Monthly Archives: October 2019

Soup Weather

We’re full into fall here in the Midwest, which means I’m making soup about every week. My favorite cool weather meal is soup and homemade bread. I haven’t been able to find gluten-free bread mix for a few years now. … Continue reading

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Stash Report October 27, 2019

The year is winding down with only two more months until we start fresh. So many of you have used impressive amounts of fabric this year and finished lots of quilts. Great job! Although I will end the year with … Continue reading

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Teacup Challenge Part 1

I framed out my painted roses for the pincushion on the teacup challenge. This rectangle will transform into a round pincushion. I’m not sure how much of the green and pink will show in the final project. I decided not … Continue reading

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Stash Report October 20, 2019

No change in the numbers. I’m transitioning from one group of projects to another, prepping and evaluating supplies and making design decisions. I stopped at Joann’s yesterday and only bought floss and needles. I didn’t look at any of the … Continue reading

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On To Plan B

Have you ever had an idea for a quilt and realized, once you started stitching, that it doesn’t work? At all. And the best solution will take way more time than the original idea? Enter the bear blocks. The have … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash October 13, 2019

No fabric added this week. I finished the second pillowcase for another yard plus some out. I made them longer because standard pillowcases are too short for our pillows. Various commitments this week took precedence over creative time. Next week … Continue reading

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October OMG Finish

I finished the Holly Runner but never posted a final picture. It’s long enough to make it hard to get it all in. I went with simple quilting and let the applique take center stage. Each applique piece, except the … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash October 6, 2019

No fabric added this week. I finished the Holly Runner, but not until later in the week. I also finished one of the two pillowcases using the coordinating Christmas prints. I’ll finish the other one today but will count it … Continue reading

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October 2019 Short List

September was a fast month with vacation and busy weekends. Less sewing got done than planned, but I finished the 9 patch fade quilt. I plan to make a better showing this month. The Short List includes something old (UFO), … Continue reading

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