Monthly Archives: February 2009

Happy Blocks

I’ve heard a lot about happy blocks around the web lately, so I did a search and found directions on MaryQuilts.  I thought my quilt group would have fun with these on workday so I made a few to try … Continue reading

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Applewood Farms BOM February

Look what I finished yesterday!       I’m very happy with how these turned out.

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Stash Report Week 8

One of these weeks I’ll get my numbers going the right way….   I picked out these fabrics for month one of the Applewood Farms BOM.   I love the batik, but I took it out of a UFO bin, … Continue reading

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Everyday Creativity Progress

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll remember that I did a four week trial of getting up early every morning to sew.  I lost my momentum over the holidays, then it took me a few weeks to … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Salt and Potatoes Results

I cleaned and pressed the four samples.   Sample one used mashed potato flakes.  The flakes absorbed a lot of paint and lightened the piece.  The fabric smelled like potato chips when I washed it out.  I don’t think I’ll … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 7

On the plus side, I didn’t buy any fabric.  I did, however, square up my sister’s quilt, which added another half yard to the stash.  Next time I’ll add the backing fabric when I buy it instead of using it … Continue reading

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Updates All Around

I reviewed Creating With Paint by Sherrill Kahn yesterday for help with the salting technique.  After reading what she included in the book, I think I need to use even more water and I’m going to try multiple kinds of … Continue reading

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