Category Archives: liberated stars

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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Quilt finished after many different versions

  Here’s version one. I pieced the stars, and wanted to enlarge the quilt with out piecing any more stars. I love this Asian crane fabric, and the friend I’m making the quilt for loves to go bird watching. However, … Continue reading

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Fussy cutting

I’m not usually a fan of fussy cutting, but sometimes it’s what you need to do. I decided I wanted four squares with this ball/flower in the middle. Now I remember why I don’t like fussy cutting! There’s too much … Continue reading

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Wonky Stars class!

I’m teaching a class on “Wonky Stars” at Hello Stitch on October 8 from noon to 4 PM. click here for the registration link. This class is good for beginners as well as more advanced quilters. It’s a simple stitch and … Continue reading

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Quilt top sewn together!

It’s now sewn together. It was rather tricky because some squares got turned around, and I had to rip them out and do them over. I started at the top and sewed four-patches, then sewed the four-patches together. But it’s … Continue reading

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Almost finished, almost ready to sew it together

I’m almost finished with the layout for this quilt. Any day now I’m going to start sewing the squares together. I’m having a great time adding more little triangles, but I think I should stop really soon. I’m wondering what to … Continue reading

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Breaking my own rules

I read somewhere, maybe from Kaffe Fassett that when designing a quilt, you should make up some rules to follow for that quilt. Then, to add surprise and make it more interesting, every so often, you should break the rules! … Continue reading

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Lots of progress on improv star!

I got more time to work on this today than I thought I would. See how much I accomplished! I wanted to mention that one of the reasons why I don’t cut out all the squares at the beginning of … Continue reading

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New improv star quilt

I’m working on another star quilt. I’m making it about 3′ x 3′. This will be my entry in the Berkeley Public Library quilt show. It’s not due until late April, so I do have enough time to finish it. … Continue reading

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