That’s as good as it gets around here. Because I’m setting quarterly and semi-annual goals this year, I will not choose new projects in the categories with finishes until April. I want to make sure I have finishes in all the categories, and this seems like the easiest way to accomplish that.
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 ...

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February 6, 2020
Getting it Together from From the Strawberry Patch...

Class sample: Four prequited blocks joined together with lattice strips.  I can become a procrastinator if the conditions are right; this is not something that I am proud to admit. So, a year or so ago, a dear friend presented me with a large bag of hand quilted sampler blocks that her mother had made back in the 1980s. She asked if I could assemble them for her to present to her almost 92

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Getting it Together from From the Strawberry Patch...

Class sample: Four prequited blocks joined together with lattice strips.  I can become a procrastinator if the conditions are right; this is not something that I am proud to admit. So, a year or so ago, a dear friend presented me with a large bag of hand quilted sampler blocks that her mother had made back in the 1980s. She asked if I could assemble them for her to present to her almost 92

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