Category Archives: Improvisational piecing

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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Blocks from Sujata Shah’s class

I had a lovely 2 days, learning free form blocks with Sujata Shah. We made her hourglass blocks, lattice blocks, endless mountains, and crossroads blocks. The blocks on the bottom left are a mistake that I salvaged by adding a … Continue reading

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Wonky log cabin

I found a really well made tutorial for wonky log cabin blocks. It’s called Artful Improv Demo with Cindy Grisdela. It’s a promo for her book, which is also called Artful Improv. Here’s my block, made following her directions. Hers was … 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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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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