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Improv quilt

I’ve been working on this quilt top for a couple of weeks. It’s an idea for a class I’d like to teach. I’m getting ready to sandwich it and quilt it. Any suggestions for how to quilt it?

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A trip up the Oregon coast.

I recently returned from a trip up and down the coast of California and Oregon. It’s amazing how many tiny coastal towns have a quilt shop, selling lots of lovely fabric. I also visited the Latimer Quilt and Textile Museum in Tillamook, … Continue reading

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Disappearing pinwheels

I’m continuing to experiment with disappearing blocks. Here’s a pinwheel. I started with squares that were 5″. In the next photo I have cut it apart into nine pieces, each 4 1/8″ square. Then I rearranged the pieces. Here is option number … Continue reading

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Stitch Modern

I have a quilt in the East Bay Modern Quilters’ show! The show, Stitch Modern, is at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA, from now until May 8. For more info, go to http://eastbaymodernquilters.com . I took … Continue reading

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More slow progress

I’m still working on this amulet. I added a lot of beads, French knots, fly stitches, and one shisha mirror. In this photo you can see the dimensionality of the center window, because of the shadow. My 12 x 12 group meets in a … Continue reading

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Slow progress

I’m making very slow progress on this double layered amulet. I keep getting distracted by other projects. When I put the binding on, it will connect the two quilt layers together. I also plan to put beads and at least … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Seminole patchwork

I’m experimenting with Seminole patchwork today. It’s the original method of strip piecing invented by the Seminole people (Native Americans), in the late 1800’s with hand cranked sewing machines. I’m doing a short “tips and tricks” demo on it at the Thursday night … Continue reading

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Happy last night of Chanukah

Here is a chanukiah (or menorah) I made several years ago, lit for the last night of Chanukah. Every year I think that I should make a Chanukah quilt. Then I forget about it until it’s too late. I’ve also thought … Continue reading

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Orange Is the New Purple II

This is a quilt I made last spring as a wedding present for friends. These are some of their favorite colors. I had to buy a lot of new fabric for this quilt, because, I rarely used orange before making … Continue reading

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Quilts in the Addison Street Windows!

If you happen to be in downtown Berkeley, any time between now and January 15th, I have a quilt in the mini quilt show in the Addison Street Windows. This is on the same block with Berkeley Rep and Freight & Salvage, … Continue reading

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