Monthly Archives: April 2015

Not The Usual

Several recent posts mentioned the Craftsy class I took on hand appliqué. I’ve started prepping pieces for an abbreviated version of the class project quilt. I don’t like all the blocks enough to make them and I want to move … Continue reading

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Applique-ing The Stash

It was a busy quilting week here. I finished the batik challenge, picture in the last post. I never did count the fabric in, which makes it 1/8 yard in and ¼ yard out. I also finished watching the Craftsy … Continue reading

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Batik Challenge Done

Look who finished another project on the April Short List! I swear I spent more time figuring out what to do with the batik than I did making the quilt. The fabric came from an Art Quilt Group challenge back … Continue reading

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All About Creating

I’ve been on a creativity kick. I finished the 21-Day Creativity Challenge running through Rose Hughes’ Facebook page. Every day she posted a word and the participants drew whatever the word inspired, but only for five minutes. Although I love … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Batik Challenge

Nothing in or out this week. The batik challenge is quilted and the binding cut but not made. I’ll count it all next week. I can’t remember if I counted the batik fabric in or not, so I’ll have to … Continue reading

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My First Craftsy Class

I posted weeks ago about trying a Craftsy class and received a lot of good feed back from readers. Thanks again to everyone that left a comment. Last Sunday I bought a class (or two) and started watching it. My … Continue reading

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Batik Challenge Revisited

I painted the designs on the batik pieces earlier this week. Sorry about the crooked picture. I’m happy with how they turned out and glad I moved away from the original designs. I have a plan for setting and sashing, … Continue reading

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A Week Of Clarity

This week all the clouds in my mind cleared and I experienced a wave of clarity. I finished the plastic bag holder for a quarter yard out. You can read about that and see the picture in the last post. … Continue reading

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Another Finish – Bag Holder

I finished the second project on the April Short List, a plastic bag holder using this tutorial. This would make a great first sewing project for a child. The directions were written with new sewers in mind. There were lots … Continue reading

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Natural Dyes

I’ve always had a fascination with herbs and edible flowers. I’ve not pursued the interest beyond a large herb garden and multiple flowerbeds, but the interest remains. Since this is the season to plan a garden I decided to check … Continue reading

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