Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

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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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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Blue star quilt in progress

This is the quilt I’m working on. It will be a lap quilt for a friend in a nursing home. She said blue was her favorite color. When I pressed her for a second color, she said blue-green. Of course … Continue reading

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Class with Maria Shell

Here are two quilts by Maria Shell, a quilter from Alaska. I took her class today at HelloStitch.  The class was called Riffing on Tradition-taking a traditional block and improvising on it. I decided to use a four-patch.  The blocks … Continue reading

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12 x 12 show opening party on 12/3 from 1-4

Come join me and 25 other artists for this year’s 12 x 12 show. We have been meeting once a month for a year. Each month I make a 12″ x 12″ quilt. Not everyone is doing quilts. There are … Continue reading

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More wonky log cabins

Here are three wonky log cabin blocks in some of my favorite fabrics. I made them in an EBHQ workshop. They are quite free form, and also not square. I also didn’t keep track of the usual order of adding … Continue reading

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Looking at two wonky log cabin blocks

Here we have two wonky log cabin blocks, one which I like, and the other I really don’t. The upper one is the one that disturbs me. I made it a couple years ago.  I look at it and think … Continue reading

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Another Sujata inspired block

Here is a block from Sujata Shah’s book, Cultural Fusion Quilts. Her process for making it is not what I expected it to be from looking at the finished quilt. She takes a stack of four 7″ squares of fabric, … Continue reading

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