Category Archives: Work In Progress

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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Making my own stencils

Although I had a great time exploring stencils in April’s class yesterday, I missed using my own imagery. Flowers and insects are great, but I missed hamsas and pomegranates. So I decided to make some of my own. Here are … Continue reading

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Stenciling with April Sproule

I had a fun time today, taking a stenciling workshop with April Sproule. Although this isn’t my usual cup of tea, it was interesting to play with her shapes and colors. The bugs and the leaves were my favorites. With … Continue reading

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Pomegranate hamsa quilted

I sewed a straight stitch on both sides of each vine! Although labor intensive, this is quicker than the zigzagging I used to do on each edge. Here is a detail:

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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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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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Hamsa with pomegranates

Here is the hamsa I’m working on. I wanted to see how small I could cut the fabric with an Xacto knife. I think this is the smallest I can cut. It was rather frustrating to work on. However it … 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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