Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

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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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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Axis Mundi or Jacob’s Ladder

Here’s another quilt finished in 2017! I feel like most of my energy has gone to 12″ x 12″s this year, so it’s important to me to have finished a few larger quilts I made a smaller version of this … Continue reading

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12 x 12 show opening

Here I am at the opening of the 12 x 12 show last Sunday. All the quilts to my right are mine. This year everyone could have up to eight of their twelve pieces in the show. Thank you to … Continue reading

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