Monthly Archives: October 2015

November Short List

I did some soul searching about The Short List and decided that it had too many categories. Unless they are small, I seldom work on more than two projects a month and usually only finish one. Three or four projects … Continue reading

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All About Stitches

I have a new fascination with stitching combined with surface design, which lead me to a few books from the library. Elegant Stitches by Judith Baker Montano is basically a stitch bible. Nothing new there as I already own a … Continue reading

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Stash Report And On To The Next

I finished the Still Life quilt (picture previous post) for a small add to the usage figure. Sometimes I think the small quilts take as much time as the big quilts without the big stash decrease. I started sewing the … Continue reading

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A Big Little Finish

I finished the Still Life quilt last night. The faux piped binding technique is a keeper, although in hindsight I probably shouldn’t have used such high contrast fabrics my first go at it. Next time I’ll cut the strips narrower. … Continue reading

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What If Wednesday: Reality Check

What if the fastest way to a long-term goal requires sacrificing a short-term goal? It might sound counter-intuitive, but it makes sense. I hit the bottom of one of those crap piles in my life last weekend. I can now … Continue reading

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Stash Report and An Almost Finish

No fabric in or out this week. I finished quilting Still Life and made the binding and sleeve. I just need to put it all together. The picture includes a binding strip to show how it will look. I’m using … Continue reading

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Quilty Dreams

I’m so glad it’s Friday. This was one of those weeks that wore me out. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or having a few days off work last week, but I got nothing left. It isn’t even … Continue reading

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What If Wednesday: Creative Play

Do you allow time for creative play? One could argue that any time spent quilting, painting, carving, etc. is creative play, but that’s not what I mean. Do you take time to experiment beyond your normal creative patterns? What if … Continue reading

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Stash Report And Quiet

All the family left this morning to get back to their everyday lives. My sister needed to be at the airport at 5:15 am. When I got home I went back to bed. The house seems too quiet now. That’s … Continue reading

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Squeezing It In

I managed to get a little quilting in this week. The Still Life quilt is about two-thirds quilted. I hope to have enough time to finish it this weekend, but that might not happen. If not, next week for sure. … Continue reading

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