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« Reply #480 on: May 17, 2011 06:15:01 AM »

I do have those clear envelopes for stuff I make a lot that contains the templates or patterns, sample papers or fabrics, etc.  I think I might have to try the expanding folder...it would be easy to carry around and browse through when I am looking for something to make...

I used to have shoe boxes labeled but it was hard to carry all the shoe boxes with so many different ideas to look through...
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« Reply #481 on: May 17, 2011 11:37:01 AM »

Hmmm I need to organize my ideas and patterns too. I have several photo boxes that I could use, I think that would work for me. I tend to make a mess of the expanding file things lol!
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« Reply #482 on: May 17, 2011 11:43:25 AM »

i have green plastic folder that seals up with a snap. i keep all printed ideas and embroidery patterns in it. 
a few years back hub got me a fantastic three section journal. with eleventy million pages.  there is a plain lined section, a section with graph paper and a plain paper section.  i use it exclusively to jot down my own ‘patterns’ and ideas.  it has shop list, shopping lists and clear envelopes for those days i need to match a swatch, i stuff everything in.
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« Reply #483 on: May 17, 2011 12:12:47 PM »

i have green plastic folder that seals up with a snap. i keep all printed ideas and embroidery patterns in it. 
a few years back hub got me a fantastic three section journal. with eleventy million pages.  there is a plain lined section, a section with graph paper and a plain paper section.  i use it exclusively to jot down my own ‘patterns’ and ideas.  it has shop list, shopping lists and clear envelopes for those days i need to match a swatch, i stuff everything in.

Sweet, I'll take one of those! Grin
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« Reply #484 on: May 17, 2011 12:43:27 PM »

Being organizationally challenged, I don't think much of anything is going to help me with my design ideas.  Just a quick glance at my bookmarks under quilts will let you see that it is hopeless.   But I am trying very hard to keep all of my project notes in one notebook.  It looks kind of like my old research journals where I draw sketches, do calculations (yes, always, I do do math for my quilts, I just don't like to admit it much) and color things in.  Every now and then I fill in a summary of what I might change.  More often, I just go back and star the actual set of measurements I used. 

The other thing I've managed to keep up for several months now is to put all of the blocks and construction notes from the contemporary quilting class I take and from Quilt club into one notebook.  That way I have the sample and the how to's all in one place. 
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« Reply #485 on: May 17, 2011 09:28:45 PM »

Pretty sure I would be thought of as organisationally challenged too Tongue  I just use a notebook to draw my scribbles, and work out my measurements when I get the urge to start a project - usually in the middle of the night!

I have been saving pics I find of colour combinations and patterns I find online in a pictures folder on my pc, kind of like pinterest - if I could work out how to use that site that would be awesome!

Here is what I made last night - I have been trying to work out for weeks what to do with this fabric, found 2 yds of it through an etsy seller as this colour has been discontinued unfortunately. Probably wont get it quilted for a couple of weeks, I really like how it looks on my wall anyways Wink. Very simple, but able to show the fabric off nicely!

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« Reply #486 on: May 18, 2011 06:44:28 AM »

I have that fabric but in a different colorway!  I have not used it because I did not want to cut up the little animals...what a lovely idea!

I bought a book on Big Print quilts but it still cuts the fabric into too many pieces for some of my precious collection...love it, kwiltykate!

Tonight I am on the hunt for something at the office supply store that will work for me...I currently have a tote bag full of notes, scribbles, drawings, patterns, etc. of just quilts! Cheesy

ha ha I also do the math...without a calculator...I have quilt design software but it is not satisfying to me...I sometimes still make a block on the go, then take measurements to make the rest...not efficient, I am sure, but it makes me happy to do it this way...
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« Reply #487 on: May 19, 2011 04:09:12 PM »

popping in to check up on Y'all I have been craftster AWOl for a month or so..been off looking for my crafty mojo...it's still missing..but you guys have been doing some amazing stuff...
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« Reply #488 on: May 20, 2011 04:31:21 AM »

Love the quilts, kwiltykate!  Especially the white and colours!
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« Reply #489 on: May 20, 2011 01:16:06 PM »

Hi there, so sorry for disappearing into thin air. Had to travel to India suddenly. I returned few days ago but wanted to finish a couple of things to show you before popping in here.
I finished a baby quilt to send to Japan and then made a similar one from the left over blocks for our friend's baby. So I can strike that off from the list.



Then I worked on medallion quilt which has been in the works for a long time. Here it is with flying geese border attached.
I finished rest of the borders too, but didn't get a chance to take the picture it.


I still need to finish applique' in the center block but that's a goal for another year Wink
If you are interested Anita posted tutorials for all the borders on her blog
http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com/medallion-quilt-along/

This is the link to flickr group where everyone posted their progress
http://www.flickr.com/groups/742566@N20/pool/with/5702059145/

I'm preparing fabrics for the basket quilt which is next on the list.

Kwiltykate, simple quilts are the best! Your adorable peach fabric is beautifully showcased  Grin
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