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Wonky log cabin

I found a really well made tutorial for wonky log cabin blocks. It’s called Artful Improv Demo with Cindy Grisdela. It’s a promo for her book, which is also called Artful Improv. Here’s my block, made following her directions. Hers was … Continue reading

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Stenciled bag

I found an old canvas bag, and stenciled both sides. The hamsa stencil was made from the freezer paper left over from designing a 12 x 12 hamsa. The mandala was a raizelech or snowflake, also cut out of freezer … Continue reading

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Video of me!

Here’s a brand new video of me teaching you how to make a paper-cut hamsa. https://www.bimbam.com/paper-cutting-hamsa/ There are two more videos coming soon.  

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Making my own stencils

Although I had a great time exploring stencils in April’s class yesterday, I missed using my own imagery. Flowers and insects are great, but I missed hamsas and pomegranates. So I decided to make some of my own. Here are … Continue reading

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Stenciling with April Sproule

I had a fun time today, taking a stenciling workshop with April Sproule. Although this isn’t my usual cup of tea, it was interesting to play with her shapes and colors. The bugs and the leaves were my favorites. With … Continue reading

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Pomegranate hamsa quilted

I sewed a straight stitch on both sides of each vine! Although labor intensive, this is quicker than the zigzagging I used to do on each edge. Here is a detail:

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Fussy cutting

I’m not usually a fan of fussy cutting, but sometimes it’s what you need to do. I decided I wanted four squares with this ball/flower in the middle. Now I remember why I don’t like fussy cutting! There’s too much … Continue reading

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Wonky Stars class!

I’m teaching a class on “Wonky Stars” at Hello Stitch on October 8 from noon to 4 PM. click here for the registration link. This class is good for beginners as well as more advanced quilters. It’s a simple stitch and … Continue reading

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Making more postcards

I’m back to making postcards for EBHQ to sell at the next Voices in Cloth quilt show. This one has Laurel Burch cats, and a sun made by machine stitching. Instead of zigzagging around the appliqué as I usually do, … Continue reading

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Pot holders for a new apartment

There are a lot of interesting fabrics in these pot holders. Double click on this image to see all the great details. My younger daughter just left for her freshman year of college and her first apartment! I offered to … Continue reading

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