Monthly Archives: October 2009

Lacking Motivation

The days grow shorter.  Today we have balmy weather and tomorrow frost.  My body craves sleep in response to sunless gray skies.   I look at my paints.  I unfold a finished quilt top.  I open a box and touch … Continue reading

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Clothesline Hotpads

I made what I think is the last of these for now.            I’ve had a few comments from readers interested in making one.  The book is called It’s a Wrap:  Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets and Bowls by Susan … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 43

Only nine more weeks left this year?  The holidays must be just around the corner.   I didn’t buy any fabric this week.  I went to the quilt shop and Joann’s, but only walked out with thread.   I used … Continue reading

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Applewood Farms BOM October

I finished making the October blocks today.  They sewed up much easier than the September blocks.             Next comes lots of pieced sashing.  This could take a while. 

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Applewood Farms BOM September

I finished the September blocks.            To say these gave me a hard time would be an understatement.  They both came out a little too big.  I didn’t square them because I may remake them.  I’m debating if … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting 101: Not So Simple Stencils

Today we’ll do a more complicated two-color stencil.  You will need freezer paper, a Pigma pen, fabric, paint, a Styrofoam plate and a stencil brush.   First, trace your design onto freezer paper with a Pigma pen.  I use Pigma … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 42

I’m sewing but I’m not finishing anything.  It’s like stockpiling your busts for another day.   I bought a half yard of fabric to use in the October Applewood Farm block.  I depleted my oranges making my son’s quilt last … Continue reading

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Fabric Rut

Do you use the same style of fabric in most your quilts?   I know I do.  I favor tone on tone fabrics and subtle prints that read as solids.  Sometimes I use novelty prints in baby quilts or theme … Continue reading

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Retro Charm Top

Here’s one more finish from retreat.  I couldn't get the whole top in the picture, but you get the idea.                        It needs quilted, but I haven’t decided if I should do it or send it out.    … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 41

I did not buy any fabric this week.   I finished a few projects at retreat this weekend.  My sister’s kit took a quarter yard for the binding and hanging tabs.                  This hotpad used another quarter yard.  … Continue reading

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