Category Archives: Work In Progress

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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Eight 12 x 12s finished or almost finished

For the April meeting of my 12 x 12 group, we brought in everything we’ve done since we started in Sept. This is the half way point for the group. I’m fairly pleased with my progress. My goals for this … Continue reading

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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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