Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

Last quilt finished in 2018

This quilt, titled Inspired By Sujata, was the last quilt I finished in 2018. I just realized I never posted a photo of it. I started it in Sujata Shah’s EBHQ class. I started laying it out on a design wall in … Continue reading

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Baby quilt finished at the last minute!

I stayed up until the early hours of the morning two nights in a row to finish this baby quilt. Then I took BART to San Francisco to hand it to the grandma who commissioned it for her new grandson … Continue reading

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When your quilt isn’t working…keep working on it.

This was the hot mess on my design wall, a few weeks ago. My artist friend Lila Wahrhaftig looked through the photos on my phone. She liked the one with negative space, which was just slices separated by an inch … Continue reading

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Photos from my wonky log cabin class

  Here are wonky log cabin blocks by my students on Sunday, at HelloStitch. I had 5 students, but can only find 4 photos on my phone. My apologies to the one I left out.  

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Serging with silk

I gave up ironing the silk. I took it to HelloStitch and used their serger to hem it. The serger is a fancy sewing machine that cuts off the edge and sews sort of a blanket stitch around the edge. This … Continue reading

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Strata for baby quilt

Here is the first set of strata sewn together for the baby quilt I’m working on. I would have made a wider piece, but I was limited by the bicycle fabric. I only have short lengths of it left, from … Continue reading

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Baby quilt with stars and bicycles, WIP

I have a commission to do a baby quilt. Here are the fabrics that will go into it. I might add some light blue solid fabric as well. I’m planning to construct this quilt in strips of different widths, sew … Continue reading

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Thinking about a baby quilt

Above is a baby quilt I did a few years ago. I’m thinking about making another baby quilt with an outer space theme, so I dug up a photo of this one for inspiration. This quilt has some of my … Continue reading

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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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