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Quilt ideas

This is a tile floor from the abbey on Mont Saint Michel, in France. It looks like a streak of lightning setting for triangles. The way the color is worn away, it looks like “scrappy fabric” choices. It would make … Continue reading

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Bayeux Tapestry/embroidery

Today I went to see the Bayeux Tapestry, which is really wool embroidery on linen. It is about 150 feet long, and shows how William the Conqueror became king of England in 1066. They believe it was made within 20 … 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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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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Flying Birds of Paradise

Here it is, all quilted and ready for its debut in the Berkeley Public Library (main branch) Quilt show, opening May 1. It will be up until June 4, so there’s lots of time to see the show. It will … Continue reading

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I’m teaching a class on making hamsas!

I’m talking to Lehrhaus about teaching a three hour class on making hamsas. It will be in Berkeley in the spring of 2017. Leave me a comment if you want an email as soon as the date is confirmed. Here’s my … Continue reading

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Auditioning background fabrics

I’m taking 2 classes from Jacquie Gering http://www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/  in a couple of weeks, through EBHQ . I’m auditioning background fabrics for both classes. The first class is called Precision Lines. I know I want to insert orange strips as the lines, on … Continue reading

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Matching fabric

I didn’t have enough of this light blue fabric, so I went shopping. There was only one fabric in the whole store that worked. The fabric on the left is the one I was trying to match. The one on … Continue reading

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Wonky/traditional stars

I decided to go with a white on white background fabric for these stars, rather than the lavender in the previous post. However, I didn’t enjoy the process of making this quilt as much as the previous quilt.  I love … Continue reading

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Improv star finished

Improv star is now quilted. Thanks for everyone’s advice on how to quilt it. I used the walking foot to quilt parallel lines, in various improvisational directions. I didn’t mark any lines on the quilt, but used the width of … Continue reading

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