Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

Placemat and coasters

My first born, who is pursuing an MFA in sound design, requested a placemat and coasters, with relevant fabrics. I went to Stonemountain fabrics, and found radio frequency fabric! I also used music note, hand tool, electric/acoustic guitars, and piano fabric from my stash.  I … Continue reading

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Finally a finished quilt!

I just finished quilting and binding this quilt. I started it as a sample for the wonky stars class I taught ta HelloStitch. I wanted to see how many stars I could fit into each other. I stopped at three, … Continue reading

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I took 2 classes with Maria Shell

I took two workshops with Maria Shell. Linear Blocks and Kitchen Sink Quilting. The finished top above is from Kitchen Sink Quilting. I took a pile of blocks I made in Sujata Shaw’s EBHQ class and/or from her book, and … Continue reading

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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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Baskets!

I found a disappearing pinwheel block I’d never seen before on YouTube. It’s a basket! I made one and followed their suggestion to take a pinwheel from another block so that the “flower” on the basket would be a different color. … Continue reading

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Star class and quilts

On Feb. 4 I taught a liberated star class at Hello Stitch. The name of the class was Very Variable Star. As I was making demo stars for the class, I wanted to see what would happen if I put … Continue reading

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VIC quilts

This one is called Axis Mundi: Jacob’s Ladder. This one is Improv Stars. These are the two quilts I’m entering in Voices In Cloth this year. The first is guaranteed to get in, and the second will get in if there … Continue reading

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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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A few Gee’s Bend quilts at the de Young Museum

I went to the de Young Museum, Sunday. It was great- no crowds of people, no traffic, and lots of parking spaces. There are some quilts there that the museum has purchased from Gee’s Bend quilters and from a local … 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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