Sunday Stash June 19, 2022

No fabric in this week. I used a small amount tying tomato plants in the garden.

Punkin Patch is a finished top. This is a smaller variation of a pattern by Bonnie Hunter.

I chose backing fabric and hope to get it basted today.

I haven’t given any thought to the quilting design. Bonnie quilted straight horizontal lines on her bed size version, which added interesting texture. I don’t think I’ll get the same effect on my much smaller quilt. I’m open to the possibility though.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 6.125 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.625 yards

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Pumpkin Progress

This week I was determined to make progress on Punkin Patch. I worked on it faithfully through the week and sewed all the blocks together.

I originally planned to add a checker board border, but it overwhelmed the quilt’s center. I auditioned a few other misses and decided on a narrow green inner border with a not much wider background fabric border.

I wanted to add those yesterday, but life got in the way.

Our family jokingly refers to this summer as the summer of no sleep. I’ve personally taken stupid tired to a whole new level.

My goal tomorrow, after a good night’s sleep, is to sew those borders on.

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Sunday Stash June 12, 2022

No change in the numbers.

A lot of life happened this week. I did not spend much time in the sewing room.

I didn’t have as much done as I thought on the pumpkins. I managed to get three of the blocks together, minus the background spacers either above or below the pumpkins. I hope to make a lot more progress this week.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 6 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.5 yards

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June 2022 OMG and Short List

The months go by so fast, summer especially. It’s a bit harder to fit in creative time around all the outdoor activities.

I finished my goal last month of quilting Open Dialogue, and then finished the quilt a few days later.

Project One: I’ve stitched about half of My Sewing Treasures by Bobby G Designs. It’s still in the frame crooked.

Project Two: I haven’t worked on the band sampler. It’s patiently waiting its turn.

Project Three: I want to sew some clothes again. The next item will be a shirt, although I haven’t picked the pattern or fabric yet.

Project Four: I have nine blocks in progress for Punkin Patch.

My OMG will be to finish the Punkin Patch top. I seem to do better if I keep projects moving rather than let them sit.

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Sunday Stash June 5, 2022

My numbers changed!

I finished Open Dialogue yesterday.

I’m happy with the results. This quilt started as an experiment in using fabric scraps in a mosaic format. I fused the scraps to a larger piece of paper backed fusible without sewing them together. Then I cut up the fusible.

The idea came from something I saw online, but I don’t remember what. The technique used in the inspiration piece was completely different from my technique. Next time I need to take notes to help me remember.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 6 yards

Net Fabric Out: 5.5 yards

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May 2022 OMG Finish

My OMG challenge for May was to finish quilting Open Dialogue.

I had my doubts when the thread started shredding about a third of the way through. I ended up changing the needle (both a new one and a different type) and switching to a smaller spool cap. That seemed to fix the problem, although humidity might have been a factor. Today the AC is running and the house is much cooler. I find my Pfaff tempermental about humidity.

The outlined motifs are my favorite part of the quilting.

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

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Sunday Stash May 29, 2022

No change in the numbers. I am avoiding the Memorial Day sales. Tempting, but no room to store anything else. My drawers runneth over.

Quilting moves forward on Open Dialogue. I am loving the outlined motifs.

I will add this idea to my list of things to play with in the future.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 5.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.75 yards

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The Next Project

I am always thinking about the next project.

Always.

Even if I’m enjoying the current project, my mind dreams of the next. The fun of picking fabric, the excitement of the first stitches becomes a siren’s song. I hear it calling me.

Some of you are organized enough to have a list of future projects that you actually follow. For me it’s the luck of the draw. Whatever has my attention when I finish the current thing becomes the next thing.

Right now this has my attention.

It reminds me of Gnome Angel’s 100 days 100 blocks challenge. I don’t know why this appeals, but I’ve thought about it a few years. I don’t much care for sampler quilts. I rarely use gray in my quilts. Yet here I am obsessing about this quilt.

Will it be the next project?

I’m also loving some of the motifs I’ve quilted into Open Dialogue, which has set off a whole string of “what if” ideas.

Whatever has my attention when I finish the current thing….

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Sunday Stash May 22, 2022

No change in the numbers. Somewhere along the line I became the slowest quilter ever.

This week I basted Open Dialogue and started quilting it.

There will be one more motif at the bottom, and I plan to outline them. After that it’s free motion filler.

I feel fortunate any week I spend time in the sewing room because some progress is better than no progress.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 5.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.75 yards

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Sunday Stash May 15, 2022

No change in the numbers.

Not much sewing happened this week. When life gets hectic and stressful, stitching becomes the fallback position. I made fair progress on My Sewing Treasures. Sorry – it’s in the frame crooked!

This section has a lot of color changes. Hopefully the next section will go a little faster.

Fabric In: 0.5yards

Fabric Out: 5.25 yards

Net Fabric Out: 4.75 yards

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