Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

Blue and white quilt block

My friend Mary loves blue and white china dishes. She usually makes quilts and gives them away. She’s finally making a quilt for herself with blue and white as the only colors. She asked if any of her quilting friends … Continue reading

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What I’m working on

A week ago I taught my circular squares and rectangles class. I chose to make sample blocks in the same colors as last time I taught the class. Now I’ve got enough blocks to start making a quilt. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Work from the Circular Squares & Rectangles class

Here’s some student work from the Circular Squares & Rectangles class that I taught at HelloStitch: These are both by the same student. The first is just 4 square blocks, and the second uses both squares and rectangles. Same thing. First … Continue reading

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The eyes quilt, continued

I started thinking about this quilt last Monday. I started working on it on Wednesday, and I finished the binding this morning at 1 AM. I’m not quite done yet. I might sew on some beads. I need to ship the … Continue reading

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The eyes have it!

I’m working on a 23″ wide by 5″ tall eyes challenge. Since that doesn’t make much sense, here’s the info: Sacred Threads Eye Contact Project Sacred Threads 2019 “Eye Contact: creating a connection“ We need your Participation! Samples made by … Continue reading

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I’m teaching Circular Squares on June 9th!

Circular Squares and Rectangles Improv Quilt Class At Hello Stitch Studio on June 9, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA  Sign up at www.hellostitchstudio.com or (510) 982-6549 This class explores curved piecing in both square and rectangular … Continue reading

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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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