Blog with Kimmel

I Hate Puckering

I've had some unexpected issues this week that have made my progress slow going. Actually, I shouldn't say they were completely unexpected, I knew that they happen sometimes, I had just never experienced it myself before. I'll get into that but first I want to show...

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The Beginning of a New Project

This has been a fun week for me. Not only have a started on a new project, but this one in particular has a sentimental tone for me. This particular quilt will be a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. What makes it so special is the material that I will be using to...

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So Much Purple

This week I was able to spend some time paper piecing again. It really is my favorite quilting technique. It was extra fun because my Mom has been here visiting me and she has never done paper piecing; she has always found it to be really confusing. It was nice to be...

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A Silly Mistake

I apologize if this is a short post today. My wrist is in a brace from carpel tunnel and it is difficult to type sufficiently. I'm happy to report that I met my goal and then some for this week. I've been in a much better place mentally, despite the issue with my...

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Custom Pattern Weights

This week has been hard for me. I have not wanted to sew. I mean, I want to sew, I just don't want to at the same time. Make sense? Maybe it's a female thing. There are two main reasons I have been struggling. The first is that I'm trying to sell my house which means...

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Complicated Block

This week I was able to tackle another quilt block for my BOM club. This particular block was another paper piecing block. I was planning on doing it as a foundation pieced block but I don't have any light weight foundation.  So, paper it was. I have...

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It’s Finished!

I did it! I finished my spring quilt! It was not an easy week and my fingers hurt a bit from all of the hand stitching I did, but the end product is so worth all of that discomfort and time. The finished quilt looks even better than I had imagined it to be. I just...

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I’m SO Close To Finishing It

This week the goal was to finish picking out the unsatisfactory pattern I had made. I'm happy to report that not only did I finish picking out the offending stitches, but I also FINISHED quilting the entire quilt! I repeat. I FINISHED quilting the entire quilt! There...

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I’m Doing It Over

This has not been the week that I'd hoped it would be. The plan was to completely finish quilting my spring quilt so I can work on my BOM blocks once they get here in a few days. I came really close to calling the quilting job done and starting on the binding, but I...

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Let The Quilting Begin!

This has been the craziest, most stressful week I have had in a long time. We spent the first part of the week getting ready to list our house for sale. The process of decluttering and cleaning is a long one, especially when you have four kids, but it's necessary...

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