Monthly Archives: June 2009

Design Wall Monday – Overflow

The quilt on the design bed hasn’t changed much since last week.  I have about 75% of it sewn together.  Once I get the top pieced and the borders on I’ll show another picture.   I started working on the … Continue reading

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Work Patterns

In my never-ending quest to squeeze more creative time into my day, my attention has turned to work habits.  What drives the decision to start one project over another?  Why do some ideas linger like a mild headache?  Why do … Continue reading

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A Day of Surprises

My son had an appointment today near the hospital where my quilt group chose to donate the baby quilts.  The women really outdid themselves and finished 25 quilts for the first drop off.  With several more quilts in the works, … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday

All those strip sets and four patches finally look like a quilt.  The first four rows are sewn together.  The next five rows are sewn, but not to each other.  Make sense?              I have some rearranging to … Continue reading

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Stash Report and NQA Show

I spent yesterday at the NQA show in Columbus.  The show had so many beautiful competition quilts and special exhibits.  We saw a definite trend of using color and pattern in background fabrics, especially brown.  Many quilts included embroidery, both … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting 101: Lesson Two

  Now it’s time to gather supplies.   Paint I recommend starting with at least the three primary colors:  red, yellow and blue.  You can also purchase starter kits with six or eight paint colors at some craft stores.             … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting: Marbling

We marbled fabric as the program at the June quilt group meeting.  The sample size is six inches square.               I also tried this last year at a vendor booth at the NQA show.  It’s one of those things … Continue reading

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Design Wall Update

On Mondays, Judy at Patchwork Times asks us to show everyone what’s on our design wall.            This week I have all the orange/black and orange/blue strip sets to go with the 72 blue and black four patches.  By … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting 101: Lesson One

The first lesson covers fabric and paint basics.  The second lesson will include a supply list.  I planned to combine both topics into one lesson, but it made the post too long. FABRIC   Textile paints will work on any … Continue reading

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Long Lost Dresdens

I finished appliquéing one block (left) and started another (right).            As I work on these I find it odd that they appeal to me.  1940’s quilt blocks don’t seem like a fit with the fabric painting or the … Continue reading

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