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

No change in the numbers.

I had a Guild meeting on Zoom yesterday that lasted hours. I used the time to piece Waugh Street Christmas, the project using the Sweet Christmas charm pack.

There will be two more rows at the bottom.

When I was little we lived in an old frame house on Waugh Street. The house had the wide wood trim all around the doorways between rooms. At Christmas we would tape all the Christmas cards that came in the mail around the doorways in the living and dining rooms. The arrangement of the charm squares reminds me ...

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July 17, 2021
A Quick Summary from Quilt Paint Create

Things are happening in the sewing room. Each project deserves its own post, but I couldn’t pick and decided to summarize instead.

The circles are fused on the challenge quilt. No new picture because the group meets this week and I want to show it there first.

The pattern has gone though a couple revision and the background is cut for the quilt using the Sweet Christmas charm pack. It doesn’t look much different.

The “O” is almost stitched in the Noel piece. I’m about half way through the back stitching.

Big surprise, it will rain here ...

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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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July 4, 2021
Sunday Stash July 4, 2021 from Quilt Paint Create

Happy 4th to everyone in the United States! Gotta love the long weekend with extra time to relax.

No fabric in, but fabric out for the pillow.

After two finishes last week, I’m not motivated to work on the next thing. Instead I looked online and found a couple patterns that will work with one charm pack. Pulled the background fabric too. Now I need to make a decision and get cutting.

I bought the charm pack a few years ago at the AQS show. I love that the line has that vintage Christmas feel. No sense letting ...

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June 17, 2021
Quilted Patriotic Star Pillow from Farm Road Ramblings

patriotic quilted star pillow

Throw pillows are a quick and easy way to update your seasonal decor.  This one is perfect for the summer holidays - Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July - but you could also make it with alternate colors for other holidays as well. It has four Sawtooth star blocks made from four fat quarters for the front (you could also easily use scraps for the stars) and finishes at around 18" square.  If you'd like to make one like mine, I'll link to the fabrics at the bottom of this post.  Here's how to make it:


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April 5, 2021
HAPPY EASTER! from Quilting My Way

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and that you all were around your families. 

Our Easter ended up being another day. We don't have family close other than Phil and mom. I believe mom spend the day with Nancy and Phil and Emily weren't able to come and haven't been for a long time. Katt is in Lewiston, so that was a "no go." Which leaves the 2 of us. And with the way life has been with us, we didn't go through the fancy meal. I did miss that. I loved egg hunts. I ...

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January 25, 2021
A Birthday Party For Patrick from Quilting My Way

 This morning I couldn't sleep. I was up at 3:30 am, 4:30 am, 5:45 am, and then at 6:30 am, I got up. I was tired of trying to sleep. I would take 30 mins to go to sleep and another 30 mins of sleep. Not fun! My mind was all over the place. 

So, I got up and beaded. I decided I would bead instead of playing games. 

I was able to get another 4 rows done. I'm now at 249/580 rows done. I'm so excited to get to the second ...

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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 26, 2020
Every little thing equals progress from Sew Sunshine

I made 5 mini quilts! Yes I did...slow and steady like. These came about because my BEE mate Jen asked for quilted cards. I loved this idea though thought it would be daunting to make something so small. 
I am only supposed to tackle sewing projects in little bits of time, mainly because the posture (as you all know) in sewing can be very muscle fatiguing. 
I would guess about 5 minutes at a time I worked my way through the minis. They are all about 4.25" x 5ish" 
Of course I had a black and white theme ...

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Merry Christmas Everyone! from Quilting My Way

 Today is a good day. I love Christmas. Not sure if it's because of family or if it's because it's a relaxing day. I have always loved Christmas. 

We opened our gifts last night. I was thrilled with all my gifts. I have a few that will replace a few things. Patrick got me a food processor, so I'm going to get rid of the stuff that I was using that is about the same. I have a small one, but this one is a lot better. I also got some lovely socks that my DIL ...

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December 25, 2020
My 2021 Wish for You! from Humble Quilts

Merry Christmas!


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Greetings from Quilt Paint Create

Merry Christmas!

From my family to your, blessings for a peaceful and joyful day.

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Happy Christmas Eve! from Quilting My Way

 Today started out like always. Patrick was going golfing but had to wait till about 10:30 before he left. Mom was due to come over, and around 10:30 I was beginning to wonder if she was coming. She called to say she was running behind. Asked me about the stuff she had and what she was bringing. We did the check list and then she would be leaving soon. 

I went downstairs to get things off the counter and then start working on some of the scrap fabrics that I have for QOV. 

Mom arrived around 11:45 ...

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December 21, 2020
One last braid table runner from Samelia's Mum

This afternoon, while watching a Christmas film on Netflix with my girl, I finished stitching down the binding on one last Christmas braid table runner. 

I have really enjoyed making these runners these past few weeks. I haven't done much sewing lately, other than these and they've honestly been the perfect activity.

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December 16, 2020
It's Beginning to Look ♫Like Christmas ♫ from Humble Quilts

We opted to not put up a tree this year but I still decorated a bit. 
I saw a runner like this in an old Country Living magazine several years ago and made my own. I used old feed sacks to applique the traditional design. 
I am such a fan of textiles you can find them throughout the house year round. I change them out depending on the season. 

On another note:

In Scandinavia, Pixies or Nisse is a household spirit that is responsible for the care and prosperity of a farm or family. A Nisse is usually described as ...

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December 13, 2020
Sunday Stash December 13, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No change in the numbers.

Christmas preparations took most of my time this week. The tree is up and decorated. Shopping has taken longer than usual with limited selection both online and in the stores. I’m a little surprised at the crowds. My son and I walked out of one store because the only line for the cashiers was at least an hour long. There was nothing in the store I wanted that bad.

I did manage to add a little quilting to Tribes.

I think I could finish the quilting in a few hours, if I can just ...

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December 6, 2020
Sunday Stash December 6, 2020 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week.

I used a little fabric putting a sleeve on this very wide quilt. I’ve only been meaning to do that for the past 10 years.

Better late than never.

Fabric In: 17.75

Fabric Out: 21.875 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.25 yards

How did you do this week?

1 Julie in GA

2 Life in Pieces Kate

3 Meloney

4 Chrisknits

5 Jennifer in Indy

6 Melva Loves Scraps

7 Quilting Gail

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December 2, 2020
It's Beginning to look like Christmas from Humble Quilts

I don't know if we will be putting up a tree, but I always display the vintage Santa suit that my FIL used to wear when his kids were little. 

I made the goofy Santa, but look what he is sitting on!! Liz H made this for our antique block challenge and sent it to me as a thank you. I LOVE it and will proudly display it. Thanks again Liz.

No sewing for me yet, since the end of month/beginning of month is a busy time for me. We just put our part timer on full time ...

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