Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

Pot holders for a new apartment

There are a lot of interesting fabrics in these pot holders. Double click on this image to see all the great details. My younger daughter just left for her freshman year of college and her first apartment! I offered to … Continue reading

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Sacred Threads Quilt Show

Sacred Threads Quilt Show opened July 7 in Herndon Virginia, near Washington DC. I will be visiting my quilt, Traveler’s Mizrach there soon! Click here for more info¬†SacredThreads. The show will be up until July 23. Sacred Threads is a … Continue reading

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Another birthday postcard

It’s another friend’s birthday. She likes to go bird watching. I looked through two boxes of fabric, looking for birds. This is what I found. I know that somewhere else I have Japanese crane fabric, but it wasn’t in these … Continue reading

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12 x 12 version of Axis Mundi

Today I’m working on a 12 x 12 version of the quilt I made yesterday. I’m doing this so that I can work out how to quilt it on the smaller one. Also, this way I’ll have something to show … Continue reading

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Axis Mundi

I just spent a weekend retreat with Joey Weisenberg, who teaches nigunim (songs without words), sometimes singing the same one for up to an hour. Its kind of like meditating only more fun. Something he said really struck me. The … Continue reading

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Another 12 x 12

I made this with more of the extra black and white strips. I’m going to cut a hole in the center- a hole in the shape of my favorite eight pointed star. Then it will become an amulet, once I … Continue reading

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Library Quilt Show

Yesterday there was a celebratory walk through of the quilts in the currant library show. Mine is the orange one. The show will be up through June 4th at the main/central Berkeley Public Library on the 2nd floor. This is … Continue reading

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Eight 12 x 12s finished or almost finished

For the April meeting of my 12 x 12 group, we brought in everything we’ve done since we started in Sept. This is the half way point for the group. I’m fairly pleased with my progress. My goals for this … Continue reading

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Accidental 12 x 12

I wanted to audition quilting options for the quilt I’ve been working on. So I made a nine-patch version of the quilt. It just happened to be 12.5″ x 12.5″. So, after trimming it would be perfect for my 12 … Continue reading

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Black and white is quilted

  Here it is, quilted, but you can’t really see the quilting lines in the photo above. Here’s a detail:

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