Monthly Archives: April 2010

Random Decisions

I decided to go with four-inch blocks and these fabrics for the center star and the diamond frame around it.             I even printed off all the paper piecing patterns for those two sections.  I’m ready to roll.

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Random Design

I keep playing around with the EQ file for this quilt.  Here’s the latest version.             I’m still trying to include the sun block in a design I like.  I may end up cutting the block or tearing … Continue reading

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Stash Report #17

I had a weekend straight out of one of those bible stories about what happens when you make the universe angry.   I got up Saturday morning to find the counters on one side of my kitchen covered with tiny … Continue reading

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At the beginning of the year my art quilt group decided to plan the challenges three months in advance so everyone could manage their commitments a little better.  We all think it helps us participate in more of the challenges.  … Continue reading

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Kite Questions

A few people had questions about the kite quilt.  Thanks so much for asking in your comments.  The kites will have embroidered tails with three-dimensional bows.  The quilt will finish at approximately 16”x 20”.   Here’s the back.  The unquilted … Continue reading

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A Quarter of Clarity

At the end of 2009, I chose the word “clarity” as my theme word for 2010.  Now that I’ve lived with clarity for over three months, I thought I’d share some things about the experience.   When I chose clarity, … Continue reading

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Stash report #16

I finished piecing the kite top last night and basted it today.  I might start quilting it yet tonight.                    When I unfolded the blue sashing fabric, I had to laugh because I had already cut a chunk … Continue reading

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The Problem with UFOs

Another block done on the kite quilt.  The design wall looks more interesting than just one block.                      When I sew, I try to think a couple steps ahead so I don’t get stuck.  After finishing the second … Continue reading

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Something New

Several months ago I went to The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Michigan with some quilting friends to check out the big sale that weekend.  The shop had all twelve calendar quilts from Quilter’s Dozen Plus by Janet Selek hanging on … Continue reading

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Stash Report #15

I finished quilting the last charity top for a while.  I have one more to do, but I’m switching to my own projects for a few weeks.  I need a break.            I am grateful for the opportunity … Continue reading

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