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Sujata inspired place-mat or very small quilt

I’m hoping to finish another quilt that’s larger than 12″ x 12″ before 2017 ends. Meanwhile I finished this place-mat which I started in Sujata Shah’s EBHQ workshop. This is the block she calls crossroads. I’m also working on finishing … Continue reading

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Magic squares

Here is a block called magic squares, also from the Mac Attack workshop  at New Pieces. This is a tessellation.  All four of the pieces in each block are identical. I must have rearranged the pieces as I was sewing … Continue reading

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Mac Attack class

I took an improvisational piecing class at New Pieces called Mac Attack with Mike MacNamara. Here are some photos: This one started as two fabrics one on top of the other. I had a half yard of orange and a … Continue reading

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Take a candlestick making class with me!

I’m teaching this class through Lehrhaus Judaica MAKING SHABBAT YOUR OWN: SHABBAT CANDLESTICKS Come make Shabbat candlesticks from metal foil, discuss how to make the celebration of Shabbat work for yourself or your family, and learn the “Secret of Shabbat!” While … Continue reading

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Class with Maria Shell

Here are two quilts by Maria Shell, a quilter from Alaska. I took her class today at HelloStitch.  The class was called Riffing on Tradition-taking a traditional block and improvising on it. I decided to use a four-patch.  The blocks … Continue reading

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More wonky log cabins

Here are three wonky log cabin blocks in some of my favorite fabrics. I made them in an EBHQ workshop. They are quite free form, and also not square. I also didn’t keep track of the usual order of adding … Continue reading

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Mini Maker Faire in Oakland

I had so much fun on Sunday! I was at the Mini Maker Faire with EBHQ , teaching kids and adults how to make “nine-patches”. All of the nine-patches will be made into quilts that will be donated to people who … Continue reading

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Another Sujata inspired block

Here is a block from Sujata Shah’s book, Cultural Fusion Quilts. Her process for making it is not what I expected it to be from looking at the finished quilt. She takes a stack of four 7″ squares of fabric, … Continue reading

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Blocks from Sujata Shah’s class

I had a lovely 2 days, learning free form blocks with Sujata Shah. We made her hourglass blocks, lattice blocks, endless mountains, and crossroads blocks. The blocks on the bottom left are a mistake that I salvaged by adding a … 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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