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Quilty trash cans?

I was in Oakland, and saw this very quilty mosaic star on the side of a concrete trash can. Here’s another one: I can’t decide which one I like better! They would both make good quilts.

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What I’ve been working on

This is the basket quilt I’ve been working on. It was a secret until last night when I gave it to the past president of EBHQ. She likes to make pine needle baskets when she’s not making quilts. I received … Continue reading

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New disappearing pinwheel variation

Look at this new way to rearrange a disappearing pinwheel block! To me it looks like a wrapped piece of candy. One of my students made it in the class I recently taught at HelloStitch. I’d like to see four … Continue reading

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I’m teaching 2 classes at HelloStitch on 6/10

The first class is Cathedral Window Quilt Blocks Sun, Jun 10 Jun 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Cathedral window is a beautifully intricate quilt block pattern. Learn how to … Continue reading

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Some quilty tiles in Berkeley

This is the tile floor of an Indian restaurant in Berkeley called Nameste. It’s also a quilt pattern called the exquisite.  I think it’s more interesting when it’s made in a wonky fashion with the triangles all different sizes. I’m … Continue reading

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Some nice star patterns

The photo above is from the wall of a couscous restaurant, on our penultimate day in Paris. It has my favorite 8 pointed star. Heres another. Same star, different pattern, from the same restaurant. This was part of the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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More tiles that could be quilts

Both of these are tile floors at the Paris Opera Garnier. I enjoyed seeing my favorite 8 pointed star there. There’s even a nine patch! And here’s the ceiling by Chagall, just because.

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Sheila Hicks retrospective

Today I went to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and saw a retrospective of Sheil Hicks’ work. She has taken tassel making to a whole new level. I’ve only used tassels once in my current work, on Traveler’s Mizrach. You … Continue reading

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Even more quilty ideas

Here’s a tile floor from the castle at Azay Le Rideau. Very quilty! How about this window from the same castle? Or this window, from the abbey we visited yesterday? Also quilty. It was because we saw this amazing roof … Continue reading

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More quilty ideas from non-quilts

This is a tile floor from the abbey where Eleanor of Aquitaine is buried. If it were a quilt we’d call it snow balls, or robbing Peter to pay Paul. Here’s an effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine, reading a book! … Continue reading

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