Monthly Archives: January 2010

Stash report #5

I didn’t buy any fabric this week.   I finished quilting the baby quilt.  I used free motion in the border, but I changed the thread color to match the fabric so all my mistakes wouldn’t show.            … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Practice #1

I’m using the book Machine Quilting Solutions by Christine Maraccini.  I picked this book because I like the way she shows you how to stitch a design, then suggests you practice it and come up with your own variation.  When … Continue reading

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Orphan Blocks

Earlier this month I talked about improving my machine quilting skills.  I’ve thought about this for a long time.  This is the year I’m doing it.   I bought a book.  I have a plan.   This morning I dug … Continue reading

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Transformation

The river shifted and became a shoreline.  The edge makes more sense as an extension of something else.            I’ve pinned on fabric strips to add texture.  Perhaps some specialty yarn would also work?   It needs a focal … Continue reading

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Stash Report #4

No fabric in this week.   I went to Joann’s yesterday for thread, and scored a copy of Jane Dunnewold’s Complex Cloth at half price.  I was so excited I forgot to buy the thread.  I hope I don’t run … Continue reading

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Cycles

Another finish, and another beginning.          Stitching these will never get old.

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Fabric Painting 101: Sheers

Trying to paint sheer fabric is like trying to catch the wind.  It moves everywhere, all the time.  After my first attempt, I swore I’d never do it again.  But here I am painting tulle.    Unless you frequently use … Continue reading

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