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Star class and quilts

On Feb. 4 I taught a liberated star class at Hello Stitch. The name of the class was Very Variable Star. As I was making demo stars for the class, I wanted to see what would happen if I put … Continue reading

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VIC quilts

This one is called Axis Mundi: Jacob’s Ladder. This one is Improv Stars. These are the two quilts I’m entering in Voices In Cloth this year. The first is guaranteed to get in, and the second will get in if there … Continue reading

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A few Gee’s Bend quilts at the de Young Museum

I went to the de Young Museum, Sunday. It was great- no crowds of people, no traffic, and lots of parking spaces. There are some quilts there that the museum has purchased from Gee’s Bend quilters and from a local … Continue reading

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Quilt finished after many different versions

  Here’s version one. I pieced the stars, and wanted to enlarge the quilt with out piecing any more stars. I love this Asian crane fabric, and the friend I’m making the quilt for loves to go bird watching. However, … 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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Another birthday postcard

It’s another friend’s birthday. She likes to go bird watching. I looked through two boxes of fabric, looking for birds. This is what I found. I know that somewhere else I have Japanese crane fabric, but it wasn’t in these … 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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Work in progress- 12 x 12 amulet

I’m working on a new 12″ x 12″ amulet, with fusible applique. I’m having trouble picking the color for the center top “window.” At first I thought the periwinkle below was the right color. Here I am cutting it out with … 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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A slow beginning

I’m working on another version of the previous quilt. For the medallion format, I need 8 of these 4 pointed stars, which will surround an 8 pointed one. I’ve made two different color versions of the 4 pointed star, and … Continue reading

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