Monthly Archives: April 2009

Answers and Updates

Beth (no blog) asked for more info on Smooch ink.  I only know that it’s new and it’s a pearlized pigmented ink designed for stamping.  The manufacturer’s website states it can be used on fabric, wood, glass and clay too.  … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 17

I finished turning the binding on this quilt that one of the ladies left at quilt group last week.                 A different member of the same group donated this one.  I love how she used decorative stitches to … Continue reading

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Not Just Vendors

The show floor had more to offer than vendor booths and quilt displays.  In the back corner of the quilt area I found the Festival Theatre.  Lectures and demos ran all day long on stage.  We sat through Laura Murray’s … Continue reading

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Chicago Vendors Part One

So many vendors had interesting and innovative products at the show last weekend that there’s no way I can mention them all.  I’ll cover my favorites in a couple of posts to keep them from running too long.  As with … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 16

I got home from Chicago after 11:00 last night, unpacked what I had to have and went to bed.  I have so much to info to share about new products and old favorites, show activities and the quilts on display … Continue reading

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Think Like a Painter

I just finished reading (OK, skimming) the book Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green by Michael Wilcox.  I had this book on my “to read” list for years.    If you are interested the science of how light creates color, … Continue reading

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Happy Surprise

At quilt group Monday night, everyone brought in their happy blocks to trade.  Imagine my surprise when I walked in and saw three tables covered with blocks and another three tables covered with quilt tops.  The ladies outdid themselves again!  … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Last of the Cheesecloth

I added the last layer of paint to the darker cheesecloth piece today.  The green piece will stay as is.   I wanted the piece to have a deeper color, so I switched to opaque paints.  First I added some … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 15

A friend sent me the Moda U Fig & Plum kit for my birthday.  She got the idea after reading this post about how I’d never made a quilt from a kit.  The innocent looking stack contains 7.8 yards of … Continue reading

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Around Town

Beth (no blog) asked if I knew of a purse pattern similar to the purse shown in my last post.  A favorite pattern around here is the City Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.  It has lots of pockets and I … Continue reading

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