Monthly Archives: May 2009

Stash Report Week 22

I’m ready to start my son’s quilt.  Almost 15 years of quilting and I’ve never made my husband or son one.  I’ve made plenty to give away, four so far this year.  I think the time has come.                     … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds

Beth (no blog) asked what changes I made to carve out more sewing time in my day.   The biggest changes were mental.  I realized that doing what I enjoy should be my first priority, and I had to stop … Continue reading

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All Kinds of Updates

If you tried to view the blog over the weekend and couldn’t, the cause was Blog-City system maintenance.  Unfortunately, it took a day and a half before I could upload both posts and pictures.  Everything runs fine now.   Once … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 21

I finished the second premie quilt for one yard out.              I also bought this half yard of fabric for the May Applewood Farms BOM.             Every time I look at these numbers I can’t believe how far … Continue reading

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Learn to Fabric Paint

Next week I’m starting a series of posts on how to paint fabric.  The first post will list the supplies needed, and the following posts will describe and demonstrate various painting techniques.  I will space each lesson a week or … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Salt on Stripes

Most the salt stayed in the stripes where I put it.               What little salt migrated to the silver metallic section did not cause dark spots like it did with the gold metallic paint.  I’m thinking this is a … Continue reading

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Pushing the Limit

I visited the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild yesterday to hear Sue Beevers talk about her fabric design inspirations and how she translates those ideas to cloth.  She projected slides of her photos onto a large screen then showed the … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Salt Circles

The first attempt to salt specific areas gave some unexpected results.                 Small scale did not work.  I need more room to spread the salt and more space between designs to allow the water to create the effect.  The salt … Continue reading

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More Quilting Fun

With a few twists and deletions, this border pattern from the pattern pack purchased in Chicago turned into this continuous line quilting design.           Quilting has never been my favorite part of the process.  At one point I had eight … Continue reading

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Stash Report Week 19

               Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and everyone that has been like a mother to someone.  Do something nice for yourself today.   I have a few projects I’m quilting now, so I’ll go ahead and count one … Continue reading

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