Monthly Archives: December 2013

Stash Review 2013

  The final numbers are in. Fabric In:    26 yards Fabric Out:    11 ¼ yards Net Added:  14 ¾ yards I thought this was my worst year ever, but I looked back over the past five years and it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Better With Age

When I set my Short List at the beginning of the month I picked one new project and one old project (UFO).  The $2 top was the new project.  I like the mix of old and new and chose another … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes and a Finish

I finished the $2 top this morning.  Since I’ve shown so many pictures of the front, I decide to post one of the back that shows the machine binding.   I struggled with machine binding for years, but I kept … Continue reading

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A Little Redemption

I quilted the $2 top yesterday.  I had major tension problems with my sewing machine.  I rethreaded it several times and changed the needle, but it would still act like I didn’t have the presser foot down when I did.  … Continue reading

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Those Age Old Sayings

This is Christmas party week.  Two down, two to go.  If I didn’t have food allergies I’d be seriously overeating this week. At the Art Quilt Group Christmas party last night, we all wrote sayings on a piece of paper … Continue reading

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Poppy Reveal

I finished fusing the poppy quilt yesterday and trimmed the background. I may cut more off later, but for now I’m leaving a little extra. The background fabric is a hand-dyed that I over painted specifically for this project. I … Continue reading

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Not In The Spirit

I’m not sure where the time went, but Christmas is in 11 days.  Today might as well be over since nothing productive will happen before I go to bed.  I find it hard to wrap my mind around a few … Continue reading

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A Few Leaves Away

I so wanted to have all the stems fused for the picture, but it was not to be.   I found a couple mistakes in the pattern and a mistake I made in the fusing.  I got a little sidetracked … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Comfort

  First, the stash report.  No changes this week.  At least I didn’t buy more fabric. The weather turned bitter cold, which has me curling up with a good book.  This week I checked out a couple quilt design books … Continue reading

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Poppy Progress

Every night I sneak into the sewing room and fuse a few more pieces on the poppy quilt.  I definitely need to think of a better name for it.  I finished all the flowers and moved on to the stems … Continue reading

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