Monthly Archives: May 2010

From Plain to Painted

I’m working on the Random quilt today between severe thunderstorms.  I don’t leave my sewing machine plugged in during storms, serge protected or not.  Some chances aren’t worth taking.   I cut out the pieces for one block and laid … Continue reading

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Stash Report 22

Another week with no finishes and no busts.   I started working on the Random quilt again and realized I didn’t have enough purple.  I remember calculating out how much I needed, but I must have figured wrong.    I … Continue reading

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Three days off from work and what have I been doing?  Mostly eating and sleeping, just because I can.   I also bought a new camera.  How many months ago did the old one break?  As soon as I figure … Continue reading

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Art Quilt Freebie

Last night at Art Quilt Group, the shop owner gave as each one of these little demo kits.               She went to Spring Market and started talking to Rose Hughes about her work and her article in  Quilting … Continue reading

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Stash Report 21

I didn’t use anything this week.   Yesterday I had the all day Lenore Crawford class.  I learned some cool things and enjoyed myself even though the class was not what I expected.  I don’t know what I did expect.  … Continue reading

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Dye Day

Last Sunday I went to a friend’s house to work on a quilt group project and dye some fabric.  I took a couple shirts to dye, but I forgot they were a poly/cotton blend and not 100% cotton.  I must … Continue reading

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Saturday I’m taking an all-day class with Lenore Crawford.  We have our choice of three different patterns to use to learn her technique.  I chose the Yellow Poppies pattern (scroll down the page to see it).   I picked out … Continue reading

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Stash Report #20

I didn’t use anything this week.  The Cynthia England kit was my only incoming fabric.  When I ordered it I thought it contained a yard at the most.  That sneaky little kit contained 1 7/8 yards instead.   The hole … Continue reading

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The Abundance of Painting

When I take pictures for the blog I hang whatever I’m photographing on the design wall next to whatever I’m making.  I crop it out, but it’s there.   So the kite quilt is hanging next to the Random blocks, … Continue reading

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Right on Time

I finished the kite quilt, and in the right season too.              I love a cheerful quilt.  Later this summer I’ll start one for the fall.

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