Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Next Thing

I bought this panel a few months ago.  It will turn into two charity quilts, one made from the large center picture and one made from the smaller blocks.  I like the yellow as a frame, so that’s what I’ll … Continue reading

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Charity Quilt Finish and Stash Update

I think this is a first – I finished two quilts in one week. This one will go to the Children’s Hospital.  I call the pattern Flower Power because it reminds me of the artwork from the 1960s.  I designed … Continue reading

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UFO Finish #5

I got busy this week and forgot to post a picture of my fifth UFO finish this year.   This quilt was a challenge with a friend.  We each picked a quilting magazine and chose the quilt we liked the … Continue reading

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Esterita Austin Class

At the NQA show last weekend, I took a class called Painting for Illusion with Esterita Austin.  The class combined two of my favorite things, playing with fabric and painting. If you have never taken a class with a nationally … Continue reading

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NQA Show Columbus

I came home today from the NQA show in Columbus.  I drove down yesterday morning and took a class, which I’ll talk about in a later post, spent the night and walked the show today. I’ve never walked through a … Continue reading

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The War of Art

I just finished The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, and I gotta say I LOVED this book. I found this book in the self-help section at Barnes and Noble, but this is not a typical self-help book.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Stash Report 6/12/11

I finished a couple of walker totes for the quilt group charity project.  The nursing home wanted them for their male residents, and I only had manly fabrics in brown.   The totes used 1 1/8 yards of fabric. This … Continue reading

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Home Dec Inspired

Do you ever buy magazines that have nothing to do with quilting to provide design inspiration? Last week, on my way home from work one night, I got re-routed by a train.  In the Toledo area, they have a nasty … Continue reading

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Stash Report 6/5/11

I finished all the quilting on Tribal Roots and attached the binding and sleeve.  At this point I’m calling it a bust.  That’s 3.25 yards out and nothing in.   I’ll post a picture of the front once I finish … Continue reading

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June UFO Challenge

The quilt chosen for the June UFO Challenge happens to be the same quilt that Judy picked for May.  I had it on the list twice because I knew it would take me more than one month to finish.  Having … Continue reading

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