Monthly Archives: May 2014

Visual Dance Update

After a long break, I’m back to working through The Visual Dance. The last shape exercise almost did me in. I had to cut up a picture like a puzzle and put it back together with gaps and overlaps. I … Continue reading

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Design Wall: Rain Quilt

The long weekend gave me an opportunity to work on the challenge for my Art Quilt Group meeting Tuesday. The theme is “rain”.    I started with an unbleached muslin colored tone on tone fabric. The color variations are very … Continue reading

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NQA Show: A Stash Victory

I bought thread but no fabric at the NQA show yesterday. I was tempted a couple times. Then I remembered I couldn’t put away all the fabric I bought last week because I didn’t have room. That killed the fabric-buying … Continue reading

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Bleach Discharge Quilt Back

Now that May’s Short List is done, I decided to finish the Retro Charm UFO. I pieced the top about 5 years ago and dyed a back to match. The dye job didn’t come out the way I planned and … Continue reading

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Frosty Finish #2

I’m so excited to have a second finish this month! I added the last of the scarf fringe last night. The original plan took too much time and I had to adapt, but I still finished.   I must have … Continue reading

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Good Intentions Gone Wrong

Yesterday my quilt guild had their annual fabric sale. Members donate all the fabric. The size of the bag shoppers get to fill depends on their monetary donation, all of which goes to a local battered women’s shelter. Here’s where … Continue reading

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Frosty Needs A Nose

The quilt doesn’t look different, but all the pieces are stitched down. I need to fuse the nose and add all the embellishments. This panel takes more beads and yarn than the other two panels combined. I dug through the … Continue reading

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Dye Lecture Prep and Stash Report

  I dyed fabric yesterday to use in my lecture tomorrow. I wanted to have a whole run to show and I’d used parts of all the other runs I’ve done over the years. It was easier to start fresh.  … Continue reading

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Frosty Gets A New Look

I’m darn proud to have spent enough time in the sewing room to have something to show besides ten year old UFOs.   Not the typical snowman look, but I like it. The quilt doesn’t scream Christmas so I can … Continue reading

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Finished Series Quilt and Stash Report

I finished the second quilt in the “Squares” series, a bust of 1 3/8 yards. The quilt used a little more fabric than that, but I can even it out next time. This exercise came out of the book The … Continue reading

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