Category Archives: Work In Progress

Blue star quilt in progress

This is the quilt I’m working on. It will be a lap quilt for a friend in a nursing home. She said blue was her favorite color. When I pressed her for a second color, she said blue-green. Of course … Continue reading

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Class with Maria Shell

Here are two quilts by Maria Shell, a quilter from Alaska. I took her class today at HelloStitch.  The class was called Riffing on Tradition-taking a traditional block and improvising on it. I decided to use a four-patch.  The blocks … 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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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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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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