Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rose Hughes Class

Last Friday I took a class with Rose Hughes on adding hand stitching to quilts to give them texture and dimension. We all started practice pieces to experiment with color and stitches. It’s amazing how little hand stitching you get … Continue reading

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A Flurry Of Stash Activity

This week makes up for all the weeks when nothing came in or out. I used 5.25 yards for the donation top shown in my last post. Thursday a local quilt shop had a tent sale. The sale fabrics didn’t … Continue reading

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Not By The List

Last night I finished up the top I call Joan’s Garden. This wasn’t the UFO on the July Short List, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It only needed twenty minutes of my time. I kept thinking I should … Continue reading

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What If Wednesday – Coloring Book Copyrights

What if I based a quilt pattern on a line drawing in a coloring book? This is not a new concept. I used coloring book shapes for the appliqués on this quilt almost 15 years ago. But then I got … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Guild Garage Sale

I’m proud that I did not buy any fabric this week, as yesterday was my guild’s garage sale. You have to pick your poison at such events, and I hit the book tables first where I picked up Fractured Landscape … Continue reading

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Christmas In July

I found this stenciled block when I cleaned and sorted all my UFO bins and drawers. I like the way the brush stokes mimic the texture of pine needles. I can’t remember where I found the tree pattern, but I … Continue reading

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What If Wednesday – On Books

I listen to audio books in the car because I spend so much time there. My main office is 25 minutes from home, the next office 10 minutes away and the last office 20 minutes across town. I spend at … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Little Else

No fabric in or out this week. I only spent maybe an hour in the sewing room all week, not counting the time I spent ironing clothes to wear to work. Instead, I spent time on the yard and various … Continue reading

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Coconut Flour Cookies

I had some cocoonut flour sitting around too long and decided to use it up. I found a bunch of recipes here, and decided to try this one. I read the reviews and saw that many people thought the cookies … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Back To Basics

I added 1.25 yards of fashion fabric to make a shirt.  The print didn’t photograph clearly, not sure why. After a frustrating trip through three clothing stores I decided my time is better spent sewing my own clothes. Nice fashion … Continue reading

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