December 2022 OMG And Short List

This has been the fastest year ever! Hard to believe it’s December, time to wrap up the old and think about plans for next year.

I had one finish in November, the fused challenge piece. Not much else has changed on the list.

Project One: The Tiny Modernist Holiday 2022 SAL. I keep plugging away. Most of what you see is part of the second release. I haven’t done any of the backstitch yet.

Project Two: The pinwheel charity quilt, to the point of sewing rows together. I decided to quilt it in two sections. We’ll see how that works out for me.

Project Three: I am cutting and sewing pieces for a Traffic Jam quilt (free pattern by Pat Sloan). This is a leader and ender project.

Project Four: I am working on the 2023 AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge quilt.

This will be a mixed month with both extra time off work and more family obligations. I’m choosing to finish the two pinwheel quilt halves for my OMG. I’d rather get the entire quilt finished, but the two halves are a more reasonable choice.

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Sunday Stash December 4, 2022

No change in the numbers.

I’ve been working on the pinwheel quilt this week. All the blocks are sewn into rows, and several of the rows are sewn together.

It’s a work in progress, but you can get the overall pattern from the picture.

I feel like this quilt has been in process forever, and I’m ready to move on.

Fabric In: 13 3/8 yards

Fabric Out: 12 yards

Net Fabric In: 1 3/8 yards

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November 2022 OMG Finish

My OMG for November was to finish a challenge piece that included a piece of fused fabric made at an art quilt group (Art 2 Quilt) meeting.

Here is my section of the fused fabric.

And here is my finished quilt.

I talked about the process here.

I chose the solid black border so the fused fabric could be the star. It needed a little something more, which is why I chose a multi-color binding and variegated quilting thread. The quilt measures 22 x 11.

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Sunday Stash November 27, 2022

No fabric in this week.

I finished the fused fabric challenge piece for a half yard out. I actually like the back better than the front, which has me unsure about adding a label. I prefer to make small table mats reversible so they can do double duty. The piece is small, 22 x 11.

I’ll post a picture of the front in my OMG finish post.

I’m close to breaking even for the year.

Fabric In: 13 3/8 yards

Fabric Out: 12 yards

Net Fabric In: 1 3/8 yards

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Me, Playing

Happy Thanksgiving!

My November OMG is to finish the fused fabric challenge piece. For that to happen, I needed to start.

First I stitched over the fused fabric with variegated thread, making sure to catch each fused shape at least once. Spoiler alert, I should have stitched in lines or a grid to catch each fused shape multiple times.

Then I cut windows in a plain piece of paper in the shape of a circle, fan, square and rectangle. The rectangle looked best. I cut the fused fabric into rectangular pieces.

My first idea was a wheel shape, but I knew it would bother me if the spokes were wonky. I also wasn’t sold on the background fabric.

Next came this arrangement. By this time I liked the background fabric even less.

This background should have looked good but did nothing for it.

There were several other background auditions. Finally I stumbled upon a winner.

I sewed it all together and need to come up with a border. Stay tuned for the next play day.

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Sunday Stash November 20, 2022

No fabric in this week.

I took a gallon bag of scraps to Guild yesterday and put it on the free table. I’m conservatively estimating it at 2 yards, as I could barely close the bag.

Our speaker yesterday was Mary Kerr. She told us grandmother’s flower garden was the pattern most frequently started and never finished over the history of quilting. I adopted a box of fabric at the meeting yesterday, and when I got home and opened it, look what I found.

I guarantee I won’t be finishing it.

Fabric In: 13 3/8 yards

Fabric Out: 11.5 yards

Net Fabric In: 1.875 yards

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Sunday Stash November 13, 2022

No change in the numbers.

My library had a book sale this week, and I picked up a couple quilting books.

I already own a few quilt as you go books, but I like this one better. If remember right, Marti Michell teaches this class on Craftsy. Her methods are more flexible than the others I’ve seen. I plan to give it a try on the pinwheel quilt.

The Christmas book is just fun, and that’s all it needs to be.

We’re in the home stretch for 2022. I’m pushing to at least break even this year.

Fabric In: 13 3/8 yards

Fabric Out: 9.5 yards

Net Fabric In: 3.875 yards

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A Nod to Progress

Finally, something that resembles progress on pinwheels.

I sewed the first two rows together, but not to each other.

The quilt is much brighter than it looks in the picture. I’m hoping it will bring a smile to someone that doesn’t often have something to smile about.

Onward.

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Sunday Stash November 6, 2022

No change in the numbers.

My sewing table looks exactly like I left it last Sunday.

I’ve had other commitments on the weekends for the past month. Things should get back to normal in the next few days.

Fabric In: 13 3/8 yards

Fabric Out: 9.5 yards

Net Fabric In: 3.875 yards

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November 2022 OMG And Short List

I have no idea what I did in the sewing room last month, but I don’t think it amounted to much. Maybe my goal for November should be to show up. Sometimes back to basics is best.

The project list repeats last month’s.

Project One: The Tiny Modernist Holiday 2022 SAL. All parts have been released now. There is so much stitching on this piece! My goal is Christmas 2023. I am pleased that it’s starting to look like something.

Project Two: The pinwheel charity quilt. I’m sewing setting squares to pinwheel blocks. A design opportunity resulted in yet another layout revision. This one has taken on a life of its own.

Project Three: I am cutting and sewing pieces for a Traffic Jam quilt (free pattern by Pat Sloan). This is a leader and ender project.

Project Four: The November challenge in my Art Quilt Group is to make something from a piece of fused fabric. I have an idea but haven’t had time to work on it.

Project Five: I am working on the pattern for the 2023 AQS Ultimate Guild Challenge quilt.

I’m hoping for more sewing time this month than last. My OMG will be to finish the November Art Quilt Group challenge.

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