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Last quilt of 2021 and first quilt of 2022

This quilt, which I’m calling, Hand-dyed Hamsa was my last quilt finished in 2021. The fabrics are all hand-dyed, from Laura Wasilowsky. This is the first quilt finished in 2022. I’m calling it Blue and White Hamsa. Both quilts will … Continue reading

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Starting Blue!

I’ve only been working on this quilt for two days, but I’m really pleased with how it’s going! This quilt is also for the SAQA Prism Play show. This quilt will be 15″ wide by 45″ high when it’s done. … Continue reading

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I’ve added a paper-cut gallery to the menu bar at the top of my blog. I’ll be teaching a hamsa paper-cutting class for New Lehrhaus on 3/30/21. Paper-cut Hamsa Workshop A hamsa is a stylized hand for protection against the … Continue reading

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Orange is quilted!

Here is my orange quilt, quilted but without the binding. I still need to sew the binding on it.  I’m looking for a better name for this quilt than Orange! Please send me suggestions in the comments! Here’s a detail: … Continue reading

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EBHQ has a new color challenge each month. Last month it was orange when I was coincidentally working on an all orange quilt! This month it’s violet. Here are two small quilts I made a few years ago, with violet. … Continue reading

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A doll quilt for an owl

Here’s the front of the doll quilt I made with owl fabric in the middle. I practiced my free motion quilting on it. After it was finished, I realized that it wasn’t a quilt for a doll, but for Liora’s … Continue reading

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I thought I was done!

I sewed the pieces together and trimmed the uneven edges. When I measured it , it was only 46 inches long. I may loose more than an inch in the quilting and facing. This quilt needs to be 45″ in … Continue reading

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Today’s orange dilemma

I’m sewing together the separate sections of my Orange quilt.  I realized that the orange curve that I wanted to continue into the next block actually works better if it continues into the lightest color curve. Above is what I … Continue reading

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Tonight’s progress on Orange

Here’s tonight’s progress on my orange quilt. There was a piece of the lightest fabric in the middle of the quilt that really bothered me. I performed surgery and inserted more orange instead. I’m glad I did it! The quilt … Continue reading

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Speed Date with Improv!

I took two EBHQ Zoom classes with Krista Hennebury #poppyprints. One was Speed Date with Improv which was totally up my alley! We made a bunch of blocks while learning a bunch of techniques. Everyone used black, white plus one … Continue reading

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