Organizing Follow Up, Swaps and More

I am still in the process of organizing my fabric. I bought additional clear plastic containers and I am organizing by color. I am also utilizing storage containers I had previously….

     

I realized that next I need to review my stash to see if I can gift someone else with some fabric because I clearly have more than I need.

I am participating in 2 swaps on Instagram – #muppetcraftswap and #textmeminiquiltswap. Watch for progress pics and updates.

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1 Hour Basket Review

Hi Everyone,

One day I was searching on Instagram and I saw everyone making the 1 hour basket and I decided to find the designer’s website and find the pattern.  The 1 Hour Basket Tutorial by Kelby Sews, can be found here.

I must say, at one point in time Bizzy Lady and I swore we would not make bags, totes, purses and things of that nature. And look at us know, we are doing the same things we said we wouldn’t.  :-)

You can make this basket in 1 hour and the tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow.

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Spring Cleaning and Organization -HELP!

I can’t find what I’m looking for in my room so I am reorganizing. I need some ideas and help in my organization efforts. I have been on Pinterest and general surfing and tried a couple ideas but they are not working for me. I purchased some small shelf size milk crates and folded my smaller size pieces of fabric in them by color and stacked them 2 deep on my shelf. I also purchased larger clear containers with tops and organized my larger pieces by color. I have some larger pieces that are just folded on the shelf and with all this effort I still get frustrated when looking for fabric. 

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DAM Girl Swap

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Bizzy Lady and I attended our monthly DAM Girls Meeting. We participate in a Charm Swap. This was 2 meetings ago we brought in 20 5″ squares of fabric that we would like to see come back to us. Then at that meeting, we put all the charm packs in a pile and then we picked a pack from the pile. At that point you would sew a quilted item that you decide to make for that person. Today we brought those items and give it to the person of the original charm pack.

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Diva Dane’s Technicolor Galaxy Skillbuilder

Hey Everyone,

I have been very busy lately and haven’t had time to post. This is the latest pictures of Block 2 for the Pile o Fabric Technicolor Galaxy Skill Builder.

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The next step is to quilt as you go all twelve of these blocks. I need to decide what color combinations I will be using for the backing.

I also need to start on Block 3. I am a little behind but that’s fine because there is no deadline for this project for myself.

I also need to complete a few projects for 2 swaps that I am participating in.

More to come soon.

Diva Dane

 

 

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Polling Our Followers

It’s time for use to know what everyone wants to see from us.  Please take time to fill out the poll and also add additional comments to give us ideas on what you want to see from us.

We want to revamp things and add more spice to your blog.

 

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Diva Dane’s Adinkra Quilt

This was suppose to be our guild GLAAQN (Great Lakes African American Quilters Network) challenge for 2015 AQS Grand Rapids Guild Challenge,  but we didn’t get enough participation. At that time Bizzy Lady and I decided that we were going to participate.

The organizers of the challenge decided for a select number of members that wanted to participate to design quilts with Adinkra Symbol.

I decided to use SEPC Symbol. This symbol means an Executioner’s knife or A dagger  and a symbol of justice. This also means the equity of good over evil and the uniting of the people and perpetuation of the nation

Sepow African Adinkra Wedding Symbol

 

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Skill Builder Progress

Most of you all know that Bizzy Lady and I are participating in two Skill Builder Projects for this year. They are Leah Day’s Dancing Butterfly and Pile o Fabrics Technicolor Galaxy BOM.

I am really enjoying the Pile o Fabric Skill Builder BOM quilt project. This weekend I plan on doing my quilt as you go for Block 1 and possible start on Block 2.  The one thing I really like about this is that you will be quilting as you go, so once the project is completed your quilt has been quilted.

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DAM Girls Retreat Weekend

Bizzy Lady and I attended our DAM Retreat this weekend.  Our retreat was at Rose Villa in Lainsburg, MI. It was a great time to spend to spend with our quilting sisters and work on projects that have due dates. 

We played a swap game where the members made mug rugs to participate. This is the mug rug I made.

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Life after QuiltCon

It’s been crazy for me since we got back from QuiltCon. So within this week back,  I had to take my car in which resulted in getting a new vehicle.

These are a few gifts that I received in my QuiltCon Swag Bag.

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