Category Archives: Work In Progress

Accidental 12 x 12

I wanted to audition quilting options for the quilt I’ve been working on. So I made a nine-patch version of the quilt. It just happened to be 12.5″ x 12.5″. So, after trimming it would be perfect for my 12 … Continue reading

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Black and white is quilted

  Here it is, quilted, but you can’t really see the quilting lines in the photo above. Here’s a detail:

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Ready for quilting

I’ve only been working on this for two days, but it’s now ready for quilting. I inserted a 3/4 inch black strip, and decided it was done. First I tried a red strip, but didn’t like how it stole the focus … Continue reading

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Quilt top sewn together!

It’s now sewn together. It was rather tricky because some squares got turned around, and I had to rip them out and do them over. I started at the top and sewed four-patches, then sewed the four-patches together. But it’s … Continue reading

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Mizrach quilting finished

I finally quilted the background. It now looks as if the background is pieced, but it’s not. I might sew some seed beads on this one, but otherwise it’s finished! Instead of a binding this one has a facing on the back. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Almost finished, almost ready to sew it together

I’m almost finished with the layout for this quilt. Any day now I’m going to start sewing the squares together. I’m having a great time adding more little triangles, but I think I should stop really soon. I’m wondering what to … Continue reading

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Breaking my own rules

I read somewhere, maybe from Kaffe Fassett that when designing a quilt, you should make up some rules to follow for that quilt. Then, to add surprise and make it more interesting, every so often, you should break the rules! … Continue reading

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Lots of progress on improv star!

I got more time to work on this today than I thought I would. See how much I accomplished! I wanted to mention that one of the reasons why I don’t cut out all the squares at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Auditioning new fabric

I bought four new yellows at New Pieces. I’m auditioning them to see if they will play nicely with the colors already in this quilt. I’ve cut them into squares so that I can really see how they work. I … Continue reading

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New improv star quilt

I’m working on another star quilt. I’m making it about 3′ x 3′. This will be my entry in the Berkeley Public Library quilt show. It’s not due until late April, so I do have enough time to finish it. … Continue reading

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